30 Day Driving Probation Question

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Bitcoinz, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

    I went in to work today to continue my 30 days of driving probation before I become a full-fledged, full-time driver and they laid me off today. I though I was suppose to work 30 days until they could do that? Anyone have any advice on this?
     
  2. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    As far as I know they can get rid of you up until the 29th day as long as you don't work your 30th i believe
     
  3. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You are not guaranteed anything until you get your 30 days in. They can lay you off, fire you or work you.
     
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Which is why in some areas, it is 30 in 90 days. Allows for 30 days to accumulate after one comes back from a layoff.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It's 40 in 70 here...under the new contract. It used to be 30 days.
     
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Which is why I posted, "in some areas."
     
  7. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    Are you laid off as in fired? Or laid off for the day?
     
  8. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

    Laid off for the day, they told me to be back tomorrow.
     
  9. Get some sleep. Run your :censored2: off,tomorrow!
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Mondays are usually slow so this is not unusual. Even though you are in your 30 day that doesn't mean that you are guaranteed to work 30 days in a row.
     
  11. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

    Wish they would have called me before I drove 30 minutes to work. Thanks for your advice though.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Were you told on Friday to come in this morning?
     
  13. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

  14. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    I'm still in my 30 days. Never worked a Monday yet. I've had a couple weeks I've only worked twice. Save some gas and time and call in before you drive in.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you were scheduled to work you should be paid for your 8 hours.
     
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  16. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    He doesn't have seniority so is he still guaranteed work? I was under the impression you had to have seniority to be guaranteed.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He is only guaranteed work if he is told to come in. He was told to come in and rather than being called at least 1 hour before start time to be told he wasn't needed they let him come in and then sent him home.
     
  18. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    That's good to know. I thought if you hadn't reached seniority you weren't entitled to anything.