Oncall for how long?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by instantK, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. instantK

    instantK Member

    I must call in everyday to see if im driving or not at 7:30... how long do I have to wait around to see if i'm needed and do not not have to answer if they call me in?
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    What does your supplement say about it?
  3. instantK

    instantK Member

    i'm thinking 9:00 from what I heard.... but not sure if there was something in the contract about this... they called me in at 12:00 already
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Way back when, if my boss asked me to call in, we set a time and I called in. If they did not need me, I went ice fishing, miles and miles away from any phones.
  5. Butters243

    Butters243 Member

    In feeders , you are on call 24hrs a day. We text each other when we get called to know who's next.
  6. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Not sure what that means. What do you do? As I driver, we are never "on call". You show up, you get paid. If your not needed, they should ask you an hour in advance. It should be converse of the call out method. But, you should be reporting in everyday.

    UPSBOT When UPS Was Fun

    We were told that they had until your start time to call you in. After 8:50 I didn't answer the phone.
  8. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    I call one hour before start time if they didn't already text me. Sometimes they say to call back in 15 min. Fine, no problem. However, once in a while they say I'm not needed, then call me at 11:00 or 2:00. I don't answer, and they freak. I got into a big argument with the center manager about it. I'm not on call all day unless I'm getting paid for it. I couldn't find anything in my supplement about it, but that's how we do it here. I would think you're only required to call once. If they ask you to call back or they call you, that's up to you.

    One piece of advice. Don't let them make you think your on call all day. You're not. 15 minutes becomes 30, then becomes an hour, etc.
  9. lateagain

    lateagain New Member

    Easy solution to this problem. If you are a driver, and they call you at 11:00, I answer, and tell them I would be happy to come in, but I just had a few beers with breakfast. Works every time!
  10. no more than 9

    no more than 9 "Livin' the Dream"

    If you are a full time driver who has made seniority. The notion of being on call on a daily basis is false. In my current center, drivers are given the day based on seniority. Of course there are back room deals, cover drivers who hide in the bldg and drivers who can't get the day based on lack of area knowledge. In closing we has drivers are not on-call.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    Our bottom 10% is on call by contract. Call hour b4 center schedule start time.,if they don't know by then c ya. I rarely called when I was a young driver, just showed up. Usually could get senior driver to go home.
  12. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    It depends on how much you want to work.
  13. tell them to make up there mind by your start time...if they cant do that, tell them you are working somewhere else after your startime!!!
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your obligation as a casual driver ends at start time.