Being pulled down from the pick off to load..... ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NY11725, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    It's been happening a lot lately. We are missing loaders, so I am being pulled down from my position as the pick off to load. The other two pick offs are NEVER pulled down when their short loaders, so why am I? Should I say something to management or go straight to the SS on shift?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Work as directed.
     
  3. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    Heh
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Heh?
     
  5. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    Yeah, I giggled at your reply considering it's a seniority position, and I have seniority. I shouldn't be pulled down to load when they are plenty of other people who can be put into a trailer.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you have seniority over the other two pick off employees?
     
  7. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    Sorry, I wrote that wrong. The other two pick offs I referred to are on different belts picking off, and I honestly NEVER see them being pulled down to load when that belt is short loaders. Each belt has one primary pick off, and then 1 or two backups in case the primary is out.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Work as directed and grieve later.
     
  9. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    I've been working as directed for over a week now watching some random guy not even from a outbound come take my position. Enough is enough in my eyes.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    File a grievance.
     
  11. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    That's what I'm planning to do. There's no reason to put someone else up top, if I am available to do it. The SS who is always there when I'm there is cool with me, so I'm sure there won't be any issues with him having my back.
     
  12. Jigawatts

    Jigawatts Member

    My guess is that you are being pulled to load because you know the difference between RDR and RDL. The other two might not be able to figure it out.
     
  13. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    I apologize but I am unfamiliar with the terms RDR and RDL.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    RDR--Rear Door Right

    RDL--Rear Door Left

    RDC--Read Door Center

    These are all load positions.
     
  15. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    Ah, yes, in other terms, as in, I know how to load properly, then yeah, of course I'm good at it, but I'm bomb at picking off, and I'm being paid to do it, you know? I pretty much virtually catch every miss sort , and my dead chute is full usually roughly 3 times every night. We're a jax belt, so the only FL we take is 324-325, and I'm constantly dead chuting every other FL you can imagine. I know they know I'm super good at it, so I really don't know why I'm loading. I've done my time loading.
     
  16. Jigawatts

    Jigawatts Member

    :slap:
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you don't know those three basic terms then you have never loaded a package car.
     
  18. NY11725

    NY11725 New Member

    I work the reload, we load trailers as I said a few times now, no one on my shift loads a package car. But those terms do make sense in a trailer as well, but no, I've never heard the terms used before. Anyway, I appreciate everyones input. Have to run, take care.
     
  19. btrlov

    btrlov Member

    work as instructed then file a work assignment seniority grievance. The Sort manager will fix it if the FT sup doesn't. Do you have new pt or FT management that might not know about seniority in assignments
     
  20. racerchaser

    racerchaser New Member

    The other guys in the picks do they have loading experience? They may be just looking for the best man for the job.