full time driver still in swing only working 1-3 days a week

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by bigbopper51, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. bigbopper51

    bigbopper51 New Member

    I was hired before last peak for full-time perm. just the last two weeks ive only been called in 3 days last week and I worked yesterday <wednesday> . the driver above me in seniority told me to file for unemployment for days not worked because im in the 8 hour guarantee . anyone wanna help me out here or is there a grievence in order? thanks fellas and gals
     
  2. Brownslave688

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

    All depends on your local. Talk to your steward or BA.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Happens a lot this time of year to low seniority workers not just drivers. Hang in there. Come Spring and nice weather you will not be able to get a day off.
     
  4. bigbopper51

    bigbopper51 New Member

    thank you all!!
     
  5. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Make the best of it while it lasts. Some of the best days of my career have been those mornings I have turned around and walked out the door.

    Movie matinees are cheap...home projects need to be done...Call Of Duty skills need to be sharpened...mountain bikes need to get dirty...watch the snow fall from inside your home....you get the jist.
     
  6. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Here in Michigan we can file for both unemployment and underemployment, which pays the difference between wages earned and the maximum benefit payable. Although if you are working 3 days a week you likely exceed the max ben anyway.
     
  7. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    And remember to plan for the layoffs each year for the next few years. You will make plenty of money the other ten months.
     
  8. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Member

    Bump two part-timers to get your 8 hours
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Don't you have to bump for the entire week? Also get paid the lower PT rate. May be better to drive 2 or 3 days a week.
     
  10. bigbopper51

    bigbopper51 New Member

    Thanks again
     
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That is the way it is here.

    I love working 3-4 day weeks, even an occasional 2 day week is not terrible.
     
  12. bigbopper51

    bigbopper51 New Member

    Very good