Slammed with Amazon

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thatguy123, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Thatguy123

    Thatguy123 Member

    Any other hubs out there getting killed with amazon too? For some reason this last week we’ve been getting 2000 more pieces a day of amazon and we can’t keep up. Could have ran 10 more routes on Wednesday but didn’t have enough drivers. Seems they’re shifting volume from post office to us in some capacity. Center manager says this could be the new norm and they’re not planning on hiring any new drivers as of now. It’s like peak in April.. smh
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Same here . Luckily we have Orion which has saved endless miles and time so we were able to handle it .
     
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  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Our building ran very close to peak volume on Thursday.
     
  4. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    That why we gettin earlier start times in preload?
     
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  5. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Is this because the Post Office sucks or Amazon can't handle their own volume like they thought they could?
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Now we raise their rates .
     
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  7. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Pretty sure they lowered Amazon's rates thats why we are getting more volume
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My new pot holders I ordered better get here on time.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I thought I read somewhere that the post office wasn't making the delivery commits.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Shocking
     
  11. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Delivered my post office on Wednesday at 11:45 give or take and the truck was just now getting there with all the mail. They're completely on top of it. No worries
     
  12. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    People are getting their tax returns
     
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  13. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    A source I’ve got at USPS says Amazon is pulling their volume and sending it elsewhere.
     
  14. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    Idgad following the start time on the sheet of paper from last week if they want to play hardball with our start times pushed way up and calling, talking to people the day before to show up 30 minutes to an hour earlier than they better be ready to enjoy a couple people showing up at the strict contract times filing grievances for whatever supervisor was working in their place.
     
  15. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Ah, good ol' "ghetto peak"
     
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  16. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    I like this one....
     
  17. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    For awhile they had everyone else coming in half hour earlier than what was on paper. Meanwhile I have the same if not more volume on my set and they expect me to wrap with the same start time as the unload. Ha! Nothin but methods n no stacking all morning
     
  18. Saca La

    Saca La What is it?

    I’m still fairly new but I enjoy the overtime.
     
  19. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    Oh must be nice
     
  20. Saca La

    Saca La What is it?

    It is when you’ve been broke most of your life and finally got a steady income. I’ll take overtime while it’s here before amazon takes over.