Be the brand bs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thebrownstreak, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    I just saw a new UPS commercial on tv. The driver is walking towards the camera and in the background you can see his package car. A high step, half back, lap belt 700 or 800. Congratulations to our PR for making such a horrible commercial. I love it. He's walking away from the car with the bulk head door open.
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Be the brand. Just be quick about it. But be safe!
  3. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    If I hear one more time how we need to sell the company and how more packages mean more jobs, BULL.

    All more packages mean is more work, 10 plus hour days no matter what. Have extra drivers cut routes and send 5 guys home, just as long as most of the drivers are over 10 that is all that matters to the stock, and all that matters is the stock price.

    You want me to look for more work fine, give me a better work load and I will! I am not going to spend one extra minute looking for more work when I am not getting home until past 8 nightly.
  4. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I'm the opposite, I look for the work, I like to keep drivers busy, build our company and union. I know what guys will say but it is what it is... I can only work 12 hours so I will take it.....
  5. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    I see how you think, but I like to get home and see my wife and my kids before they are in bed. I used to really care, UPS has beating caring out of me, its sad I know.
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I had a dream last night that a mob of people kicked me out of my truck took my fob drove it down the street set it on fire and drove it away. Where the hell do you think that came from??
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Thats not a dream. That's a fantasy.
  8. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Does everyone have 9.5 language in their centers? We sign a 9.5 guarantee in ours. If they give us more than 3 9.5 hour days in a row, they pay us triple time or something odd like that after 9.5 hours the next day. And it's not dispatch, it's actual hours worked. If you have this language in your riders or addendum's then file your 9.5 grievances. If you refuse to file your 9.5's then you have no hope of effecting change and you'll be pissing into the wind the rest of your career.
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I can't afford to file 9.5s, I didn't get the .05 Cola increase.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    Ok I'll try but I don't think I'll be a good example
  11. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    The new trucks actually have a replacement FOB in the lockbox. Was shocked. Doing what is jokingly referred to as "my route" in the center. Driver was injured for 5 months, and since coming back is either on vacation, gets sent home, or calls in. Anyways, on one of his sent home days, he took off with the keys. Was dreading it. It's not the ignition that would bug me, but the door operation that would be a pain. I accept my fate, and go to get the code from my center manager. (Hilarity ensues, they don't have the code for the new truck. Turns out to be the last four digits of the truck number. Seems someone finally got something right) Anyways, pop that sucker open, and out rolls an ignition key and a FOB. Whoo hooo!