preferred position

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browntroll, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    basically its that time of the year, work gets light and i get bumped out by managements pet
    guy with 15yrs part time seniority from my pickoff belt. i dont mind but now im going to unload for a few months and was wondering how can i get spa position? everytime i go to unload the sups give me the run around and bs me.today i had to unload for a guy with only 1 year in . i told sup but he told me to "help him out" or work as directed in my ears.
    are spa positions preferred or seniority based? i saw alot of ppl there with less seniority than me in spa positions also guys that transferred from other hubs. they even had a full timer unloading, which i asked why he was unloading and he said "ups politics and their pet rats".
     
  2. quamba 638

    quamba 638 Member

    Holy SHlT!!!
     
  3. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    Make it where the Unload does NOT want you!!
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    .....or you could go in and do the best that you can regardless of where you are working....
     
  5. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    Enter gagging sound here
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What was I thinking----this is a union shop----unions promote mediocrity.
     
  7. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    The funny part.... if you worked for an honest company...there would be no need for a union
     
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  8. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'm surprised you'd say something like that when your pay, benefits, etc were negotiated by a union. Oh, what was I thinking, company man at it again.
     
  9. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    I know the type....suck until they fire you for some BS....then be the first one in line asking for UNION assistance
     
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  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Damn, I thought this thread was about sex....
     
  11. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

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  12. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    i already made it to where the preload doesnt want me. unload sups i get along with but they never seem to want me to spa.
    i have gone through this same scenario 3 years in a row and every time a different sup tells me they need approval from a full time
    sup and manager before they can let me spa, or next time but they have too many spa ppl right now. i had one a-hole tell me
    he needs me to be able to handle 2 ppl unload at all times. which is why im wondering if its preferred position or can i bump someone?
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    We all know the preferred position at ups is all of us face down and ups on top. To the OP...I know what you mean. I spent half of last peak on TAW in small sort.....there are guys almost half my age who've worked here less than a year working in small sort....and complaining about how busy and difficult it is...:rofl:

    Option3 is correct, make them not want you there. Unload as safely as possible...."Sorry, I'm working as fast as I safely can." You've been there 15 years....you know the drill. Once volume picks up....they'll move you back.
     
  14. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    File .....Article 22-4 see what happens....
    Part-time employees with six (6) months or more seniority shallhave the right to place their name on the list of employees waitingto be moved to a preferred job within their building. Such preferredjobs shall include, but not be limited to: Preload, Sorter, Clerical,Irregular Train, Designated Responder, Carwasher, Loader andUnloader. Employees do not have the right to select any specificunit, load or workstation unless a prior past practice has been estab-lished.
     
  15. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Irregs is the place you want to be.
     
  16. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    as an after thought if you have been there 15 years you are almost old enough to have fathered some of the sups you have to listen to.
     
  17. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    an another thought I have 16 years seniority (PT) and my preferred position is to be home @ night drinking beer. WTF
     
  18. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Never saw anyone get disciplined for being suck. All they do is yell at them or annoy them to go faster, that's all.
     
  19. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    you guys might not have understand my first post which is my fault since my english sucks. i have 5 years, the guy that bumps me from pick off has 15 years.
    i get different stories from everyone at my hub about this. guys tell me its not up for bid, while others tell me that im supposed to be able to bump out guys with
    less unload seniority only and some tell me that it depends on hub seniority. i had one guy tell me today i only loose hub/position seniority if i requested to go to unload but keep it if im moved by sups. so i have 5 years and im unloading for guys with 1 year or less seniority. i understand if i go slow enough they will put me somewhere else
    but im assuming the guys that are spaing play the game better than i do.