Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by novadriver, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    No helpers.. routes cut.. packages already being sheeted as missed in the last two days... turtle mode engaged..
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  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I like turtles

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  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    So instead of helping fix the problem, you increase the problem by moving slower? Makes sense.
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    On my way to town this morning at 10:15 I met the guys just leaving the barn--------------------a good 40 to 45 minutes later than normal. I just smiled and waved.

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  5. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    Im going to paraphrase a full-time sup that ran my shift a while back. The employee was trying to help figure out how to make his area run smoother. He was told to do his job, that it was not his place to help fix any problem on the shift.
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  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Only corporate and management have the fix. Drivers can only respond to the problem.
  7. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Gotta conserve energy for the long days to come

    Ups could just hire some more drivers seeing as profits are high despite revenue being down but it is much easier to blame it on hourlies
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Please tell me that supervisor is no longer employed.
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    By slowing down?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Ready for what?
  11. Brownslave688

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

    Gotta pace yourself for all of the hours. We aren't all 23
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  12. Brownslave688

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

    Would you rather I get injured?
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  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We rolled 20+ loads today.
  14. Brownslave688

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

    How much did they unload?
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Don't know, but they put a cabash on the unloading when cars filled up. Some of those were hub rolled. Can't imagine how much money we are giving back in refunds.
  16. Brownslave688

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

    I bet they've got a way not to refund.

    Was just curious what percent 20 loads would be for you. Here 20 loads is double a normal peak day.
  17. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Makes tons of sense. Many more hours each week. Adjust to Changing Conditions
  18. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I think our peak day were are suppose to have 150,000+ packages.
  19. By far the least prepared beginning of peak I've been a part of when it comes to the pre-load.

    Monday we shutdown with 200% left in the yard. Get the call yesterday we're starting at 2:00am today instead of 3:15. Found out this morning we still had 250% left in the yard yesterday when center manager shut it down. Start time again changed to 2:00am tomorrow.

    Understaffed, big time. Having seasonals working the split and loading (if you want to call it that) at the top of the belt. No communication whatsoever.,......send agains at the end of the belt piled up as high as the top of package cars. Supervisor(s) working the entire shift.

    center manager says forecasts grossly under estimated. Blows my mind how that's possible when it's been known that online shopping has been trending up for quite sometime. Wouldn't be surprised if asked to work Saturday if they think they have a way to catch up??
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    ORION only called for 70 cars. Once those 70 filled up, they cut off loading.

    Rolled 4 trailers.

    I don't know when corporate is going to cut their losses and get rid of this good for nothing ORION.

    Target went into Canada and built stores. Spent $2B. Realized it was not working. Pulled out and cut their losses. UPS needs to follow their example.
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