Must I Work on My Day Off?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Our senior manager told us that for peak we'd all be working six days a week. Now, I might want to do that, but by choice, not requirement. I know the operational needs rationale, but can they force me to work on my day off?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As an at will employee? Yes.
     
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Talk to your union rep.
     
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  4. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Well, I guess I'll find out when I say I can't work on days off.
     
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  6. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Thanks for the link, In. No one else has ever faced this issue?
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It is no longer your day off so technically, the answer is "No".
     
  8. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    Do you work for express? If so, you DONT have to work your day off if you r PT.
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Unless policy has been changed recently, no. Ask someone to show you how to find the Policy manual in the computer to verify whether it's been changed or not, and print it to keep for your own records. FedEx is NOT going to volunteer any of that kind of info. You have to look for it yourself.

    Learn your rights. There is no Union steward to fight for you. You WILL get screwed if you don't.
     
  10. MechLift

    MechLift Member

    Our station has been doing that for over two months. I guess the hoards of applications did not come in when the company effectively cut its work force in half by taking away the pickup side of full-timers.
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    That because the bad news about working at FedEx has gotten around. They seem to forget that bad news travels fast.
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    And yet, people still keep posting on those jobs websites about what a great place FedEx is to work. I want to work at their stations or make the bonus FedEx is paying them to post their positive comments.
     
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Truth is their jobs really suck too but they're in denial or in the honeymoon phase just starting out. All courier jobs suck. Fred has seen to that.
     
  14. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    As a matter of fact I do work for Express and I am permanent PT. I'll definitely look into this.
     
  15. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    boggles the mind, doesn't it?
     
  16. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    PT can not be forced to work extra hours. You can be held hostage for up to 6 hours on a reg schld day and no more if you so choose. Many of our PTers choose this time of year to stay and make some serious cash and some others do their P1 and go home. Nice to have a choice.
     
  17. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Thanks everyone. You've been very helpful. Not that I don't want some extra hours. I just would rater choose them myself.
     
  18. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Welcome to our world MW. Don't become full time if you think this way, it will no longer apply.
     
  19. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I'm 60, and although I consider myself to be in excellent shape, I have no desire to work 10 hours a day doing this stuff. It's not that it's below me or anything like that. It would just be a little too much. After working three UPS peak seasons and now this job, let me say (again) that I have boundless, deep respect and undying admiration for delivery drivers anywhere. Packages don't just get there magically, regardless of what customers imagine.
     
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You get used to the aches and pains. And for the worst ones, Advil is your friend.