Sunday, April 6, 2008

sometimes...

sometimes im asked to come in on saturdays. we are usually not busy and only about 5 to 7 runs get called in. either way, someone needs to be around to dispatch the few jobs and get the work done. this past saturday was a bit different...we actually had to dispatch close to 15 jobs or so...what?! it's hard to find drivers to get the work done when there's only five and now we have to figure out how to get 15 done...oh wells. we got the work done...no complaints, everyone happy.

now, to keep this bike related and on the saturday theme...it's quaterlies at work. quaterlies happen every three months...it's a sh*t-ton of work. bin after bin is lined up and is tagged...we separate all the envelopes into there proper route bin. you know, all the waukegans go in one, all the oak brooks in another and so on. anywhoo, how is this bike related? the route crew...well, we have about 3 or 4 bikers that handle some of the routes...these bikers are rarely seen by the rest of the crew. these cats only work there routes and call it a day...doesn't bother me much and sure doesn't bother them. they showed up on saturday to separate and fill out the paperwork for their routes...they have a super busy week ahead of them. it's a nice change for them...it's been slow for their routes just as it's been slow on the board. everyone had a big smile on their face on saturday...the sun was shining and the work, well, was more than one could ask for.

on a side note, the benefit of showing up on saturday was the FREE cornbeef sandwich form manny's...

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