I am a new cover driver. Are vacations heard of?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soxsux, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. soxsux

    soxsux New Member

    I am a new cover driver and have some vacations planned coming up this summer. My hire date was Jan 1st. Do I get ANY pto? Also is it based on seniority or is vacation granted if requested in the right amount of time?
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Everything at UPS is based on seniority.

    You are working this year to earn vacation for next year.

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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    you were just hired at ups Jan 1st of this year? You don't get any vacation for a year. So, you might wanna replan your "some vacations"...lol. Vacation weeks are chosen by seniority. Welcome to Brown! lol
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Out of curiousity, after a year how many weeks vacation does a new driver receive?
  6. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Just let me know when and where your vacation is. I will be sure your reservations don't go to waste.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I thought it was one after one year.
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Plus the optional week?
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    I know it is for PTers...wasn't sure if it was the same for drivers. We don't get an option week...just 5 personal days instead.
  10. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    FYI Have 20 years in. Didn't get any summer weeks available to pick from.
  11. Johney

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

    Ah.......no one can be hired on Jan.1st it's a holiday.
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Yup, it's a big gripe in my center. 3 centers in my building, and mine has a summer peak...so they limit (or lower?) the percentage of drivers that can take summer vacation. There are guys with 20+ years in who still can't get a week off in july or august.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hey, Dave, if his screen name means what it looks to mean, why are you even answering him?:surprised:
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I assumed he was referring to the Chisox.

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  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Shouldn't assume!

    (294 is Albany.)
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Do all 3 centers pick from the same vacation list?
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Each center has it own vacation list.
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I hog all the summer weeks, so suffer. You will get your turn someday!
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  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I take a week every month for 7 months. I then have to work 6 days a week for the next 5 months. 4 weeks to go.
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That sucks for you. I also have 20 years but got 2 summer weeks. There was plenty left over too. I generally don't take off in the summer unless we actually have plans to go somewhere. It's too hot to do anything so I would rather work than be trapped inside. I could have easily taken all 5 of my weeks in the summer if I had wanted to.