when does peak begin?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by goetface, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. goetface

    goetface New Member

    Never worked through peak volume, I heard it could start october, I heard november, I heard week right after thanksgiving.....what it is?:knockedout:
  2. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    when does it begin ?? perhaps, a better question.............WHEN DOES IT END ??
  3. goetface

    goetface New Member

    lol you scared? money is a motivating factor for me.
  4. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    The Monday after Thanksgiving will be pure hell I've heard. Between 150,000-200,000 parcels. Than around 125,000 average till week before Christmas than back up to 150,000-175,00 the week of. It's gonna be a blast at my hub, woot woot
  5. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    After black Friday is the time to start considering that peak will be coming, largest shopping day of the year, at stores and online. The Monday thereafter will be quite tough.

    Yea, I had the same thought. After peak last year, they seemed to keep the same volume to people all year round. Oh well really, the 15 minutes after nine really start adding up.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Business peak for retailers is from October through Tgiving as they stock up for the coming sales season. Peak for the rest is from Tgiving though the day or two before Xmas.
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Live in NNY where the Federal money flows very freely, thanks to Fort Drum. Peak is every deployment, every mothers day, every Valentines day, and then, oh yay, about late October the shopping bug hits!!!
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Oh yeah, I forgot the damn salmon. Peak in Pulaski now because of those stupid fishheads. Hunters and fishheads shop more than women!!!
  9. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Peak w/out a doubt starts Sept 20-Oct 10th. Volume upticks a little up through Turkey Day, then it gets fun.
  10. goetface

    goetface New Member

    Right on, how many hours can an unloader expect? Also I should be sort certified by then doing flash cards right now, but I hate that they dont let you use the Slicks on the test it would be WAYYYYY easyier. They want me and some other guys certed so we can be on standby as sorters.
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Depends on the center and staffing, but during peak, it was notunheard of to get 8. Average 6. Which, in NY, equals a 30 minute unpaid lunch. Still arguing that one.
  12. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    If you sign the extra work sheets you may be able to double-shift and such. It depends on the particular operation you work in. The smaller buildings which only run preload/local sort may be more difficult to get much double shift work. That is my experience. Within the hubs and larger facilities with near 24 hr ops you could double shift easily....they'll beg you.
  13. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    IT starts right after you eat the turkey. That is why I'm having Ham this year instead.
  14. brownelf

    brownelf Active Member

    Turkey? You don't get no stinking turkey.
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    After 32 years of this crap, peak is just a state of mind.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am new so this is my first peak. They told me I will be getting a helper. I almost laughed in my soups face because I am still figuring stuff out and have no clue how to direct someone else.
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    At the beginning of June in my building. Understaffed and inept.
  19. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Here it is Wednesday after black Friday it hits briefly. Then it dies off a bit. Doesn't hit again real hard until last 2 weeks before Christmas. (and it is Christmas! UPS and their "peak" can kiss my @%^*#)
  20. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    If your a driver in our center its every Monday Tuesday, not Wednesday, then again Thursday Friday. Following week Tuesday Wednesday, not Thursday...well you get it