Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Our center was destroyed today. Lots of guys over 200 stops with no helpers. Many of us including me over 11 today. Were you all wrecked today too?

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  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Nope. Might be tomorrow though. We had 2 loads not make the sort due to frozen trailer brakes.
  3. stealstime

    stealstime New Member

    Our center was banged up, had many over 11's including myself! Guys going out with peak stops without helpers!

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  4. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Yup, we were smoked. One of our drivers who's a pretty our guy to begin with lost it and got called into the center manager's office. haha He only had 190 stops where there were a lot of guys with 260+. I got lucky. My trip can't get smoked, so I only had 180. We had about 8-9 sups go out as helpers today.
  5. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Pretty heavy in my center as well. Had 170 stops today when the average for my route is about 150. 10 hour day.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I still have a Helper. He goes back to college next week, I hope Peak is over by then.
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I had a helper, 150 same as at peak. Only had him 2 hrs tho. Was told to ec and be in at 730. -9 here, my truck was having a hard time. We are used to cold, not this cold. Even Praxair a major company is closed due to cold. There will be so many call offs, the business wont run.
  8. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    We're getting hit with record low temps tomorrow. With the wind they're predicting -15. It's gonna suck the next few days at work.
  9. liferupsmann

    liferupsmann New Member

    730? wasn't that just sweet of them?
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Hell yea I had 73 stops today and I was :censored2:.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Plus I worked 11:47 hours in minus degree temps.
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    calling for -12, with wind chill to -40, so its going to be minus 40. I cannot believe we have to do this. I know, I know, they do it other places, but other places are prepared for it. 2 under armor, coat vest, 3 pairs of long johns, and 2 pairs of gloves a full face mask, once the sun went down, Thank God it was sunny, we were all popsicles.
    On a safety not, ATLANTA, its not safe.
  13. Lizzzow

    Lizzzow Is in the hizzzow

    Was heavy at our center too today. Ran an extra 4 routes more than normal. Luckily I had a helper today to fight the -50 temps we had here in ND. I think I had a record for "recording while idling" :happy:
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You sir are my idol
  15. woody243

    woody243 New Member

    That's warm compared to what I'm dealing with.Just got hit with 15 inches of snow the last few days and now we got record lows of -40 wind chill.High of -1 tommorrow with windchill of -50.Still going out with peak loads!!!
  16. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Don't know how bad it was, I'm on vacation this week. Looks like I picked a great week to "stay warm"
  17. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Total c-phuq.

    They gave me 250...when I came back at 1900 and saw 100+ stops sitting on each belt, I punched out 'tout de suite'.

    I ran for the door...

    Tomorrow will be the same, too many stops, not enough drivers.

    We're still running all the casual drivers, sups are taking routes out, it's a messsssss...
  18. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    We were shut down today. States of Emergency in all counties north and west of Indianapolis. No travel allowed but they plan on having us work tomorrow anyway. Gonna be a fun next few days here.
  19. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    11 hours for me with a helper all day. Many drivers were still out when I punched. Got the good news that I'll have a helper for the rest of the week and possibly next. Bring on the Polar Vortex!
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    13.40 hours today. 13 drivers brought stops back. A total cluster ****