Can I work my vacation week?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Kibbled Jive Elk Zoo, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. UPSNoMore

    UPSNoMore New Member

    I am a part-time employee & union member that works the 3rd shift at the Air Hub in Rockford, Illinois. I have a scheduled vacation week next week, but I would like to work during that time a be payed for it. I received my vacation week check last week. Can I work my vacation week for more money? Does the contract address this issue specifically? Any guidance, instruction or advice would me appreciated.
  2. brownieworker

    brownieworker New Member

    Yes you can work.
  3. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    You should be able to work but you might want to let your sup know in advance.
  4. LittleBilly19

    LittleBilly19 New Member

    yeah whats wrong with you. take your vaca. god get a hobby
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We used to be able to work our vacations here in Upstate NY but are no longer allowed to. Think about it--why would they want to pay you twice?
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    In 705 you are only allowed to work your optional week.
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    It will probably depend on what kind of staffing your Hub has. If they need you, then it shouldn't be a problem. The plan is to have enough people to cover employees who are scheduled off. Maybe enough people will want off to let you work in their place.
  8. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    What is wrong with working a vaca week if one chooses to?
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I know that if I were a junior employee who wanted to also take that week off but couldn't as it was closed and I knew that KJEZ was supposed to be on vacation yet chose to work, I would be having a discussion with my supervisor.
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You need to check with you steward and see if it is allowed in your area. As I interperet my rider you might be able to work if it is an option week but not if it is a regular vaction week.
  11. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Whats wrong is that you are taking an opertunity away from a junior employee to work. How would you like to be the one laid off because someone is greedy and wants to get paid double.

    In the central you can only work thru your optional week. Any other week will get grieved by a laid off employee and paid 40 hours of strait time pay.
  12. LittleBilly19

    LittleBilly19 New Member

    Nothing is wrong with it.. but come on I mean get a life. If u can't do anything better then work at ups when ur paid to be home it is sad..
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I don't work my vacation weeks, I work for my vacation weeks. I know people in other fields of work that don't have time to use all their vacation and they forfit it. So sad.
  14. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    You don't know my hub or the operation, there are NO junior people who I am taking work away from.
    There are no laid of part timers at my hub.
    They would just do without me and not replace me, AND they need me anyway so why not work?
    My sups are fine with it.
    I don't appreciate the innuendo that I am greedy, you don't know my situation.

  15. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    I missed a vaca week that I was not paid for, and I got the dates mixed up and worked through that week not realizing it was a vaca week.
    I am not displacing anyone, all the vaca schedules in my hub are done in Jan. and no one has the week off that I had to reschedule.
  16. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    If nothing is wrong with it, why is it sad, it's my business and if I choose to work and I can then that is that.
    Besides I don't work all my vaca weeks, in fact this is the first time this year and get this...I don't even know if I am going to yet.. haven't decided and it's my choice. Ha!
  17. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    I don't know how this thread was sesame!
  18. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    Ok this thread should be open. I apologize to those who wanted to reply but was unable to.

    Back to the original topic!
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Power hungry Mods?
  20. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Only one reason to work your vacation is because you have no money... period. no other reason. I can't stand people who work their vacation and laugh when they complain about me taking days off.

    I take all my vacation that I earn and enjoy the time off. Now maybe some of you need to get some books on how to manage your money.