UPS will be eliminating 1,800 management and administrative jobs in 2010

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    Jan 09, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
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    Jan 09, 2010 6:14 PM GMT
    That's sad, but at least they're keeping the sexy uniforms. Love them icon_smile.gif

    They're actually the best shipping company by far. FedEx seems way behind.
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    Jan 09, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    SeaSon said FedEx seems way behind.


    Not around here... UPS makes us sign for anything, and if we aren't home when the package arrives, time to go spend an hour in Laural waiting for them to dig it out. And believe me, its bad enough spending 60 seconds in Laural, much less an hour.

    /Laural, Maryland. Probably should have mentioned that.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    G_Force will have to get more models to photograph.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    SeaSon said FedEx seems way behind.


    Not around here... UPS makes us sign for anything, and if we aren't home when the package arrives, time to go spend an hour in Laural waiting for them to dig it out. And believe me, its bad enough spending 60 seconds in Laural, much less an hour.

    /Laural, Maryland. Probably should have mentioned that.


    Around here, the UPS guy is super nice. He's actually thrown pebbles at the window to alert us that he's here, honks, etc. He even stopped last week in the middle of town, cause he saw me waiting at a crosswalk of a busy intersection and remembered he had a package for me that he couldn't deliver.

    The Fedex guys make zero effort, even when we're home. Stick a note on the front gate. I've literally chased them in pajamas.... and heaven forbid a label should be misprinted, they're totally clueless about what to do. That 2 day express delivery will be rerouted for days! UPS' system just fixes it automatically and it arrives as planned.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    Well Q1 is going to be a bloodbath, IMHO. Everyone will be losing jobs, filing bankruptcy, etc. Now is the winter of our discontent.

    jprichva saidWith all the downsizing by major corporations in the last two years, why is this news?

    Of course UPS is losing business. People are buying much less, and therefore shipping much less.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    So much for that one-in-ten jobs being replaced this year...


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    Jan 09, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    SeaSon said FedEx seems way behind.


    Not around here... UPS makes us sign for anything, and if we aren't home when the package arrives, time to go spend an hour in Laural waiting for them to dig it out. And believe me, its bad enough spending 60 seconds in Laural, much less an hour.

    /Laural, Maryland. Probably should have mentioned that.


    Do you live in an apartment or have you ever made a claim for a lost package? Single dwelling residences do not normally need a signature unless the package is high value, alcohol, or you have made a claim in the past for a lost package.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    For regular delivery and about the same price, usps delivered my supplements from california to ohio in 2-3 business days(guaranteed). For regular delivery for a similar package and similar pricing to be delivered through ups....around 7-10 business days...no guarantee. It actually took only 6 business days for ups, but still...twice as much time.

    I can understand why ups is suffering.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:14 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidG_Force will have to get more models to photograph.


    The financial down turn has unexpected victims.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
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    danisnotstr8 saidG_Force will have to get more models to photograph.


    The financial down turn has unexpected victims.

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    Jan 09, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    abelian0 saidWell Q1 is going to be a bloodbath, IMHO. Everyone will be losing jobs, filing bankruptcy, etc. Now is the winter of our discontent.

    jprichva saidWith all the downsizing by major corporations in the last two years, why is this news?

    Of course UPS is losing business. People are buying much less, and therefore shipping much less.


    This is true not just with UPS, but the entire shipping industry because the economy is not very good yet. However, the cuts will not affect any drivers, package handlers or sales people, just corporate management. The company is reorganizing itself. Each state use to have its own district manager, but now a district will cover multi states. Many drivers have retired in the past 3 years and they have not replaced a one. Instead drivers have mandatory overtime now and work 10 hour days because they each are being given more stops per day. However, if you have enough seniority, you can request three 8 hour days per month. This saves money in the long run even though they have to pay the drivers overtime because less employees to cover with benefits. They feel all these corporate management positions are not all necessary with less drivers each doing more.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
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    Lostboy said
    danisnotstr8 saidG_Force will have to get more models to photograph.


    The financial down turn has unexpected victims.

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    The cuts don't affect me because I am not in management. The cuts are affecting 1/3 of corporate management. These are people in suits who don't touch a package because it may make them unclean. lol
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
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    Musclequest said
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    danisnotstr8 saidG_Force will have to get more models to photograph.


    The financial down turn has unexpected victims.

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    The cuts don't affect me because I am not in management. The cuts are affecting 1/3 of corporate management. These are people in suits who don't touch a package because it may make them unclean. lol


    Well being that you perform these non mngmnt tasks, maybe they will wise up. In the meantime brush up on those photography "skills" and maybe workout a bit. Because this....
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    certainly is not cutting it in either the photography nor your "modeling" career.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidFor regular delivery and about the same price, usps delivered my supplements from california to ohio in 2-3 business days(guaranteed). For regular delivery for a similar package and similar pricing to be delivered through ups....around 7-10 business days...no guarantee. It actually took only 6 business days for ups, but still...twice as much time.

    I can understand why ups is suffering.


    The cuts are directly related to the downturn in the economy and is not affecting anyone who actually handles the packages or delivers them. When people retire or quit, they are not replacing them, but just expecting everyone to do more. It's upper management that is being downsized because of smaller workforce doing more. Trucks are being dispactched jammed packed from floor to ceiling, so that many drivers are being given helpers rather then hire another driver. Anyone that actually handles a package is more busier than ever and handling lots more.
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    SeaSon said FedEx seems way behind.


    Not around here... UPS makes us sign for anything, and if we aren't home when the package arrives, time to go spend an hour in Laural waiting for them to dig it out. And believe me, its bad enough spending 60 seconds in Laural, much less an hour.

    /Laural, Maryland. Probably should have mentioned that.


    Umm if you're going to diss a city like that, at least get the spelling right. It's Laurel, MD. Thanks.
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    How is this "Gay News & Events"?
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    NakedDevil saidHow is this "Gay News & Events"?


    ditto that terrible thread on the actor that the OP started. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    SeaSon said FedEx seems way behind.


    Not around here... UPS makes us sign for anything, and if we aren't home when the package arrives, time to go spend an hour in Laural waiting for them to dig it out. And believe me, its bad enough spending 60 seconds in Laural, much less an hour.

    /Laural, Maryland. Probably should have mentioned that.


    Sorry to hear you had bad experience with UPS, but I prefer them over FedEx. As for the packages not being left on the door step — have you tried e-mailing the seller to see if it's possible to opt out of a signature requirement?

    I did have to go recently to that Laurel UPS you mentioned (the one on Sweitzer Ln, right?), and they were able to retrieve my package fairly quickly.
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
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    Looks like UPS wins!!!
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    Jan 10, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    Whether a signature is required is often determined by the shipper, not the carrier, but can also be neighborhood related.

    For long distance shipping on light weight and low value packages, USPS "Priority Mail" is the winner. (Insurance is limited to $500 and is an expensive option.)


    My Fedex Ground delivery guy takes good care of us. Gave me his cell phone number and when I ask him to come earlier when I'm expecting something important, he does.

    My UPS guy is famous for being terrified of dogs. One time when I heard him coming I went out to greet him and the dogs followed. He turned tail, ran back to the truck, slammed the door, and handed me the package through the window. (And he says he himself has a golden.)

    My Fedex Express delivery woman loves the dogs.

    Where do I complain that none of them are cute?
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    Jan 10, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    haha, me and ups have a love/hate relationship

    ups is always quick, but damnit they only ring once

    slap a sticker on my door and run away as I open the door!
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidWhether a signature is required is often determined by the shipper, not the carrier, but can also be neighborhood related.

    For long distance shipping on light weight and low value packages, USPS "Priority Mail" is the winner. (Insurance is limited to $500 and is an expensive option.)


    My Fedex Ground delivery guy takes good care of us. Gave me his cell phone number and when I ask him to come earlier when I'm expecting something important, he does.

    My UPS guy is famous for being terrified of dogs. One time when I heard him coming I went out to greet him and the dogs followed. He turned tail, ran back to the truck, slammed the door, and handed me the package through the window. (And he says he himself has a golden.)

    My Fedex Express delivery woman loves the dogs.

    Where do I complain that none of them are cute?


    Drivers are told to take a foot route that avoids any dogs, unless they know the dog well and that he will not bite. The most common injury to a driver is dog bites and the little dogs are the worst. lol If a driver knows that he is about to get bit, he may do whatever is necessary to avoid being bit, such as hit him over the head with the DIAD board. lol If a dog does bite, a police report must be made and the police find out if the dog has had rabbis shots. Drivers have had to get stiches and rabbis shots because of dog bites. After the third time that a dog has bit someone, the police come and take the dog and they have it put to sleep.
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    sexylatinboi saidhaha, me and ups have a love/hate relationship

    ups is always quick, but damnit they only ring once

    slap a sticker on my door and run away as I open the door!


    The reason they run is because he has 250 more stops after yours and if he doesn't run, he will still be delivering after midnight and then get yelled at why he got back to the center so late. lol But there will be 1,800 less people following them and hiding behind trees looking for them to do something wrong. lol If the driver takes just 30 seconds more per stop, that will add 2 more hours to his day.
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
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    DCEric said
    SeaSon said FedEx seems way behind.


    Not around here... UPS makes us sign for anything, and if we aren't home when the package arrives, time to go spend an hour in Laural waiting for them to dig it out. And believe me, its bad enough spending 60 seconds in Laural, much less an hour.

    /Laural, Maryland. Probably should have mentioned that.


    Sorry to hear you had bad experience with UPS, but I prefer them over FedEx. As for the packages not being left on the door step — have you tried e-mailing the seller to see if it's possible to opt out of a signature requirement?

    I did have to go recently to that Laurel UPS you mentioned (the one on Sweitzer Ln, right?), and they were able to retrieve my package fairly quickly.


    If you have ever made a claim for a lost package, a signature will be required every time. Signatures are always required for a business and alcohol or anything of high value.