You can't make this stuff up

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Operational needs, Sep 17, 2015.

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  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd create a new thread where we can all talk about the day to day stupidity that goes on in our stations. I'll start.

    Yesterday, as we were issued our equipment, some of us were given printers but told that we don't get batteries because we are short of batteries and we don't do enough pickups. Ummm.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    And another one..... Hiring is a regular thing in my station. They are hiring new people, but we don't have enough trucks or equipment for them.
     
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  3. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    When UPS called me to go for orientation they said go to Manhattan South, I asked where it was and they replied " In the Bronx "....wtf...
     
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What did ya expect? Queens?
     
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  5. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Well, at least it wasn't Jersey...
     
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  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    That's the upper east side station.
     
  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I have lots of stories about the stupidity that goes on at my station. Unfortunately, I'm at a pretty small station and any stories I talk about would give away my location, if someone wanted to do some research.
     
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  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    This one time I was making pancakes and the pancake batter exploded all over the kitchen.
     
  9. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    you mean stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime?
     
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  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Here's one that happens all the time. My managers are always preaching about FedEx policy that prohibits cellphone use. As soon as the sort goes down, who do you see talking on his cellphone as he is driving out to do a route...the manager. Also, if you're dumb enough to give them your number, how do they usually contact you...on your cell phone. And, what about all the couriers and RTDs I see wearing Bluetooth devices? As far as I know, these aren't fashion ear wear, so you don't need Columbo to determine that they're talking on their phones while driving. Nobody in management ever says a single word to them.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Handheld and Bluetooth are not one in the same.
     
  12. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    There is a sticker on the dash of my truck that says cellular devices strictly prohibited.
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is happening everywhere, and has been happening for a long time. We have part-timers who start at 1400 waiting for "their" vehicle until 1545 (or later) to get back from the AM part-timer, who stayed late to deliver the freight that arrived on the CTV at 0830 instead of 0630. Then, the PM managers get mad at the AM managers because they are "effing up the operation". We have at least 3-4 people (sometimes more) who head straight to the ramp every night, where they promptly miss the plane, along with the late shuttle and sometimes, the late CTV with 5 100% AMJs. Oh, and how about those uncovered PM routes that the people who are already starting late are supposed to cover? What a cluster.

    It just gets better all the time.
     
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  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    All cellphone conversations while driving are verboten. It doesn't matter whether it's hand-held or a Bluetooth. Both are a no-no.
     
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Do you really think I don't know the difference, Dave?
     
  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Upstate is just doing what he does best, trolling.
     
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  17. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Member

    If you wear a Bluetooth you look absurd and need your but kicked.
     
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  18. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yes but unfortunately company policy is no phone(of any kind)
     
  19. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

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  20. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    hiring part timers in essence to cut down on OT only to have the part timers work more hours than full time employees.
     
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