First off I want to state I'm not super pissed or anything. I just think this is kind of ***.
I have a package being delivered through UPS. It made it from Alabama to Lexington, KY (30 min from my house) very quickly and I have no complaints about that, but it is going to have to sit for the next 5 days because the UPS center (or whatever) in Lexington is not open on Saturdays and they will be closed Mon and Tues for New Years. Now I understand being closed on New Years Day (kind of) but there is no reason whatsoever for them to be closed on the 31st. There are plenty of people with normal jobs that work the 31st and I don't see any reason for THE ENTIRE COMPANY to shut down.
Is it so their employees will have ample time to get whatever drinking out of their system and sober up before coming back into work? I understand most UPS employees work very hard and fully deserve as many days off as they can get but give them individual vacation days. The thought of a company as large as UPS shutting down for New Years Eve is just ridiculous to me. there is nothing special about it until night time so why can't they put in a days work?
I also think someone should be in their distribution centers on Saturdays if they are not going to make deliveries.
Anyway, I'm sure it all comes down to the Union. Next they'll be closed for the entire week between Christmas and New Years as well as Valentines day lol.