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Today was only 7 hours? Weird. I like this trend though. Yesterday was my first day running the entire show at work, and... It was a shit show. Problems beyond my control made the morning incredibly chaotic, with most of my drivers leaving an hour later than usual, with about twenty packages each that weren’t plugged into their routing software.

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I had to take out a full route in addition to the operations stuff, so instead of starting it at 9 like I normally would as a driver, I hit my first delivery at... Wait for it... 1:00pm. Yikes.

Despite all that, we hit an entirely unexpected 99% completion rate! First time in weeks that number has been reached actually. Feels pretty good to take care of a crazy day in such a fashion. Oh... And turns out all of you prepping like the world is about to end has brought us to a point where we’ve had more delivery volume in *March* than in November or December. Insanity I tells ya.

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Today? Smooth as glass. Zero issues in the morning—which is rare with so many moving pieces—and everyone got out way earlier than normal. I still had to take a route out after operations stuff, but somehow I not only crossed the mythical 30 stops/hour rate, but I smashed through it! 32.6. A bit higher even, if the software accounted for unscanned packages.

Illustration for article titled Hello suburbia
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It’s been a good day. Now I get to move all my stuff into the new apartment, hopefully getting set-up enough to play some guitar hero...

These are popping up everywhere. Someone left a bowl of mini hand sanitizer bottles, which was appreciated!
These are popping up everywhere. Someone left a bowl of mini hand sanitizer bottles, which was appreciated!

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