muncher, we must be working at the same location. Drivers(me)leave at 9:15. And I have a 25 minute drive to my first stop. Oh well, I just leave 5 or so stops as do most of the other 70 drivers. So thats 220 Air stops management has to deal with and then manipulate the the system to show on time delivery!
If this is peak season, I'm really not that impressed. Yes, volume is up, but it's nothing that we can handle. Some belts are getting hit harder than others, my belt it just fine so far. I was expecting all the trailers to be backed up etc. Volume for my shift at my HUB on average is about 60,000 and yesterday it was about 70,000. Now, next week I heard is supposed to be the worst week of the year, with our shift getting 80,000+ packages. So, maybe next week we'll get hit hard. They are doing double shifts next week, but I right now am not planning on doing it. Double shift would be you working from start time which next week would be about 4:30PM to about 10PM. And then coming back at midnight and working till 2AM. But, I was told you don't get paid overtime for the double shift! You punch in and out as usual, and then come back and punch in again for the midnight shift. And that is one of the reasons I don't want to do the midnight shift. I thought we get overtime if we go over 25 hours. Even if you don't do the double shift, you still will be working over 25 hours for the week. And if you decide to take the midnight shift for the week you will be over 35 hours for the week. I don't understand why management is saying that we don't get overtime if we do the double shift. Anyways, we should get a nice paycheck since most of us will be working longer hours.
geez-louise, opie, I thought a couple of months ago you were the one really wanting to impress management and make your 30 days. you wanted this job bad, but now that you are given the opportunity to impress them even further by working a double shift you decline, hell you still would not be putting in 8 hours, what happened?
I am doing a great job according to my superior(s). I try my best and that's all they ask for. Working the double shift is optional. But, some people have school and other obligations or just want to sleep etc. I'll do the double shift only if I'm going to get overtime if I go over the limit.