What was driving like back when...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tennessee Fee, May 6, 2015.

  1. UT Vols

    UT Vols Member

    management couldn't track you by GPS, see how many stops you've done or have left and send you messages to do this or that?
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It was quieter.
     
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  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    They still left you messages to call in at your pickup stops.
    Other than that, once you left the building until you got back, it was you and your customers.
    Meet you on area for a couple of hours for Safety ride once or twice a year.
     
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  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    It was a great job, then.
     
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  5. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    I heard they provided drivers with beepers
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Driving before all of this technology BS had both its pros and cons, much like today. The pros were pretty much what Photog said----once you left the building you were pretty much on your own. The cons were their inability to get in touch with you in the event of an emergency. My son fell and broke his wrist while playing on the monkey bars----my ex was working on the other side of the lake so her father had to take our son to the ER. I didn't find out about it until I was off road.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is still a great job now----you just have to deal with a lot more BS.
     
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  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yet somehow we managed to service customers and still had a reputation of "speed and service". All these new reports do is prove what we were already doing and try to push you beyond reasonable expectations.
     
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    These reports also serve to weed out those who are unable to meet those expectations, whether reasonable or otherwise.
     
  10. A lot less warning letters.
     
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  11. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    It was a different world, give me back my clipboard and toss away my smartphone and diad. No air commits, 815 start time and nothing over 50 lbs.
     
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  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Unicorns and rainbows. Nothing but unicorns and rainbows.
     
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  13. burco8080

    burco8080 Member

    Always had to feed your horses at noon let them rest a hour.
     
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Only a few drivers got the beepers.
     
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Standard reply was
    What message don't know anything about it
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The hourly employees back then all stuck together and did things as a group both on and off the clock. You could always find someone to take a few stops off you if you really needed to get off early. From what I see now its every man for themselves.
     
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  17. They don't even vote on the contract anymore.
     
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  18. rod

    rod retired and happy


    but they sure complain alot
     
  19. Especially when they need a Stewart.:-)
     
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  20. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Wow.

    Talk about the "wayback" machine. :biggrin:

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    And, they were for the "new" on-call air pickups. (right ?)

    Yep.

    Had a similar situation, while running a country route.

    Those were good times.

    And, do I have some stories.... ;)



    -Bug-