UPS Warns of Temporary Delays After Cyber Monday Overwhelms Network

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  1. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    UPS Warns of Temporary Delays After Cyber Monday Overwhelms Network

    "Online orders on Cyber Monday, Nov. 27, and the days after overwhelmed expectations, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut said Dec. 5, causing a “bubble” to develop at certain package centers. Heavy volumes forced one- or two-day delays for certain items ordered last week, even as the company worked over the weekend to catch up.

    The shopping surge prompted the company to notify many of its drivers that they would be required to work as many as 70 hours over an eight-day spell, an increase over the 60 hours over a seven-day period that is more typical during peak season, Gaut said. Drivers are entitled to an extended rest following that period."

    Oh really,
    I worked 84 hrs over 8 days.
    And that extended rest...I got Sunday off.
    2 day delay?
    I have rolled the same stops from Friday till tomorrow.
    Do these reporters ever even question what they are spoon fed?
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  2. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I just cannot believe this is happening. Everything is usually so smooth. This must be fake news.
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  3. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    If any customer asks me about delays, I'm name dropping Abney right away. He should be removed from his position after this disaster of a peak. He said months before peak Ups wouldn't hire any more seasonal employees despite the estimated increase of online shopping because of "automation."

    All of the millions of missed packages, all the delays, all the piss poor planning, and the continued degrading of the Ups image is all his fault. As CEO he should have plans set in place months before peak even begins so that we can function as a company. Not wait until December 1st to start training the seasonal workers and trying to squeeze every last minute out of every worker, including trying this 70 hours a week bull:censored2:.

    As a shareholder I want him removed as CEO. James Casey would have never started this company if he could see what a disgrace it has become!
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  4. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed Debbie Upper

    Everything's fine, all the drivers were in by 8 and no missed. Nothing to see here.
  5. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

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  6. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    1 or 2 day delay? Hahahahahhaha I’ve got packages in my truck with 6 different pal labels..not to mention the wall full
    Of about 2,000 irregs that haven’t moved 3 weeks...we rolled over 100,000 packages yesterday alone. Half the center is all down and miserable..The other half is having the time of their life laughing at how bad this is
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  7. Big Package

    Big Package The Smuggle is Real

    It took until the end of last week to finish getting stuff I bought between the 20th-22nd. Forget black Friday and cyber monday. They were already effed.
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    The wall of irregulars. Lol. that is exactly how it is here also.
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    BSWALKS Toe to Toes

    Pvd's to the rescue.
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    One of our PVD teams quit before they even started.

    BSWALKS Toe to Toes

    Be funny to see them deliver all the irregs. Leaf springs and oversized tires stuffed into the trunk of an Altima.
  12. Dhydratd

    Dhydratd Active Member

    I was one of the ones laughing until forced to work on Saturday. Now I'm doing my best to make sure things continue to go downhill.
  13. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    One or two day delays for certain items...

    He certainly meant NDAs and savers because ground could take a week.

    With the way they forced a 6th day, it will be interesting to see how my center approaches Xmas eve, because you know they’ll want us to come in. With all the bad blood, they won’t get any volunteers.

    Not that the union will help in that matter. They’ll just hand out the lube and say work as instructed.
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Peak, as I see it so far...

  15. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Me too...I didn’t even do 100 stops yesterday...worked 13 hours...these clowns can blow me
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  16. Brownslave688

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

    Actually one isn't entitled to an extended rest with the 70/8. It's easier to have one but no reset necessary. You can just roll hours.
  17. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

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  18. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Active Member

    Xmas eve is a regular working day, has been for a long time. We also have a huge amount of irregs but we havent rolled any loads yet...
  19. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Watching the Fox business Network as I'm typing this. People complaining about late deliveries.
    Had a graph up for on time deliveries. Fedex 99%. UPS 89%. FBN was on this story yesterday too.
    It's not going away.
  20. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Not on Sunday it isn't.

    I am so glad I am retired from the Big Brown Bleep Hole