brisk pace

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by canam450, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. canam450

    canam450 New Member

    Do you really have to walk at a brisk pace all day..Ive been told by my supervisors that I'm walking to slow and he's saying i need to walk at a brisk pace all the time..wouldnt that be part of production which the union doesn't acknowledge
  2. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Are you hitting all of the other variables? I mean, for this to be an issue, you must seriously be loafing your ass off. (No offense). There are so many other time sinks, if those are good, like I said, you must just be casually sauntering up to your delivery points.

    The variables? I mean if you have good area knowledge, quick package selection, quick in/out of the seat routine, yadda yadda yadda. If you are losing time on walking to a stop, something isn't right. Just saying.
  3. btrlov

    btrlov Member

    the union doesn't acknowledge ANY part of production. They only care about "working as instructed to the best of your ability", as long as you work at your "best" and "follow instruction"(including methods), the union will support you. The sup will have nothing on you, no matter how much he tries to intimidate you.
  4. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    tell her that for you ....that is a brisk pace.
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If you dropped the package and it hits the ground after you are in the vehicle, you will be fast enough, otherwise you will be considered "to slow" by your sup.
  6. canam450

    canam450 New Member

    lol okay just making sure
  7. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    I guess we need to define "brisk pace"
  8. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Maybe walk in tomorrow with a Lipton Brisk Tea and some Pace Salsa and chips. Even offer to share the goodness of Brisk Pace!
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I can tell you that "brisk pace" doesn't mean "run like the law is chasing you", no matter what a sup says.
  10. canam450

    canam450 New Member

    so when they tell me to walk at a brisk pace again i should just tell them I'm doing the best i can
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    When I work, I walk at the pace that I would expect from someone who I was paying $30 an hour.

    If I'm paying them $30 an hour to get an important job done as quickly as possible, that means I really dont want to pay them $30 an hour to sit in the ER because they were running like a damn fool and fell down and hurt themselves.

    We work in a world full of slick porches and curbs and loose gravel and mud and snow and kids toys strewn across the yards. I tend to be a much more effective employee when I dont fall on my 260 lb ass.

    Hustle...but hustle smart.
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Tell them you are walking at a safe pace so that you will not cause them to have to deal with an injury.
  13. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Walk like you left your cell phone on the other side of the store , you don't run to draw attention but you are walking at a brisk pace to get to your phone before someone else
  14. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Particularly if you were just using that phone to look at questionable pornography and forgot to close the browser.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    And your grandmother is walking towards it to pick it up.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I seem to remember "3 feet per second" as the recommended pace.

    You can make up a lot of time by maintaining a brisk pace while doing residential stops.
  17. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    Exactly, especially when you have to look before stepping all the time and depending on the size of the package an adequate amount of time to scan your area, surroundings and walkpath are needed to be safe. Walking at a brisk pace may be a hazard.
  18. browndog123

    browndog123 New Member

    A brisk pace is a pace that you set to get you through the whole day, not just that stop. That's what I tell my sup.
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Even in Feeders, I walk at a brisk pace. "Sense of urgency", remember that? No-one else in Feeders does...

    Pick up the pace, OP!
  20. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    A brisk pace will be different for everyone based on conditions and other variables like age and physical condition. It can not be defined as one specific speed for all drivers. A fair safe effort should be all the company could hope for. Any push to go faster certainly can be deemed as harassment.