Snow Day! Again

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Overpaid Union Thug, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I'm just sitting here chilling and enjoying a snow day. Our center didn't work today due to the weather. I barely made it home from work (which was cut short, brought over 30 stops back as EC) yesterday and it had barely begun.

    Its bad here. It rained all day yesterday and then almost instantly turned to sleet about 4:30 which is when the temperature really dropped. Once we were told to return to the building I had to keep using my washer fluid to help clear ice tha kept forming on the wipers and windshield. Later last night it started to snow on top of the sheet of ice that had blanketed the area. I don't know exactly how many inches but I do know it must suck for whoever has to drive in that mess today.

    Our center didn't even bother having anyone come in today. It was called off last night. Tomorrow is going to suck if we actually work. In the meantime I foresee allot of Netflix and random web surfing on my laptop. I might even clean my guns. :)
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  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  3. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    It must be climate change responsible for all that snow.

    Before humans, it used to never snow or get hot.
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I love snowdays! Well, that's until the next day when the truck's blown out!
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Same thing we had here, doubt they ran a preload.
  6. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    It isnt that bad in nyc :(
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  8. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Must be ups is getting soft. Since when do we have snow days
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  9. Tell that to Delta 1086. Pilots need a new pair of pants.
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  10. upssouth

    upssouth Member

    Got 6" today and no one in building drove today dfw area. Last week got called back to building early due to 2 " snow.
  11. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    image.jpg Laid out on the shelf taking a nap on lunch as there is no work around here. Boss didn't cut routes left us light so we could get home and get rested for tomorrow. Nice breeze birds singing nice weather.
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  12. So uh, you wanna trade? I'd love a day off for that little snow!
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Hasnt snowed all winter here. Today its sunny, about 60 degrees, and my daffodils are in full bloom.
  14. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Seems kinda strange not seeing any trucks (Package cars for those who want to be politically correct) on the streets at all today.
    Of course get ready for the Customers tomorrow who complain "I was able to drive all over the place yesterday, and you couldn't deliver my package? I guess everyone just wanted a day off!"
    And, of course you cannot say what you are really thinking!
  15. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Why is it all of a sudden we close for snow? Must be to screw us out of pay for the day, because I doubt it has to do with safety.
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Any day off on this job is enjoyable lol. Im sick of the snow and ice too and then after the snow melts you have to worry about the mud out in the country. Freakin over this whole winter BS for real lol.
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Inde got 6" last night and he couldn't drive either. Why can't we have snow chains and Select Comfort driver seats !!!!!! ;)
  18. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    We had about 9 inches of snow today, worked all day 187 stops
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree any day off is a good one, but.....I can never recall in my time at this company ever being able to ask for a day off and get one, when the weather is bad, they used whoever could get there and I can always get there.

    They used to send you out, beg you not to get stuck, appreciate when you came in unscathed, and unless it was a level 3 and the state patrol or local police told us to go in, we stayed out. And we didnt get beat up for getting stuck, because I have never known anyone who said, I am going to get stuck here, but so what.

    They used to send you out with way less than an 8 to make service. Now they overload you and tell you to EC. Makes no sense to me. I mean in places where we are used to and prepared for snow, not 6 feet of it, or where they never get ice, like the debacle in Dallas last year at peak. But the majority of the time there is nothing historic about the storms we have been having in the area where we historically have them. But we are handling them totally different. What is the reason?
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  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Be sure to put your chains on properly, and is the way at UPS, I asked two mechanics to show me, and I got two different demos. I did it mine, threw one off, somewhere in a 6 foot pile of snow, and broke loose. But yeah, use them, just learn to put them on, I still dont know the right way.