Got the call to drive FT....sorta

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Prettyinbrown, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Prettyinbrown

    Prettyinbrown New Member

    Let me begin by saying I'm an outside hire that has worked two seasons as a casual. The last day I worked was 1/17. Got a call from HR that they want to hire me FT and needed my verbal permission to do a background check, then they need to get permission from the union to hire me. I was told to expect a call in two weeks. Anyone think this sounds odd or is just the modus operandi of a unionized company? I wasn't planning on going back again as a casual because, frankly, I can't afford to wait 5 years to go FT.

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  2. Jj1213

    Jj1213 Need that full time

    What state?
     
  3. Prettyinbrown

    Prettyinbrown New Member

    I'm in Connecticut.

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  4. Jj1213

    Jj1213 Need that full time

    . I just go disqualified from that. They will keep you if you kill yourself and give them the numbers they want just scratch the route and your in
     
  5. Prettyinbrown

    Prettyinbrown New Member

    Why were you disqualified?

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  6. Jj1213

    Jj1213 Need that full time

    Mainly because I got 16 years and they can't brainwash me. Blizzard conditions and I didn't scratch when weather cleared up I was not given a chance to scratch
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Each situation is unique. Prettyinbrown, good luck to you.
     
  8. Prettyinbrown

    Prettyinbrown New Member

    What does it mean to scratch?

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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It means she was lying and you need to see a doctor right away .


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  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You should have allowed yourself to be brainwashed for the thirty days it took you to be qualified. Cause no trouble during that time.
     
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  11. Jj1213

    Jj1213 Need that full time

    All I did was ask questions. Got back smart as$ answers they set me up to fail. Shop steward came to me and asked how come your not working he saw what they were doing management don't like that. Sad thing is I can do job and I'm not gona milk clock they missed out
     
  12. Prettyinbrown

    Prettyinbrown New Member

    So true, thanks Upstate.

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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Meet or exceed the standards for a package delivery driver.
     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Sorta...The computer spits out a daily paid day it thinks it should have taken a driver to run a route and to "scratch" is to get off the clock in time to only be paid for that amount of time. So if the computer thinks it should have taken 9.1 hours that day and you came in 9.2 you were .1 hours "paid over" and if you came in at 9.1 hours or less you scratched the route.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is a bit misleading. If the paid day was 9.1 and you did it in 8.5 you only get paid for 8.5, not 9.1
     
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Who is talking about pay? We're defining the term "scratching."
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    That would suck. I've been home for 45 minutes and I'm still getting paid.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would be sitting pretty if we had bonus in my center.
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Did you ever have it or was it voted out before you started?
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Never had it. The first time I ever heard about it was when I went to UPS School in the late 90's. They referred to it as the California dispatch---getting paid for the planned day rather than hours worked.