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Old 06-08-18, 04:45 PM
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UPS Strike?

UPS is considering a strike at the end of next month. I don't want to get political but how could this strike affect you?
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I should of said, end of next month. Sorry about that.
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Old 06-08-18, 04:56 PM
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No bike part deliveries from Amazon
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Won't affect my commuting.
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I still get 99.9% of my crap from USPS and Fedex.
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I can't remember the last time I had anything delivered via UPS. The only thing I use them for now is Amazon returns, which are processed more quickly if shipped back UPS.
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Deliveries will be slower for things that I don't really need right away.
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My LBS gets its parts other than bikes, which com palletized, freight,..... from UPS


you a Union dues payer?
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My LBS might be affected and in turn me getting stuff slower assuming that the distributor sends the LBS products VIA UPS. But my eBay bicycle misc purchases or Kijji sales won't be affected at all due to using Canada Post and me picking up the item in person respectively.
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I should know that I have turned into a junkie if I would ever worry about my deliveries being on time or not, but I support all UPS employees all the ways by all means,
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USPS has stepped up its game and generally does an excellent job. One shipment from Amazon is currently stalled for no apparent reason, so I filed an inquiry today. This hasn't happened to me much, so I'm still satisfied overall. On the other hand, a lot of my recent UPS deliveries have been left at the dry cleaner down the street for me, which is inconvenient. So I've come to prefer USPS over UPS.
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Guess I better order everything sooner.
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I have a friend who is a UPS driver, I guess it would affect him a lot more than me. I order cheap stuff off eBay all the time, some fraction of it gets shipped UPS, that might get held up. If I need something within a time limit I better pay attention to the shipping, but usually I'm patient and can wait a long time for stuff to show up.
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Fewer brown trucks to dodge on the street.
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USPS has stepped up its game and generally does an excellent job. One shipment from Amazon is currently stalled for no apparent reason, so I filed an inquiry today. This hasn't happened to me much, so I'm still satisfied overall. On the other hand, a lot of my recent UPS deliveries have been left at the dry cleaner down the street for me, which is inconvenient. So I've come to prefer USPS over UPS.
USPS doesn't seem to know how to deliver a package to a business in Midtown. If it arrives on Saturday, when the mail room is closed, they mark it "delivered," where to is entirely unclear, and the package is nowhere to be found. Calling "customer service" is a Kafkaesque exercise in futility. They the package mysteriously appears on Wednesday. This happens to me just about every single time.
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USPS doesn't seem to know how to deliver a package to a business in Midtown. If it arrives on Saturday, when the mail room is closed, they mark it "delivered," where to is entirely unclear, and the package is nowhere to be found. Calling "customer service" is a Kafkaesque exercise in futility. They the package mysteriously appears on Wednesday. This happens to me just about every single time.
That's so funny, because yesterday I was thinking about writing something very similar. USPS seems pretty good lately when I have things sent to family members on Long Island, or even to places in Queens, but the service to my office is a nightmare.

I'm at Park and 28th, so 10016 zip code, and the mail service here is the absolute worst. I have had the exact same experience that you have, where packages are marked delivered (and even signed for by someone with a first name only), yet the package is nowhere to be found. They have all shown up eventually, but it is disconcerting to say the least. I don't know what the F is going on.
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I hope they can work something out: pay workers fair wage and cut executive pay. Because underpaid workers equal unhappy workers equal packages arrived damage. While UPS CEO has been making $12 million per year.

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