Dispatch lowered

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by special brownie, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    About two weeks ago our entire building dispatch dropped. All of a sudden we are all getting back with about 9 hours of work. With last year's easy peak. Im wondering if this is a sign of things to come. Or just the calm before the storm. Anyone else noticing the lower planned days?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's only because now they are working all new guys and running more x routes to help get them ready.

    Nice pit.
  3. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    Yeah, I know part of the reason is to train the casuals. Just seems to easy lately.

  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center manager took over the dispatching duties this past Monday.

    It has been a challenging week thus far.
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  5. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    That's probably not going to end well
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Center wide....NO...For me?.....so so. But I'm on the 9.5 list. :)
  7. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    I'm also on the 9.5 list, I try to get as many people as I can to go on it. Especially routes that border mine
  8. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Great looking dog. Pure apbt? Bully?

    Get ready for the hate In all the dog bite threads on here. 50% of people on here think all they do is eat baby's
  9. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    He's a pure bread blue nose pit. Im used to the hate for the breed. He's been raised around my three boys. Totally harmless. If you ask me, German Sheppards are the meanest dogs out there.
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  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I haven't worked over 8 hours in 7 weeks. :)

    Actually I haven't worked at all in 7 weeks :(
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I love when casuals quit right when it gets heavy! One last year said he couldn't work in the dark.
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My next appointment is 3 weeks. They wanted to make it 6 weeks but after I showed a bit of disappointment and told them I'm trying to get back to work ASAP, they changed their minds. I was at the ortho yesterday and the bones are definitely fusing together how they want them to.

    I've been hitting physically therapy already pretty hard and even the therapist told me they are impressed with how much movement I'm getting back already. They want me to start some strength training real soon as well so that's good. They said it make s difference that I was already mostly fit (though fatish) and in an active job compared to if I was in an office pushing a pen around. So, they sooner the better. But i talked to my dispatcher last week as well as some on cars and they told me don't even come back until I'm 100%.

    I'm dying to get back though. I've watched enough TV to last me a while. If I knew in advance I was going to get hurt I would have gone back to school for a semester. Or maybe for a quick certificate program so I could get another job incase UPS ever let go. But the lack of income is torturous. On unemployment I'm making half of what I normally would make working, especially since Teamsters denied my disability claim. And they have been denying all my medical bills as well because of the nature of my accident.
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Best of luck to you, Ryan.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Thanks, guy who's name I won't reveal on a public forum ;)
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Oops, I meant Brian.
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  17. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    There's a house on my route that has a couple of baby gates over the entire window. After my fist delivery I found out why. At first I thought it was sasquatch or some type of primate. Nope it was a German Shepard trying to hurtle itself out the window. I bet that one has been broke once or twice
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Put in a solid 41 hours this week?
  19. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Got an 8 hr request in today. I better have a lowered dispatch. The 10's I've been having this week ain't gonna cut it today.
  20. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Since we got Orion. No one works to 9hrs.