Supervisor asked Package Car Drivers to unload

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Martini, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Martini

    Martini Member

    Thought I'd seen it all until . . .

    Nearly all of the Pre-load employees who unload/scan/sort the packages from the feeder trucks punch out at about 9:00am, which, of course, is the time when the Package Car Drivers are getting ready to have their brief morning meeting and then get in their loaded up trucks & go.

    Today, at about 8:10am, I noticed that my Supervisor sent all of the newer employees home, and I thought it was odd because we still had a good bit of packages to get finished and sent down to the workers who load the package cars.
    (Wouldn't have thought it was odd to send the newer employees home on any other day -- if we're very close to being completely done, but today we weren't.)

    Then, to my complete disbelief, the Supervisor walked around the building looking for any Package Car Drivers who may have come in early and rounded them up and had them do the various pre-loader jobs of the employees who he just sent home ! ! !

    So, the drivers (in full UPS uniform because they were getting ready to start their deliveries in about an hour) helped us finish unloading/scanning/sorting all of the packages that we needed to get done !

    What's the point of even having a union procedures book/supplement if absolutely no one in the building follows any of the procedures in it?
    My building needs a surprise visit from some higher-up somebody that cares if rules are followed -- both UPS rules and Union rules.
  2. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    as long as drivers come to work an hour early they will continue to do this...
  3. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    They work together :lol:
  4. Sudz

    Sudz Well-Known Member

    As long as the part timers got their guarantee there's really nothing that can be done.

    It won't stop until drivers start getting injured 20 minutes before start time.
  5. Active Member

    As long as they are union employees and they are getting paid it doesn't matter.
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  6. TheBrownNote

    TheBrownNote Good thing I wore my brown pants

    simple solution.... force the sup to train you on every single method that would be used for this task. then have them show you again to make sure you understand it. then move at a healthy safe union pace. then file 9.5
  7. eats packages

    eats packages Low elevation homes, hoping for flood.

    Hey if they want to burn through $100+ dollars a day to save $5 on the preload, per person. then be my guest.
  8. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    yea 35 dollars in hour vs 10.50 an hour
  9. eats packages

    eats packages Low elevation homes, hoping for flood.

    It's not so much the hourly wage as it is trying to interpret and unscramble whatever PT worker X did before leaving unfinished work on the belt. And then fighting to do anything in the AM with commits coming up.
  10. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    i am just showing the pay difference which makes it stupid
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    At overtime rates
    Seems stupid.
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    As long as the preload gets 0 overtime
    That’s all that matters
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  13. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    The company has every right to run their business into the ground. They operate on the principal that NOTHING matters as long as "YOUR" numbers look good.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Every part is run like its own little company within a company and has to show a profit. By their numbers. Doesn't matter if they charge time to someone else and costs the entire company money overall.
  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Sounds like managers need orion.
  16. textat3

    textat3 Member

    37.64 playa....not way we could live on 35 and still make the Payment on my F350....I’d have to sell one of my boats if we made 35
  17. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    Guys come in and start early here all the time. Whatever man, go get that ot, just don’t expect me to be anywhere near the building until 10 mins before start time
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  18. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Those drivers must be cool with that Sup. Driver's start at their stop time. Sound like they were trying to cut bodies to save face on their PL production. Does make since to show high driver AM or OA for the preload.
  19. a911scanner

    a911scanner Active Member

    UPS... Tripping over dollars to save a nickel since 1997.
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    wonder if those package car drivers are even on the clock. some are so scared they come in early and work for free.

    we had the same thing in feeder. guys would start off the clock loading up their tractors, washing them , etc. some would even make up their sets so they could get onroad ontime which was such a big deal.

    ya, the supes wanted 100% outbound ontime but that never happened while I was around.
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