Hola! Have I already been laid off?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by borealis21, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. borealis21

    borealis21 New Member

    Hey guys, new PT-preloader here.

    I hope I can get some advice for my issue.

    I was hired @ the end of Jan. and worked a total of 1 1/2 weeks until I was told to not expect to work again until the middle of May. Is this normal?

    I checked in continuously for a month until they told me not to bother, but have recently started calling in again. I'm told to expect work soon from my sup; but I'm taking it with a grain of salt.

    I'm pretty curious on how this effects my seniority & union initiation.
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Hi @borealis21

    Welcome to the community.

    I'm going to move your post into the UPS Discussions forum because you're more likely to get an answer there.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    It depends what local your building is in. And yes...it's normal to be laid off from January thru March or April.
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If you didn't make seniority before they said they didn't have work for you, you're not officially laid off & no guarantee of recall, however if you did a good job they'll likely have you back when they have work.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You think it is normal for a new preloader to work 1 1/2 weeks and be laid off for 3 months? My building works double shifters almost year round on the preload. I sure hope b 21 didn't stop looking for a job. I think you lost this job after the first week and a half. Don't feel bad. May have done you a favor. At least you didn't suffer long.
  6. borealis21

    borealis21 New Member

    Thanks @cheryl .

    Yeah things seem grim, although the regional HR guy who got me hired seems :censored2: they haven't been working me. I'm sure he has my back if they stay stubborn.
    But if my seniority hasn't changed; what's to keep this from happening again?

    What would you guys do?
  7. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Just remember that no one in management has your back.
  8. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    Sounds like you're in a very small building. If that's the case I'd check the fulltime prospects before committing yourself, otherwise you could be PT for a loooong time.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Keep looking for a better job. You do not have any seniority.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    In january? Yes, very normal....they usually start bringing them back around this time....but many don't last through the summer before quitting.
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    They can't take the heat?
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Nope...not for 9.50 an hour. Even McDonalds has A/C....lol
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You are really that overstaffed on your preload to lay preloaders off? Why would they stay?
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Staffing? I'm not in management...I just come in and hump the cardboard.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2014
  15. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I know all hubs are different but I always found it strange that they don't work people for long periods of time like this. We seriously run full staff all year long, numerous people working double shifts and we never hire more than we need. It's just an odd tactic to hire people and not use them.
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And for a PT minimum wage job with no benefits. Why would someone wait months for a call back.