difference from last peak to this.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JoeLouis8850, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. JoeLouis8850

    JoeLouis8850 New Member

    Last peak season I was a seasonal. That was kind of a sweet deal when it was a little slower because of the retention bonus we have here. Not sure if everywhere has that. Anyway to the meat of my question:

    Last year during peak I was all over the place. I was running routes 5 or 6 days a week. And I was like #26 on the call list.(not an exact number but I was low)

    I am now full time. I'm in the top 10 on the list. This year I did nothing but shift. And there were like 6 or 8 days where I'd shift for 4 hours and then run across the state. The hours were fine. I'm not complaining. I mean I do absolutely despise shifting but I was working.

    My question is where did all those runs go? I suppose they must have gone to contractors? If so is that really fair to the guys who are now in the 20's? It was a bummer for me because I had to climb in and out of a shifter all night but I can't imagine how much of a bummer it must have been for those guys, and girls, trying to get into this place to have to survive on the scraps from contractors.

    Sidequestion. I know things are slow now but I didn't work at all last week. I was warned and offered an inside bid for the week(which I declined so as to take my chances at getting called. I can make more money in my garage than working inside which is a whole other conversation) Is it really that slow? And if so, How long is this slow season?
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you're full.time.and not working that's your fault. You can get your 40 hours any week.
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    If your an off the street full time feeder I’d keep my head down and stay out of the way
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Feeder drivers do not touch cardboard.
     
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Again, if you don't work that's your fault. If I was bottom guy and laid off I would work inside.
     
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  6. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    No work for the week then no insurance for the week as well.
     
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    And bumping
     
  8. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    And grieving tears of joy too
     
  9. JoeLouis8850

    JoeLouis8850 New Member

    I’m not going to go bust my ass working for slave wages inside when I can make 5 times as much busting my ass on my own side work. I’ll take the week lay-off with the chance to get called once over clearing what $400? for the week given I’m in year 1 of the 4 year progression. And if I don’t get called and I need to use my insurance I’ll pay the $400 for cobra. I’m not above loading trucks I’m just not gonna do it for what they pay for it. If anyone actually feels like addressing my question that’d be great.
     
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  10. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Just make sure you get enough hours in so you don't lose a year of pension credit. You wouldn't be the first person ready to retire that got told "sorry - in 19?? you didn't get enough hours to earn a years pension credit." Then you get to work another year.
     
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  11. Days

    Days Active Member

    Slave wages huh. When I started working one of my checks for a week was 36 cents after union dues were taken out.

    I could buy a few things with it too
     
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  12. Blazian81

    Blazian81 Member

    When you do inside work , you keep your same pay from my understanding.
     
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  13. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    You would be working inside at your same feeder rate of pay, knucklehead.
     
  14. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member


    You sure about that? In package you get bumped down to a lower pay table if you bump into the sorts if your a ft driver still in progression.
     
  15. Brownslave688

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

    You aren’t?

    Fooled me.
     
  16. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    Good luck joe. You make a bad name for converted workers. As someone else mentioned, inside rate may be 5 times lower , but that’s the norm. Welcome to the new normal.

    Basically You’re the worst type of worker. So many go into preload with an expected drive date some 5-7 years in the future. You’re a spoiled rotten new bred worker. You suck.
     
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  17. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking On the spectrum

    Feeders are too fat to top
     
  18. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Good luck.
     
  19. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Wow, Matt. Jealous much? Dude already said he has his own side business. Why so butt-hurt Joe only wants to drive?
     
  20. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    In the Central Region, if you choose to single or double bump you get the rate of pay at what would be your part time at this stage of your progression.