Optional Days.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Asinine, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Asinine

    Asinine New Member

    How many do we generally start with on the 1st year of the job? I know we get 2 weeks for vacation here, but no clue about the optional days. Does it differ very much via location?
     
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Here, we get 5 floating holidays Jan. 1. Our 5 personal days, sick days and vacation weeks we don't get until our seniority date. Yes, I'm sure that this differs in regions.
     
  3. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    For sick days my new supe wants a doctors note for the days we take. Is that mandatory? Just because I'm not feeling well doesn't mean I'm paying a visit to my doctor
     
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Tell him to stick it. He has no control over you taking sick days EXCEPT if you are out for more than 3 days (If you are out for more than 3 days in a row he can require you to bring in a doctors excuse). If he pushes it tell him you will call the 800# and file on it.
     
  5. heyhey

    heyhey New Member

    Can someone please help me with login information with Upsers.com I have logged in before but I can not remember anything!!
     
  6. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    Tell him he is full of crap.
     
  7. heyhey

    heyhey New Member

    help

    Can someone please help me with login information with Upsers.com I have logged in before but I can not remember anything!!
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Click on the help button just below where you log in.
     
  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Go to upsers.com, there is a 'forgot login'. I think that is the only way you can get the info you need.
     
  10. heyhey

    heyhey New Member

    dilligaf, I have tried that!! It still will not let me in!! Do you know if there is anothe step!
     
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​Talk to your sup. There is a phone number you can call but I don't know what it is.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I know that ups.com is down so it could be that upsers.com is also having issues.
     
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​I just logged in. No problems.
     
  14. Asinine

    Asinine New Member

    So 5 days is what I'm hearing you get at your location? I know I'll be getting paid for holidays now (Thank goodness).
     
  15. BrownCrayon

    BrownCrayon New Member

    I requested a couple days off in April, and had a note in my diad slot when I got back. It said that to many drivers were on vacation that week and I couldn't have those days. I checked the calendar, and I think there is like 6 or 7 drivers on vacation that week. I thought we were able to use option days whenever we wanted... what does it say in the union handbook?? Are they able to deny me my days?? I know I can always just call in sick on those days... but it is just a pain in my arse having to deal with calling in sick. Funny thing is... we just sent 5 guys to driving school... not sure how we don't have enough drivers.. Why does ups have to be so frustrating... they never make it easy on us.
     
  16. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    Why is calling in sick a pain. I plan on calling in tomorrow just for the hell of it. I call in, say I'm sick and that I'll see them on Monday. But now since you "put in" for it they can give you crap for calling in sick on hose days. From now on if you need days off just ban in sick.
     
  17. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    We get 1 personal and 1 sick day after 1 year. after 18 months we get another. when you get to 2 years we get 5 of each which we can take as additional vacations if we want
     
  18. BrownCrayon

    BrownCrayon New Member

    What does the union handbook say about using option days?? What are the valid reasons a supervisor can tell us we can't use an option day?
     
  19. iamhuge

    iamhuge Banned

    i still tell them to stick it after 3 days. the 3 day rule is bs . there is no such rule.
     
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Yes, they can deny an option day. There are X number of vacations during any given week and X number of option days on any given day. It's based on a percentage of drivers. For instance, we can have 3 drivers out on vacation in one week and 2 option days on any given day in the same week.

    Check with your steward.