I'm curious to how that whole system works. If there is one apartment address that has 24 stops with 30 packages, how much time allowance do you get? It doesn't matter who you are, there's no way your doing 20 stops an hour in an apt complex. Especially if you take into account the time it takes to go through and sort 30 different packages with 24 apartment numbers.
I am speaking from experience. That is exactly what I had the last time I did a full route. I went form 25 stops an hour(all rezi) to about 15 in the apartment complex. This was a big complex too.
We have quite a few malls here and all the stops are seperated in EDD. Why not for an apartment complex?
Your allowance is the time it took you to do the job. If it took you an hour than you get paid the hour! Not rocket science.........
I was talikng to a fedex driver and he told me he has to average 12.5 seconds per package through the day. Does UPS have standards like this?
The point is that the allowances are all done with smoke and mirrors and they are not fair and they are ambiguous. Don't feel bad, the time allotted on nearly everything you do is there to put pressure on you to do more and more in a shorter period of time. The union does not recognize the allowances, you shouldn't either.Yeah, that part is obvious. I mean how is the planned day calculated with a scenario like that. Even as an air driver I have a planned day calculated on our time sheets the next day. It's based on what and where I delivered. But I don't know exactly how it works.
Always remember, those are THEIR numbers, not the drivers. Drivers numbers take into account things they conveniently overlook, traffic, weather and one that should be obvious, safety. During yesterday's snowstorm, one driver had 4 stops in an area that he felt was inaccessible due to ice and snow covered hilly streets. The sup told him he has the highest number of undeliverable pieces in the center. This guy is relatively new as a driver, under a year I believe, and he was feeling pressured, especially since he was charged an accident a few months ago, but some other drivers who have been around for a while just told him safety first, they can worry about their numbers later. Do your job, do it to the best of your ability, do it safely, and at the end of the day, you work for 8 hours, you still get paid for 8 hours.