Busiest shipping day of the year today?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Johney, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The news is saying today is UPS's busiest pick-up day of the year. 34 million pieces to be picked up today.
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    34 million and 1. Wife just gave me a package to ship.
  3. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Next thursday and Friday will be very interesting. How much work will remain? Who will be forced to work and who calls in?
  4. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    2nd air picked up today. will become 2 week air upon delivery.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have a sign up sheet for Thursday. Friday should be a regular day as all pickups will be made on Thursday.l
  6. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Today was cake. Wish every day was this easy during Peak.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Not bad in my center. I got in at 1800 and over half the center was already in and punched out. I had more stops than Friday, but the went off better. We had snow today, forecast is for nicer weather Tuesday and Wednesday. If that pans out, we'll have long days, but should get it done.
  8. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    I had ten less stops than Friday, but about 60 more pieces. It seemed like it would be balls deep all day long, but after my helper finally showed up (ugh, two hours late), we realized how tight it was and it was cake all day. We're getting snow overnight again, but probably not enough to hinder us. *fingers crossed and rubbing the magic lamp*
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Delivered 283 stops 370 packages in a P500 today. It was stuffed full in the morning then they brought more packages out in the afternoon and stuffed it full again.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the work of Inde.:biggrin:
  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

  12. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Damn, a 500? That beats my balls deep 800 today. I beat ya in pieces, but you got 37 more stops than me today. Crazy. Haven't even seen a 500 in years.
  13. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    My day was cake too.
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Started at 8, got off at 9:20, my day was cake also.
  15. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    I've got a feeling that all drivers regardless of seniority will be working thru the entire week minus Xmas day. Ahhh, the good ole days when you could take a couple of days off following Christmas .
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a sign-up sheet for the 26th. 20 drivers working Code 05.
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    My 05 stop December 24th and won't happen again until after thanksgiving 2014.
  18. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Our center hasn't put one up because they feel its a 50/50 chance all will be required to come in.
  19. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I put in for a vacation day that day and was denied. Was told was for "high seniority guys" to have day off. I have close to 20 years in and have small children still at home I can enjoy. I will be calling off I can guarantee you most of guys given day off will not be using vacation days. Sounds like grounds for a grievance to me
  20. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Oh man! Rest assured that ill be checking to see who got the day off Thursday and Friday that wasn't penciled in January. Management better not pull any favoritism. I've got over 20 years in like you.