December 14, 2008

Signs of the times...

Our volume Friday at my UPS center was perfectly normal....for a Wednesday in July. After the big rush before and immediately after Thanksgiving, volume has been dropping in increasing increments each day. I won't mention specific volume numbers of course, but I've been at UPS 16 years, I was hired during the recession in '92...I've NEVER seen anything like this.
On the up side the hours are still christmassy....UPS is afraid of getting hit short of time when the actual presents arrive so they are keeping the extended sort time as a hedge for now in the expectation of a late spike. This is prudent from a customer service standpoint and  I'm pulling long days of double shifts (wo0t)... I still expect layoffs after Christmas though.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:57 AM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 I'm surprised by this. I didn't think it would affect things this much, this soon.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Dec 14 01:53:43 2008 (+rSRq)

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