Mothers Day saturday...any full-timers here working?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by iruhnman630, May 6, 2012.

  1. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Next Sunday is Mothers Day, and us lower seniority drivers expected to be working our annual one-and-only Saturday. But when the start times were posted for this week, the expected layoffs and on calls were posted for tomorrow, but Saturday start times were not listed.

    To my understanding, this means we are NOT working Saturday, and cannot be forced to work Saturday regardless of how many days I work Mon through Fri.

    Is anybody else working Saturday?
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'm spending this day with my son & daughters mother + the mother in law. Family is the only thing that matters in life when you get down to it. And I love them
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Doesn't really matter, if you don't want to come just call out. I guarantee there will be lower guys on the pole that will. They will work the weak and threaten the strong, but somehow they still find enough people every time.
  4. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    keep an eye out for supervisors working on Sunday (Mothers day)....they have in the past, not sure of the plan of attack this time
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    They'd be stupid to try that as any brown truck rolling on Sunday would be like Wells Fargo truck driving by to anyone who files.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I heard they were looking for management volunteers to work this Saturday.
    It will count towards their QPR "Service Experience" element.
    All management in our group have a goal of 3 this year.
    I think 2 or 3 in our group are driving in the hall Center this Saturday.
  7. 100088

    100088 Member

    For some reason I thought if you were off one day during the week then you were first to be worked on Saturday.. I might be wrong however
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I might bump into Package for the day just for the OT.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Bring those guys in Monday when the trucks are brick loaded with 3 routes crammed into one for the real "Service Experience", not a 30 stops scenic tour.
  10. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    The question is about Saturday, not Sunday.

    I've worked Mothers Day Saturday (and one Valentines Saturday) the last two years delivering flowers and such...I made quite a stink about it back then.
  11. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    True. But there is no Saturday start time listed for us this time around, either because it was omitted by error or we're not doing it this year.

    Just wondering if anybody else is.
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    IF they put a list up for people to driver and you don't sign it you can't file.... However if they did put a list up and you signed it and you didn't get a chance to drive and you saw a SUP driving that would be different. the same should be said to if they don't put a list up at all.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I get that, it's just the more likely scenerio is to have only a handful of mangement run packages that came in late or what not, without posting it to hourlies.
  14. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn New Member

    Last year they made a big stink about me not working on Mothers Day Saturday. I pitch for my daughters coach pitch all star team an there is a tournament this weekend. They told me this year that it's mandatory. I haven't called out in two years but looks like I will be calling out this Saturday!
  15. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Out here they cannot force you, if you want to come in it's a 6th day punch in and you get paid time and a half.
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Not a chance
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I ain't working ... you can take that to the bank!
  18. badpal.

    badpal. avoiding brown kool-aid

    Not a chance in hell. I'd rather drive up and see my own mom.
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    I told them they could call me in the morning if they needed me to work in one certain town I enjoy and that if it's any other area, don't even bother dialing the phone.
  20. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    I'm working after all. Not a big deal since I was expecting to work it anyway. EZ money.

    Found out by response required diad message at 11 am, to which I responded 'no.' Next message said 'call office.' That was a fun conversation.

    Apparently I missed a pcm earlier in the week when the center manager said we'd be working which makes the whole thing legit despite the lack of posted Saturday start times.

    I still have my doubts about it though: As I understand it, if no start time is listed they cannot force to work a Saturday. Am I right or wrong?