Peak Season 2014.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by box_beeyotch, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Tomorrow my center is putting 100 drivers on the streets, where as during the regular year we have about 65 or less on a Monday. Anxious to see what the week will bring, and the rest of the month. What are your centers looking like as far as dispatch tomorrow? Thoughts, comments and concerns are welcome and I wish everyone the best of luck. Lets get it done and make some of that green stuff!
  2. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    I'm sure it will be a clusterfk :)

    Our preload starts at 12am. I feel bad for the seasonals that started driving last week.

    I have 12 hours of freedom left!
  3. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    That's early, our preload is starting at 1 which is about 2.5 hours earlier than they usually start this week in past years.
  4. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Our preload starts at 2 am. A typical Monday has 45 routes. We're putting all 75 available drivers on road, and likely need way more. Clusterf*** is a good word for what we are about to enter.
  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

  6. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    The fun starts tomorrow. 18 days of peak.
  7. TheNewKid

    TheNewKid Member

    Let's all get f***in overtime.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    So much crying! Deliver package, repeat. Work 60, go home early Friday.
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  10. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    We got our asses kicked this AM.


    Great idea saving all the largest irregulars for last.
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  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why not? Won't fit anyway. A lot of times I get called in to clean up a bunch of oversize packages.
  12. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

  13. Notcool

    Notcool Member

    My 8th peak first as a sorter. Wished I was driving but hopefully next season. Show me the money. I made easy money Friday after Thanksgiving
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It was a beat down like I haven't seen in years. Another epic management fail.
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  15. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    bb58, what's your earliest start time this week?

    I go in at 11:30pm tomorrow/tonight, lol. And people are saying "Peak's not even here yet...."

    Today, though? Today's was the worst state I think I've ever seen my center in over the past several years that I've been with UPS.
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I sent a text to one of our Saturday drivers that also works the preload "how bad is it?". Only reply was "bad."
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My supplement won't let them start us any earlier than midnight. We start at midnight all this week. I was backed up to high volume from 3am was just aggravating and no place to fit it all. Haven't has a day this bad/heavy since day after Memorial Day in 2011. That day was worse...but today was a close second.
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  18. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Our start time's 12:15, I was asked to come in earlier (I guess I worded my question wrong.) Most likely in anticipation of a :censored2:load of send-agains.

    I'm cool with an extra 45min overtime.
  19. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    No place to fit all the packages indeed! with all of the closings from last week AND normal volume... WOW!
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    If this week keeps up...I'll make 50 hours by Saturday...which will put me well over a grand before taxes..not bad.