We were told we wont be working over 9.5 during peak,but..................

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 728ups, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    They didnt tell us HOW they are going to achieve this. Our center is bursting at the seams already,with no real room for expansion aside from putting in extensions from inside the building to outside,but at best that will only be room for MAYBE 16 more cars.

    It makes me wonder if our center will be going on a 7 day schedule during peak,with seasonal and any volunteers delivering on Sunday. However even then I cant see not working 12-13 hours a day
     
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  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that they will be leasing space somewhere else? They have been doing this at our building for two peaks now.
     
  3. They must have a plan.
    Maybe bigger staggered start times? Get mist if the routes out early and load the empty package cars after everyone leaves?
     
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We were told last week to try to refer people to work for Peak. They want us to find Helpers, Preloaders, Seasonal Drivers, and PVDs or whatever they call them that deliver out of private vehicles. I wouldn't recommend this company to anybody that I cared about. We had a job fair at my Hub Friday, we are doomed with the applicants I saw. It looks like the usual well-planned Peak Disaster in the making!
     
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  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Your center manager was just reading a speech given to him by corporate.
    I’m sure he knows it is BS but he has to read it anyway and pretend to believe it.
    Kind of like ORION.
     
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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The company already met with our local union leadership to discuss peak season plans.
    The “plan” relies (as it has for years) on hiring a totally unobtainable number of helpers and temporary drivers.
    The status of local job market—where jobs are going unfilled due to a lack of applicants—will only exacerbate the problem.
    So it will be an “all-you-can-eat buffet” here for current emloyees, there will be sign up lists for extra work and pretty much anybody who wants 70 hours a week is going to get it.
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Them: “We need helpers, please refer friends and family, put the word out that we are desperate, there aren’t enough helpers to go around.”

    Also them: “Make sure you clock your helper out in 2.99 hours or less and they have to do at least 20 stops from a buggy, functionally useless cell phone so that we can look good on a report.”
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yawn
     
  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Every year, I request to not have a helper. Hopefully this will be the year where I actually don't get any
     
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  10. I usually don't get one either.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Even when I get one I don't get one.
     
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  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Listen up, OoooooooKaaaaaay!

    You don’t like reach arounds?
     
  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    No :censored2:. We should get paid extra to baby sit.
    Not to mention, at least two helpers stop showing up after their first day with me every year.
     
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  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    At one time, they would give me a helper for a day or two on my rural route so that I could train them on the DIAD and hand them off to a driver who actually needed them.
    It actually worked pretty well. My helper would sit in the jumpseat with the DIAD and the package and I could talk them through the process while we drove up the long driveway or back road to the house to make the delivery.
    They learned fairly quickly because they were not under any stress, if they made a mistake I could talk them back out of it while the car was still moving so it didnt cost us any time.
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Correct- 9.5. They meant hours of overtime per day. No driver shall exceed 9.5.
     
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  16. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    Except on Saturday from what I have heard.
     
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  17. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    Empty cars?
    Where will we get empty cars?
     
  18. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Been hearing the same thing here.....as far as where? They’ve been renting buildings called “villages” all over the place. They rent them year round but only used during peak. These are fully operational buildings with PAS systems and small sorts. Like you I’ll believe it when I see it but then again just a few months ago I’d of never believed we’d get 8.2 days.
     
  19. Obviously if they are putting more driver's on, I guess they better buy some more package cars.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
  20. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Huh?