Wow, this is funny

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Lou Dog OG, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Lou Dog OG

    Lou Dog OG #1 Utility

    My wife tells me today that her mom said that her dad said that he read that UPS was going under...

    My father-in-law is a smart ass dude, it blows my mind that he could read something so dumb and believe it or interpret it as that...

    You have no idea how much this is bugging me...:surprised:

    Not to mention that my wife even had a thought that this could be true just cuz I mentioned layoffs...

    I'm off to find the quarterly report for her ass... Sheesh!!

    I can't believe this!
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    50,000 stuffed-full trucks today, out of business in January. What a well informed individual.
     
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Tell her not to worry, the Feds will bail us out.
     
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    If ups goes under does that mean fedx is hiring ?
     
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    They'll need some extra help to get all that volume delivered.
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    While I really don't think UPS is in danger of "going under" I am sure if you searched long enough you could find an old Railway Express employee than could recall laughing at this same idea.
     
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Some? They would need ALOT of extra help!:surprised:
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    If you think this is funny and you can't believe it, go look at some of the political posts....they make this seem reasonable and logical. Guess they're just talking trash and having fun.
     
  9. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    Or Pan American Airways, Eastern Airways, Enron, AIG, Lehman Brothers...
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    or Ford , GM or Chrysler----they aren't laughing now:peaceful:
     
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I truly believe that UPS makes a profit purely by accident. Today I was told to make a pickup that was 10 miles from where I was. I had to break off and hang 16 stops to get there before they closed. While I was making the pickup, I saw 2 UPS trucks drive by. I ended up over 10 hours. I told my boss, thank$$$$$$.
     
  12. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    No company is too large to fail.
     
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
  14. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    They won't go out of business, they will just get rid of all the hourly people.:wink2:
     
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Same thing happened to me today.
    ODS pick up at 3 o'clock. 10 miles away into another drivers route.
    I had already run the area, of my 600 sq mile route, near that address
    I did it and never even flinched when I punched out at 9 o'clock.
    It would have taken longer doing the diad text message run around as it would to just to do it.
    Stupid is as stupid does.
     
  16. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

     
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    A few years back I had a guy on my route who kept insisting that UPS was going out of business. Every time I delivered to him he would tell me how "they are laying off drivers right and left back East, thats what I hear."

    This kept up for a few weeks before he asked me "have you ever thought of a career change?" Thats when it dawned on me to look at what I was delivering to him....Amway. The guy was trying to get an Amway business off of the ground and he had the bright idea that if he got me scared enough for my job I could just work for him and peddle soap right out of the back of the truck. What an a-hole!:biting:
     
  18. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Same song, different verse.
    In the early 90's, an insurance agency owner stopped me in his parking lot and told me he wanted to hire me as a salesman.
    He told me with my looks and personality that I could make $40,000.00 a year.
    When I told him I already made more than that, you should have seen his jaw drop.
     
  19. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Whats his number? I can probaly make 6 digits than! Lmao
     
  20. Lou Dog OG

    Lou Dog OG #1 Utility

    im not saying we can't go out of business someday (leads people! lol) but to be reading that right now is the funny and very laughable part.

    and the comment about fed ex must be hiring... hilarious!!:happy-very: