No, the extra 50 feet(at least) wont kill me. My beef is if they have a back door why cant I use it? I try to work smarter, not harder. It makes no sense
NSN, I hear ya, my friend.
But I learned many years ago that its no use getting pissed at a scenario that is not going to change no matter how many times you bang you head against the wall!
And I apologize if what I wrote appeared to be a wise-crack. I didn't mean it to be, but after re-reading my post I can see how it could be construed as a crack at you.
My first year of driving (I don't know how long you have been driving. Are you new?), I would get pissed at every customer that made the delivery even the least bit more difficult. I soon learned that there are certain customers that just love to piss off the UPS driver.
These types seem to be mad at us because we are always in a rush, work hard, are ambitious (you have to be, to pull a route every day), and make 3 times as much money as them. We have no more skills than a simple reciever, yet he makes $9 per hour because they want to smoke weed and live in mom's basements in their sweat pants for the rest of their life. We make $28 per hour because we work hard and understand we could work 3 times as hard at any other company and not make close to that hourly wage.
These people have no concept that you have a workload that includes servicing the most amount of customers in the least amount of time. The 'world' to these lazy individuals consists of their loading dock and nothing more. They don't get that we can't just punch in at 7, take lunch from 11-1130, and punch out at 3:30. What a life!
Yes we get paid by the hour, but these jerks don't understand the 5 minutes that we put up with their non-sense (and it is truly non-sense when they say you can't use that door because we say so, and hold on a minute while I get someone who is "authorized" to sign for those packages
1), is another 5 minutes that I will miss with my 7-year old before she has to go to bed.
But as much as I loathe this type of reciever, I will absolutely kiss the dock of the reciever that understands my sense of urgency!
These are the ones that bring their cart out to the dock. You scan and they take. If they are busy with something else, they will let you leave the packages on the dock, take 2 seconds from what they are doing, and sign the DIAD (What a concept!).
Always treat these people like GOLD! They understand its our job to deliver the packages and its their job to recieve them! You would think its a simple job, yet 50% of the recievers I deal with get mad when I have a large delivery for them??? My response: "Buddy, you should be happy you have work, don't get mad at me that your company is doing well."
Sorry for the long post, but I think some customers give us a hard time because they have a perception( true or not) that the UPS driver is always pissed off and has a bad attitude (there might be some substance here, LOL).
I've learned a little nice goes a long way, and if you put on a happy face( no matter how pissed off you are at the pre-loader
) the customer will bend-over backwatds for you.
So NSN, yeah, it makes no sense that you can't use the back door. But save your sanity and just wheel them through the front, you'll live longer if you do so. Good luck!