Local 25 New Englanders / Package

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by IDoLessWorkThanMost, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    There's a driver job on the board in CHEMA, cover - Concord/Acton MA.
    Sounds sweet, at least temporarily until bids 2010

    In the meantime, only part-timers can bid. The main question, why can't full-timers bid on it? Because it's newly created?
     
  2. Bsullivan

    Bsullivan New Member

    Well they also just had a full time job up last week or the week before for full timers only. So maybe they put this one up for the part timers.
     
  3. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    Damn-I wish I knew. Watertown preload sucks ass.
     
  4. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Bid the counter 2010. It's a paycut but if you can afford it, its rather relaxing. I miss it. Make sure you bring the Herald or Globe though for when it gets boring. :D
     
  5. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    The supplement says that existing full-time jobs must be bid on ONLY by full-time employees.

    New jobs are supposably put up for bid for part-timers.

    Existing jobs are an extention of the annual bid.

    The problem is, that the Acton/Concord cover job existed, and it was eliminated after peak last year. I have the bids right in front of me. Shouldn't there be existing practice for this? Or are these cover bids that come in Oct. always comign and going during the year?
     
  6. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    What I want to know is why you would want to bid a combo job that has been eliminated in the past. If it's been eliminated once, then it will most definitely be eliminated in the future. I would think your setting yourself up to be :censored2: in the future. Don't do it man!
     
  7. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    No one said it was combo. Eliminated or not in the future. At least he would be starting his full time date NOW.
     
  8. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    I've been here 20 yrs-full rate. I did cover for almost 15 yrs of those 20 before bidding to Watertown. No way would I take a pay cut. But 3rd shift still sucks.
     
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    There is a full time route posted in Watertown for Waltham ,Lake St area. Its up on the wall by the manager's office.:happy-very:
     
  10. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Can anyone bid it? I'd jump on it!
     
  11. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    I live 2 min from Chema, so I'd rather wait for one there. I only bid Watertown because I was going to take some classes in the daytime.
     
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    yes
     
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Sorry my last post is wrong.
    Only persons in Watertown, South Boston, Logan Gateway, Somerville, or Norwood could bid on the Waltham open route.
    Persons in Chelmford must wait until the regular bid to move. ( this is one of those strange rules few ever hear of ).
     
  14. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I suggest people who are 22.3 stay that way until you have enough juice to bid a route. If you bid cover you will be the bottom guy and get sent home everyday. Unless of course you have a little juice and are willing to bump junior guys to run a route blind.

    You will make more money as 22.3 until you can work everyday. So unless you think you can work everyday-stay where you are!
     
  15. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Another problem - if it's a new cover route, only part-timers can bid it. If it's a vacant route and an extension of the annual bid, then any f/t can jump on it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  16. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    good advice. Unfortunately some of us won't make it out of the hub and be able to drive because of injuries and work related physical problems. Hopefully some of these old-timers, especially those watertown counter boys visit 1 wall st. burlington soon :biting:
     
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Mazz is next to go.

    ( ps. Squirrelly said that you would not make 30 days on-car. ):happy-very:
     
  18. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    The supplement says that existing full-time jobs must be bid on ONLY by full-time employees.

    New jobs are supposably put up for bid for part-timers.

    How are they ever supposed to get new drivers then, only if they create new routes?
     
  19. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Tell Squirrely , just like she couldn't make 30 days in the unload in somerville ;)
     
  20. notjrguy

    notjrguy New Member

    same ol' snitch.......am I the only one that said that? NO