Oh My But The Yard Was Slammed Today!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by over9five, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I mean, REALLY full. Sooooooo many "outside carrier" 53 footers.
    I suspect Package will be having a really big day tomorrow.
    Good luck, stay safe out there.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Green flower boxes everywhere, our Center's volume is going to be very high.
  3. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I suspected this so I put in for an 8hr day!!
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I don't really care if I work 13 hours.
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I do!! I have two kids(14 and 16) and I would rather see them than make any overtime. I would take 8hrs a day everyday!!
  6. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    I will have it easy monday I have a S&V ride monday and as always in my building they will make it as light as they can so that the sup is back home by 6.
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'm not saying I want to work 13 hours a day but if it's heavy I'll take it like a man. My kids are both under ten so I know how you feel. At this time of the year working late is no big deal the summer is a different story.
  8. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    I contributed to the problem by bringing in loads all day on Saturday. Same thing at the other hubs in my area. Absolutely packed, contractors everywhere, still some storm backlash here I suspect. Our pkg guys got killed last week making up for the bad weather days. Not used to that kind of stuff in Texas.
  9. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I do as well(take it like a man), doesn't mean I like it or want to do it!!:wink2:
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I forgot to mention I need four new tires for my truck.
  11. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I figured we would get slammed this week. I had two customers tracking packages from the north east, both showed delayed. I figured it would get here this week, on top of Valentines volume, we are projected to be very heavy. I peeked at "board" for Monday when I left Friday night, all routes were in, plus a few extras. We are still playing catch up from the heavy snows we recieved lately. Makes for a messed up week.
  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    The more they give me, the slower I go.
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We have a 1/2 hr early start time on Monday and are even using helpers....which for us means hub or preload employees making full driver wage. But it cant be any worse than last summer when we had an impossible Stops Per Car metric shoved down our throat and wound up with guys working 14 hr days and bringing 50 stops back at 10:30 at night. At least this time of year it isnt hot.
  14. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    If this gives an idea of todays madness, on Saturday a driver was given 27 stops, 14 noon commits. I think his dispatch was 7 hrs lol
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    must of been on a rural route.
    Maybe its time for me to get back on to Sat Air, to show you youngsters how it's done.
  16. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Sleeve, are you laughing because it was an easy day? For Saturday air, leaving the building at 9, only 27 stops sounds easy to me.
  17. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    It was not rural but it did cover 3 towns. Noon committed; it was probably more like 20 but I was guessing when said 14.

    It's not easy. 40 minutes from bldg, so factor in 1+ hrs back and forth. 27 stops, most of them were noon commit aside the V-day gifts. I think he had 3 late airs before beginning the other stuff. THat also does not include the pickups, I think there are three.

    I usually recieve 14-16 stops, two additional pickups, also around 30-40 min from bldg. Takes around 3 to 3.5 to do including drive time and usually is 2-3 towns.

    The normal volume for Sat air is around 300-350, we had 500 this past Saturday.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
  18. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Let me ask you something. Every time I put in for an 8 hour day I get denied .

    Don't we get two per month?

    Is it up to them what day they give it to us or when we need it.

    Any advice.

  19. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

  20. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    That ah way ta do EHIT!