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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DownSouthUPS, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. DownSouthUPS

    DownSouthUPS Member

    Does anyone if we get paid for days off for hurricanes? I could have sworn we were paid when Gustav came thru.
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    U get days off? We worked the day of and the day after a 23 inch blizzard two winters ago. The answer though is no u don't get paid unless u work.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Who is your daddy and what does he do.
     
  4. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Up here in the east, no work no pay, an act of nature, but dont worry when you come back to work 12 hours a day to catch up. so enjoy your days off. lol
     
  5. if you have any sick/option days left, it will be used for any missed days due to emergences. if you have used all sick/option days up, you will not get paid. enjoy the overtime the next few days playing catchup.
     
  6. Johney

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

    This is correct here also and they will not shut down unless there is a Hurricane warning. I worked a tropical storm last year(can't remember the name, Emily?)but it took me over an hour to get on area when 35 minutes is the regular travel time.I don't think Fed-Ex worked that day. I think they got burned a couple of times over the years jumping the gun on shutting down only to have the sun out.

    What sucked was most business was closed and having to bag EVERY DR.
     
  7. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Nope, no pay, buts its very rare to get a day off from a hurricane. Read this warning from the NWS on Katrina yrs ago...Scary stuff -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WWUS74 KLIX 282139
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    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
    413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

    ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE
    MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA...
    ...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

    MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
    LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
    FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
    DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

    THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
    PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
    FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
    BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
    WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

    HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
    FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

    AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
    AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY
    VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
    ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
    WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

    POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
    AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
    INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
    THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
    CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
    KILLED.
     
  8. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Yes bad enough, when it rain on a regular day but a hurricane thing everything flying around. I just tie the bag to the door or railing, and hope for the best...lol
     
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You get paid in rain wind and how many times you get to say mother f***er.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you are notified prior to your start time that operations have been suspended you will not be paid, unless you use personal time. If you are at work or on your way to work they have to pay you for your guarantee, whether it be 3.5 or 8. They will either find work for you to do or will send you home and pay you for the day.
     
  11. DownSouthUPS

    DownSouthUPS Member

    M*ther F*cker has already been said enough times since they put us in a direct hit!
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's a Category 1 for goodness sakes. A lot of wind and a lot of rain. Minimal damage.
     
  13. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    DownSouth
    Stop the concern with BC and prepare for the hit.

    Emergency Preparedness!!
     
  14. DownSouthUPS

    DownSouthUPS Member

    It has it coming in as a category 2 with major flooding!! 105 mph winds! I don't wanna go thru this again (post Katrina) this is my first hurricane to go thru as a home owner. Been thru many hurricanes though!!
     
  15. Johney

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

    Lots of rain here. Had to go out and drain the pool already. I'm sure that won't be the last time today.
     
  16. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    South

    Where do you live?

    Take a breathe.
     
  17. DownSouthUPS

    DownSouthUPS Member

    Oh I'm fine. It's all kinda stressful. I live in Gulfport, Mississippi.
     
  18. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    guessing youve never been in cat 2
     
  19. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

  20. texan

    texan Well-Known Member