Would like opinions on something I've noticed recently

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ManInBrown, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Preferably I like 1 hour of OT per day. A little more is fine. Less is not so fine. That 1 hour has not been there for the last few months. I'm a cover driver. Work every single day. Dispatches have been super light. Now I know one reason for that is casuals are working and they want to get them ready for peak. So the work has been more spread around for the most part.

    But what I am wondering is, if this is the new trend? Lighter dispatches? With the new contract being pushed to 4 years to top pay is the company finally caving and is now willing to go on a little hiring spree? Lighten guys up. Cut down on the OT. Are the days of making 90K+ a year gone?

    Now I know what's going on here, isn't going on everywhere. I'm sure plenty of centers have driving lubing up every morning. But it's just something I have been wondering. Does the new contract of 4 years to top pay have them rethinking things in terms of cutting down OT and putting more drivers on? It's slightly worrisome for me. 41.5 hours per week doesn't cut it for me.
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I don't see this as a long term trend. UPS is just hoping peak will not be another disaster. I see a lot of lay offs come February. Going to be a lot of baby boomers leaving in the next 5 years also. Myself included. Package car drivers filling feeder spots and todays new hires biding their own routes.
     
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    UPS doesn't care about the pay rate it's the benefits they don't want to pay. After December it's back to the same ole $hit.
     
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  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    They're just preparing for peak. Tightening areas up in my center... don't worry, come January, half the routes that are in now, will be gone.
     
  5. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    enjoy peak now... January is when the real fun begins
     
  6. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    ah yes, when we can file grievances again...

    quick question, why can they issue warning letters and we can't file grievances during PEAK
     
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  7. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    You need to manage your money better if you can't live on 40hrs a week
     
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  8. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    It's not a question of whether I can live on 40 hours a week. I absolutely can. Not even an issue. But let's just say I like the finer things in life. And that extra 15-20K helps
     
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  9. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Come out to the west coast especially California and see how expensive it is to live. Usually the people who keep harping on "live on 40 hours a week and the rest is gravy are usually from the south....enough said.....no offense scratch!!
     
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  10. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Bingo. Family friend is a driver in a small rural town in Oregon. She is literally the richest person in the whole town. And it's not even close

    No offense to any drivers in Mississippi or Alabama. But if you are a driver in that part of the country, you are more well off then 95% of the people in your area.
     
  11. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Close out the UPS store for closest driver to your loop... that will tack on an hour a day.
     
  12. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Yep....ups got their health care issue solved...now the next contract they will go after the pensions. Make everybody into one plan then adjust the higher amounts that some plans get now into 2500 central states amount...up your years to 35...no more 80 and out...it wouldn't surprise me one bit if they tried this
     
  13. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    In some of those really small towns... the UPS driver is also the Sheriff
     
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  14. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    where in Oregon is your friend from
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    People like you make my brain hurt.
     
  16. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Who says you can't file grievances during peak?!? I'm starting to get ready to file a few supervisor working grievances and make some holiday cash.
     
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  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    And why is that? ?? What did I say that was so outrageous to your brain???
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I almost had one the other day. Sup decided to just let the misload go missed instead of taking the grievance.
     
  19. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Not Oregon. It's actually Washington. Squim, Washington
     
  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    A guy in my center got hit with 2 "not taking whole hour lunch" and 1 "working helper longer than directed", WL's

    loaded up route with 250 stops and a helper all day... PC is bricked out with single pkg deliveries...