Hit with a bombshell

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nystripe96, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Ok, so I don't get it. Supposedly first year hires are supposed to get 5 personal days, and 3 sick days. That's what I was told the day of the tour. Well, today I got my employee information packet, and it states I have to wait 1 year to get my five personal days, and 4 months till I am eligible for my first sick day. WTF!!! Is this true? Really, I don't get my 5 optional holidays first year of employement???? Also it says I get no paid holidays first year of employment either. I've hardly broken a sweat so far, and the nightmare has just begun I guess :(
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Welcome to UPS. You are not able to get the thrift plan, either.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The thrift plan has not been around for quite some time.

    New hires do not get any benefits for a year--18 months for family members. Delayed benefits are better than no benefits at all.
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So you've worked a few days and now you want some time off? Life is so cruel. All I can say is-- this will be only 1 of many disappointments when reality sets in. Wait til you get your first paycheck and see all the deductions. That one is always a kick in the rearend.
     
  5. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I never planned on taking those days anyway. Just the fact we were lied to on day one really sucks. Saying on the tour day we're getting paid holidays, personal days and sick days, only to find out we don't get any of them year one is a punch to the gut.
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Lying to you on day one and by that letting you know whats in store is the one honest thing they have done.
     
  7. Robert91

    Robert91 Member

    Sorry, but you don't receive your benefits until twelve months into it. You will be pro-rated for your vacation after January. You also will be able to take advantage of the 401k after fives months and the discounted stock purchase plan at six months. At least that's how every worked for me.

    It's worth it if your willing to put up with it all; I've been around since August of last year, so I've just got all my benefits. I'm very happy with it. I still have a few months until my wife will be covered, but its well worth it in my opinion.

    Also, I take advantage of the tuition reimbursement program. If your at a location that offers it, you can start even before you make your thirty days, that is along as your still working there when you submit your grades.
     
  8. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I'll suck it up for sure. I need the bennies most def
     
  9. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Reading the Contract may help.

    ARTICLE 22. PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
    Section 7. Benefit Entitlements
    Part-time employees hired after August 1, 2008 will receive holidays, personal days and option days provided by any applicable Supplement, Rider, or Addendum no earlier than after one (1) year of active employment. This provision supersedes any provision on the same subject in any Supplement, Rider, or Addendum to the extent the provision makes holidays, personal days or option days available earlier than after one (1) year of service.

    ARTICLE 34. HEALTH & WELFARE AND PENSION
    Section 2. Part-Time Medical Coverage [for those part-timers covered by the Company-sponsored nationwide health care plan called the UPS National Health Plan for Part-time Employees, rather than a Teamsters-sponsored plan].
    (b) Notwithstanding Section 1(d) above or any contrary provision in any Supplement, Rider, or Addendum, (i) individual health coverage will be made available to part-time employees hired after August 1, 2008 after twelve (12) months of active employment and (ii) spousal or dependant coverage will be made available to these part-time employees eighteen (18) months after their initial date of employment.
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Stop spreading misinformation. SOME areas that is true, not all. Mr. Perfect continues to slip.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    He is full of sh......, I mean misinformation.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As Jon said, reading the contract may help.
     
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    He doesn't like the 'Mr. Perfect' title. Funny. I do.
     
  14. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    ARTICLE 34. HEALTH & WELFARE AND PENSION
    Section 2. Part-Time Medical Coverage [for those part-timers covered by the Company-sponsored nationwide health care plan called the UPS National Health Plan for Part-time Employees, rather than a Teamsters-sponsored plan].
    (b) Notwithstanding Section 1(d) above or any contrary provision in any Supplement, Rider, or Addendum, (i) individual health coverage will be made available to part-time employees hired after August 1, 2008 after twelve (12) months of active employment and (ii) spousal or dependant coverage will be made available to these part-time employees eighteen (18) months after their initial date of employment.

    Yes Mr. Perfect, reading the contract does "help".

    Have a perfect day.
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Are you @$@#$ing kidding me!?
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No, we're not. This was one of the contract changes in the current NMA. I suspect you may see more drastic changes in 2013.
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Mr. Misinformation :D
     
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Shhhh.
     
  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    ...for those that join BC and search for information on WHEN YOU RECIEVE BENEFITS...

    it is not one full year for all employees,

    only employees who are hired into the UPS health and benefits plan.


     
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    :happy-very: