Stressed about Cyber Monday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PizzaToUps, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. PizzaToUps

    PizzaToUps Member

    Hello guys, I’m worried about tomorrow and the rest of peak season. Management told me I’m going to be on a heavy route for the rest of peak and they will have me at 250-300 daily. It’s stressful being a cover driver because you can never get too comfortable on a single route before they move you around. This will be my second peak driving but last peak I was just thrown in a uHaul with a heater to deliver bulk all day.

    Now I will be in an actual package car and I’ve heard the helper they are going to give me is not in the best of shape. I should be trying to sleep right now but I’m very stressed because I know I’ll be out delivering past 9 PM and it will be very cold. I wish they gave us a 9.5 dispatch...
     
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  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Work safe.
    Ignore their numbers.
    Work Safe.
    Cash Fat Paychecks
     
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  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member


    Stop stressing. Wear warm clothes and take it one stop at a time and take your lunch and breaks to keep you fresh though out the day. When you run out of hours bring the truck back.

    You're to worried about how well you'll do on the route. Who cares, just go out there and deliver. If it takes you 3 hours to do 10 stops it's not your problem. The more you care about their numbers the more your days at UPS will suck.
     
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  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Easy money!
     
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

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  6. Brownslave688

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

    Work your 14 hours if need be. Rinse and repeat for the next month.
     
  7. Maplewood

    Maplewood Active Member

    if you take all your breaks, usually 3 if you work late, and an Hour lunch and later a half hour lunch, you will only have to work a max of 12 hours. 14 hours after you punch in is still the limit. Take your time, the more you have to bring back as missed, the less they will send you out with. Unless you are stupid enough to run and get in in 9 hours. Then they will bury you in extra work.
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Ummm I was hoping for another dividend raise.


    So run forest run
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Bring pee bottles. Ain't nobody got time to break for a bathroom with that many stops.
     
  10. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    I’m also nervous and can’t sleep. Thank goodness for Xanax and merlot
     
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  11. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    One night of bad sleep is fine but osha 392.3 still exists if you truly cannot drive safely.

    Looks like someone won a case in here portland in 2011?
     
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  12. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    They should keep you on the same route for peak. First few days will suck as you learn to run the route, then also figure out the best way to use your helper. Embrace the hell, and it will embrace you, relax into it and all will be well.
     
  13. Brownsocks

    Brownsocks Just a dog

    Try to get a shuttle and learn your route inside and out. 250 or 300 stops has to be a really tight route so work smarter and not harder.
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    One stop at a time.
     
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  15. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    We were over at a friends house last night and everyone kept asking me about how much volume, stress, work, etc. I was going to have until Christmas.

    I laughed and said my family understands that I will be working late and that this is easy money. I popped a bottle of Champagne and gave a big toast to health, family, and friends. Who gives a :censored2:ck about UPS or Peak Season?
     
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  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Packages from Cyber Monday won't start hitting until tomorrow. Then you can really be stressed.
     
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  17. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Dont worry, by the time crunch time gets here your out of shape helper will be a lean mean delivering machine. Either that or he quits by tomorrow afternoon. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sounds like someone needs a masturbation session.
     
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  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    You know what they say, “300 is better than 500”
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Come to Feeders. 70 hours is not enough, I WANT MORE MONEY!!!!
     
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