Asked to Go Home Early

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by infinitenexus, May 29, 2014.

  1. infinitenexus

    infinitenexus New Member

    hey everyone,
    i'm new to UPS, pre senority and on my second week without a trainer. i've been asked if i want to leave early a few times and said no, but today i was really fatigued and sore so i said "i guess" and went ahead and left early.
    i spoke to someone else who works here and they told me i should never agree to leave early and they are testing me! i hope that's not the case because i really enjoy working here and want to continue with my job.

    will agreeing to go home early this one time affect my getting senority???
    i couldn't possibly be fired for agreeing to leave early, right? i didn't ask them, they asked me.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You won't get fired (for that), but it certainly doesn't reflect well on you that you didn't ask to stay. You're trying to paint yourself in a positive light....show a little eagerness before they beat it out of you in a few months.
     
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Will this get you fired? No but it is not the best impression to make when you are still in your probation period.
     
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I have an echo named Dave.
     
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  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    They asked you if you wanted to leave early because the sort ran out of work. UPS always likes to run the sort just a little understaffed so everyone is forced to work just a little bit harder. You should be fine, just make sure you come in everyday.
     
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Can my sort run out of work so I can leave early? That would be fabulous.
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Two peas in a pod
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

     
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  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Transfer to the hub and with enough seniority you may only have to work 2 days a week or less. Really hurts when you find out you did not work enough hours to have a good pension year or earn your vacation weeks.
     
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Too bad Jenny didn't fall off that ledge!
     
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If they ask you to leave early and you do will have no affect on whether or not you make seniority. They aren't testing you they are asking you to leave to save a few dollars.

    If you agree to leave your not guaranteed 3.5 hrs so they only have to pay you the time actually worked.

    It's up to you whether you leave early or not it you don't someone else probably will....

    If your worried about making your seniority follow these basic rules show up everyday and on time sick or not, do your job the best you can (other that have seniority might be dragging there feet don't follow there lead ), mind your own business don't get involved in other people work politics and don't get in a physical altercation with anyone hence mind your own business...
     
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  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Best advice I have heard for new hires.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Maybe if you played nice, he'd take you off 'ignore.':devil3:



    (And with the new software, your quote doesn't show. Damn!)
     
  14. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    +1
    On our preload, if there is not enough work to go around, mgmt will go down the seniority list to see if anyone wants to take a day off. This is to get the noobs experience. Usually, one of the same four or five lazyarses will take them up on it, but there are rare occasions that a noob will have to go home.
     
  15. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    I think it's sad that you can't work 3.5 hours. I hope you don't plan on driving because you wouldn't make it to lunch.
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My building's preload cut the double shifters first then the Art 22.3's. Last are the newbies. The preload manager beats them like a borrowed mule. Great for double shifters.
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Said by a driver who would rather take a lay off then work the preload.
     
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  18. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    I was a preloader for 13 years until a full time job came up. I never went home early. I averaged 4 hours because I would stay and do the air.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It has nothing to do with "playing nice"----I have zero tolerance for the simple minded.