Proud of my management team

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scisector9, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    So obviously today is Halloween. In my neck of the woods we have several metropolitan areas we service. Some do trick or treat the day before some the day of. On today the 31st we have trick or treating in one of the wealthier communities we service that is on my route.

    Anyway I was approached by my on car this morning saying we took some of your pick ups off of you. Why? I asked.

    Well we want you off the streets before x community starts trick or treat. I jokingly asked if they doubted my skills and they said no we are trying to minimize all routes in that area after dark.

    They put in a split car and moved pick ups around so the heavily trick or treated rich community drivers wouldn't be out dodging kids all night. Last year I was helping another driver in the same community all through trick or treat hours.

    Long story short I was impressed with the intended planning and attention to detail. Way to back words of safety with safe business decisions and actions. Kudos.

    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Same in our building. They put in extra routes in so that everyone can get in early.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our dispatch was also much lighter today.
  4. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Nice to read a positive post regarding management.
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    They use to do that here: Preload started early, extra routes were built & driver helpers were dispatch so that drivers could leave as early as 7:45AM and get back ASAP... they stopped two years ago. Probably a combination of the uncertainty of air's arrival -- sometimes at 7AM, other times past 8 -- and drivers who stayed out late no matter what for the $$$.

    On a related note, my community tried moving trick-or-treating to the last Saturday of October, which is ridiculous IMO. Didn't last more than a year...
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nice to have you back, if only for a moment.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Therein lies the problem.
  8. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Dispatches here have been REALLY light for a few weeks, due to the fact we have a lot of casuals that haven't made their 30 yet. Those routes have been going out super light, and splits that are normally in 1 or 2 days a week have been in 4 days. The calm before the peak storm.
  9. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Nothing like that here. In fact, a route was cut last minute because the precious stops per car metric was getting too low.

    Profits before people always!
  10. andrsnbkj

    andrsnbkj Member

    They sent 5 drivers home today lol
  11. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    routes were cut in my building and many of us came in after 8 pm. This is the last week of the year i can file for 9.5 so it's all good
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I see some political pressure from the people in the "wealthier community" to get the brown trucks off the streets before their kiddies went out.

    Who gives a flying leap about the less advantaged kids, right?
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That is what I was thinking when he emphasized "the wealthier communities". Someone with a lot of pull made a request and the local UPS management team honored it. Un believable.
  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Too many vacations and injuries right now. We have no bodies to put behind the wheels even with sups going out with preloaders in the jump seat doing nothing. Went out with 200 on a route that's needs 140. Hit the kid friendly neighborhoods early.
  15. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Sent a bunch of drivers home today....punched out at 8. Dodged kids for the last 2 hrs on my route and now Im a nervous wreck. Thanks alot Brown
  16. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Really? You think that is the reason? Its because they dont want a major lawsuit or bad PR in the World if one of our trucks kills a tricker - or treater.....Bottom line that is the reason!
  17. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I punched out at 15:45 today. Reckon I'll be getting my 8.00 guarantee like, the many you get each year. ;)

    Sent using a Potato
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  18. Brownslave688

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

    Surprising because we added routes all over the country. This was obviously a directive from above.
  19. We had a lot of extra routes today to make sure our guys got back before the kids started heading out. It was actually kind of nice. Guys got home early enough to go out with their kids, the sort ended early, and management was out training seasonals.

    I bet there was some number destruction going down, but it's the responsible thing to do. Management brought in some candy for everybody, and everybody was in a good mood. I wish everyday was like this. Happy Team, Happy Friday. Great way to kick off the weekend.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  20. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    This was the first time in over a year that it wasn't F me Friday. It was nice to have a good day, be in early, and have no injuries / accidents today.