Optional Day Seniority Question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by lucyo, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. lucyo

    lucyo New Member

    I requested an optional day for 4/18 in February and was told by management my request was approved. Now today I was told that I may not get it off because someone else with more seniority came in today (4/9) and requested the same day off. My question is can they do this, even though I had booked the optional day nearly 2 months ago?
    I work in the Northern Plains district.
     
  2. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Check your supplement. Here you have to request it exactly 7 days before the day you want.

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  3. lucyo

    lucyo New Member


    I read it, it says the request must be made 8 days minimum, but nothing about whether you can be bumped after being approved.
     
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    if he has days left then he would get the day off, not you. You have until the last minute to submit a request for a personal day. Management was wrong to "approve" you for this day 2 months in advance. Here it is also 8 days prior to the day requested. They shouldn't be making any approvals for the day off until 7 days prior.

    Did you actually get the paper signed approved returned back to you? Verbal means nothing. Signed paper is where it's at.
     
  5. lucyo

    lucyo New Member

    Yep, vacation request was signed by sup'. Only reason I did ask for it that soon, is because I'm going out of town that weekend.
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    If it's approved already I would be real quick to call your BA first thing in the morning and voice your concern. Especially since you already have plans. Get to it!!
     
  7. lucyo

    lucyo New Member

    Thanks, I will in the morning.
     
  8. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Calling BA is best bet.

    I'm thinking since you have it in writing, you're off. Don't think they can deny the senior employee based on staffing levels. They may have to cover both positions.
     
  9. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Here you can be bumped. If i request off for August 20th and someone above me ask the same day off a month after I did he will get it. With that said, whenever it has happened to me I just call in. Actually anytime I've asked off and they've told me no I just call in anyways lol. You have days you can use them.
     
  10. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 22 Year South Cal UPSer

    No option day? No problem, that's what sick days are for.
     
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    If I really need a day off, I always call in.
     
  12. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    In our local/hub, seniority always rules - as long as the more senior employee signs the option/personal day "sign up sheet" before the cut-off day.

    So, depending on the number of employees permitted to take off on a given day, if someone who has more seniority decides they want that day, you can be bumped - regardless of when you requested that day.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Here seniority rules but you have to request option 8 days in advance. And if UPS approves it, then you can't be bumped later.