valet stops

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dcdriver, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Why can some center take them and others center can not?
  2. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    What's a valet stop? I am thinking it would be nice if it was a stop where someone came to the curb and got their packages. Wouldn't that be nice.

    UPS GIRL New Member

    you beat me to it!
  4. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    I am next in line. What is a valet stop?
  5. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    Isn't that when you deliver to a house and the girl comes to the door and says " That's, like, bitchin', I ordered this, like, yesterday......"

    Oh wait....that's a "valley stop".

    Maybe it's when you pull up to an exclusive restaraunt to take lunch. And the valet hops in the car and delivers while you are eating then returns at the end of your break. Cooool!!!
  6. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Example is when you leave all packages at rental office of apt. building and take credit for each apt.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I believe that would be decided by each apt. complex and not the center.
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    That was, like, funny!!
  9. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Now who came up with the name "valet stop?" And I love valet stops, just didn't know they had a name.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't let New Englander hear about this--he will give you crap about padding stops.
  11. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Thats what iam talking about drivers that can not get 8 are told to take the valet stop
  12. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Nothing like living in the past huh Upstate.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's been too quiet.
  14. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Only at UPS! You don't have 8 hours worth of work? Thats easy for us sups. to fix to cover outs butts. All we have to do is tell the driver "Do you know that retirement home you deliver to that recieves 10-20 packages/day that you leave at the main reception area without having to visit eacj apartment first? Just record each package with its apt. # and do LA/RES and that will turn your 1 stop into 15 or 20" thus this will bring a driver with 7.8 hours on paper to over 8 hours.

    I understand why a sup. would do this, it C.H.A. on dispacthing too many routes under 8 hours.

    My question is, what does this really accomplish?

    I understand (to a degree) the business plan at UPS that is time-tested. Dispatching a driver with less than 8 hours is less profitable than giving him 8.8 hours of work.

    I always understood that the impetus in giving management stock was so they would keep the best interests of the company in its mind. Fudging things on paper doesn't create a larger bottom line (unless of course you are fudging the accounting books, but that is an entire different game!),
    yet the sup. will still do it to "make his numbers".

    I have one more question. Is this the best way to manage from the top?
    Holding our sups. to a .1 to .3 difference is silly. They get criticized for a driver having a 7.97 day, but are OK if the driver has an 8.03 day. What is the difference?
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Where is this place called paradise where drivers get dispatched under 8 hours?
  16. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    It appears twice a month.
  17. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    The supes career at UPS is based on the numbers he can attain, it doesn't matter if they are real or pulled out of his rectum.
  18. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    I've averaged 55 deliveries for 260ish pieces, 25 pick ups for maybe 80 pieces and 110 miles all week. 8.5 hours to complete the day. Full hour lunch, both 10 minute breaks and about 30 minutes of down time waiting for the remote boys to meet me so I can bring back their outbound! lie.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Sounds like a sweet week. Enjoy it while it lasts. BM
  20. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    It's the only commercial route in the building that a 20+ year driver as :)