Keep an eye on your Annual Report Norjie! We've been there under "legal actions against UPS" for 10 straight years. Don't you think it should have been tossed by now?
This time - there's no escape for UPS. We'll see what the LA jury decides. C ya! : ) : ) : )
4121 we will see if it actually gets to court probably be continued to make you look like a fool as usual
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Murph, we used to move tofc to the Illinois rail yards so I'm sure we still do, and yes there was always Saturday work during peak. Oak Creek Wi. (oakwi) is the hub. Amazon just opened in the Racine/Kenosha area so they could be running some of it down to CCHIL (cach) also. I'm a year removed from the fray ( thankfully ) so I can't be sure. Someone mentioned that they took a pr hit last year and might be overracting--who knows.
Don't know you - but I remember some idiot named dudesbag. Is that fool still kicking'??? LOL! "The Dude"!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Hello! Hello my good friends here at UPS. Did you miss me after all these years? You know - the years that UPS tried to STOP the case brought by Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees from going to trial? For 10 years now. Well, Surprise Surprise Surprise! Trial is set for Feb. of 2015! Trial before a JURY! What say you now??? LOL!!!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Duane, is this a Feeder Department moving ground, TOFC and CPU work?
Which Hub? Just wondering whether this is area specific or more wide spread.
There was always some weekend Feeder work during Peak, Sunday sorts etc, but this would involve 25-40% of drivers never heard of mandatory. Possibly this Amazon volume is being moved a greater distance to a Hub with available capacity? I just find this interesting... Murph
Murph, I thought it was unusual too. If fact my source told me it was "mandatory" to be there. I don't know how that's possible as it is a ups holiday. I think what probably happened was it was voluntary but if you come in it will be at double time therefore almost everyone came in. There usually were a lot of places closed that day but there is a new Amazon building that just opened so maybe that was part of it.
Drmagoo & Duanew, not good news in either case.
When I ran Package Centers in the 80-90's the paid day needed to be 8.0- 8.25 this early in December, gradually expanding it to 10+ was like adding 7-8 experienced drivers, then adding new hires and helpers, (less efficient) put us in good position to handle "Peak Season".
I cannot imagine paying 10 plus hours now and expecting to maintain service thru Peak.
While paying 1 1/2 or 2x the pay rate IS expensive, it also is, at times necessary during Peak (or emergency situations). I cannot imagine a Feeder Operation being in a position where EVERYONE worked a paid Holiday (actually 2 1/2 the prevailing wage rate) unless there was a specific reason and capability to run the entire schedule and thereby get a day ahead. (Cannot imagine it, but it may be possible given TOFC and overnite driver schedules?)
It's busy. I heard from my old feeder dept that everyone worked black friday at double time. There are usually just a few runs that day but I guess they wanted everyone in.
wonder what the volume from Amazon looks like now , It looks like they are trying to use competition like cabs and the post office to divert to . That is good, as they severely injured our reputation last year. Does anyone near their warehouse have any insight on volume