Cover drivers HAVE to work black friday?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by EmraldArcher, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    This came as a surprise to me. I don't really mind but I have a couple questions:

    1. What am I going to get paid? Is it 4 or 8 hours straight time holiday pay (my regular job is part time preload) and then time and a half for actual hours worked?

    2. If I'm still in my 30 day probationary/qualification period for cover driving does the requirement apply to me?

    3. Am I required to work the preload if they don't actually need me to drive?
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    What does your supplement say?
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We always had enought greedy senior money hungry suck ups who would volunteer to work that day so none of the kids who really needed the money got a chance to work.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I am surprised that you do not already know your work schedule for Friday.
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Did you ask your SUP?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I'm beginning to think that another sub-forum would be warranted. One to deal with all the seasonal, new-hire and pre-seniority issues.

    Let us veterans (old(er) farts) have this one.
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That would be perfect.
  8. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    lol... do I detect a little resentment?
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I always take vacation so that I do not have to work Black Friday, but I noticed on the sign up sheet that there was a good mix of people that signed for Friday. They asked for 12 volunteers and it looked like 12 signed. Nice not to have to force anyone.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Seasonals dont have a choice, they all work here.
  11. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Odd. Seasonals were left off the list here. Hence why I am on call, and don't really want to be.
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Seasonal don't work in my area at all that day it's time and half, hours worked plus holiday pay.
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Same here
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Not from me. Other than my regularly scheduled hours I never worked one minute of "volunteer" work in 30 years. There was a small group of senior guys though who had no home life so they worked every chance they could.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Honestly when I think about it now, when i was forced to work it as a seasonal I don't even think I got paid time and a half. Since I wasn't hired on the books I didn't get paid for the holiday so it was straight worked hours.
  16. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    We are paid 8hrs for day and double time for hours worked on Friday, 8hr guarantee but you can work actual hrs if you want. Always worked Friday and New Years Eve until recently, but with the bozos that run the show now it's not worth it. Years ago we started early, loaded and dispatched ourselves and everyone was off the clock by 3pm. Now they want you to start at 9am and most are given enough work to keep them working at least 8hrs. Last year some worked over 10hrs and didn't punch out till 8pm, no thanks.

  17. To each their own.
    I respect the fact that some choose to accept about 40 hours a week is an adequate and proper balance for their life, some do not.
    My grand daddy told me long ago, work = money
    and more work = more money.
    This why I have no debt, my house is paid off and I just spent a boat load of money on a custom tailor-made tuxedo and a new Rolex. Cash money.

    I average about 52 hours a week because I start early while everyone else is asleep and get home probably before you do.
    I have always worked these gravy days because it's something different to do, people appreciate the service and are happy to see you, and it IS absolutely the easiest day you will ever have working at UPS.

    I've been smart with the money I have worked hard for.

    "Live like nobody else, so tomorrow you can live like nobody else."
    Dave Ramsey fans will understand this quote.

    Again with respect, to each their own.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I average about 40 hours a week, have no debt (other than my mortgage) and set aside 25% of my gross pay to my 401k.

    I live like a monk so that when I retire I can live like a player.

    Again, with respect, to each their own.
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    "Like a player".........:rofl::rofl::rofl:
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I never said I didn't work overtime---what I meat was that I never volunteered to work days like the day after Thankgiving or Christmas. I too belong to the no debt club----------+ I have a garage full of toys.