Outbid by someone with less seniority

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Nockahate9, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Nockahate9

    Nockahate9 Member

    I signed the bid sheet to go to feeder school few weeks back and HR walked around today notifying everyone. I asked if I made it and she said no but someone with less seniority did. When I asked how that was possible, she said because he had signed the previous bid sheet a few months earlier (Which was posted for a week during my 2 week long vacation). Is this normal?
     
  2. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Sounds right but talk to your steward.


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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Different bid sheets. You were on vacation during the previous bid so missed out.
     
  4. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Also signing a bid sheet is your responsibility even if you're on vacation. When bid sheets go up management is supposed to notify the union about them. That way you can call your steward and ask them to put your name on a bid sheet when you're on vacation.


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  5. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    My question is if they are taking from a previous bid sheet(which I believe is good for 6 months)why did they post another?
     
  6. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    More openings


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  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Then why not just keep picking from the other list? Unless there wasn't enough? Our feeder bid sheets are 4 pages long.
     
  8. Nockahate9

    Nockahate9 Member

     
  9. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    You must be a real a-hole, not even your friends tell you about a bid sheet posted?
     
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  10. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member



    Yes maybe there wasn't enough. Not everyone could've have qualified or maybe some turned it down.


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  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In my area, they are running out of people interested in feeders and PC.
     
  12. They are probably having a hard time getting people to sign them. So they just keep rebidding them.
     
  13. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Talk to your business agent., now. In our area our manager is supposed to notify employees that are unable to sign bids if they are not available to and don't know of the posting.
     
  14. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    If you are part time and didn't sign the part time to full time bid sheet then that is exactly how you got passed. If you signed the part time to full time and have the seniority, you need to file on it. If the lesser senior employee has already been thru the school then file for all that time as well.
     
  15. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Grieve it. You were on vacation and they didn't notify you of list going up.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    File a grievance for being stupid? It is your own responsibility to check what is up for bid.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think all of the time that you have been spending lately with the simpleminded has reduced your reading comprehension skills. The OP was on VACATION when the bid was posted and should have been called to see if he wanted to sign the bid sheet.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Vacation doesn't matter. OP should have still checked. It is nobody's else responsibility to call him to let him know a new bid was posted.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Seriously? So you call the building every day just to "keep up"? What about hourlies who are on STD or comp?

    Management has the responsibility to ensure that everyone eligible to bid who is out of work for whatever reason is notified. This can be done either by asking the steward(s) to make the necessary notification or doing it themselves.

    Our center does this during the vacation bid. It is much better than putting the selection process on hold until the driver(s) come(s) back from vacation.

    I would be :censored2: if I came back from vacation only to find out that a bid sheet had been posted and taken down without being told about it.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Bids are posted on a bulletin board. That is all that management is required to do. If someone won't be able to check for new bids he can ask someone else to check for him but nobody else is required to do so. Again, it is ultimately an issue of personal responsibility.
     
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