Anyone here anything about layoffs??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hemdazon, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Hemdazon

    Hemdazon New Member

    Im here on Long Island and the word is, come the 1st of the new year they are going to start laying off. starting with PTers. I heard it could be up to 5 years of sensiorty or lower. work has been slow but i didnt think that slow. right now they are starting to get us inside full time guys off the clock exactly at 8 hour, no more OT. Is this happening anywhere else? any of the rumors heard anywhere else?

    If this has been mentioned sorry for the double post

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    You have to expect layoffs after peak. This is a tradition of UPS to adjust to decreasing volumes. I have heard too about people with less than 5 years senority to expect a cut in the hours they work or being laid off until volume returns.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I don't know if I'm out of line, but laying off part-time workers is easier to swallow than laying off full-time drivers. Sending a driver back into preload would be smarter than giving him a pink slip.
    Whoever gets layed off anyways is entitled to come back as long as you made seniority
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Heff, it's the same difference isn't it? FT gets laid off and bumps a PT time out of their position on preload or nite sort or both. We are still guaranteed 8 hrs.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Had a 4 year driver ask me yesterday about this very question. I replied that within our local there are several buildings with a lot of p/t's that could be bumped. That made him quite happy.
    The only down side could be to get 8 hours one might have to split shift in different buildings.

    PAUPSER New Member

    I’m here in PA and are center manager already informed us that their will be a lot of layoffs in January, which layoffs happen ever time after peak but he said this next year will be a lot worse then previous years. I was also told to expect anyone with less then 5 years seniority to be laid off, starting with the part-timers obviously. We have been so slow that they haven’t started any driver helpers and or seasonal workers inside which hasn’t happen in the fours that I have been here until now.
  7. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball

    Hell, I've been laid off for 5 weeks now.... Rumor is another 50 drivers in my hub on 1-1-09. Some feeders guys have been back inside for 7 months already.
  8. kickbacksocal

    kickbacksocal New Member

    It's coming, we have full time drivers being used at runners just to get there 8 in, we also have 4 drivers with 20yrs plus with the company that transfered into our building and are at the bottom, they will bump part-timers next yr. Have any see mechanic's get laid off? They are not replacing the ones who get fired or quit, and 8 hours only since April.
  9. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    how long do your benefits last once you are laid off?
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I heard 10 years and less.
  11. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    I wanted to ask the same thing - Anyone know?
  12. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    If you get laid off bump into ptime to retain your benefits, you go on lay off and they should be done within 30 days or end of the month.
  13. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    Ahhh....then my New Year's Resolution with be to not jump off a tall building when I go back to unloading?

    Thank you for the answer.
  14. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    ups has no idea what kind of spikes that the dhl volume is going to give ups. The number of 4 billion dollars of dhl volume out there, much of that coming to ups. Ups has no idea, but theres talk of layoffs....typical, make huge changes before you even know whats going to happen.Its good business sense to be concerned, but why say this or that before you know anything?
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Talking about laying off hundreds of people up this way in the big leagues.
  16. JDMC1212

    JDMC1212 New Member

    i havent heard of any layoffs here in ontario california. just today ive been hearing about how its going to pick up because of the two huge accounts we are trying to pick up from dhl. crossing fingers....
  17. stringerman85

    stringerman85 New Member

    I agree, And who is actually saying all this crap that everyone hears? Just people talking rumors is all it is...Our volume always decreases in January, With DHL gone, It won't be as bad as originally expected, There will be probably be a few layoffs but to say 5 years or less seniority is just a silly rumor thrown out there, nobody knows yet..
  18. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Especially since five years doesn't mean a damn thing. 5 years of seniority here could be completely different in terms of drivers some where else.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We lost 6 drivers since March. All 20 year plus. One quit, one went into feeders, 4 retired. No driver layoff issue here, thank goodness.
  20. finaddict

    finaddict Member

    Here's some feeder news. 4-10hr days! SWEEEEEETTTTT!!! I don't need, want or care to think about a 60hr week. Gimmee 4/10's. But there are some 8 and the gate 5 days too. We're going to have some serious labor issues on subcontracting this "peak".