Hello, Im 24 and been with UPS since 04. In June of 08 I was hired as a FT driver after gaining seniority and was put on a training route. On my 27th day I clipped a tree branch which was blocked by hanging leaves and it took a small hole out of the passenger side fiberglass on the top right side of the truck. Since it was my 27th day and not 30th the Union couldn't help me out and was just like ur beat. UPS suspended me for a year and after that year was up I had to wait an additional year because more part timers had put their name on the PT to FT list who had more seniority then me. So i waited until I was number one in my center and I was called to work on October 13th 2010 to be a FT driver. In the union handbook it states that a driver cannot gain seniority from October 15th to December 30th. Meaning whatever work I don't from the 15th to the 30th doesn't count toward my 30 days. I'm not considered a casual because I've been working part-time with this company since 04. Technically ups is using me just for the holidays and will most likely send me back to part-time and maybe will hire me back in march but I'm not counting on it because our center hasn't hired a fulltime driver in 3 years. That was a quick summary of my career so far with UPS I stuck with it and now I'm back driving. Now in two years a lot has changed as far as how they calculate how a new driver is performing they now track idle times and have a system that takes how many stops and pieces you have that day and puts together a time you should complete it by. I'm on my 18th day and every morning I come in my supervisor says I'm averaging 15 clicks over. (a click is a measurement of time, 100 clicks are in an hour so I average about 5-7 minutes over everyday). However by 17th day I was 59 clicks over and there was good reason why but it was not fair. My supervisor the following day said you better pick it up because your center manager won't ride with you on your 21st day. (its ups policy that a center manager must ride with a new driver on his 21st day, 2 years ago this wasn't the case you just needed to work ur 30 days and they didn't measure how many clicks u were over or under). Now, back to why i was 59 clicks over. Thursday November 11 I completed 130 stops with 190 pieces and with pickups at 545pm. I was done and was like yes I finally made scratch. (scratch means I completed the work in time compared to their clicks method which doesn't track customer delays or how many times I need to use a handcart) Here's where the problem starts. My supervisor sends me a message at 546pm saying I need to help another driver. I replied ok give me a meat point. He sends back give me a min. So i waited in my truck and 25 minutes later I get a message saying where I need to meet this guy to take 20 additional stops off of him. I finally meet him at 630 on the dot in some parking lot and the transfer of those 20 stops takes about 10 minutes. I complete my additional stops at 714 and I finished (punched out) at 725. Now the following morning i get called to the office saying i was 59 clicks over and that I need to pick it up. I said yeah but I was done at 545 with my 130 stops. He said that additional work u did and the time you waited for us to send to a meet point counts against you. I replied ok and just walked out with intent to relay what I'm saying.g here on this forum to my union. Because this just isn't fair. How is waiting in my truck for for 45 mins waiting for ups to send me a meet point count aganist my time. That's straight bull. I feel I have a legit case against ups in case they discipline me that this isn't fair and that this click method is almost forcedng me to rush a little more to get stuff done. I follow every safety rule and follow every speed limit and make a full stop stop at every stop sign and they still say its not good enough and I need to work faster. Reason I'm posting on here is because I'm fed up would the bull and want to gain any advice from any active drivers on this site about weather I not I should say something to my steward or union office and what else I should say to them regarding my situation. Any help would be great thank you!