Overtime

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rholly, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    I thought that peak was over 2 months ago! We are working more overtime now than we did in Nov/Dec. There is no end in sight. 60 plus hours a week. People are calling in sick just to get time with their families.
    Is this happening everywhere or is our management team just screwing us to get bonuses???
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yes it is happening here as well. Just keep filing those 9.5's.
     
  3. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    That's the problem, I am in feeders 9.5 doesn't apply. Safety doesn't even matter. We have been averaging 1 accident a week.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Just don't be that person. As I get fatigued I go slower and slower. If I am dispatched 14 hrs of work, I work at a pace that will safely get me through 14 hours.
     
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  5. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    Where is our union on this matter? I think "Sleeping with the Enemy"???
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If your going to start that feeder VS union crap I'm out of this thread.
     
  7. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    Just wondering, We do pay union dues. We all pay union dues. People fought and died for a 40 hour work week and the Teamsters were instrumental in that fight! Just wondering where are those Teamsters now??? BTW I have been a Teamster for over 28 years...
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Why don't you direct your angry at the person that deserves it, THE COMPANY. They are the ones forcing you to work not the union. Don't like what the union is doing then quit and go somewhere else. You been here 28 years? Guess what you have had the easiest 28 years that any UPSer will ever have. I have another 20 of this working until 9-10 at night so if someone has a right to bitch its me. Now get back in the truck or stay home.
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    In Feeders, it most certainly IS safety first. If it isn't where you are, you guys have no right getting behind the wheel.
    Safety is first ALWAYS. It comes before whatever crap your management team is telling you, it comes before any pull or arrival times, it comes before you drive when you need a nap.
    Get your priorities in order.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My rant may have come off a littler harsh. Don't mean to offend. Maybe you don't have others to complain to. No offence meant.
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    <sigh> Me too. Pisses me off when a Feeder driver says safety doesn't come first.
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Each and every driver in centers that are getting so much damn OT need to simply slow down (if they aren't already) and concentrate on following as many methods as they can remember and take every second of their breaks and within the time frames they are supposed to be taken. If this can be accomplished then the amount of missed pieces and late air the center manager has to answer for every day will force the hand of those in management that are responsible for this mess.
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Here, people go into feeders wanting the OT, and the runs that run up close to 60 are the more coveted ones. The ones that have slightly over 40 hrs are the younger guys.
     
  14. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    Of course I think it matters that's why I am saying something! I have 21 years and 3 months safe driving. The company that puts us in harms way doesn't think it matters. Go to the CDC website and look up Fatigue and Overtime in the Work Place. Every time that you go over 8 hours you are putting yourself at risk. This is what study after study says. Like I said we are averaging 1 accident a week. The fix is easy hire more people...
     
  15. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    It is both young and old. The problem comes. you get back from a 10.5 hr run and they force you to go and do a pick up. Unlike package we can't refuse to go back out when we are back to the buiding.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Beats having no job like close to 90 million currently with this Obama economy!
     
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  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Here, they know that going in, so it is what it is.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can you have it documented with a steward present that you are fatigued and feel that you going on the road in your current state is not only a risk to your safety but also the general publics safety?
     
  19. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    Hey Wally, If UPS would stop working most if not all of their hourly employees to the max maybe they could do something about those 90 million.
     
  20. Rholly

    Rholly New Member

    I have, was sent home. no big deal. Except that I lost a day of pay. I don't need to work 60 plus hours a week. The job I bid says 8.5 on paper. That's why I took it. My BA says that there is nothing that I can do. There is also a quality of life issue. There is more to my life than work and sleep.