Layoff Question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by box_beeyotch, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Just for the foreseeable future, in the event us lower seniority cover drivers receive layoff days, how many days in a row must you be laid off before you can file for unemployment?
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I believe you have to be laid off for a week and then you can bump the two lowest seniority PTers as long as you have more company seniority. Most times you can work 2 or 3 days a week driving to get your hours.
     
  3. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I feel like it would be a lot better to collect unemployment than work both the preload and local sort.
     
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not sure about where you are at but if you are offered work I don't think you can turn it down. Never drew unemployment in my life so not really sure about all the rules.
     
  5. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I have at a previous job prior to ups, I dont know the rules if your offered work. If they only offer you one shift when laid off from driving, I wonder if you can still collect partial unemployment on top of it.
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Don't know about all the other stuff but if you are laid off from driving you are entitled to your 8 hours by working two PT sorts. You may not like what you are doing or the hours but you will get your 8 hours. Which is why I say some guys will take a chance at driving 2 or 3 days a week versus working inside the hub.
     
  7. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's exactly what I plan to do. I haven't had but 3 layoff days since I became full time last April and know about 15 routes, willing to go out in the blind, and I know a whole loop where each driver likes one day off a week. Swallowing a few days isn't a big deal, just want to keep my funds adequate.
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Good plan. A lot just depends on your seniority date. Don't worry come summer you will not be able to buy a day off. Tell all the new drivers, money in the bank is your best friend.
     
  9. undies

    undies Active Member

    If you're a cover driver, then you are considered part time and not guaranteed 8 hours or to work on any given day. If you're a full time utility, then a lay off allows you to either drive in another hub if it's available or to work two shifts to get your guaranteed 8 hours. Either way, you cannot collect unemployment as long as any alternate work is offered by your employer.
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All of our cover drivers are FT. We do not use PT package car drivers.
     
  11. Brownslave688

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

    Love my brother in law but it's this type of stuff he does in the winter that pisses me off.

    He's a heavy machinery operator. Well this time of year he's usually begging to be laid off so he can start drawing unemployment.
     
  12. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Same here, I am a full time employee.
     
  13. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Why not? The only problem is at least where I'm at you max out unemployment at 400 bucks a week.
     
  14. Brownslave688

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

    Because if I'm able bodied I'm finding work. Not looking for ways to get paid to do nothing.
     
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  15. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Oh I agree, unless I can make more by doing nothing.
     
  16. Brownslave688

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

    Nope
     
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  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You can turn it down and take the layoff, but you give up your unemployment benefits.
     
  18. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Except for the car washers?
     
  19. undies

    undies Active Member

    Well, here in So Cal, we call our part time drivers cover and FT non route drivers utility. I was laid off for 7 years straight as a fully time utility driver. Luckily this past year the driver hiring frenzy has bumped me up the seniority list and I'll be able to avoid having to be laid off this year!
     
  20. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Drawing unemployment isn't worth it, your not going to make nearly enough to even make it worth while, most states require you to take a job offered and if you don't take it you are required to pay back all unemployment which you previously have drawn. You also have to apply for a certain amount of jobs per week, I believe it's 1-2 jobs per week? If one calls and you don't take the offer you will not continue to draw unemployment.