Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Sep 15, 2014.
Be here before you know it sober and so will what I hate the very most, GETTING DARK EARLY AZ BALLZ SCHIZNITT lol.
I could care less about peak, been running peak numbers all year. It is the early darkness that I truly dread, really makes the day worse.
Peak isn't bad if you have a good helper......... Its the late start times and early darkness that piss me off........
Same here dude.
Delivering in the dark sucks. Peak during shortest days of the year double sucks.
Bring on the late airs!
I use to hate the dark nights until I got these:
Good, still got 96 days before I have to order.
In 2013 UPS said it would hire 50,000 additional workers to handle the increase in packages. In 2014 UPS plans to hire 95,000 additional workers for X mas season. http://www.ups.com/pressroom/us/pre...ns+Hiring+for+2014+Holiday+Season.syndication
I always tell people this.
If peak were in July and it was 70 degrees we would get so much more work done but then we would just cut the workforce so wouldn't matter.
I'll believe it when I see it. We had more people last summer than we did during peak. It was ridiculous
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And most customers will wait until Black Friday to START shopping.
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I believe that is over a 30% increase over our non peak workforce. Here's the problem and we have all mentioned it. Many facilities simply can not handle the volume. No matter hiw many workers. Only so much can come down a belt at once.
Do I blame ups for this? Only partly. When times were great and we were the only game in town we should of aggressively expanded buildings. At my building they looked into expanding in the 80's but decided it was too expensive. Now the town has doubled in size since then and just to bring the building up to OSHA code would cost double what the original expansion estimate.
I also blame amazon and other retailers for putting such pressure on ups price wise. If they expect ups to expand for a few months of volume they have to be willing to pay more the rest of the year.
I have Christmas cards on my truck for a store today. I just shook my head when I saw those boxes.
I thought it was bad when I saw Halloween decoration stuff in Target in the middle of August.
You guys all remember back 25 or 30 years ago when stores didn't roll out their Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving? ??
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