Monday START TIME! 0800 for us!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OVER10, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. OVER10

    OVER10 New Member

    First it was 0845, then 0830, now 0800 with preload starting at 0100. I believe this is peak day for us. Too bad I will have to back track to all the business's that don't open until 0900. As I start with my house calls climbing over the mountain to my 8000 section....
  2. spif91

    spif91 Member

    Talk is for Monday to be peak day with 21 million being delivered. Hopefully you guys don't get behind with the approaching snow storm. Be safe.
  3. 65Goat

    65Goat Member

    Our start time went from 9:10 to 9:20, to 9:30. I wish ours was going in the direction that yours is. It's hard enough with it getting dark at 5:00 without starting at 9:30.
  4. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    Your start times are earlier because your fine feeder department is working today (sat.) and tomorrow (Sun.) I just got off at 8:00 this am, and will be back at it tomorrow at 13:00. Makes for a short weekend, but just doing my part to help out.:wink2:
  5. danlin

    danlin Member

    Its ok by me if you don't do your part!
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I wish they would start us earlier, we are still at 8:45. Our Preload is usually down earlier, since the other Center has a 8:30 start. Thats one thing I miss since I gave up running EAMs, I could leave on my second trip as soon as the sort was down. We did have our NDA commit times relaxed Friday by 90 minutes. I still deliver them first.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our start time was moved from 9 to 9:15 for Peak but they will let us start if we are there and the preload is down.
  8. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    I get the impression sometimes that management thinks we pick up speed in the dark. Also, I think they need to change the least prefered method of backing to any backing done in the dark. Cuz I don't know about you guys but I can barely see a damn thing.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    They moved are start monday to 8:15 and if we get there earlier and the preload is done we are free to start.
  10. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Omg I would love to see an 815 start time again. My normal start time all year is 8:55, now its 9:05. We used to start at 8:15-8:20 a few years back. That all changed when UPS bought Menlo(Emery Worldwide), as all of their air freight is now on the same plane as ours. Which makes them at least 30 minutes later rapping the plane unload.
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Package here has started the last few Mondays at 8.
  12. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    Yeah I think Monday is going to be bad. Sunday was voluntary for us, and I was going to pull my seniority and not come in, so i can finish my shopping, but now they changed it to mandatory for everyone, plus they pushed the start time from 5 to 4 which was really weird. Is this because of the free shipping thing there was a thread about? Was that last thursday?? Well can't watch my team play today because now I got shopping today instead of tomorrow to do. Kinda bummed out, but I'll take the hours.
  13. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    815 here. It'll be dark by 415 on monday here. My center is probably the northernmost in the continental USA.
  14. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Northernmost center in the continental U.S. That has to be Maine, right? Sun does not set 'til 4:50 or so here. (Nor Cal) The days will be getting longer starting the 22nd!!! Tripped on an unseen curb Friday night and my helper went down too another time last night. I will be glad when it will be daylight at least until 7. But that probably won't be until May.
  15. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    False :peaceful: but looking at the map there may be multiple centers along the american/canadian border that are just as north as mine.
  16. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    Start time at for me is 00:01 Sunday night/Monday morning. Not a driver, but I'll have my 8 in as the drivers are starting, then home and back to bed.
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I've got about 4 street lights on my route and its dark as can be I know how you feel.
  18. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Normal start time in my center is 8:45, but it's been moved to 9:15 all next week, which is about the time we ended up starting all last week anyway due to late preload wrapup.

    Our commit times were relaxed on Friday as well, but we had late air to the center and a late air meet so I still had a few late NDA's...
  19. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Last Thursday was the earliest start I have had in the past 14 months.


    usually 1045 to 1100
  20. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    I've done it again.
    Cheryl, Can I change my screen name to Thread-Killer?