500 hours left in 2015 for My Freedom

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by olroadbeech, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    my anniversary is in June. I have saved up 45 sick days. prorated vacations would probably be 3 weeks.

    so do I have to actually work in 2015? someone told me they would just cash out the sick days and the 360 hours wouldn't count.

    also if I do work, do ALL hours count as I work 55 hours a week or just 40 hours per week.? I don't want to give then notice unless I have to. a driver told me that the union will inform the company but I don't want anyone to make a big deal over it.

    also I am in the Western Conference.

    I saved up enough money to tide me over til the pension checks start. what is the average wait for them to begin?
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  2. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    In the Western Conference, its the first 2080 hours you work (or are compensated thru sick days, vacation etc.) in a calendar year that get pension contributions. So yes, your OT does count, up until 2080 hours. I would call your Local to verify where you are at in terms of prorated vacations, the last thing you want to do is pull the plug and find out that you were 6 hours short.....
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    What is this "saved up 45 days of sick leave" you speak of? You have actual paid sick leave days? and you can save them up? Are you in management?
  4. We can carry our sickdays,too.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    We gotta get that into our next supplement! Also the ability to transfer sick days to other hourlies who need time off for family emergencies and things of that nature.
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  6. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    I've only ever had to call in sick one time in my working life. If I can keep that up I'll have sick days stacked to the roof.
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  8. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    That's not a nationwide thing??? I'd definitely be on the union's ass about that!
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    The ability to roll over sick days for the following years...instead of use em or lose em by May.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Not that I'm aware of...doesn't work that way for PTers and a driver told me the same thing in my building.
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    It's actually use em or get paid for them
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  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I would double check if your OT counts.
    In the Central conference 1600 hours gets you a year of pension credit.
    Our OT doesn't count.
    40 weeks X 40 hours a week= 1600 hours.
    I'd hate to see roadbeech bail out and find out he shorted himself.
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  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Yes...that's what I meant...but I wish we could roll them over.
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    That would be great if we could
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  15. Everybody,donate your sick days,to Ivan. Sick of working!..lol
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  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    After tomorrow I only have 2 left. You can have one....lol
  17. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I never hardly ever call in either. Id rather take a day unpaid off if we have extas. I always bid out my sick days and optional days as 2 extra weeks of vacation. Rather have 2 extra weeks of vacation and the 9 days that go with it, especially when your getting the BULLY BEATDOWN on this job every day lol.
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We have better language in the Western Conference.

    Here, we get pension credit for the first 2080 compensible hours.
  19. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    In Central we get ZERO sick days.
  20. Whatever date they tell you,that you are eligible. I would add another month,just to be sure. Use your vacation time and sickdays wisely. You wont have too many work days this year!