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  •  Me Too! (4+ / 0-)

    So glad I ran across your piece.  I had the same experience with a UPS non-delivery last week.  Had ordered from Amazon where, between Amazon and UPS, I can always depend on two-day delivery.  My Tuesday order should have arrived on Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, which was confirmed early on by checking my order on Amazon.  But on Friday, although the UPS tracking site said my package was indeed in Austin, TX, it also stated my package would be delivered on Monday, Dec. 2nd.  
       Now I know why and I applaud UPS for doing right by its drivers.  Just wish they had posted the reason for the delay  which would have saved some unsavory thoughts I had about their company.

    •  I was sweating bullets on my new phone. (1+ / 0-)
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      Fortunately for me, it came on Wednesday, and I avoided being thrust into the next week.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 02:46:34 PM PST

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    •  Had I not... (0+ / 0-)

      ...done some digging on their website I would not have known either.

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      by Mark E Andersen on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 03:42:58 PM PST

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    •  As far as UPS doing right by its employees, (3+ / 0-)

      don't get your hopes up. Back in the late 1990s after taking early retirement, I went to work for UPS, not for the wages which were pathetic, but for the exercise. Being 50+ I definitely couldn't work myself that hard, so, after learning about the great 4 hour aerobic workout as a sorter, I applied, and they hired me. In three months I lost thirty pounds, my waistline was a comfortable thirty inches again, and my endurance had dramatically increased. I was as fit as when I finished boot camp, but I digress.

      The ONLY reason that the drivers have the day off is because of the Teamsters union negotiators. I have never worked for a more backstabbing, penny pinching, reich wing POS company in my life. When we (the Teamsters) went on strike, we had a slogan: "The tightest slave ship in the country", and we weren't lying. UPS 'chisels' its workers whenever they can get away with it, shaving minutes and hours and adding cheaper labor constantly. They denigrate their workers, and their managers come from the crop of the most anti-worker, pro-company stooges that they can find. They were caught numerous times attempting to hide their profits offshore to avoid taxes. They contribute heavily to reich wing causes, and they fight the unions tooth and nail at every opportunity.

      If you want to give kudos for doing something right, it belongs entirely with the Teamsters Union, not UPS in ANY way...

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      by cwsmoke on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 04:42:53 PM PST

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