Why UPS Absolutely Must Deliver for Shareholders This Christmas

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Why UPS Absolutely Must Deliver for Shareholders This Christmas - The Street

    With truckers and shipping firms increasingly warning of a potential slowdown, United Parcel Service should feel lucky to have its huge consumer and e-commerce holiday season right around the corner. But after two straight years of Christmas disappointments, the pressure is on for UPS to deliver.

    The company has been planning for the fourth-quarter peak period since just about last Christmas, including better coordination with large shippers so it is better prepared for a surge. It has also made investments in its technology in hopes of being able to better flex its network as needed.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I predict they will screw it up somehow. I can't believe they started planning so early. Normally they start their planning sessions about Dec. 22.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A lot has changed in the nearly 15 years that you have been gone.

    TTKU (or move on)
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Not from what my still working buds say. Sounds like same O-same O cluster F to me.----------except for maybe a little more "shock collar" type of control with all the telewhatevertheFyoucallthem gizmos being added.
     
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  5. Brownslave688

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

    What was wrong with last peak?

    Ran pretty damn smooth according to everyone here.
     
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  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We didn't hand out enough 12 hour dispatches.

    It's honestly looking to be the same as last year here. We're just training seasonals better. It's a nice change of pace.
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    They hired too many people so didn't make enough money?
     
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    I'll take the PR hit from not making enough money over the PR hit from not delivering stiff any day.
     
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy


    The troops will pay for that this year.
     
  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    They just need to find a balance. I'm optimistic about my center's plan this year. Unless volume is up way beyond expected, we should be pretty good.
     
  11. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Party's law, If you know something can go wrong, and take due precautions against it, something else will go wrong.
     
  12. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    Had a meeting with my center manager the other day and he said they want us to use our helpers independently as much as possible this year. Even though my helper never left my side last year, and we were "the most efficient" helper team according to their reports. So not only am I getting a helper 3 weeks later than I normally do, they want me to load him up with a hand truck and set him loose. The funny thing is, we had to sign a paper that states, we will ensure all packages are delivered to the correct addresses, and we will ensure our helpers work safely. Might be pretty hard to guarantee that since he will be "working independently". So I signed in protest.
     
  13. They will pay!
     
  14. Just put down RTS
     
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  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    So here it is in a nutshell this peak what is going to happen. They are going to load us up more with less routes, less jumper time, expect us to skip lunch and punch out earlier and HARASS THE HELL OUT OF US ON THE OVERALLOWED. Should be plenty of tempers flaring this peak. Carry on everyone and a quick reminder for this peak, deliver what you can, take your lunch, AND THEY CAN KISS OUR BALLZ on everything else. Freakin money hungry idiots dude for real lol.
     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Spark one up and calm down bro ITz
    Iz WATzItiZ!!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. Brownslave688

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

    You didn't have to sign squat.
     
  18. Brown_Star

    Brown_Star Methods Man

    Hahahahahaha " training seasonals better" hahahahahaha!!!!!!!
     
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We started training seasonals a month earlier than last year. We even tested out seasonals for December in the beginning of September. It's a lot different than past years.
     
  20. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    Maybe in your center, but we have 13 people that still need to be trained. It's going to be brutal for the newbies.