Are you working today? Hurricane Sandy.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brown67, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    Want to see if UPS is all about safety first or if they will put everyone out to work during a hurricane.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If there are no travel bans in place we will be out delivering.
  3. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    We switched a normal Friday "air" load from trailer to actual air cans on Friday expecting the storm to be an issue. I'm sure there will be some work closures, but not unless they're in direct path I'd say.
  4. EzTarget

    EzTarget New Member

    Watching the news early this morning, heard the reporter say that the Gov. of Deleware declared state of emergency and that no one is to drive on any road except "essential personell". Is UPS considered "essential"?
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Rest assured--------- they think they are. :rofl:
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If a travel ban has been imposed then no one other than emergency personnel are allowed on the roads---including UPS.

    You would think that this is the first major natural disaster many of you have been through.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Nope, closed. Kittens here we come.
  8. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    In the defense of some, a major natural disaster is their cell phone service dropping a call.

    Some people just don't know how chaotic and dangerous weather can be. I can handle a hurricane in my sleep, but I'd probably have trouble in a blizzard.
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Re: Sandy

    Got the call just as I was walking out the door, we're shut down today.
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  11. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    It will be interesting to see how all those cell phones / cell towers handle the storm.
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not to mention the effect it will have on our diad communications.
  13. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    If you don't feel safe about working call in.
  14. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Hurricane Sandy Update: Sunday, October 29 – 8:30 a.m.

    Hurricane Sandy has projected to make landfall later today. According to projected storm paths, the entire Chesapeake District will be affected by this storm.

    The safety of people is UPS’s first priority in emergency or crisis situations.

    Please take note of the following updates to operations in the Chesapeake District.

    ALL PACKAGE OPERATIONS ARE CLOSED! Drivers should continue to communicate with their center manager teams on operating plans and procedures.

    PHL Night Hub & Ramp Operations will be closed on Monday evening.

    PHL Day Hub & Ramp Operation will be closed on Tuesday.
  15. Went to work today and our hub (WG) sent everyone home and tomorrow is a maybe. The maybe is my opinion because tomorrow morning will be worse than today I'm kinda relieved not to go out in this mess and be home to deal with the wind and rain.
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I was all set to tough out the storm, hell, I even brought an umbrella! A few minutes before what would have been start time, after whispers of closing, or combining routes, running til noon or so, Our center manager informed us that we would be closed today and possibly tomorrow as well. We are in Northern Maryland and it seems that 1 of the projected paths has the storm going right over top of us. I'd rather be home in the dry and take maybe 2 unpaid days then out dealing with this crappy weather. I'll be sure to make up the money with all the overtime that this chaos will no doubt, create.

    Stay safe out there, everyone.
  17. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    nope, Going to shore to watch nature at its best..
  18. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    after 4 hours of preload....THEN they close? jeeze. Spent 4 hours of listening to my sup berate my unloader and sorter and trying to stop us from talking even tho we were still working...I could have stayed home and slept!
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Ah-Ha!!!! That's why they are closing!! :rofl:
  20. no more than 9

    no more than 9 "Livin' the Dream"

    We're delivering , I got offered the day, took it. No day sorts today, airport closed. Hoping to have tomorrow off.