night shift package handler

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by aldelancey21, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. aldelancey21

    aldelancey21 New Member

    Im gonna be working 10pm -3am as a package handler. I know i will have to put a lot of time in to advance in the company. Im trying to be a driver at some point. My question is.......Is the advancement opportunity beter working nightshift? The HR person told me that they hire 6 nightshift package handlers a week because so many people quit. Does this mean that i could advance quicker because so many people around me are quitting?
     
  2. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member

    No. All part timers go on the same seniority list, regardless of shift. It is your seniority number that will in many years possibly win you a chance at a driver job.
     
  3. Iowna3000gt

    Iowna3000gt New Member

    Damn they make you work 5hours...They only give me about 3hours at the most a day if anyone knows what position will give you the most hours in ups please speak up thank you! Im not even making $100 at the end of the week all it pays for is my gas and 2meals...Could I file grievance ?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are guaranteed 3.5 hours. You forfeit the guarantee if you agree to leave early. You must tell them you want your guarantee if you are asked to leave early.
     
  5. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    You also forfeit your guarantee if you're late in the Central Region.
     
  6. Iowna3000gt

    Iowna3000gt New Member

    So I tell my supervisors "I want my guarantee of 3.5 hours" ,but I noticed everyone clocks out around the same time and my paychecks I only average out about 10hours at the most a week when can ups give me a split shift or do I need to work my way up for that?
     
  7. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    every center is different, you can ask if there is any positions open, that you would come in for. goodluck
     
  8. Iowna3000gt

    Iowna3000gt New Member

    Would I need to speak to the HR department for that or just ask my supervisor?
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are guaranteed 3.5 hours daily, 17.5 hours weekly. If you are asked to leave early and you do you forfeit the guarantee. If you decline and say that you want your guarantee they need to find something for you to do. It's that simple.
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Here is what I would do.

    Get a good knowledgable steward and explain your situation.

    You tell your FT supervisor, or manager - with no steward, that you are NOT leaving until 3.5 hours are up, if you do leave you will be paid for 3.5 hours by grievance. Be polite but firm. They will cave in.

    If not:

    You tell your FT supervisor, or manager - with a steward, that you are NOT leaving until 3.5 hours are up and if you do leave you will be paid for 3.5 hours by grievance. Be polite but firm. They will cave in.

    That is about the extent of it. Either by working or not working, you will get paid. The company will choose working.