Saturday Ground

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by seekz, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. seekz

    seekz New Member

    Every route had 260+ stops with commercials. 2 of our drivers had 8hr days. 5 call ins. Personally can’t wait to see how many missed we can bring back lol
     
  2. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    you sound like you just drove out of my center: we had a couple last minute cuts because management did not want to honor two 2 9-5s until the last minute.
     
  3. seekz

    seekz New Member

    Len - North?
     
  4. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    No. probably just bad everywhere today. Plus I still want to hide my super secret identity.
     
  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    no sat ground here yet , how many routes are being put in out of usual total routes?
     
  6. seekz

    seekz New Member

    18-20 out of our 50+ weekly routes
     
  7. seekz

    seekz New Member

    Union needs a change for us
     
  8. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Saturday ground isn't going away.
     
  9. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    I brought back 24 stops yesterday, center manager did not want me to violate my 9.5 for triple. Looks like somebody had to go out 24 stops heavier, it’s sad that we can not be dispatched a normal day to keep us under.
     
  10. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    15 routes out of 90+ routes during the week.
     
  11. seekz

    seekz New Member

    Doesn’t need to go away, just needs better planning
     
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  12. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    We've had Saturday ground for almost a year. There are many missed each Saturday. I'm not sure if they are sheeted that way or just brought back and put in a pile for Monday. Lots of bulk never even goes out for Saturday delivery. It seems like they just tell whoever shows up to do the best they can. Lots of preload no shows for Saturday also.
     
  13. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    We need more people, people, people. Most don't want to do the job whether its preload or driving. I wouldn't have signed up if I had to work Saturday, so I can't blame them. Management wants to blame it on the millennial generation, but I'm pulling for them. I'm hoping for a culture change at UPS.
     
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  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    missed , late , EC , it doesn’t matter what it is, I can bet that UPS refunds under %1 of these people
     
  15. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    People equals money , people equal insurance , people equal expensive babies and medical costs , UPS WANTS ROBOTS
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I blame the $10/hr wage for PT and the 4 year progression for the reason nobody wants to work here anymore.
     
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  17. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Amazon has no problem staffing. I work at a sort center part time and we barely had a peak season this year, they were offering voluntary time off on the Dec 22nd! The job is stupid easy and I get paid more there (13.75) than I do on the preload.

    Only drawback is no health insurance.
     
  18. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    They will never change the culture, the only thing that has changed is there bonus checks. If management where to bleed it would be green for all the money they want to make out of so little. I hope things do change but I will put my money on not, in fact I would leverage everything on things getting worse for staffing in the future. Even with peak so messed up, money was good hence things will stay the same or progress to less staff.
     
  19. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Very big drawback , one broken bone or illness and you’ll be eating ramen noodles and hot dogs for life , lol
     
  20. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's a huge drawback. But a lot of kids don't care they just want a job, and it's easy enough for them to stay.

    None of those people would last at ups, and the hard workers there ironically work at ups as well with me.

    The rest are amazombies