Full-Time Bid List in Oct, Not qualified.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by IrrelevantUPSer, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. IrrelevantUPSer

    IrrelevantUPSer New Member

    A close friend of mine won a full time package driving bid list, completed integrad, and started working on October 26th. He hustled through peak and has been driving most days since. The issue is that they have put him on 11 different routes(6 this year). Some days they send him home and say that they do not have a route, in January he didn't work for almost 3 weeks. What are his options?
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    He can bump back in and work in the building to get his 8 hours
  3. IrrelevantUPSer

    IrrelevantUPSer New Member

    He doesn't want to bump a part timer or file aggreviance he just wants to qualify and stop getting played with.
  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Work is based on volume and seniority. Nothing they can do. Everyone went through it when they first started
  5. IrrelevantUPSer

    IrrelevantUPSer New Member

    I just can't see how it's been 5 months and it seems as though there's nothing he can do.

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Did he get put on a training route?
  7. IrrelevantUPSer

    IrrelevantUPSer New Member

    He's been on 11 routes, only one of them being training, he's worked it a few times.
  8. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    We have 10 year drivers laid off this time of year. I do not feel sorry for a 5 month driver, especially one that sounded like he came from the inside and should know how it works.
  9. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    That's blows. We have 10 year drivers taking a day unpaid because they have that option. But getting laid off. Ta hell with that. Lol.
  10. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Volume down this time of year and no drivers on vacation. We have around 10 drivers laid off varying in seniority from 6 months to 10 years.

    Some have bumped PTers on the sort to maintain their insurance and make more than unemployment, but yes, it does suck to have 10 year drivers laid off for 2 months.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Between the drivers who are hurt and those who have been terminated our staffing is really tight.
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    He is not qualified? I got q'ed the first day I worked after peak.
  13. IrrelevantUPSer

    IrrelevantUPSer New Member

    Were from small gateway and we bid on positions over at a much larger hub, so he didn't want to just bump people off at a new place.
  14. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    If he is an unassigned or cover driver, he will have to run whatever route they assign to him until he gains enough seniority to either A) bid a route or B) to choose one for that particular day, if he has seniority above another driver who is qualified to run a different available route. When you say he's trying to qualify, are you meaning to say qualify for a permanent bid? If so, that is also dependent on his position on the seniority list, which sounds like he is at the bottom. He'll have to ride it out for now.
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Active Member

    If people below him are working he/she needs to file.

    If he/she wants their hours he/she needs to bump.

    If he/she doesn't want to do either one that's fine. Thats up to him/her but don't complain when you don't work.

    Other than that he/she is SOL.