Optional days

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Chrism1222, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Chrism1222

    Chrism1222 New Member


    I'm a part time unloaded in cach in hodgkins
    I was wondering how optional days work. How far in advance do I have to ask for one? Can they decline giving me an optional day? What happens if I ask and says no. And I have to miss. Can I fight it if he tries to write me up?
    I've never had this problem, but this supervisor is giving me a hard time.
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    How high are you on the seniority list?
  3. Chrism1222

    Chrism1222 New Member

    In my area.. I'm not sure.
    I got moved without consent before peak. I'd say I'm the lower part. I'm heading to 3 years in April
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I think 10 days is the proper time frame for an optional holiday but if you must have the day off I'd just call in
  5. Chrism1222

    Chrism1222 New Member

    It's 7 days exactly
    I'll just call in if anything
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    It's 8 days prior to requested day here in Central Pa.
  7. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    We only get one personal day here, which has to be scheduled 7 days in advance, and yes, they can deny them.

    We also get an option week though, which you can schedule when you pick your vacation weeks, or choose to take them as single days. You don't have to schedule those in advance, but a lot of times they give you hell for using them without notice.

    If you don't want no for answer don't ask, just call in.
  8. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    24hrs here, but usually give a few days because my sup is a pretty good dude.
  9. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    The other consideration is absenteeism. If you're not one to call in sick often and the like, by all means go ahead. If however you get too many of these occurrences too close together (here it's 5 in a rolling 9 month window) you'll start creating a paper trail. Normally any days they authorize, like optionals, do not count as absenteeism.
  10. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    When I was low on the totem pole, I used sick days for any necessary days off. That way I couldn't be told no, and was still paid. It usually takes a bit of seniority to use optional days on Friday's and Monday's in the summer. We are 8 days in advance here.
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You have to give them 7 days notice but if you want to take a lay off day at THEIR convenience they allow you to burn them. Nopeeeeeeeee