When the volcano blows..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AKCoverMan, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. AKCoverMan

    AKCoverMan Active Member

    Well it is looking like no work for us here in Alaska on Monday... Mt. Redoubt volcano has been erupting for days now and no UPS flights have landed at Anchorage since Thursday. Friday we ran the last of the ground volume that was in town, about 3800 pcs vs. a normal day around 8,000-9,000. All we have left now are send agains.

    I heard yesterday that they were going to try to get a couple of planeloads in today but nothing yet. If they don't get here tomorrow I guess we are all laid off for Monday.
     
    Lasted edited by : Mar 29, 2009
  2. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I suppose the exception code would be C5 emergency - erupting volcanos.:happy-very:
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Just make sure you sheet it as something.


    CYA - Cover Your Ash
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Just make sure you sheet it as something.


    Don't blow it!
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's not hard to do.

    It's not like your head will explode.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If ya need a reason, I'm sure your center manager could spew out a few.
     
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  8. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

     
  9. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    We have to appease the gods! It's time to sacrifice a virgin!
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    OK, I'm ready.
     
  11. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Since no one else seems willing to bite, I guess I will
    Good Jimmy Buffett song:

    Now my girl quickly said to me,
    Mon you better watch your feet
    Lava come down soft and hot,
    You better lava me now or lava me not

    I don't know, I don't know,
    I don't know where I'm a-gonna go
    When the volcano blows
     
  13. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    Reminds me of the "Blizzard of 78". We had the week off without pay. I hope you have some optionals or sick days left.
     
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    We buried my mother during the Blizzard of '78. When we went into church, just a few flakes were falling. By the time we finished at the cemetery there was at least 4 inches on the ground! I used to tell my mother that I was going to buy a Jeep. That used to frost her cookies. She HATED Jeeps! Wouldn't you know it, the priest drove a Jeep to the cemetery. My poor mother must have been spinning in her grave - and she wasn't even in it yet! God rest her soul. I miss her.
     
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I personally (and secretly) was hoping for a permutation of the legendary Tambora. Obviously this setup is not nearly as ideal (about 100x? less).
    ... to see massive global cooling via direct enhancement from a stratospheric ash discharge and then Al Gore's reaction...priceless
     
  16. PopCan

    PopCan New Member

    Southcentral Alaska would probably be turned into a smoking caldera, of course.

    Still might be worth it, though.
     
  17. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    wat
     
  18. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    If theres a large enought eruption anywhere enough ash is put in the atmosphere blocks out sun cools the earth. It would take a massive explosion for this to happen and the amount of CO2 released would counter balance it in later years
     
  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    big volcano go boom.
     
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    It works more like chicken-and-egg. Technically, the physical processes are alot more fancy than the ash blocking out the sun and the earth cooling, and the atmosphere has nothing to do with it as it's readily mixed; the ash needs to kiss the stratosphere at least