Hi everyone! where to go from here?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Cable7220, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Cable7220

    Cable7220 New Member

    Hi everyone!

    I just found out about the Great site mainly because of my situation! I've been with the company now for a short 2yrs., and in my short 2yrs. here, I seen more change in my career here then I've seen in my life itself HUH!

    Anyways..... I was a full time driver and about 1yr from top rate when I had a seizure at home:sad-very:. Since then I've returned to work with the permission of the good Ups Doctor!

    I've been cleared to work only on the inside until I see a Neurological Doctor to state otherwise, since my return I've been working a 4hr shift which is really a shame since I live about an hour away!

    My question is.... Am I entitled to 8hrs of work and also does my pay rate stay the same that I was receiving or does it go back to pre~load rate???

    Many Thanks to all that replied!
    And remember, Where the best
    Trucking Company in the World!:funny:
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Welcome to the BC.
    Just hang in there somebody will be along soon with your answer.
  3. UPSer21

    UPSer21 Operations Supervisor

    I believe your pay rate would be the same. At some hubs they have brought low seniority feeder drivers inside to load trucks due to the company suffering. Their pay rates stay the same and they get to work two p/t shifts (kinda like a combo-job). Since you have made your 30 days as a driver I see no reason why your situation would be any different. Especially since its due to medical reasons. This is something you need to talk to about with f/t management and your union steward. Get them together and have a talk with both of them at the same time. Just my two cents.
  4. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not here. Top rate drivers making under 15/hr inside, their part time rates.

    Check with your union rep!

    JULAKA New Member

    A guy at my center is in a similar situation. What he is getting is 8 hours a day, but at a substantial reduction from driver pay. I belive he gets like 13 an hour, which was less that his part time rate before he became a driver.
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    if he/she was doing a skiled job as a part-timer and an unskilled one now is a possibility? otherwise I don't know how it's possible...
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    He should be getting paid whatever his rate would be had he remained a part timer his entire time with the company.
  8. Jukkathebrown

    Jukkathebrown New Member

    As someone who has been hurt at UPS I would say first worry about your medical. Those doctors you go see when you get hurt are just general MDs They wouldn't know if something was seriously wrong with you. I would ask to be taken off duty till you see the Neurologist. Workers Comp pay sucks but two weeks of that so you can find out if it really is safe is the better way to go.

    I listened to the UPS doctors when they told me I just had a pull in my muscle and because they kept clearing me to work my arm is a mess. I have been out of work for almost a year and a half mkaing less then 850 a week and have already had two surgeries all for a injury that could have healed its self with steroids and physical theropy when I first reported it.

    Dont take UPS doctors word for anything see a specialist.
  9. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    You should receive the same pay as when you were driving. If you were still in progression, then you will get that rate. Getting hurt at home, probably means you don't qualify for Temporary Alternate Work. If you did, you would go back to 8 hours after 30 days.
  10. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Can't get workers comp for having a seizure at home. I am surprised they are giving you TAW for an off the job medical problem.
  11. upsman29

    upsman29 New Member

    They way it works at my center is you would receive the same pay rate as the highest senority part-timer... Luckly for our guys we have a 20 year part-time clerk which makes in the area of $22+ an hr...
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    [FONT=&quot]Although the OP didn't actually loose his license, he did loose his right to drive for DOT purposes. The following language should be the same. This is from the past contract but was not changed in the new contract.



    [FONT=&quot]Article 16[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Section 3.2 Alternate Work (Other than Alcohol/Controlled Substance)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]When an employee, in any job classification requiring driving, has lost[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]his/her license under this Article he/she shall be afforded the opportunity to[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]displace junior, one (1) full-time or two (2) part-time, inside employees, until[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]he/she can return to his/her driving job, not to exceed one (1) year, unless[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]provided for otherwise in the Supplements, Riders or Addenda. The[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]employee shall receive the appropriate rate of pay for the job performed[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]based on his/her seniority. Coverage for benefits shall continue for the length[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]of the leave of absence or for the job duration, up to one (1) year.

    Also, unless the Doctors can prove what caused this and can give him a clean bill of health there is a good chance he can never pass the DOT physical again.