Confusion regarding Seasonal driver/preload pay.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dillaha12, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    So i have been a preloader for about a year, and i just went to driving school for seasonal driver last week. passed it and everything but now my center has told me that they cant train me for two weeks(its almost the end of the season anyways so i think theyre saying that until two weeks is up and then say they just cant train me yet) They told me this on monday morning when they called me in less than an hour before preload started(i would have gone to bed alot earlier). this was after telling me on friday to call in on monday to see if ill be training as a driver. so they need me back on preload which is fine. but the other seasonal driver thats working preload is getting paid as a driver while preloading and im getting preload pay, which does not seem right. im not worried about his pay, i just feel like im being jerked around(they also kept postponing the date for which i was supposed to be going to school) which is very frustrating seeing as i have given 100% hard work to this company so far and i have bills to pay(new glasses for driving) which i cannot afford on preload pay. id get a second job exept that i am always being told that ill be driving next week but that keeps changing... i need to do something otherwise ill be searching for a new job soon. cant live off preload pay
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You have been working preload for a year and haven't found another FT or PT job to pay your bills? Is working Saturday Air an option? How about running air after the preload? We have several preloaders that almost work FT running air and working Saturday. I made almost $70k last year working PT.
     
  3. Number24

    Number24 #24

    running air is eligible straight after pre load shift? I'd consider that and Saturdays before I go FT.
     
  4. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    Our center doesnt allow any OT unless its right after our shift. or they are not telling us the truth
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My building has been using PT to help with NDA for years. Also after air is off we run misloads around. Sometimes deliver bulk stops or packages left in the building. Of course any ground work pays top driver pay for the day.
     
  6. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    and no... i was looking for another job once peak ended and then ive been kinda jerked around since summer started. i didnt want to start another job just to have to end it once training started
     
  7. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    Our center doesnt allow any of that. atleast thats what they keep telling us. we have to be off the clock before we get any OT.
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    When you combine air driving with preload you do not go on OT until after 8 hours. Read Art 40 in the master agreement.
     
  9. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    Oh air driving? I cannot air drive as i have just finished training for driving and they havent trained me at my center yet
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What training? Are you qualified to drive? Do you know how to use the DIAD enough to make a simple delivery? Do you have a map book?
     
  11. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    So i finished safety training and now i need on the job training. Thats what the Ups Center said when i was in safety training and thats what my Ups center is telling me now. that i cannot drive until someone is there to train me on the job.
     
  12. Yes that is correct. All new drivers need to go on the road with a supervisor.
     
  13. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    That is what i thought. so then, while im waiting for them to have a supervisor ready, i have to just preload and make preload rate pay? honest question here, not trying to be rude by any means
     
  14. Pretty much how it works.
     
  15. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    so why did they ask the other seasonal driver to "help" and he makes seasonal driver pay and they told me i have to help and i make preload pay
     
  16. Are you a brand new employee?
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    File a grieve.
     
  18. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    no i have been preloading coming up on a year.
     
  19. Probably because you are a preloader and not a driver.
     
  20. user0001

    user0001 New Member

    Everything is unreasonably unclear. I was told in class, and signed a document stating that I am now making seasonal driver wage.