Yup UPS is screwed this December

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Trackless in brown, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    What would be helpful is if Christmas was the same time every year, that way we could plan for it.
     
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  2. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    ORION off in my entire center.
     
  3. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    PLEASE! No offense intended here but........................................

    Looking at my DIAD in the morning with ORION is "looking at porn." No 2 ways about it!
     
  4. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Active Member

    ORION off as off today...another one bites the dust!!!
     
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  5. polyp

    polyp Member

    Showed up at 9 this morning and got paid an hour of standing around as we waited for preload to wrap up.

    Centers aren't in my half of the hub anymore, so no idea what it looked. Probably not good. 10am is pretty late for them to clear off...
     
  6. Withbacon

    Withbacon New Member

    ORION is off here today as well. Tired of rolling volume already.
     
  7. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poop is funny

    I wish you all could be experiencing what is happening in my center. Preload is wrapped by start time. Perfect amount of work. Feels like the twilight zone. EVERYONE is smiling! Freaking best Christmas ever!
     
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  8. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    Am I the only one who is shocked to see so few loaders bitching? Drivers have a hard job sure, but a driver is a loader they just have to take the packages to the person. But a loader lifts every package, every heavy ireg but of 3 drivers some more and have to have it all in there usually in 5 or 6 hours. To the loaders that don't care and leave the cars looking like messes to hell with em. But to loaders like me that make sure I give the driver the best load possible, even when his car is close to 500 pieces, good job. Not wanting props, I signed up for it and not complaining about the work. But the loaders that give a damn are like the offensive line. Without us the quarterback would be *. Also for a third of the pay in some cases of drivers.
     
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  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    100% agree. Full disclosure. I was an off the street hire driver. Delivering 3 or 400 packages in 9 hours vs loading 1200 in 4 hours. No comparison. I was strained just helping wrap up before I left.
     
  10. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    I'm only 25, played football all through school for 7 years still strong and there isn't a part of my body that doesn't ache every night. 2am starts, earlier some days with peak. We wrap up by 8:45 and then off I'm to classes by 10am.
     
  11. just chillin'

    just chillin' Active Member

    OMG I'm literally doing all that right now as well as cruising the cafe. I'm a bad bad man :speechless:
     
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  12. DELACROIX

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Kind of surprising that in your preload operation that you actually attempt to load irregulars. In ours they are the last to go on and more than likely (left in the building) to squeeze more smaller deliveries on the maxed out cars.

    They generally have the air drivers come in early and attempt to deliver them.

    The newest beasts are 146 pound trampolines.
     
  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Are there more part-timers or full-timers at UPS?
     
  14. HandOfGod

    HandOfGod New Member

    During Christmas there are more part timers. They actually work full time, but are still considered part time. During the rest of the year the full time drivers outnumber the part time employees on the preload and local sorts, for most centers.
     
  15. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    They are still the last to go on at our hub too, but we have to load them. One of the trucks I load poor guy is always close to 500 and has a big bulk stop to barnes and noble every day that's always 100+, and more times than not has 6 other bulk stops with 15+ pieces and they make us throw in the iregs. He delivers to a guitar center every day so he has 10 guitars amps and then during peak he has 10 or so bikes.
     
  16. ColdHarvest

    ColdHarvest Member

    Orion still on here, and every PCM is still "run trace".

    Ok. Work as directed.

    Attempted a butt chewing on me yesterday as to why I was x late.

    One of the roads I deliver to has a 1 x Road, and a 1 x Ct, which are 2 miles apart. Not a big deal in and of itself, but between 1 x Road, and 1x Ct, there are at minimum 20 stops.

    When sup got testy for me running trace, I reminded him of his PCM, and suggested he take his complaint to dispatch.

    ~Fin~
     
  17. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Active Member

    We shouldn't be delivering anything over 100 lbs.
    I roofed for 3 years and we weren't allowed to lift more than one bundle at a time (usually 60-75 lbs).
    They take up space in the truck, and create an injury risk several times over, especially when you have to take them into the clerk because the lady on the 3rd floor of an apartment wasn't home to sign for the pkg and the office refuses it due to size.
    Then the clerk has to lift it back on the belt, and it gets processed all over again.
    Anything over 100 should be put on a shuttle for 2 workers to go deliver together. I know that's a pipe dream, but it's the truth.
    Safety safety safety safety......yeah right.
     
  18. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker Mmm, Mombasa!

    its "safety, safety, safety" until it inconveniences them or costs them more money. Then when you get hurt its your fault.
     
  19. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Grab a dictionary and look up sarcasm. Lol.
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member


    Seems like you need to seriously reevaluate your priorities.