Qualify for FT?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by SafetyFirst, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst New Member

    If I bid a FT cover driver position, will my holidays and/or days off be paid at 8 hours FT rate while going through the qualifying process? ... or does that only happen once that process is successfully completed?

    Also, is it the case that they won't be able to use me on the preload anymore when I bid that? ... or does this also not occur until the qualifying process is complete?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    FT bid cover means you are guaranteed to work 8 hours every day. You can kiss the preload goodbye----you are now a pkg car driver.
     
  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Do it the right way. Things are what YOU make it. Have seen many. Whom can't live up to their own numbers.
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    We have cover drivers that bump back into their previous jobs all the time when there is not enough work for them to drive.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Those would be PT cover drivers.
     
  6. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst New Member

    So it can actually be beneficial to be pt still in certain situations? Some work is better than no work
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    We don't have any of those. They put up FT driver cover bids , and during times that they won't be used in a week, they bump back into two sorts to get their hours if they want them.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No. As a FT bid cover driver you are guaranteed to work every day and to get 8 hours of work. If volume is so low that there is no work for you your mgt team will let you double shift on the preload and metro----what normally happens is they will ask a senior driver to take the day so that you can work.
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    We have no such guarantee.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ours does----it is funny to watch him whine when he is sent out blind on a run he has never done.
     
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That is how I learned most of the routes. After I learned that those should be the easiest days, because you are under no pressure to make SPORH, or any other metric. Just work hard, take it easy, be safe. As they always says, it goes on one stop at a time, it comes off one stops at a time.