Receivers that are "too busy" to sign

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    You know the type,they scoff at your sense of urgency,tell you they'll be there in a minute.
    Well I must admit today I had enough of these guys.I'll try to keep this brief.
    I had an overweight today for a place that does trade shows.I knew it was important,
    and believe it was a server for the I.T. dept.The usual receiver Katy,was off at some show,
    and as has happened many times in the past,nobody even wants to acknowledge my presence.
    In fact the only guy there told me straight out when I asked who could sign for it,said ,I don't care,
    I'm not the receiver.
    I've known the receptionist for years,and called the front desk and told her I was having trouble
    getting a signature.Well what do ya know,but the CEO and the warehouse manager and a the I.T. guy
    all show up at receiving.I got my signature:)
    3 people you should never piss off,the police,the mafia and your ups driver.
  2. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    theres only one person you shouldnt piss off---the UPS person...end of story...
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I use the "I need to go, if you aren't willing to sign now then i'll be happy to bring it back tomorrow." I say this as I am stepping backwards like im walking out. They either come running or its a NR1.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The package was an overweight---would you really want to deal with it the following day?
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Almost anytime I left and said see ya tomorrow I would get a message later in day that they called in and have to have that package today and I have to go back (no credit for extra stop of going back of course).
  6. Alleycar

    Alleycar Member

    I totally empathize with you DS, when they ignore me I can almost feel the steam rolling out my ears hehe.
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You didn't get paid to deliver it?
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you are directed to go back to or have a misload for a delivery stop it is an additional stop----if you go back on your own or find a package you couldn't find earlier it is a duplicate stop.

    If you deliver air only and then go back to deliver the ground it is still just one stop.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    He said an overweight not a huge recliner. If I know its a trouble stop I would have left it in the truck before attempting the signature. Just like I do when a house has 15 sig requires and it looks like no one is home. Work smart, not hard.
  10. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I totally disagree, but it's been gone over too many times.
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I don't even know how to distinguish it as a duplicate stop. One of those things I never learned. Either way, you get paid your hourly wage.
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Always learn the most important persons name at any business. When someone in back "doesn't care", mentioning that Mr Smiths package will just get returned to sender then will usuall get that signature fairly quick.
  13. Brownslave688

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

    To prove a point u bet. Better yet refuse it.
  14. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I agree, I have done that, and had the backing of my center manager. Everyday it was the same story I don't sign, I don't sign. So I called my manager he said refuse it, so I did....he had my back..
  15. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Air first and ground second is NOT a 1 stop delivery. I will ONLY use dup if I have a stop and the "loader" seperates multiple pieces on different shelves, I won't dup that. If I overlook multiple pieces or am in a hurry and just miss it, then I will dup that.

    Ok, back on topic
  16. mike1646

    mike1646 Active Member

    Only pickups are NR1
  17. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    Sod bringing it back, if they don't want to sign its refused, that'll learn em.
  18. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    I think we all have receivers on our routes who are total :censored2: control freaks. They have to let us know that they are in charge and they could give 2 :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:s you got 150 stops today. Kiss their ass, get the sig. and move on.
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    A good fart and a burp will get their attention! They wont ignore you for too long!
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Wrong, if they want my respect then they should give me some too. This goes for my own bosses too. I'm pretty adamant about that.

    I don't usually have problems getting a signature. I'm not invisible and if you treat me like I am, I'll make sure you see me. But in the end, I get paid by the hour and I can sit here all day and wait for you to give me a signature. (figuratively speaking of course)