The Economy is booming, Unemployment is almost at record lows.......

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 728ups, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    So what kind of people will be applying for Helper Positions this peak? I'm thinking it will be a disaster .Who wants to work in the cold,the rain,the snow for peanuts?? I remember back in the day we'd get College Kids home on Christmas Break that wanted extra money but those days are LONG GONE and they ain't coming back.We live in Interesting Times
     
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  2. We picked up people from the homeless shelter
     
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    And you are told to drop them off with a cart load of packages to go deliver by themselves.

    What could go wrong?
     
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  4. Not a thing...
     
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  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    They bus them out from the homeless shelter in the city close by and feed them. Lol.
     
  6. Brownslave688

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

    We are quickly reaching a point where peak is so much more volume than the rest of the year it's hard to justify the cost to deliver it all.


    This is one reason they company is pushing so hard for automation. It's simply a must to process peak volume.
     
  7. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    It's not going to be pretty. I'll take a helper, any helper that shows up and walks. We can go as slow as they want to walk for all I care. I just don't wanna work that hard for 70 hours.
     
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  8. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    That's the nice thing about my peak country route. I AM the helper. Leave me alone to deliver to the cows for 8 hours.
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    But the numbers say if they give you a helper you can run 50% more stops!
     
  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    So much winning! UPS better pay more!
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh thank baby Jesus for feeders. I couldn't stand having to babysit these idiot helpers. I'd have to tell them over and over again, don't run, stop crossing the front of the truck, don't walk through people's gardens etc. It got to the point where I just didn't care anymore and stop saying anything.
     
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  12. Brownslave688

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

    I have to tell them quit talking to me. You're here to be my runner for a few weeks. Lol
     
  13. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Our business manager goes down to the parole board every Monday morning but gets no takers.

    They can make more living on unemployment or slinging dope.
     
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  14. Brownslave688

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

    When I deliver to the hood I get asked 2-3 times a week if ups is hiring. When I saw yep always They change their tune. Just looking for somewhere to apply and make it look like they're trying to get a job.
     
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  15. km3

    km3 Well-Known Member

    Around here, they're homeless, not jobless. Going to be fun to watch.
     
  16. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I'm already hearing ads on the local radio station that Amazon is hiring. They're already advertising and taking people in, going to be slim pickings once we start looking.
     
  17. km3

    km3 Well-Known Member

    A couple years ago they were handing out $250 weekly bonuses during peak. Might have to up their game to $500/week or more if they want any help.
     
  18. Brownslave688

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

    If the contract gets shot down and they are only making $10 an hour or so they are definitely going to have to throw in some extra incentives.
     
  19. BuckyBadger

    BuckyBadger Member

    I've said this for months. It's just not going to work at the current level, and not even at 13/hr. They may get people through the door but they'll drop after a day.
     
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  20. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    we are gonna scrape that barrel so hard chips will fly
     
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