mall them or hate them.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by coldworld, May 10, 2008.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Any of you have a mall route, if so, do you like it, or are you stuck with it. What are the reasons, if you have this kind of route, that you love/hate it...besides looking at all the young hotties working at the bra boutique.
  2. Service Failure

    Service Failure New Member

    Damnit! That was going to be my answer!
  3. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Years ago I had a co-worker that had a large mall route.We both wore contact lenses at the time.(both had lasik a few years ago) He would go thru lenses at the rate of 3 to 1 compared to me.My opinion was that the air in the malls is recycled and has less oxygen in it.He transferred to the country years ago.
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I agree. After 5 minutes in a mall my eyes are dry and tired. When I go with the family I sit in the massage chairs in front of VS while they shop. I delivered to the local mall but it's a cracker box compared to the big malls.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The driver in our center who delivers the mall (it's a small, one story mall with 2 anchors currently w/Target coming this fall) enjoys his run but does tell us that EDD is unable to separate the individual stores and all pkgs for that address are palled to the same location so the preloader has to load the car the way that the driver wants it loaded, not based on EDD.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You can seperate stops by store name even if the address is the same. Something your supe will have to do for you. It's not perfect because the label on the package has to list the store name first. I have several small strip malls where I have to sort through.
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I did a big mall a few years ago and I grew to hate it over the period of about 3 years.It was a big figure 8,so on light volume days it was a breeze to do 35-40 stops in an hour by meticulously loading up the 4 wheel handcart and just fd delivering everything in one walk around the figure 8.Light days were rare though,and about 1/3 of the shops do not have back doors.
    True,the scenery was nice but peak was insane,and the stupid antiques sidewalk sales they had every month or two made it a next to impossible task.
  8. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    You guys want malls? We have plenty.

    Forum Shops (two routes)
    Miracle Mile Shops(one route)
    Canal Shops (one route)
    Bellz Mall (one route- two to three trucks)
    Boulevard Mall (one route)
    Fashion Show Mall (two routes)
    Town Square (one route)

    I have never done an entire mall route but most of the drivers I know that have them like them. I guess like most routes they are a PITA at first, but once you know where your going, it's not too bad.

    I have helped deliver bulk stops during peak and I do not like it. Five to six trips with a full cart half way across a mall and down cramped back door hallways is not my cup of tea.

    Also, some people walk as bad as they drive. I know you see the cart! Get out of the way! lol
  9. pkg-king

    pkg-king New Member

    The guys who have the mall routes in our center love them, out of the weather is the big reason.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I had a mall route before my current country route. I keep the country. I liked it at first then they just kept shafting me so I wanted out. The big pluses was the eye candy and the discounts. If you are good to them then they will be good to you.
  11. bugman74

    bugman74 New Member

    I do the Pier at Ceasars in Atlantic City and it has its pluses and minus. I am only out of the weather when i am inside, I have to park a block away inbetween two casinos which creates a nice windtunnel effect. The wind makes it fun when you have to chase a high value box down the street. I have a helper for a few hours which takes a bit of strain off of me. The views are very nice, that is for sure.
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^I was just there yesterday. I never actually went into Ceaser's yesterday. I did win $805 playing Craps at Borgata though and another $175 at Tropicana before I left. good times!
  13. BURMDPsupe

    BURMDPsupe Member

    Pros: Weather, or lack of the harsh elements; food court; bathrooms; scenery; discounts not listed on; no late air; you can always wear shorts!

    Cons: Monday pick-ups; inattentive crowds; peak (which starts in late Sept. in malls); broken elevators to the third floor; mall music.

  14. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I've covered a route that has a mall (very small mall but still) on it and I enjoyed it, I felt like I was hanging out all day, but then I had 30 resi stops left after the pick ups.
  15. bigbrownman

    bigbrownman Brown on Brown

    Is the dispatcher not able to go in and seperate it in EDD according to suite numbers? That is the same thing with our mall route, (which I hate mind you and avoid going to help over there when I can) it has one address 1800 Galleria Blvd but the dispatcher has it set up so the suite numbers can seperate the stores so the 24 footer and his 1000 can be somewhat organized. Just curious.
  16. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    I think it is left up to the loader where to load each stop.Would change daily depending on how much each store is getting.
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Our mall route sucks. No one wants to run it. Most of our drivers would rather run one of those crappy routes that the lowest seniority driver usually runs than be stuck on the mall route. Luckily our mall route is a bid route but when the bid driver is on vacation us unassigned drivers try and avoid it any way we can. It wasn't a bad route in the past but IE screwed it up royally when they were re-looping for PAS/EDD.
  18. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    outta, how many routes does las vegas center run???? You guys must be one of the fastest growing cities in the more thing, how do you handle the heat, is there any compassion from mgt on those 110 degree days to get you all in at a reasonable time??
  19. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    oops double post
  20. happyboy

    happyboy Member