Can We Be Fired For Not Coming In From Vacation?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by olroadbeech, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Company has been calling me everyday to come in from vacation. made the mistake of answering phone on Monday and volunteering info that I wasn't going out of town. ( didn't go in. dispatch begged me. )

    messages have been getting nastier everyday. sometimes they call 2-3 times a day. no longer answering phone.

    called a reliable co worker and they said that they have threatened other drivers for not coming in off vacation if they are in town.

    I work 55-60 hrs every week and look forward to my vacations. I usually stay home and take the dogs for long walks in the woods and work on my yard. I just stay home. watch Netflix and take naps.

    do I have anything to worry about? dreading going back to work Monday. maybe I will call in sick, ha ha.
     
  2. Fedex Guy

    Fedex Guy Active Member

    I think you're fine. It's your vacation week FFS.


    Just to be clear, I don't work for FedEx. Crazy I know.
     
  3. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Nothing to worry about. You can probably file a grievance for harassment if you want.


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  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I would of informed them Monday that if they called again I would be calling my BA.

    Vacation doesn't mean you have to go somewhere just means you're paid not to work. I would not so kindly suggest they hire more drivers.
     
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  5. Tell them sorry, ive been drinking!.....click...lol

    That will stop the calls!
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You need Caller ID.
     
  7. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    If only there was a way for UPS to not be understaffed when known vacations arise...hmmm...
     
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  8. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Tell them that you've been drinking or that you're resting a sore whatever. There's plenty of drivers that say they feel a back or leg injury coming on without the proper rest. It's a little off...but no worse than what they're doing.
     
  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    They tried to call me while I was on vacation several times. I would just tell them I had plans to go out of town and to not call me again the rest of the week. I live in a small town in the suburbs of Houston. I can go down the street about 1/4 of a mille and be in the next little town to get a coke at sonic during happy hour and technically not be lying. haha. I don't care how bad I needed the money, I would NEVER come in when I was on vacation to "help them out." Not the way they treat us. No sir.
     
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  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You mean call people and beg them to work their vacation?
     
  11. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    It's entirely to UPS' advantage to have a crew of skilled TCD's for vacation coverage. It's cheaper for them, the TCD's can either get valuable experience or stay a TCD (enough of those fellas where I'm at) and have the flexibility in their schedules to do the things they need to do.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are under no obligation whatsoever to work during your vacation.


    Resident know-it-all.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Unless, of course, you need to replace the sliding door to your deck.
     
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  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That would be a financial obligation. :)


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  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    This thread worries me. On what planet could UPS do anything because they knew months ahead of time you would be off, they pay to be off, and threaten you with anything. Bullies can only bully you if you allow it. Next time they call tell them to F off, and no I'm not kidding. I bet dimes to dollar it will stop.
     
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  16. Fullhouse

    Fullhouse Member

    "No employee shall accept vacation pay in lieu of vacation. " Article 55 sec 2 in the atlantic area supplement.
    Meaning an employee cannot work during their scheduled vacation. I bet a dime to a dollar the sups are trying get out of working routes. Too bad for them!
    Again UPS has failed to maintain a sufficient work force... imagine that!

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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not even to pay for your son to party in the Bahamas for a week?


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  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Not even for a sliding glass door.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do not tell them to F off. You do have to go back there when your vacation is over.


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  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    They have recently posted a sign up sheet for those who would like to work their vacations from now till Tgiving.