Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wornoutupser, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    Peak is so sucessful this year that we still had 18 drivers out at 8:00PM and we still have drivers on layoff!

    (Thanks for the space to rant Cheryl)
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    that sucks I bet a lot of guys welcome the OT...but I disagree with forcing it
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It's the same here as well.
  4. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I punched at 10:00pm tonight.
    8:00pm would be an early day over the last couple of years.
    Maybe, that is why I am so grouchy.
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  6. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    I'm sure it's the same everywhere. Hard to have a close knit family when Dad's not home. But the kids will get a lot of "stuff" on Christmas day. And isn't that what Christmas is all about? Stuff?
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    It shouldn't be, but yeah it kinda is.
  8. finaddict

    finaddict Member

    I especially love the way pkg drivers are forced to take helpers and wok them a few hrs a day so they don't quit and all the independant truckers pulling loads while feeder drivers are delivering pkgs due to a "lack of volume" or slinging pallets (cleaning out trailers). At the same time, feeders going into certain east coast hubs last night were staged in an overflow area waiting to be called onto the yard due to congestion.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I have a wok, but have never fixed helpers before......are they good?
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Here's a recipe you DON"T have Moreluck.

    Heat up your wok and add some sesame oil. Throw in one helper. Add some oyster sauce and mix in water chestnuts, bean sprouts and bok choy. After a minute add an egg , shi itake mushrooms and baby corns. Serve over rice.:happy-very:
  11. Stran

    Stran Holy Toledo

    We are forcing helpers on bonus drivers in the AM. Then telling the drivers we can't find you a helper at meet time. Great start to PEAK here!!!
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I think everybody in America has a WOK remember how many of those we delivered in the early 90's lol lol
  13. finaddict

    finaddict Member

    OK, WOK must be a regional term. Like, wack, or "happy ending". We are forced to go the extra mile to keep helpers....
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Today I delivered one trailer to a gypsy. Not a trailer just dropped in a yard somewhere, I actually parked it so a gypsy who was waiting for it could take it. AND there were 4 other gypsies waiting for loads, and a Swift tractor passed me going out with a greybox.

    I then returned to my own building where my next leg was canceled. Many legs were canceled (because gypsies are doing our work). There were at least 20 of us shifting in the yard. Probably needed 12. I even had to wait for a shifter after lunch. BORING day with 20 people shifting. Punched out with exactly 8 hrs.

    I'm really p/o about this.
  15. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    50 drivers
    42 on a route
    4 asked to go home
    4 worked as helpers
    22 helpers both inside and out.
    Last driver off the clock 810pm.

    Keeping my fingers crossed........
  16. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    I just want to make it thru this peek safe and sound.......................
  17. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Amen to that.
  18. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    off at 6:45 pm both days this week! :peaceful:
  19. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    .....with no helper!
  20. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    We were informed that the helpers are our responsibility. Funny, I didn't hire a helper...