Hey Atlanta here's a idea

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DSM515, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. DSM515

    DSM515 Member

    On thanksgiving day shift the whole company's start time back a hour and a half. This would allow the drivers to help finish load their trucks and get out a hour earlier, this would allow them to del ground and air together and start resi's earlier. I know SPORH go's down big time when it gets dark. We used to start at 8 am and during peak 730 and never ran into the problems we have seen since you moved the start time later and later each year!!!! We all know the only reason it's late start times now is 9.5 grievances. Since we can't file durning peek 9.5 doesn't matter. Then on Xmas day shift the start times back. Just give us a fighting chance and with a 9 am start time I don't think we have a chance in hell
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  2. cosmo1

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

  3. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Omg your brilliant
  4. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Then we might think they give a crap. We can not think they give a crap.
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Starting earlier makes too much sense, so it won't work. Delivering in daylight when you can see and work safely is over-rated.
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  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Like this place will ever listen to a driver or a workers input
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  7. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Ditto dude, they hate us lmfao.
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  8. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Tell them we drivers think it's smarter to start us an hour later than our usual start time. Then they will do the opposite and start us an hour earlier. Reverse psychology. It works every time.
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  9. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I love hood routes in the dark. It's kinda fun. Adds a little challenge to the day. And no, I'm not kidding. Dead serious

    Some of you spend way too much time worrying about things you can't control. Once again, they are decision makers, we aren't. WAD. The start time is what it is. The end time is what it is. Its a pay by the hour gig. I couldn't give two flips about whether I can mix ground with NDA in the morning. If I can, I can. If I can't, I can't
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  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You are talking about what company? I know at UPS, we don't work on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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  12. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    For now.
  13. Future

    Future Victory Ride

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  14. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Can not start early as the air still is not done
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That is no reason the rest of the load can't be wrapped up. I remember when drivers started at 8:00 AM and preload was wrapped and gone home.
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Especially on Mondays when the packages are already here.
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And the air comes in on Saturday morning.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We can't start early because our have to have it now society dictates better time in transit. Loads come in too late now. We need to go back to "please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery". That being said we could start a little earlier. Every minute counts.
  19. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Safety first, so delivering in the dark just makes sense. Why start early when you can be stumbling around in the dark. After busting your A... ALL DAY. Are safety is number (1) to them HAHAHAHAH
  20. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    We have faster transit times and start at 7 am...