Time Allowances

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mainstreetbrown1986, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. mainstreetbrown1986

    mainstreetbrown1986 New Member

    What are some of the hidden unknowns that management doesn't want you to know about that would help your overallow?
    Example: I noticed at a pickup with average of 75 letters, it helped my dispatch by scanning each letter, and not just the end of day.

    Not sucking up, just wanting to be ahead of the nonsense management dispatching. So if I ask for an 8hr, it's that, or if I file on 9.5 abuse, then their numbers back me up, not them!
  2. scooby0048

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    If you are not qualifying don't worry about the numbers. The contract doesn't concern itself with performance numbers and neither should you. An 8hr day is an 8hr day whether you have 100 stops or 25 stops. The only way to be ahead of the game is by following the methods, working at your own safe pace, and not skipping lunch or sorting off the clock. Your dispatch should be adjusted accordingly but that doesn't always happen.
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  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Good advice for not qualifying.
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  4. scooby0048

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    Did I word that wrong? If the OP is not qualifying, ie; already a qualified driver he / she need not worry about the metrics and BS numbers. Pretty good advice... I didn't offer any advice if the OP is qualifying.
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  5. norcalbrown

    norcalbrown Member

    Their numbers should mean nothing to you once you are in. ALWAYS do the job to the best of your ability, safely and as close to the methods as possible. There is some wiggle room. One vet in our center says, "Deliver your NDA by 10:30, scan/attempt every package, and don't miss any pickups. UPS makes money, and you make money". Pretty simple when you look at it from that angle. That should be your mantra.
  6. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Your example is not a hidden unknown.

    Your example is a good way to get disciplined.

    You were taught to load the packages and scan the end of day. That's all.

    It could also be construed by some as stealing time, a dischargeable cardinal sin.

    Don't worry about numbers. Do the job the way you were instructed, by the book and let the numbers fall where they may.

    We don't worry about numbers. They do.
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Scanning each and every package at every pickup stop is stealing time.

    Scan the EOD.
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  8. ski or die

    ski or die Ski or Die

    In the good old days, all you had to do was jump on the interstate and rack up some extra miles and made standard. Before stupid technology.
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  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    My time allowance is $34.41/hr and $51.61/hr. I get done when I get done.
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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I don't worry about numbers until I'm ojs, at which time I run worst than the norm.
  11. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Some accounts have made it a requirement. I know of three that every package has to be scanned or else there is a huge corporate concern.
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    There is almost no time allowance for scanning pickup packages. Waste of time unless it is a stop where you are required to scan.
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Every package scan will help your time allowance though. Even if it's just a little bit, it will help.
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I have a letterbox that usually gets 3 or so things a day. One day it had 144 I had to scan. They told me the next day i was 2 hours over. I agreed and suggested they give me 2 hours less work the next day. They didn't like my plan.
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  15. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Not every stop has an EOD. I have 19 pickup stops. Only two use Worldship which prints an end of day. What then?

    I don't know how things work on your route in Puppytown, BoG; but here in the real world, supervisors love repeating the phrase "scan every package".

    Work as directed, OP.
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  16. 2 hrs over allowed

    2 hrs over allowed Upstate follower

    Guy in my ctr scanned over 600 pcs at a pickup a couple years ago. Next morning at the pcm we were told DO NOT SCAN anymore pu pcs. Lol
  17. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    What does OJS stand for?
  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    On the job supervision.
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  19. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    Old jock strap
  20. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Different than your yearly ride along?