Last year at UPS, the Monday after "Cyber-Monday" -- when the main wave of packages people ordered online between Thanksgiving and the following Monday hits our delivery routes -- our corporate honcho told us that the volume was unprecedented, more packages than had ever come through our building in a single day: 95,000 pieces.
As of this morning, when I went in for an extra shift because they're so worried about next week, the projection for Monday is 135,000 pieces. They rented twenty-six more trucks; I'm not sure how they're going to squeeze them all into the building to get loaded. I'm going to be doing another extra shift tomorrow, and coming in four hours earlier than my usual time on Monday. It looks like it's going to be a long next couple of weeks, but at least it'll help pay off all the stuff that I bought online.