9.5 - First time filing.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by undies, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    Utility driver here, opted in to the 9.5 list last week. They've been pretty decent at keeping my dispatch just right. This week however I went over 3 days and am on the verge of my first 9.5 grievance.

    I've filed on a lot of things in the past and this one feels a bit intimidating, mostly the (larger)target it will put on my back and the meeting with the DM. What can I expect? Any tips advice? Thanks!
     
  2. Expect to get an ass pounding. Stand your ground and dot your I's and cross your t's
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Be ready for the "You are instructed to be in and of the clock, with a full lunch, under 9.5 with no missed pieces" message to appear on your DIAD. Don't let such harassment get to you. It's intended to get you to work faster and unsafe in order to meet their unrealistic expectations. When it happens tell them (vi DIAD) to choose....missed pieces or over 9.5.

    And don't let them call your cellphone for such harassment either.

    If you are told to be in before a certain time then do it even if it means you'll bring back stops and let them know you will be (via DIAD).

    Ask (via DIAD) if someone else will be finishing your work. Take a picture of the response. Make sure you sheet them as missed if no one will finish your work.


    There is more but I can't think of them at the moment. I'm sure you'll get more responses from others though.
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  4. Brown_Star

    Brown_Star Methods Man

    Just file....
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I had to file one this am. We have a new steward, and he pulled one out for me. I filled it out, and I couldnt believe how many people were watching, in sheer horror. I enjoyed it.

    They all said, Oh boy your gonna be targeted now.
    I told them, you will all be targeted one day, learn now.

    But they will follow you, set you up, blah blah. My answer, they do it anyway.

    And thats called harrassment, and its covered in the contract. Get your book out kiddos, you are going to need it longer than me.

    I wish I knew all my career....... what I know now, and YOU can, pay attention...
     
    • Like Like x 8
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  6. Toon..been there, done that. Went all the way to the harassment hotline. Stand your ground .
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • List
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Do the job the same every day.


    Do not let them intimidate you into speeding up. Even if they come and follow you around.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  8. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    File and keep filing. Easy money
     
  9. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Some of them are just bullies, and I never liked confrontation. But they made me what I am today. I hope someone learns from what they have seen happen to me. It could be them one day...time flies.......and pretty soon you arent the young pretty one any more. You are just a drag, on their up and coming work force.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I've still got a long time to go but if there's one thing I've learned its that 99% of the old :censored2:s at the center weren't born that way. Ups made them what they are.
     
  11. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    Target on your back means nothing. Do the job the right way and they simply can't touch you.....just file, it's fun.
     
  12. Not that easy they will set you up.
     
  13. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    They harassed me all last year. Production rides, on area observations, salting the load with misloads, making me the scapegoat for other driver's heavy days, brought me a pal label and asked me to do a SDN for a NDA in a different location....I'm sure I'm forgetting some things.

    OP - you'll live thru it. Do your job and you'll be fine.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  14. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Did you file on those production rides? We've been able to stop them here by doing so.
     
  15. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    I don't doubt it, in my center pretty much everybody files and there is no real consequence. I guess every center is different but they don't even try to keep drivers on the list under 9.5. Before peak I filed 14 weeks in a row.
     
  16. They came after me hard. Because when I got on the list,many others followed.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  17. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Please give details of the grievance. They always threaten the old lock in ride garbage but just in case they try it.....
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS seldom admits they are production rides. They will claim some other excuse even if it is really about production.
     
  19. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    Do they even care to try and keep you under? I'm on the list and regularly work 10.5, and they just keep paying out the grievances. Never do they try to harass me or keep me under.
     
  20. They finally made adjustments to my route. Haven't had a problem for awhile.