When was your last 8 hr day?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Brownslave688

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

    Without having to use an 8 hr request. I ask because I remember not all that long ago going out pretty regularly with the type of day that if I busted it I could get done under 8. Now I would have to bust it to stay under 9.5. Why? What's the point? If I'm out that late I've missed dinner and family time and I'm making bank might as well make it 10.5. Also I can't even tell you the last 8.0 I had that I didn't either bring stuff back to get it or just run around nuts all day to get it. Honestly I used to get 8 hrs all the time by running and gunning and I took 8 hr requests as sort of a break like a day off it was easy to get your 8.0. Now they send you out with 9.5 hours of work hope u just kill it to get off or that you won't bring the stops back.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I think it was about 2 weeks ago ... things are slow and I have only been working 6 - 7 hours a day.
    That includes lunch ... right?
     
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Tuesday. And tomorrow. And next week.
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    July 4th.....before that May 28th...next one should be Sept 3rd.
     
  6. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    8 hr day, hmmmmm....... What were we talking about.
     
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I got done at 630 and thought I was gettin in early. We are so brainwashed. Every other company in the world makes allownaces to help their people in extreme cold, heat and storms. Not ours.
     
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    1-3 times a week I get a 8.5 hour day. If I could take an hour lunch I could possible be an 8 hour day but I am an approved 1/2 hour lunch. So 8.5 it is. Just knowing I can be done at 5:30 sometimes is good enough for me
     
  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Today.

    Here in NE, you can request every day an 8 hour day, as a 22.3. :p
     
  10. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    Just remember guys,

    Safety 1st!:thumbsup:

    Whats the most important stop of the day, because , running & gunning don't pay !!

    Runner gunners helped make this happen, Learn frome history.
     
  11. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Should hit 101 today. With 100% humidity.
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I had 4 days with less than 8.5 hours during the last 3 weeks of June. None were 8 hr requests.
     
  13. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    The average paid day at our center is usually 9.0 or higher.
     
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yuck, be careful out there.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I could probably count the 8 hr days I had in 30 years on one hand. Always 9+. 45 to 50 hours a week made for a great paycheck with some left over for "toys". Anything over 50 was too much as far as I was concerned.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I first read this I thought that 100% humidity meant rain but that is not necessarily the case. 100% humidity means that liquid water at the same temperature as the air will no longer evaporate.

    Be safe out there today.
     
  17. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If I run and gun, I can punch out at 8.25 half the week. But, then my green light comes on and tells me to go help people or grab air.

    Now I'm over 9.5 every single day by my choice.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Drives me buts when i hear people say "I had to take a 15 min lunch to get in with my air by 8:00pm." Take your full lunch and let them worry about everything else. If you keep fixed their problems nothing will change.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I never saw a split or a pickup I did not like.
    I averaged 54 hrs/week the last year before I went into management.
    It took me 4 years in management to catch up with my take home pay as a driver.
     
  20. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    In my 32 years in package car I only had a handful of 8 hour days. Always remembered when I got hired by a big old Irishman by the name of John McGee. He leaned over the desk at me and said "Why are you here?" I said I wanted to work. He said "You remember that. You signed up to work." He was right.