Few Questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gdm123, May 12, 2008.

  1. gdm123

    gdm123 New Member

    hey everybody i just had a few questions about being a driver....what time does everyone usually start their shift and what time do you usually get home at night? and....once you reach top pay do you still get a once a year raise?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are so busy that they have provided us with showers and cots in our locker room for those of us who don't have time to go home between shifts.

    Seriously, we start at 8:50 (8:30 on Mondays) and the first of our drivers usually return starting at 4:30 and the last few straggle in around 7:30-8:00.

    Yes, you will still receive the yearly (actually split raises in a cost-saving effort) raises after you reach top pay.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As for the disparity in return to bldg times, please refer to the earlier thread re: runners/gunners vs milkers.
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Start time 9am. Done time anywhere from 5pm to 10pm. LOL
  5. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    8:30 start. Finish time ? Well I don't know. Depends on what route I'm doing and how well I know it and how heavy it is. Usually finish betweek 6:30-8:00. Rarely will you ever know what time you are going to finish... Unless you are on a bid route with an accurate stop count!
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  7. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    The drivers start at dark:30 and come back to the barn at dark:30.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Except on Fridays. Then you work until Happy Hour starts.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Lifer, when I was in the military we called it oh-dark:30.
  10. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    850 am 900 am 910 am 5 pm 6 pm 730 pm 830 930 my latest 1040
  11. bigbrownman

    bigbrownman Brown on Brown

    Ya'll have late start times. We start at 8:05, I always finish at 5:50pm depending on how I am dispatched.
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We start at 8:30 and finish between 5:30 and 7:00 unless sent out with too much work.
  13. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    On Mondays we start @ 8:45 and get out of the building right away, the rest of the week it's 9:15 start and usually 9:40-9:50 before we are finished with loading air to leave the building. Let me tell ya, that causes all sorts of problems throughout the day. Just recently, because of the late departure time, I had to break off of deliveries to deadhead to another town 15 miles away to meet another driver to get my out going air to him and then dead head back to finish my resi deliveries. This and couple of closed noon-1300 businesses that I had to return to turned what should have been a 1930 return to building time into a 2100 finished work day. I'm tellin ya that sux.
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Trpl- I hear that. The route that I am on covers 2 different towns. I can't leave my first town until I get my business done and my last couple of business are clo for lunch, so I have to get them before noon or I am stuck until after 1. Unfortunately, I also have businesses in the next town and some of those (post office/school) close early. If I pick up air in the second town then I have to deadhead to a drop point. At least my drop isn't 15 miles away. When I get it out late it complicates things all the way down the line. I do have a good preloader and he is usually wrapped up by start time. My biggest complaint is that mgt doesn't even consider that, when we get out late, it snow balls all day long.
    At the end of the day I have to go back to my first town and finish up resi del.