Working over 10 hours

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tacken, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    It has been said. that working more than 8 hours. We become less productive. So why UPS would you have drivers work 12 hours? When all you preach is safety first.
     
  2. Brownslave688

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

    It's cheaper to work us hours 8-12 than it is 1-8. They can afford production to be less.
     
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  3. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Production over safety in the eyes of salary's. Safety over production in the eyes of hourly's.
     
  4. Poor SPORHt

    Poor SPORHt New Member

    Get on the 9.5 list and cash in
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Who in the heck works over 10 hours?
     
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  6. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    In my center its the norm.
     
  7. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    1st year drivers make half as much as top wage; thats why;
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In my center you would get spoken to.
     
  9. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    I should transfer!!!!
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It gets cold up here. :(
     
  11. Brownslave688

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

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  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Because even if you work at a reduced pace after 8 hours, it's still cheaper than putting another driver on road and trying to find him his 8. Your stop count early in the day will be higher earlier in the day as well, essentially making you break even when all is factored in.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

     
  14. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    The real world.
     
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  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Management wannabe runner/gunners maybe?
     
  16. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    A 12 hour day would never happen in my center, even on December 23rd. They go up in arms at 11 hrs. Our days average 9 - 9.5. Over 10 once in a while.

    One thing about this type of business is that it has to operate on a mandatory overtime model. One of the reasons being is that we are guarateed 8. So if they planned 8 and we finish in 7.5, UPS has a costly problem. The other main reason is that overtime for existing drivers does indeed cost less than more drivers (with health care and pension) and PC's on the road.

    It's also the reality of an up and down business with differing volume each day. Can't over hire too much to cover the heaviest days because when the lightest days come, how many drivers will agree to stay home or how many will face layoffs?

    Ironically, we have high union wages and bennies to thank for a lot of our overtime. If you took away the pension, you'd see more drivers/routes.
     
  17. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Who cares? They pay, I play.
     
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  18. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Our dispatcher says our planned day for the center is a shade under 10 hours, so the answer is most everyone.
     
  19. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    We get a 20 min time bonus at OT rate over 10 which is why it's frowned upon.
     
  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Spoken to for what exactly? The car is loaded with 10 hours of work everyday here.