First Day Driving...Still Pre-Loading

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChicagosPrimeMinister, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    I've been a pre-loader at my center for about 2 years now and just finished class to start driving last Friday. The woman at HR told me that I would start right after labor weekend, even though i asked her do I go back to pre-loading and she said no. So anyway I showed up today at my center and they told me I wouldn't start for about 2 weeks or maybe later but I should still go back to pre-loading. I called the lady at HR and she told me the same thing.

    My question is am I still classified as a driver or since I'm back pre-loading am I getting paid as a pre-loader?

    Kinda :censored2: they told me one thing and did different but then again it is UPS so yeah.
     
  2. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Probably still paid preloader rate.

    Are you going for FT driver or seasonal?
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Paid at preload rate. Tell you one thing...do another....remember where we work!
     
  4. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    FT perm
     
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  5. alwaysdeliver

    alwaysdeliver New Member

    well that sucks
     
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    If you don't start till 2 weeks or later....You won't make book by the free period....might want to confirm permanent FT status. Sounds like someone may have fibbed.
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    So they say but if they put you off long enough they could make u seasonal.
     
  8. alwaysdeliver

    alwaysdeliver New Member

    man the more and more I read, its getting me upset. That really sucks for him to be put as a seasonal like that. How do you guys keep it together with all these promises that end up no where?
     
  9. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Congratulations and good luck! I hope you get a good on-road supe for training.

    Double check with a package car steward or your BA about getting your 40 days in. With the current shortage of drivers and past practice, there shouldn't be a problem making FT seniority as long as you do good out there.
     
  10. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    They told me in class when we were stating positions that I was FT perm and other guys that were applying for my center were seasonal, so that's what I went off of. The cut off time for seasonal was last week Friday or this week Friday.
     
  11. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    Thanks and I know all the supes in there so I shouldnt have a problem. Plus I learned from some of the best drivers in there so I hope my 40 will be somewhat of a breeze
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not if you don't start for 2 weeks...
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    When does Xmas seasonal period start? There's a good chance that you won't get your time in before then.

    This is why I hate summer seasonal period.
     
  14. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    I think Oct 1st, isn't that when peak starts this year?
     
  15. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Between the shortage of drivers, past practice, and the contract language, it should NOT be a problem. Article 44.1
     
  16. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Wait and see. Lower ur expectations and you wont get so mad about mgmt's BS.

    Less Runnin, More Stunnin
     
  17. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    Here as long as you are hired before Oct 1st you can get your seniority during peak.
     
  18. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    Had the same issue. Promises promised. Had class in July said I would start driving Aug 11 then the 25 then the 5th of September THEN oh not sure when your gonna start. Finally I just said the hell with it when it happens it happens THATS of course when I got called. Started last week drove with a sup for 2 days off the rest if the week. This week back to preload and supposedly go drive next week when the on cars get back from vacation. Grrrrrrrrrr
     
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

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    Patience young padawan. You will be on here soon enough complaining about how long your day is as a driver.
     
  20. Go Brown Or Go Home!

    Go Brown Or Go Home! Active Member

    Yea what he said! :D