Free money

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rkctkc, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. rkctkc

    rkctkc Member

    I'm on the call board in feeders, was told to come in at 11:45pm to work as directed. I went in, got a tractor, did the pre trip. Ivis has no legs scheduled so I ask dispatch what they want me to do. They told me they didn't have anything right this second, to wait in the tractor and they would send me something when it came up. It's almost 6:30am and I'm still sitting in my tractor waiting.

    There are actually 4 of us sitting here on the yard waiting.

    I've done this several times too. I've waited on a door for 5 hours just for them to tell me nevermind. I've also been sent to the rail yard to bring a trailer back and the train was delayed. Waited 3 hours and then as the crane moved away from my trailer another driver backs under it. I called tofc and someone gave us both the same trailer by mistake. Told to bobtail back..

    Working as directed sure is easy money. They just handing cash out.
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  2. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Yup. They would rather pay people to be there just in case as opposed to finding out they cannot move a load because they have no drivers.

    Your couple hundred bucks is nothing compared to refunding shipping on a trailer full of packages. A thousand packages at $7-$15 each.

    I've sat at a hub before for 3 hours and then told to take an empty.

    I've sat in dispatch for 9 hours during heavy snowfalls as a backup in case something happened. Easy money but boring.

    Packages make money. Feeders spend money.
  3. rkctkc

    rkctkc Member

    Its 7:45am Just punched out. Didn't do anything all night.
  4. Brownslave688

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

    Boring jobs have some of the highest suicide rates. I hope u get some work soon ;)
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  5. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Was paid 13.92 hours a few months back to empty to NEWPA then bobtail to the Pittsburgh railyard. I sat there for HOURS, no train, no other drivers, no shifters, nothing. Just me, my tractor, and an empty railyard. At just about hour 10 dispatch called me and told me to bobtail back.

    When I got home my wife said, "WOW! You are late today! You must have had a busy day. They make you shift all day?"

    "It was rough babe. Don't know how I did it!"
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  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Now you know what it's like to be a government worker.
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  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

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  8. We do meets, 555 miles @.78 cents a mile, to swap empties. Just proves this place is too big to fail.
  9. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    R u out of Lexington, KY?
  10. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Ahhhh, I used to meet guys from LEXKY and that's about how many miles they drove and they would bring empties.
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Saw the title and thought it was a thread about sups working, carry on.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Its not only feeders---as a delivery driver I was once asked to go back out after returning to the building for the night to make a pickup in a town 55 miles away that was supposedly missed. When I got there the person I talked to said they didn't know anything about it so I called the center and they said to come on back. Apparently after I hung up (this was before cell phones) some one at this company found the package that was to go out and called our center again so they sent another driver out. I met him about half way back and we waved (and laughed) at each other. Also our center was notorious for having 28 drivers sit around for a half hour or more waiting on a dozen late air being flown in.
  13. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    bring a book.
  14. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I wish package had "balancing cars" like feeders has "balancing trailers."
  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You sound like my I love to tell her about all the down time in feeders, she keeps trying to bring a book. So far, though I've resisted
  16. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I would bring a pillow.
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    We have down time in packages as well. Why yesterday I had a whole 37 seconds at a pickup waiting for a dock.
  18. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I have seen a guy whip out his ipad and play candy crush at the ingate while waiting to get his seal cut. That's how relaxed feeders is