It seems like the drivers are giving me more problem than the supervisors.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by you aint even know it, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    The car washers/drivers sometimes completely unload the package cars (which is my job), aren't they forbidden from doing my work? It's very annoying, they are taking money out of my pockets, and I have bills to pay and driving lessons to pay for. I think it is the car washer guys. I have no idea why they are doing it, I think it's because they need the package car to be emptied so they can leave or something, idk. But I know it's for their benefits. My shop steward is nothing but tampon, he's a good guy, but he's too soft. The drivers are really really cool, but I don't want to offend any of them. What should I do?
  2. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I don't need anybody help unless I'm dealing with a really heavy bulk. I just wish that everybody could just respect that.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It sounds like the driver was dumping his pickups and going back out to finish his deliveries.
  4. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    driving lessons?

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Maybe a new golfer???
  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    In our building, drivers who return with 30 or fewer pickup pieces are told to unload their own pieces, so it could be that also
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not here---they want us off the clock as soon as possible.
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    There are times I am told to pull the truck into the shop turn, turn it off and leave it at the door (without even pulling it into a parking spot).
  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Car washers are allowed to unload cars. Apparently they want to get there job doing ( ie washing the car and parking it in the right spot ) In my building there are 120 routes on any given day. All the car need to be off loaded and the trailers need to be reloaded by around 9 and the line needs to be set for following day. We have a FT pre load that start some where between 11:00 and 12:00 pm.

    In my building if a driver comes back after 6:30 he has to drive to the Air Trailer and unload his air and international so they can be sorted before 8:00. Then they either pull into the building and park or park out back and let the car washers park the cars. If the driver parks in the building he needs to off load any smalls and if pulls into the building before 6:30 he can for go the Air trailer and place his NDA and International on the belts also. Almost forgot if he has any high values above $5000 they need to be brought to the HV person first.
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    We need Loyal Teamsters opinion.
  11. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Seems to me, this might happen more on Thursdays and Fridays
    The next day, a lot of routes get cut so the car washer probably wants the pickups and send agains off the car so he can gas it and park it outside.

    Kind of makes sense if you think of it that way, but anyways car washers are Teamsters so they are allowed to move packages so I think you are out of luck.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

  14. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    File a grievance. That's your work. Management always comes up with :censored2: ideas of remaking the clock. A grievance will put it in writing and force your local to make a stand...hopefully in your favor.
  15. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    We have had drivers unload their trucks looking for a missing nda on the pm side.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would agree only if the OP was not getting his daily guarantee.
  17. Howe909

    Howe909 Member

    i would work faster so u can unload the trucks or work slower to off set them working either way once u got to 3.5 hours ur done when theres no work... u cant count on getting anything more so if u are its not taking money from ur pockets
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I would still file a grievance, guarantee or not. That's still unload's work. If they say you've got your guarantee, then obviously, they need to hire more unloaders. How about the clerk work? What about Haz-Mat? What about the maintenance work? Can the drivers do that too, if management tells them too? File a grievance.
  19. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    When the supervisors tell me to go faster, can I say "don't worry, I will finish this within my guarantee 3 1/2 hours"?