work cancelled

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SlowRide80k, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. SlowRide80k

    SlowRide80k My other one is Red Tag'd

    With the storm here in CT they closed work for the 2nd time in 20 years.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wonder if they would have made the same decision had this been a regular day rather than just delivering holiday closures.

    We escaped the storm with just a dusting.
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's a good excuse to stay inside with your wife and try to add on to your family!!
  4. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I'm in NYC, I just called in sick. So did my whole center. We're like buried over here, nothing got plowed.


    NHDRVR New Member

    We got word last nght that they cancelled in NH as well... First time that I remember

    It was an absolute shock to me that I was the one standing in the window w/a cup of coffee while my neighbors were digging out to get on the road. You know what? I can get used to that...
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Still a state of emergency in Mass. I wonder if they did call off work?

    NHDRVR New Member

    Nothing like a 'brown out'....
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I took the day off too. We got a little bit of snow but the roads are clear. I delivered every single package Friday, so I would have to run two or three routes combined into one. I hate doing that, so I thought it would be better to let one of my cover drivers get the opportunity to work instead of getting laid off today. I usually take the day off after Christmas to get a little rest. The pictures from New England on the news look horrific, no sense working in that stuff.
  9. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

  10. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    Question. If Gov. Patrick declares a "S.O.E" for Mass. and only essential vehicles should be on the road can UPS still send out the pkg. cars? I don't know the protocol on this one...
  11. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

  12. SlowRide80k

    SlowRide80k My other one is Red Tag'd

    I would think they would have to recall their trucks. Usually we don't shutdown until the gov starts shutting down the roads. I found it strange to be called this morning and told we were closed as the roads here in southeast CT aren't so terrible. But with safety becoming a bigger focus and today being a day where the casuals are still working. Inexperienced drivers + BAD roads = lots of stucks and possible accidents so it was smart and SAFE for them to make this call.
  13. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    North Jersey Feeder driver here. I was supposed to go in this morning at 12:30 am, checked the news and heard there was a state of emergency. Called dispatch about 10:30pm was surprised I got an answer as we were closed Sunday. The dispatcher said the yard wasn't even supposed to be plowed until this morning so I couldn't have even gotten a tractor out, so I might as well stay home. Was fine with me, have about a foot+ outside with 4 foot or so drifts. One car in the parking lot is almost covered. Good day to stay home.
  14. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I got a call last night that our center would be closed (greater Boston area)...they probably made the right decision. We've got 16 inches so far, and it's still snowing!
  15. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    From what I've heard from friends/customers in law enforcement/government in the past, this is exactly the only reason UPS suspends operations.
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I got a call this morning 1 day layoff due to Emergency Conditions thanks good it would have took me atleast 1 1/2 to get to work.
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I got a phone call this morning to stay home and we got no snow here at all in Central PA. My route was combined with anohter and they brought a part timer in to do it. :D
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A state of emergency is called to try to keep as many vehicles off the roads as possible so that the plows can do their jobs. The police do have the right to ticket any non-essential vehicles violating the SOE.
  19. BrownPR215

    BrownPR215 What Can Brown Do To You!

    Got a call from my center manager around 7:30 to check in at 10 and get updated then. Called at 10 was told day off today (Philly). No problem here 30mph winds felt like knives on my face this morning.
  20. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Got a call from center manager 8:00 pm Sunday night . . . no work on Mon. . . . so that translates into see you Wed. for me.