Day After Christmas

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownieboy, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. brownieboy

    brownieboy Member

    Im being forced to work. Is this going to be time and a half?
     
  2. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    no regular day
     
  3. brownboxman

    brownboxman Active Member

    We had 73 routes the 24 th they are planning 32 the 26th I will ask for the day off
     
  4. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    That's what I love about seniority. Asked if I wanted to work the 26. Yea right and do about three routes. I'll stay home without pay.
     
  5. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog Brown since 81

    I've got a noon start, should be done by 530. Easy half day. I could get 8 hrs if I wanted it, I don't.
     
  6. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    we're having a 10 am start today which is stupid. they posted a sign, (their most effective means of communications) to call in @ 8am to see if the start time has changed. I'm gonna call @ 7:30 to tell em to let a more junior driver take my spot. We'll see if it works.
     
  7. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    always saved a week of vacation for after christmas. why work and do 3 routes and piss the customers off by making p/u"s at noon. besides i would always get the extra days off. loved it.
     
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    retired2000,
    You had the best plan, seniority is a great thing. I asked my center manager Monday if I was needed, I do EAMs first, then my regular route, so he told me to come in. I went in, hardly any EAMs, pulled EDD and had forty stops on my route and the one next to me. I asked off and came back home. This will be an easy day for people working, but this is usually the only day of the year I ask off with no pay. :happy2:
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Vacation not allowed this week because we worked Monday. Tried to get any day this week off. Denied all 3 days. Everyone saves their days owed and optionals.
     
  10. mgator39

    mgator39 Member

    Is there a guaranteed 8 hours today?
     
  11. Harley Rider

    Harley Rider 30 yrs & counting

    If they force you to come in and work then you are entitled to 8 hours work if you want it. Luckily I got the day off today since others wanted to work in my center. I would hate having to make the 60 mile roundtrip drive into work for only 3 or 4 hours. Hardly worth the gas it takes in my p/u truck.
     
  12. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    I took off today as well. When I called them to ask about it I asked about being off tomorrow and Friday. My center manager said sure see you in a couple of weeks since I am on vacation next week. I said cool c-ya. It's cold and rainy outside but dry and warm inside.:wink2:
     
  13. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    My sup called me just before I was leaving for work and asked if I wanted the day off.
    You can guess my answer.
    It's cold and raining.
    I made enough OT during peak, maybe I'll get the next two days off.
     

  14. I made the 40 mile trip at 3am to get up there only to find the doors locked and the lights off. Called my friend who is a PT sup, she called one of the management he told her to tell me that I wasn't needed so I went home. Would have been nice if someone let me know before I wasted time and gas.
     
  15. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Did you report to work as directed?
    They DID NOT call you to say you were not needed?

    YOU ARE NOW ENTITLED TO BE PAID FOR 3.5 HOURS
    Go talk to your shop steward...
     
  16. magoo57

    magoo57 Member

    VT ,go ahead and greive. As a supe I can say that he jerked you.
     
  17. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Hope you're enjoying your day off! I had to do safety committee work, run some air, make oddball p/us for companies who wanted to close early, and am now in the midst of a 5 hour lunch break before I make p/us from my own route and call it a day. Oh the pains of being a rookie with barely any seniority :knockedout:
     
  18. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Same day here Bad Company (I have 13 yrs seniority which is still a puppy in my center).

    Started at 9am, 5 NDA, 46 stops and 3.5 hrs lunch til I start my 8 pick-ups. I'd rather have the day off but it's easy $. :whistling
     
  19. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    I just took a sick day. Plenty of drivers. Take a break.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Must be nice to live on your area. Did you make my four pickups?:raspberry-tounge: