FEEDER 101: Other Work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kicked Your Dog, May 25, 2015.

  1. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 23 Year Upser/SoCal Feeder

    Looking for types of situations that should be coded as "other work" that some drivers may not know about.
  2. Knothead

    Knothead WTF?

    Nap time?
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    H.I.P. time?
  4. O77 safety and wellness. You can use it when "Studying DOK"
  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Better study it really well if your gonna put that in. Lol
  6. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Union time when they pull you in the office with a steward.
  7. We have a guy that every single day has a dead 20 minutes between his last pickup and a letterbox. He has the DOK sheet posted above him in his package car. Tells us every day he sits there and studies it and codes it either as T84 or O77. Did his yearly ride along two weeks ago. Couldn't remember about half of them. It was so bad it was funny.
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  8. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The OP is talking about feeder, try and keep up.
  9. Other work codes can work with either feeder or package.

    Try to keep up.
  10. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Read the Thread title "Feeder 101:Other work.
    Try and keep up.
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  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Feeder drivers don't use DOK?
  12. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    If you're driving all around a yard looking for a trailer that's not on the spot it's supposed to be, "Late Dispatch Delay". I was told to do that by an on-road. It keeps you off a report for too much "on property time".

    If I'm waiting for a trailer to be loaded, "Equipment, trailer no ready delay".

    We used to use central sort for that but they told us to use this, it's their toy, I just work as directed.

    When they pull us into the office with a steward it's, "Approved Meeting".
  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Any "other work" options that might make management look bad have been removed from our IVIS.

    We had "gate delay" but, as you might guess, it disappeared.

    After all, everything is the drivers fault.....
  14. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Usually just meal or central sort. If they want me to do anything else they can come tell me and I'll work as directed.
  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    We used to use "training" as a catch-all-when-in-doubt-time coverage whenever we were in the office for most reasons. There wasn't a week went by that our feeder department didn't have to fill out at least a 2-page safety quiz. And any time called in to talk about the hot button topic for that time (pull times, ta times, etc.)
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    They made a big deal about not going on central sort til we burn at least 45 minutes of meal so if it's early in the shift I'll just stay on TA. If they want me to do something different they can come tell me about it, I don't really care tbh.
  17. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I suppose every area is going to be a little different. As others have said, going into the office to answer sups questions, we automatically go onto "Other Work" and usually code it as Approved Meeting. If the safety guys want to talk, it's Training. When I run a route that has Central Sort built in, I go on Other Work, and stay on it until I'm done with meal, hooking up and Central Sort. I'll just code it all in separately when I'm done. If I run a Bid Cover job, which is just covering a time slot, and they're not sure what they'll have me do that particular night, they tell us to go on Other Work, Washer while we pre-trip and wait for an assignment.

    Like I said, each building tends to do things a little differently. I don't worry about it, and just follow instructions. Never decide these things on your own. I always have a supervisor's name who instructed me, in the likely event that another supervisor asks why I'm doing what I'm doing.
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  18. spif91

    spif91 Member

    Same here....