I worked 13 hours this week

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Clock Sucker, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I am a FT driver and haven't had the experience of being really laid off until this week. I am used to the occasional Monday off which is nice because I get a 3 day weekend, but only working 13 hours a week is brutal!

    Not only is it financially tough, but I honestly get bored during the day when I run out of stuff to do. I hope the volume picks up next week lol
     
  2. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Most drivers start off their career like this. Then one day in the future you'll likely look back on these days as your happiest.
     
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I've worked 11 hours total for the month. That's enough when its cold.
     
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Inside sorts.
     
  5. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    I'll give you some of mine.

    I'll have 13 hours just for today. Close to 60 for the week.
     
  6. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    It was a very light week. I barely made my 40 and that's having to use a personal day because I was offered a day off due to cuts.
     
  7. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Sounds like a great week.
     
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I haven't worked an hour since Sept 4, 2015. But that will be changing soon.
     
  9. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I'm sure down the road I will look back and cherish these days off. But right now I would prefer to work 4 days a week lol
     
  10. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    File partial unemployment due to lack of work...claim what u made and unemployment will pay you the rest up to a certain amount....that's what I did as a part time cover years ago when I was barely working...better than workin the hub....I miss the days of callin in and having no work or running air for 2 hrs and going home...but then again didn't have the responsibilitys I have now...a day here n there would be nice tho
     
  11. Savvy412

    Savvy412 Active Member

    I did 52 hours this week. and 49 last. Our hub does feel a little light but my route just wont give up lol
     
  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Delivery is working Saturday here, they got more work than they know what to do with.
     
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  13. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    Good...Saturday drivers can finally do some work. we delivered last Saturdays air on Monday
     
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Bring back 60k pieces and roll 40 loads and you'll be working Saturday too...
     
  15. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    It was in the mid 70s here today. The ice in my Yeti cup almost melted.
     
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  16. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    I hear you. Yesterday after the the sun went down, it dropped down to the mid-sixties and I proceeded to put my vest on and kicked the side floor vent back in.

    To the OP, don't worry. Driver vacations will soon kick in and you'll be working and going out on routes cold. Start strecthing those hammies.
     
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Does your supplement not guarantee you 8 hours? You can't bump inside? Full-time means exactly that.
     
  18. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Our center is small. The only thing I would be able to do is preload if someone were to call in sick or shuttle air
     
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    You are guaranteed 8. Work preload and then sweep the floor afterwards. Or let management figure out what yo should do.
     
  20. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    So you're saying because I'm FT I can tell some PT preloader to stay home so I can work? If thats the case, I couldnt do that. Those poor preloaders need all the hours they can get. And what happens if there are multiple laid off drivers?

    Also I do remember our contract states the lowest seniority driver is only guaranteed 4 hours per day.