When will the peak season end?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fatthief, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. fatthief

    fatthief Member

    The week of Christmas?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Last year it was around the end of January ... depending on location.
     
  3. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Never.
     
  4. fatthief

    fatthief Member

    But, this year They only have 3 Saturday in my hub.
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The bad news is that after Christmas UPS usually lays off WAY more people than they should -- the results being that those still working have to run routes that are a combination of everything under the sun. For those who are still working it means no end to the long days. Where I worked things didn't get back to "normal" (what ever the hell that was) until about mid-March.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    January is often worse than December. Almost as many stops and way more spread out.
     
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  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    As a person involved in planning operations for 12 years, one thing I quickly realized is that it is much easier to develop good plans for growth than it is for decreasing volume and stops.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I will defer to someone more involved in hub operations but hub operations are based strictly on package volume so it may indeed settle down after Christmas as long as there is no backlogged volume.
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So all those screwed up routes after Christmas were your fault? I would have wrung your neck if I would have known you back then. Just kidding---------------------well maybe not.
     
  10. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Exactly what made me file my first 9.5 3 years ago. Best thing I ever did. Have been filing them ever since
     
  11. Brownslave688

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

    Yep I figure first 3 days of January should get me on the 9.5 list.
     
  12. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I thought Peak ends after Jan 15th now. So that means we can't file 9.5 grievances after that date
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    and no helper. I always hated the first couple days after.
     
  14. Brownslave688

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

    Seasonals can be used until jan 15 I never read anything about no 9.5 being extended.
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Or vacations or optional days not allowed to being used.
     
  16. Brownslave688

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


    We picked vacation already. First 3 weeks of January are full.
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    Sorry PT misread your post.
     
  18. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The new normal is no normal. The only difference is that during peak you get a helper.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    So are ours. Go somewhere warm for a week or so.
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Really awkward sentence. Blame it on peak.