Peak 2014 coming soon.........

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    It's frustrating to stand by and watch this great company not make the necessary decisions to properly handle and deal with what could be another heavy peak season.

    This current hiring frenzy should have began in January in order to prepare these young drivers for the real workload. Why wait til early summer to beging training? It doesn't allow for one, to give UPS enough time to evaluate them all and some of these new drivers will pass probation that have no business driving a UPS trucks because its late in the game and we need bodies for Xmas.

    It feels like when your NFL team is down by 14 late in the 3rd quarter and we keep giving to the fullback up the middle, frustrating!
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    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Our center has been hiring since January.

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  3. turdbrown

    turdbrown Member

    ours have been hiring since last year and we are still short drivers!
  4. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    It's already here and our management team just doesn't know it yet. Still refusing to work doubles even when we have cartloads of service failures in the hub every night.
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Do you think tall drivers deliver faster?
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  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    How tall are ya Froggy?
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    People have asked me if I had played basketball quite a bit.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Not In a 500,when they keep cracking their skull,off the bulkhead!
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  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Or if you lock yourself in the back of one! That'll ruin your :bigsmile2:
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    leaping ability?
  11. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I would think it is hard to train drivers when you have low seniority guys like myself that will hit them with a seniority grievance if I don't work and they train someone new. But they know better and let me work and sent the guys that won't file home.
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  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Most places lay off drivers after peak. Can't train new hires then. The current hiring spree started in late spring. If you don't get the gist of this job
    In a few months you have no business doing it for a career anyway.
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yes. Longer stride length.
  14. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    I am short but have a long third leg that gets in the way
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  15. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Am I the only one looking forward to peak? Seems like everyone's dreading it. I'd like to try for a 100 hour week this year...$3,700 before taxes for 22.3.
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I keep seeing people say that UPS is in a hiring frenzy. It doesn't do any good if the majority of the "new" drivers were already TCDs.

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  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    No TCD here. You all really need to vote that out next contract. Full time cover drivers work just fine here.
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  19. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Only good thing about being a TCD first is making more during progression.
  20. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    I swear, the members of BC worry more about peak than UPS.

    What would you like them to do? Lay us off so they can train a cavalry of rookies?