Freight inbound/outbound dock worker seniority

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by somebodiesgot, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    So I had a question
    I get called off once or twice a week as a PT dock-worker working the inbound shift in the morning, would I be able to cut off a lower seniority PT dock worker on the outbound shift to try and cover my missed hours? I don't quite understand if the shift makes a difference when it comes to this

  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How long have you been with the company? We don't have any "dock workers".
  3. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    He might be a 'freight' guy.
  4. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Either way the answer is nope. Your seniority applies to your shift only.
  5. cheetah

    cheetah New Member

    I am trying to understand seniority as it applies to preloading. I was recently hired as a preloader and I am now sixth up from the bottom. I do not know when probation went from 30-70 days but 70 days is a long time when you may only work 2 days in one week. I believe I am at 44 working days. The people below me in seniority are sometimes worked more than me even when they don't have safety training to do that day. I don't know what the benefit to having seniority over people is when they are worked more than you. A belt supervisor said they need to get people trained for peak but I was never worked like that. It was all about seniority.
  6. fabricatedleader

    fabricatedleader New Member

    You should be alright, Just check with the uppers and your management. We have people from our hub switch over all the time and usually they do the same thing they were doing before.
  7. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    errr... I have Freight in the title
    Just a few months but I was the first dock worker to be hired between both shifts
    alrighty thanks.
  8. mvol50

    mvol50 Member

    Do you have your CDL or no?

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  9. somebodiesgot

    somebodiesgot Member

    No sir, I'm only part time and it works perfect with my uni schedule
  10. dinwpa

    dinwpa New Member

    In freight it does not make a difference. You can work the alternate shift if you have the seniority and are available to do so. However, when it is that slow, there is typically an extra full time driver or two that would take that work ahead of you.