The Breaking Point

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Seymour Packages, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. In my short time at UPS (6 years), I have seen things take a turn for the worse. I came on during the mess that was peak 2013, I thought UPS would have learned its lesson. Fast forward 6 years and it seems the company has a short memory. We have drivers leaving the center with multiple days worth of stops, working up to DOT hours every night, late air (days late sometimes), and we are losing businesses. On my route alone UPS has lost 5 businesses due to extremely late deliveries and piss poor customer service when they call UPS to inquire/complain. My route is 60% Amazon. Why is UPS letting Amazon dictate its business practices? My center is drowning in packages. Literally. Christmas presents will be late this year. No doubt about it. We have had critical medical shipments returned because they were late and unusable. This company is spitting on its regular customers in the name of blue and white Amazon envelopes, Prime boxes, and quick $$$. Morale is getting worse because management only cares about Telematics. Nevermind you had snow on the ground, wall to wall packages up to the bulkhead door, and over 350 stops. GET THE PACKAGES DELIVERED. I won't attempt to speak for every center, but reading this forum I can see our problems at my center aren't unique at all. When does this stop?
     
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  2. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

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  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Peak volume and bad weather are a bad combination that even the best planning can't fix. We have Centers in Atlanta that are running great and I heard of one in the new SMART Hub that needed sixty supervisors sent over there last week to straighten out. I have been in a blown out Hub where stuff sat for weeks and eventually that pile will go down when enough bodies show up to move it.
     
  4. Get rid of some of those irregs and we wouldn't have all of these problems.
     
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  5. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    true.......beginning of the end. UPS does not want the package business anyway. too much overhead and profit margins too low.
    the future is logistics, robotics , and real estate.

    your days are numbered
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Stop blaming Amazon you wookie. UPS is the one deciding to keep them as a customer and take their money.
     
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  7. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Gotta stay ahead of the game. That’s why I’m getting my drone pilot license. I’m also throwing all my savings into a teleportation startup.
     
  8. Not blaming Amazon at all. Amazon will drop UPS as soon as fiscally and logistically possible. Fedex saw the writing on the wall and rid themselves of Amazon. You don't burn longstanding business relationships the way UPS is doing right now. It will bite UPS down the road.
     
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  9. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Let me give you some advice. Dont worry about anything other than your check clearing on Friday, and not getting hurt doing something unsafe because of their BS. Go out there and deliver what you can. If you bring 150 packages back every night, so be it. Punch out and walk past your management team running around like chickens with their heads cut off. And be thankful you’re not in their position.
     
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  10. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    when you leave
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That's why they're spending millions buying new trucks, tractors and building new buildings everywhere. SMH
     
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  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    I’ve never felt so confident that I’ll have a job for as long as I want one. I laugh at all these vans, leaving :censored2: everywhere but the correct spot. I’m thankful for my union negotiated wages, and I’m enjoying the money. Screw it.
     
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  13. I only made $3200 this week

    Hope the check clears..
     
  14. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    That’s good! Anyone who’s worried about trailers rolling is working too hard. That’s way above our pay grade.
     
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  15. Work as directed

    I see a whole bunch of money going into my Roth IRA Next week
     
  16. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    So many co workers complaint they got their route done and had to help others. Slow the hell down, take your breaks, beat them at their own game. Buncha idiots.
     
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  17. Seriously I had no energy left in me yesterday.
    I did what I could without getting hurt or getting into an accident


    I was also happy to turn in my grievance form yesterday
     
  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    solid advice. this is what we all have been saying for years.
     
  19. A year or two of that while you are young will pay off later in life
     
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  20. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Well-Known Member

    Look at how LAZY and PATHETIC all of us are. On a Sunday sitting around watching football and drinking when there are packages to deliver! Get to work! 7day delivery can't come fast enough for such a bunch of worthless overpaid union thug drivers and hub scum.
     
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