Any other center have this.............

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by swing_drv, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    We have a full time driver that stays in the office doing safety compliance work. He might go on road maybe once a month. We called the union but they said it was up to our management. How can this be! He has been doing this for over a year. And he signed back on his route on the new bid list. Shouldn't this be a full time position after 30 days.
     
  2. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Are you sure about this. Someone would pick up on this right away on any audit as it would stick out like a sore thumb.
     
  3. Scoot

    Scoot Member

    We have one. He gets on road once or twice a week. Mgt loves it because they can load the route up on the days he's working on "safety".
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We have one also. It used to bug me that the guy earns the same money as me for doing basically nothing. Our union Business Agent gave me a whole different view on the subject by pointing out that every day the guy spends in the office equals one day that a junior employee at the bottom of the seniority list gets to cover his route for full pay and benefits instead of being laid off or having to work in the hub.
     
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, we have one.
    He is used to run late air, pickup and deliver misloads and go out and take stops off drivers that were over dispatched.
    Since he is not on the books for the day, the morning report to corporate for SPC is met.
    He has gained weight and is as fat as any BA I have ever seen.
    Then, part timers are used to help the other drivers that are over dispatched.
    Part timers are working the hours for part time pay, doing drivers work.
    There are many various ways my center hides the facts and I doubt we are the exception.

    I could care less.
    I try to work safely all day.


     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I am curious, how do you know all this infromation. We only saw our satellite driver about 3 or 4 times a year when I worked and believe me he was clueless about how things were ran on a daily basis at our center. He hated "coming to town". I don't even think some of our center managers even knew he existed. His only source of info was from the driver who shuttled his load up to him and according to him they didn't talk much about how things were back at the center because he didn't care.
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I had never heard of a satellite driver before this place. Or a "safety" driver. Where can I sign up?:wink2::wink2:
     
  8. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Be careful what you wish for. Do you want to start your route everyday at 10:45 - 11:00, get home after 2100 all year long, and drive 80 miles each day in your personal car without reimbursement when gas is $3.85 per gallon. Did I mention loading your truck in the rain and handling each pkg. 2 or 3 times. But wait, you also get to double handle all of your pickup pieces.
     
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    No, thanks. I'd rather be the one doing paperwork!!
     
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    One of our cover drivers does a lot of safety audits all the time. He is on vacation this week and is ticked off right now. He didn't get a vacation check because he didn't have enough hours to show up for reporting to work.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I bet he didn't find that humorous!
     
  12. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    Thanks for all the input. At least I know this isn't the only place this is happening. It still seems like it should be a full time position with a different classification. He gets top pay and will retire all in one piece plus taking up a valuable vacation spots on the list.
     
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Isnt that logistics?
     
  14. bugsy

    bugsy New Member

    I <3 logistics. :happy-very: That's why I work for UPS
     
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Yep, we have one too. Right now he's on layoff so he comes in for preload and stays to do safety most days.
     
  16. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member



    all good things come to and end,
     
  17. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    We have one of those drivers. A couple weeks ago he got caught breaking all kinds of rules during an on area observation and the next morning he was in the office getting a 3 day suspension. The same day he got the suspension he stayed in the building to help organize the big safety cookout that night.
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    $5 says he will go into management within a year...............
     
  19. You guys were the only one in our building that had cookout this year. I was jealous. :)
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I was pretty sure that cookout was for the whole building, but I could be wrong. As usual it was all over by the time I got in :happy-very: