Cover drivers 8 hour days

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by instantK, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. instantK

    instantK Member

    Can part time cover drivers put in for 8 hour planned if there assigned to that route for the week?
     
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  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    PT drivers? Are you a part timer from January 1st to May 31st? Just curious.

    As Far As I Know, If you're a driver you can request an 8 hour day. It doesn't matter if you are assigned to a route, or bid to cover a route, or are unassigned for the week.
     
  3. Maybe,check your local supplement. Mine says they must give 10% an 8 hour day if requested. goes by seniority, and only one driver per loop can have an 8 hour day.
     
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That one driver per loop was eliminated in the new contract to my understanding. Nw it is just a straight 10%
     
  5. That could be a big problem! we have a couple loops, with old :censored2:z like me In it. What would happen if we all got an 8 hour day? They couldnt do it
     
  6. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Not our problem. That's dispatch's problem to deal with. Requesting to only work 8 hours once or twice a month should not be this huge of a problem. Think about it. :censored2: It really irks me when they call me at home and say can you just take day off instead off 8 hour. Ummmm no!:madashell:
     
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  7. instantK

    instantK Member

    I have been a cover driver for almost 3 years but never requested an 8hr
     
  8. I always tell them...NO....I HAVE AN EASY DAY TODAY! Call me on a hard day, ask me the same question!
     
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  9. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    that is one of the best posts I have ever read here
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    25 years in and I have also never requested an 8 hr day. If I ever needed to get done early I would run my lunch, change my board to 05 and deal with the fallout the following day.
     
  11. Wow!...what a good union guy!....did you wash your Sups car and cut his grass,when you punched out??....WAPOS
     
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  12. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Wow. Come on Dave. Why. I am calling :bsbullf: This is one of the craziest things I've ever heard a driver say.
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Believe what you will, I don't really care. I have never submitted an 8 hour request. Most of the time the events that I needed to get to were during the afternoon and I would just take my lunch there (softball/baseball game) or, if it were later that evening, I would run my lunch, change the board to 05 and get done early.
     
  15. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I'm currently viewing some of your posts in the way back machine around year 2000. Can't wait to prove u wrong. yes I'm bored. Lol. It's raining out and wife and kids are watching a Disney movie. Lol
     
  16. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  17. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Is this just for a specific day that you need to get home early? Just wondering since most cover drivers are in progression and don't make much. Don't you want the overtime?
     
  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Not everyone LOVES overtime. There's much more to life than money
     
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  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Like Johnny said, not your problem. 6 guys in a loop and all 6 ask for an 8 hour day.......it's UPS's problem to solve.

    I understand why you're doing that, but WHY?!!?!?

    His money situation isn't any of your business. Maybe he/she can get by just fine on $16/hr. Most people do.
     
  20. Brownslave688

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

    Yep this is my feelin exactly. Why in the world would I take a certain early day off? Call me on peak day and ill gladly stay home. On an 8.0 not likely.

    The best is they get all :censored2: at you. Like how dare you try to work we are giving you the day off. Dumbasses probably think man we aren't working them hard enough if they don't want a day off.