Forced onto a route I dislike!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by messUPS, May 11, 2012.

  1. messUPS

    messUPS New Member

    So i just got forced onto a satellite route in my center and it's far from where any full-time driver lives. Whenever a driver gets forced onto it they sign any bid possible to get off it. So here I am stuck on this route for who knows how long. I don't think it's right that UPS can make me drive there without any compensation for fuel or time!! Anyone else in my position?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What's a satellite route?
  3. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    sux being on the bottom of seniority list!! when you get some seniority,bid off it
  4. Wiggle Wagon

    Wiggle Wagon New Member

    You should go to your management team and tell them you would like to apply for super seniority. Nobody should have to be on the bottom, I'm sure if you talk to them they will move you up to the top of the list. How do you think those other guys got there?
  5. Brownslave688

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

    Was it a 4th move giveaway and it's your bid route? Here if they force you to do a satellite route u compensated for mileage.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A satellite route is one in which the PC is parked at an alternate location and the work is brought to you every day. You deliver and then bring any pickup pieces and your DIAD back to the meet point so that they can be shuttled back to the center. The ideal is to live closer to the satellite location than the center because you are not paid mileage if it is your bid area. If you are forced to cover the area you are paid mileage. Satellite areas are generally rural areas.
  7. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    It's in the stratosphere. Dude , he's an Astronaut. I wonder if it pays good ?
  8. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    Is there an annual membership fee , & if so, how much ?
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Satellite routes are designed to save miles. They offset the wasted miles in the daily dispatch plan.
  10. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Welcome to UPS. Get used to it. Its all about doing things you really dislike. I think that's why they call it work. Did I read your post correctly? You are being forced to do that route? From what I understand forced labor was abolished during the Lincoln administration. Talk to your union steward. Maybe he can help you and do something about the anti-slavery laws. I doubt it but its worth a shot if you hate it that much.

    Seriously. Really guy? $31.20/hour in an economy where jobs are scarce and you're looking for a way out of it?

    I truly believe this is one of the fundamental problems with our country, i.e. everyone's sense of self entitlement. I suggest you live through the Great Depression and then get drafted to fight in WWII and then re-read your post and tell me what you think. Please.

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    Your going to have to suck it up and the big boy pants on, it could be worse you could've been forse to bid a rte on a island 30 miles out in the ocean and have to pay for air travel, like i had to do. Just do the time and wait your turn.
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    One word SENIORITY get familiar with it....

    DID UPS pay you to drive to the building everyday ??? No... YOu have 2 option deal with it till you get more seniority or quit....

    I live 2 miles from the UPS building in my local area it about in all it use to take me less than 3 minutes. 2 years ago I got bumped out that building and now I have to drive 53 miles to and from work each day which takes me about 55 minutes it either I drive to the other building or I don't have a job...
  13. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member


    I've never been paid mileage for being forced to cover our satellite route, and I've fought it every time. The union justifies accepting it saying the satellite is the work location for that day, not the building. They accept the companies bs on the issue. Seems it affects so few people that it's not worth fighting.

    Between the near 90 minute round-trip commute and the first approximately 45 minutes (depending on price of gas) of net pay going directly into the gas tank, I effectively work 2 hours for free, and the union approves. Insane.

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    15 yrs ago when i was able to bid back to the main land, if they ask my to cover a RTE on the island I would get travel pay to and from which was a good hour each way, easy money.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    In our center you can pay $1,000 (to the center manager) for every spot in seniority you want to move up. I moved up 5 spots last year. While it cost me a bit, I made up for it in overtime. Check with your center manager and see if he participates in this program.
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    lol Would that be considered bribery or extortion..:money:

    I know in my building it a little cheaper but still not worth it...
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I would LOVE a satellite route.
  18. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Doesn't top pay now take three years? Assuming he is low man, and new, isn't that $16.10 an hour. That's what it is here. I make a little above that because my hub pay was higher than starting, and I will make that until progression catches up to it. Not completely disagreeing with you, but with gas at $4, I would be a tad miffed if I had to drive further than it would be to the hub, and receive no compensation.

    And btw, I though satellite guys took the PC home, than drove it to the meet point and loaded it. Or is that extremely rural ish?
  19. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Hourly pay is the same as every other driver.
    As of this weeks paycheck, I have earned $35K.
    I guess that's good, but there is not a free penny in it.
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    A black hole for UPS to throw pkg's into.