Pters getting 8 hrs a day in hubs; baltimore, burtonsville

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sandiegovirginia, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Hey what's going on guys. I work at a small center we run two shifts. We just had a supervisor transfer from baltimore hub. He was telling me pt phs if they wanted could work 8 hours a day. He said because they ran 24 hours a day if you wanted to pick up shifts you could work 40 hrs a week inside easy. Is this true? I have been wanting to transfer to a bigger hub anyway because at our center ft driver wait is over nine years. But if it's possible to pretty much full time inside that would be a bonus. Any one at any hubs have any insight they can give me on this? Much appreciated
  2. Jj1213

    Jj1213 Need that full time

    In jersey they let us work doubles maybe 2-3 days a month until summer. If they need people they will work the good workers but when they don't need you that's it doubles are cut
  3. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    It called double shifting .That way UPS gets away without putting on more Article 22-3 jobs and paying out FT pension bennies etc. It is also selective you have to be a favored employee to get it.
  4. Johnny Paycheck

    Johnny Paycheck Speak softly and carry a big stick.

    Yeah at my hub 99% of the time the only time you can double shift is if it's snowing and they've got people calling out. Lots of times twilight guys will go find that the roads are :censored2: when they get off and turn around and work another shift.
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My first 2.5 years I worked at my HUB I was offered doubles all the time, and took them most of the time. I was a preloaded but would come in for night shift as well and sort the preload as well as start sorting out the irregs. Usually worked 10pm-8:30am with an hour lunch. Was great easy money back then.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And with OT after 5 hours you could make more then a driver who works 8 hours.
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  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    If you volunteer for the extra work then it's OT after 8. If you are forced then OT is after 5.
  8. Jj1213

    Jj1213 Need that full time

    No when you do a double you get OT after 8 hr
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our PTers make OT after 5 hours regardless if you double or volunteer.
  10. Anonymous 12

    Anonymous 12 Non active member

    Take it while you can get it.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I could be wrong on that as It's been 17 years since I've had to worry about it.
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have seen guys double shift for months at a time. Make great money until management goes on a hiring spree and puts an end to it. My buildings Preload have been double shifting PTers for almost everyday now for a while. Not too maney people will work like a dog at 4:45 AM for $8.50/hr for 3 1/2hrs. You will find a lot of employees will for $30 to $45/hr.
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  13. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I would just work 7 hours and 59 minutes. After 8 your over time you just worked goes away and it goes to regular time, anything then after 8 is over time. I have worked over 10 and had got paid for over time for after 5 however I was the only shifter at work and they offered me anything I wanted to stay. I also got what I wanted surprisingly.
  14. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Where I'm at it's overtime after 5 hours regardless if you double shift. Right now I have close to 24 hours in with 2 days left.
  15. I work at the Baltimore hub and it's true the twilight shift has us pt phs coming in at either 2pm for the early start or 5:45pm for the late start and night shift starts at 10:30 on Mondays and Fridays and 10:45 the rest of the week and preload is always trying to get people to stay and work doubles.

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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

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  17. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    SHHHHH !
  18. Thanks everyone for the insight. From what I hear it shouldn't be hard to get eight hours a day if I transferred.
  19. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    OT after 5 hours for PT'ers varies by supplement. In my area, it's OT after 5 and it doesn't matter if it's voluntary/involuntary.

    Transferring to a new hub because of the potential to work doubles sounds like a terrible idea if you have any seniority at all, as your seniority will be end tailed if you're even allowed a non-educational transfer. Most of the time, this happens in large hubs that simply cannot seem to retain new hires (surprise, surprise: most people don't want to be screamed at and worked like a dog for $8.50/hr) or in smaller centers that can't justify/authorize additional employees on payroll. Either way, the potential for the work to dry up as soon as someone in senior management wants to cut OT costs is always there.

    When I was working on '06, I was turning down doubles nearly every day of the week. They dried up when the recession hit (we also had a new district manager that vowed to crack down on OT) during '07-'08 and then started trickling back since '10/'11 or so. Now they're working them almost year-round because retention is such an issue.
  20. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Also, you can not start slacking off on your shift if you decide to double shift. 8-9 hours is not bad, but after 11 hours your body is done.