How bad?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    How bad did your center get hit with the post holiday fallout? Every route but like 2 in our center were in the red, some over 13 hour dispatches. All the on-cars were out driving, air drivers were delivering ground, etc.
  2. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    .....and ya'll will be filing grievances like crazy. Right ?

    ‚ÄčIf not, just lie to me please !!!
  3. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    It wasn't pretty at first. Showed 154 stops with a couple of splits. Was told to take 30 off. I was generous. Turned out to be close to a ten hour day. It is was it is.
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I happens every holiday. Thank the bean counters who say volume will be lighter every year and force routes to be cut. And with few new drivers being hired to replace all the ones lost recently to retirement it is as expected. Looks like another great peak this year!
  5. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Supervisors delivering=vacation money. I also run one stop at a time and I do it safely. Just because you have that many stops doesn't mean change your work pace and don't deviate from your methods. I love when they ask what takes so long so I can use the form I printed up that says, UPS is requesting me to work unsafe because the stops are up and I have been dispatched with to much work. Pull out the form and ask you management team to sign it stating they are requesting you to work unsafe. It's amazing how they never have help until you ask them how many you need to bring back. You will usually receive help within an hour or two.
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I am proud to say I was the last one in
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I see 9.5. number three comming my way today! Can you say triple time grievance?..Cha Ching!
  8. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    I'm on vacation this week. So the dispatch is great this week.
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We actually added areas.
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    For some reason Corp. Auditors were in the building again , they just did a complete overhaul in July , but I guess you just can't fix stupid .
  11. Brownslave688

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

    It comes down to hiring drivers. Come next week when we are back to full vacations we will likely have 3-4 more routes than drivers.
  12. cynic

    cynic New Member

    Back in the unload dungeon... they continue to change our start time daily, moving the time up every day on anticipated volume the next day. This conflicts with my "other job" end time so I just show up at my regularly scheduled start time. Just because they start us earlier doesn't mean the inbound trailers are going to arrive earlier - and this company loves logistics?
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I too have run zero stops this week. Such a grand time.

    Welp, time to head out for some more golf :golfcart:
  14. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Your local supplement doesn't address this? UPS has a week in advance to post start times in this area.
    Generally, my philosophy is that if they want to play games with start times now, come peak my start time will be the bid start time - every night.
  15. cynic

    cynic New Member

    And why I continue to show up at my scheduled start time, especially when our panic'ed PT sup comes around and verbally tells me that I need to come in early the next day. Good luck with THAT!! And don't text me a new start time unless it is a company paid for cell phone...

    Again, lack of planning on their part does not constitute and emergency on my part. And will likely present many revenue opportunities for my fellow union members when supervisors start working - more than usual. :wink2:
  16. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    1st stop Beer
    2nd stop golf course
    3rd stop sand trap
    4th stop woods
    5th stop bathroom( unless taken care of at stop 4)

    You can run , but you cant hide. Enjoy my brother
  17. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Its been hell this week for me as a prelaoder and my drivers. Its the end of the fiscal week/ month of buisness, so its been bad. And with Disney, each and every year, they forget it as always. The first time in my 5 years, dispatch has added a new route to help out the load. Still loading 1000+ with the help. These idiots are careless, always in this time frame. I've had 1000+ every day of this week. Hardcore in dispsatch as fulltime driver soups shouldnt be working here.

    In my minds eye, they should be all fired.
    Lasted edited by : Sep 5, 2013
  18. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    My hub has been getting annihilated all week. When did Labor Day become Cyber Monday Lite?

    Volume over 200,000 per night, start times pushed up 20-30 minutes earlier, and working doubles all over the place. OT every day and pulled almost 10 hours on Tuesday. Life is good.

  19. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Thousands of the new DVD releases boxes going to Walmart, Best Buy. Then at the end of sort these boxes come down the belt.
  20. Howe909

    Howe909 Member

    my hub cut routes all week casue we never got the packages... ez money all week with atleast 10 mins of down time each day
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013