Crazy start times

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thatblusi, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. unloady

    unloady Active Member

    Have you guys seen anything like this? 3:52? Trying to save 3 minutes of paying package handlers? Seems like a bunch of nonsense. Anyone else have this?

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  2. tadpole

    tadpole Active Member

  3. unloady

    unloady Active Member

    My thoughts exactly.
  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    how can they expect people to be on time? i cant even understand this
  5. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    I think every center has had this problem at least once in the past. Honestly suprising you start any later than 4 with how much of a thole my building currently looks like. Peak is coming, they can't keep those wacky times up indefinitely.
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    A ploy to make production, then they will miss and be out of excuses
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  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    @Gumby start times
  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    For what?
  9. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    those are the times he starts
  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Posting on BC?
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  11. PCLoadPackage

    PCLoadPackage New Member

    We have different start times based on our position on the belt. The splitters at the head of the belt start 4-5 minutes earlier than the people at the far end. Gotta cut down those labor costs! :rolleyes: We see weird times like that every week. I'm starting at 4:54 this week.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Give it back to them. Don't give them a free second. Stand by your station with a watch until it hits exactly your start time no matter what.
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  13. unloady

    unloady Active Member

    Yea, this just recently happened. Never had such specific start times.
  14. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    Maybe they're trying to make people late so they can write them up?

    Dunno, but seems like they're trying to make something simple overly complicated. It's not like they make a habit out of that, though. ;)
  15. Cardb0ard.

    Cardb0ard. Beer and more beer

    You guys start nice and early. I start at about 5:01 or 5:26
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  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    With 50 to 100 employees on a preload, saving 5 minutes could mean a total savings of over 6 hours. Or $100 a day in labor cost, $500/wk.
  17. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    someone got too excited with a start times matrix

    it’ll blow over after a week or two of :censored2:ed up attendance
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  18. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    3:15 here in the big city disaster box. 1300 pieces lololol
  19. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    I second this, it was a very important factor towards convincing them to bring start times back to 5 minute intervals.
    Those of us that were not chronically late would stand around at 3:50 and savor those two extra minutes.
  20. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    I see far too many people grabbing scanners and doing general job setup for free. This thread is an excellent example of why you don't work until you are punched in and being paid for time.
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