What happened in Erie, Pa.?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mattwtrs, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I heard a rumor that 4 drivers were fired a week ago on Thursday. Then a couple of days later the Manager and a Sup got the boot. I used to have a feeder run to Erie. Does anyone have any details?
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    A feeder driver told me it was a real scandel it involved dishonesty.
     
  3. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    You can't help yourself can you? LOL!!
     
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I can't it's a real problem I seem to have it never gets old.
     
  5. UPSSOCKS

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    The manager and sup part of the story is true, but I am not so sure about the four drivers. Last time I heard it was two drivers.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Sarcasm is a shared attribute. :wink2:
     
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Dishonesty?
    Is there any of that around here?
     
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    just when you show up.
     
  9. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Come on thats not true!!
     
  10. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    I heard it had something to do with a grinder and an unauthorized toilet break.
     
  11. dodptsup

    dodptsup New Member

    According to the UPS mechanics news network, there was an investigation into padding miles on delivery runs. Some drivers were going to be fired over it, but one of them had a text message from the center manager, reminding him to make sure he had added in enough miles for the day. From what I heard, 3 were let go, of which one was the center manager. Not sure about the other 2.
     
  12. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    The perfect combination of dishonesty and stupidity. Take a look at the GTS vehicle reports. If the start mileage today is lower than the end mileage yesterday, you're busted. I hate to see people get fired, but if your stupid enough lie or cheat when its documented you ask for it.
     
  13. Love micromanagment. I think dodptsup meant to drive it up. The best this month for me was 3 drivers doing 1 pick up at the same time just to get "8" plan and I did get 8 hour plan. Management is happy everything looks cool for I.E. Just paid OT for 3 drivers and wasted gas. :dissapointed:
     
  14. I'm new and don't understand the # of miles part. What has that got to do with anything? Don't your deliveries change? Don't you have to avoid traffic every once in awhile, so the mileage may change for that reason?

    Why are the number of miles important?

    Thanks
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    No everything is the same every day. And all pkgs weigh 17 pds.
    JK being a smarty. You should get extra time for miles, but its just something else to dog us for.
     
  16. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Miles are part of the magical equation that UPS uses to evaluate how effecient you are doing your job. Miles, number of pkgs, stops, pick ups, and hours you worked are all part of it. Each route is time studied to see what a 9.5 hr day should be, well, as far as a computer is concerned anyway. Reality tends to disagree with the computer.
     
  17. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    The Computer is always right. See 2001 A Space Odessy
     
  18. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Miles, stops, number of packages and pickups all go into your planned day. These numbers are fed into the system at the end of each day. The result is a number that UPS says it should have taken you to complete that day's work.

    If it took you longer than that amount then you are running over your allowed time.

    This looks bad for you and your center's management which would give them the incentive to inflate miles to make your planned day look larger in the system.
     
  19. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    And the more miles you run, the better you look on paper.
     
  20. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    is 17 pounds the average that we get per box...ummm I think Im getting screwed. Something else I have been curious about is drive speed, can there be a variance if your driving in business parks and dock areas most of the day in which case your going 15-20 mph. Is speed manually put into a route allowance or is everybody the same. Also, if you have a dock route and have to wait longer on average for people to open the dock and answer the bell can there be a variance for that. maybe p-man can comment, sorry to change the direction of the post!