Looks like my hub might be getting a "day shift"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BleedsBrown, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. BleedsBrown

    BleedsBrown New Member

    Getting amped up becasue it looks like there are going to be ALOT of full time oppurtunities coming up as Amazon.com just opened 2 HUGE warehouses close to our hub and its likes were going to get around 100,000 peices a day from them. thats 90% of the volume we do on the twilight shift and a 100% increase in vloume for us. To me the only answer to get it all done is another shift, unless they want to pay overtime out the nose
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    What makes you think this will result in full-time jobs?

    UPS usually does not create a full-time job out of two part-time insider jobs.
    Too much wear-and-tear on the body.
  3. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    what area is this , or hub more specifically . Amazon just opened 3 new facilities in my area all within the last 2 years , and 2 of them in the last 6 months .
  4. uber

    uber Guest

    Its UPS. They're going to go the cheap route and hire more PT'ers for that shift.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It makes sense to hire PTers rather than FTers. Benefits delayed for a year, low starting wage and high turnover rate.
  6. upser92

    upser92 Member

    In Toledo I work on the day sort and we've had one for 30 years. Best shift ever
  7. Bryishre

    Bryishre ktm atv racer

    Dont get too amped. Most of the work looks like its going to be direct loaded to hubs with day sorts. Though volume will pick up for the buliding. Just not enough for a day sort. Management will do what ever to keep it from going to a day sort. As of right now dont count your chickens before they hatch. I hope i am wrong though.
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Since when does the company worry about, "Too much wear and tear on the body"?
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That was one of the reasons they gave for not wanting to create FT inside jobs during contract negotiations.
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'd love to have a copy of that in writing.
  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    In our hub, the day sort is the worst sort. I've bid and worked all of 'em.
  12. bellesmom

    bellesmom Member

    I just about fell out of my chair laughing considering my wear-and-tear Combo job has been changed to split shifts, 6 reports without ot. Oh yeah..I believe that one! Sign me up for a copy as well just for grins.
  13. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    We added a day shift last fall and it's definitely been good for our building and for adding jobs but it sucks (for me) because it took away a lot of my hours. But i heard we're combining our shifts for peak so that's good at least.
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Maybe back in 1987.
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Amazon has really helped Tennessee UPSers. They opened a couple of warehouses in middle and East Tennessee. It affected feeders first and kind of trickled down from there. Plus allot of feeder drivers are retiring.
  16. saramay

    saramay Junior Member

    What ever happened to DHL anyone know?????
  17. BleedsBrown

    BleedsBrown New Member

    As far as I know saramay we bought out DHL's domestic operation here in the states. I beleive DHL still exisists in some fashion in the USA and I know they are are big overseas still.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We did not buy out DHL's US operations. They made a business decision to drastically downsize their operations here in the States. There is a town in Ohio that was nearly wiped out due to their dependence on DHL for their very existence.

    Ohio community devastated by DHL job cuts - CNN
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Was Bush or Obama at fault for this? :wink2: