9.5 the future?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Emeralddriver3251, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Emeralddriver85

    Emeralddriver85 New Member

    I’ve been a full time driver for almost a year now and been working for the company for 4 years. Wanting to hear from other people that have been here for awhile now what they think is going on with this 9.5 max hours? Especially thru peak so I hear. Is this gonna be long term or short term? Personally I like the overtime. Any input is appreciated.
  2. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

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  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    @Future doesn't work enough to get on 9.5
  4. Skooney

    Skooney Active Member

    9.5 during peak... LOL.

    Keep dreaming.
  5. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

  6. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    I heard this too, hard to believe. If they hire enough drivers to keep us all under 9.5 this will be a disastrous financial Q4 for ups.
  7. Future

    Future Victory Ride

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  8. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    I hope they change it to 8.5hrs soon. Or even 8hr flat
  9. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    2 or 3 months ago everybody on here was bitching about all the overtime

    Now it’s bitching about NO overtime

    Can’t have it both ways
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  10. OrionIsDaddy

    OrionIsDaddy Member

    Wouldnt that save the company money? Making for a good Q4
  11. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    I’d take 7 hrs a day if they let me.
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  12. 21 hours a week?
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  13. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

  14. Sorry. I was thinking about @joeboodog
  15. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    No, doing more with less drivers/workers makes more money. Look at recent past peaks, when we don’t hire enough we make more money but our performance sucks. Then the next year we over hire and Wall Street hates us because we missed estimates.

    If we hire a bunch of drivers and rent a bunch more than usual trucks our bottom line will suffer.
  16. Mooseknuckle

    Mooseknuckle Active Member

    Anybody really think that this company will hire enough people to do this? I've never seen anything like that in all my years with this company. Management is crying in my building now and the flood hasn't even started yet. Amazon will be doing more themselves than in the past though from the looks of it.
  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    And when they change it back in 3 months they will be bitching about the excessive ot once more...lol
  18. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    Everyone is taking out the pitchforks and torches too soon... give it 6 months and see what’s going on .... I would bet not many drivers will be only working 8-9 hours.....
  19. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    I don't think we are honestly prepared for this peak. UPS came out today and said the forecast is 800M packages for peak season, up 50M from last year.

    Seasonal employees will be hard to find and even harder to keep once the s** hits the fan. It will be a rough peak season. That's my 2 cents from where my hub is now.
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  20. Mooseknuckle

    Mooseknuckle Active Member

    I agree with everything you said based on all I'm seeing.