Why did I have to work till 9PM last night?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by over9five, May 29, 2010.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    The Friday on a holiday weekend? Every business parking lot on my route was empty by 4:30.

    I'm not even asking to get out early, but these people cut routes and sent FT drivers home. I would have been completely happy with a normal day. I mean, c'mon, show a little respect for your employees and their families. Instead, they go out of their way to cause family and marital problems.

    Sorry for the rant, I had 8:00 PM plans.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I clocked out at eight myself instead of my usual 6:15-6:30. I had to be extra careful all week and dodge those dangerous tree limbs.
  3. Matthew

    Matthew New Member

    haha yea just watch out Tuesday, maybe you'll be out until 10PM! :biting:
    but I also noticed there was hardly any routes running yesterday smh
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Pulled out of the center, to go home, at 8:02pm.
  5. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    You had plans? you should know better.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Friday before a holiday or not, we should be safe when making plans for 8pm.

    There is no excuse, especially when they sent FT drivers home. Why not offer Code 5?
  7. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    these holidays are a biatch to plan and common sense or charity are never in the equation. what kind of day did you have compared to a normal one?
  8. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it was a nationwide idea to cut cars. We put out two less cars than the previous days. Air was late, hassled by management and didn't get of the clock until 7:30 p.m. I am feeling a "by the book Tuesday" coming on. Of course management was out the door by 3 p.m. You know, THEY had plans.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tie, in Over's center they sent FT drivers home---would you have considered offering Code 5 to those who wanted it, knowing that some would and others prefer the OT, even on the Friday before a 3 day weekend?

    I think we were down 1 car. I had a normal day.
  10. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    UPS simply does not care about its employees. Maybe we should not care also.
  11. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I always thought it was a great idea to load up the guys that want the overtime and code 5 the ones that don't. I'm not sure what kind of restrictions his center team is working under. Holiday fridays are often tightly directed from above. If you have a good dispatch foundation you can take some of the pain out of these days but they are still tough to plan.
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Code 5's? LOL! Here they are handing out warning letter for drivers not taking their lunches or just for mistakingly recording too much or too little lunch in the DIAD.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We can't take Code 5s either, I wish we could. They cut a few routes out on us too, I was loaded up with about twenty five stops extra, so I will get some bonus OT next Friday. A PAS Sup let it out after a meeting with the higher ups, that come June, we would all get dispatched with an extra five stops apiece. I don't know who the genius is that comes up with this stuff, I thought all the blood had been squeezed out of the rocks already.
  14. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    next time you have plans and want to keep them can in then there won't be any problems.
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    A very old timer once told me that this was the kind of job that would cause you to miss stuff sometimes. He also told me to marry a very understanding women and amen I did. You should be proud of yourself it sounds like you didn't cut any corners to get done.
  16. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Its all about stops per car. Upper, upper management tells them the stops per car, so the sups have to abide by the law. Their hands are tied, and that why there are no 05.
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    gee, I almost feel bad. I punched out at 5:30 on Friday

    ......May 21. can you say 10-day weekend????
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Maybe feeder wasn`t so bad?

    I worked a 5:99 yesterday and signed up for next Friday off.
  19. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    you puss , have you no shame.:wink2:
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Nope! :happy-very: