Educational question?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Jared89, May 15, 2010.

  1. Jared89

    Jared89 New Member

    Well here is the story. I have been working for ups for 3 years at the local sort since i was 17. I am 2 classes sort of my associates degree in criminal justice which i am taking on line. So anyway I was offered a full-time job at home depot which I am going to take and want to keep my just at ups which will work out. Home depot is from 7-3:30. Here is the real question does ups have to work around school schedule? Well i want to get my act 120 (which you need to be a municipal police officer in pa) and IS worth college credits. The part time act 120 is 3 weekdays and a weekend. Would ups have to accommodate my school schedule?
    http://www.lackawanna.edu/police/locations/scranton.html
    Part-time classes are scheduled (3) weekday evenings from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM and (1) weekend day 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is the schedule you gave for the act 120 each week or is the class only four sessions? If it is only 4 sessions why not simply schedule your vacation or personal days so that you are off on those days? I would think if you went to your sup and gave him plenty of notice he should be able to accomodate your request.

    Good luck to you.
     
  3. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    Where I am at they would say no.

    Talk to your supervisor. Don't expect it to happen.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is why I suggested that he either schedule his vacation or personal days to ensure that he is all set for his class.
     
  5. Jared89

    Jared89 New Member

    Yeah it is 1 year long! 12months.......It is just an idea i am kicking around. Right now I am just kind of lost and I am only 20. I really dont know what I want to do now. All i know is I want to be a police officer. I could just wait around around any apply to police departments and wait for someone (hopefully) to pay me to get my act120. I might talk to the streward on monday, but meh.:anxious:
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It will be very difficult and frankly unfair to your co-workers for you to be a part-time part-time employee. (think about it)

    I assume that you are single--are you still on your parents' insurance? If so, it may be time for you to leave UPS, take the Home Depot gig and focus on becoming a police officer. That is my advice to you. Dave.
     
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    You don't appear to be "lost" to me. You seem to know what you want to be. UpStateNYUPSer gave you some good advice. Mull it over. Good luck.
     
  8. Jared89

    Jared89 New Member

    Yeah i see what you mean, thanks for the replys and advice.