Sups bringing you misloads

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Just wondering how everyone deals with on-cars meeting you to give you a misload that he/she picked up from another driver as a misload (sups trying to lower their "missed" counts). Do you take it and file a grievance, shut up and take it or something else?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    If you file...then they want to give preload a warning letter!!
  4. union4life

    union4life Active Member

    I file a grievance on it. I get statements from all the drivers involved and see which ones will sign as witnesses.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I BS with the sup for a minute, take the misload and deliver it.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have filed in the passed and have gotten paid on it.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    For those of you who have said you would file a grievance---what would you prefer they do with the misloads? Sheet them as missed? Have you come back to the building and pick them up? Have the driver leave them at an alternate location for you to pickup and deliver? Have an hourly (if there is one available) shuttle them? The latter would be preferable but there is no way they are going to call someone in just to shuttle a few misloads.

    Other than screwing the customer by sheeting them as missed how would you like your mgt team to handle misloads?
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    They can decide which route they think is the most cost effective.
    Remember, supervisors working is paid at double time.
    I like double time.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'd prefer that the the company follow the contract.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Care to be more specific? (and I don't mean about your choice of undergarments)
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Are you saying you don't know the policy on how misloads should be handled?
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I do--I am curious as to your interpretation.
  13. excessivehours

    excessivehours Now in the drug test pool

    File on them. Would you rather have all the money UPS is saving by cutting pre load hours and routes go into Scott Davis's bonus or in your pocket.

    The sad part is all management with any real operational experience are retiring and dumping their stock leaving clowns running the company. Ask your on roads how many weeks they drove before they were "promoted" to management.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Cutting preload hours has nothing to do with running off misloads.
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Take one of those many routes they decided there wasn't enough volume for and have them running misloads for the last 1/4 of the day. This driver can also be used as a utility driver to help other drivers that have RTB times of 900+. UPS only fixes problems when it starts to hit them in the wallet. Once again acting collectively to enforce the contract would also force management to do what they agreed to do. Tell your fellow cover drivers that next time they bitch they wanna go fulltime or fulltimers bitch they got too much work.
  16. Brownslave688

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

    We have 3 driver sups that spend pretty much all day everyday shuttling misloads. The center manager is often doing the same things. That's 3-4 full time union jobs!!! File on it in hopes they will fix the preload.
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My suggestion is that the company invest a nearly a billion dollars in some sort of dispatch and pre-load technology designed to eliminate mis-loads. :greedy:
  18. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    And then hire some quality personnel that can read 31A, 33C, and 34B without going brain dead and forgetting which car they go on when they move two feet from it.
  19. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I would prefer management teams fill vacant package jobs/stop cutting routes and for it not take 19 :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:ing years to get into a package car in my hub.

    Thank you to all the drivers that grieve this practice, shame on those that refuse to do so.
  20. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    humans are naturally terrible with numbers, it's not as simple as "just read the label", there are dozens of factors that go into misloads, most of which have to do with the layout of the work area