Question about health ins

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Softconcrete, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete New Member

    I work in MA and I read that we have to average 250 hrs a quarter as a part timer. But someone told me that if you start your shift and you get offered to go home you will still get credit for that days work of hours toward health ins. Is this true? I try to take as much time off as I can but I don't want to pay health ins again. Thank you
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    So lemme understand this correctly, you want to just do the bare minimum so you don't lose your bennies. Is UPS supplying a job or welfare, I'm confused.
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  3. I have guys that will work for an hour and happily go home. Not sure what the point is when the check at the end of the week is 35 bucks.
  4. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    There is a letter hanging in our center. It states (NOT an exact quote) "Part timers are guaranteed 3.5 hours each day you work. Failure to work your 3.5 hour guarantee could seriously jeopardize your pension and benefits."

    This is because UPS pays the union for 20 hours at x amount for each employee that works their 17.5 hours each week. "If" an employee works less than the guaranteed 17.5 hours, UPS pays the union for the actual hours worked at the same x amount.

    This could easily make a very large difference in what the union has available to invest in our pension and benefits.

    People, WORK YOUR GUARANTEE EVERYDAY! Hell, I'm glad to go pick up cigarette butts to get my 3.5 each day if that's what they want. Whatever it takes.

    I love to smile at them and do whatever. They seem to know they lost and move on fairly quickly.
  5. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    2 cases of beer and health insurance.
  6. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    Almost everyone I know in my preload has another job that they go to. Some will only work 3 hours or less everyday. This seems to be the way to go, as you still retain benefits but also frees you up to do what you want the rest of the day.
    Not a bad idea, just tough to do consistently
  7. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete New Member

    Yeah I have full time job during the morning. Been working here 5 years so losing a few hours each week isn't too bad for me. But last quarter I was hit with a bill. Don't want to lose hours and be hit with a bill
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Only hours worked / paid count. In Ma you get to keep your union run healthcare only if UPS pays into it the minimum amount. UPS only pays in based on the hours you get PAID for. If you work an hour and go home you UPS only pays in 1 hour.

    So who ever told you that lied to you or they just don't have a clue.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    JB, I know more than a few that work just for the healthcare. Mostly self employed folks.
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I understand where those folks are coming from, but if you don't wanna be here but want the benefits for it, it hurts our bargaining strength as they couldn't care less if the company shuts down, they have no skin in the game.
  11. Fighter

    Fighter New Member

    We have a woman with 25 years at our center who is 60 years old. She attempted to retire this year. Imagine her shock when she found out that she has to work another 1 3/4 years. The reason? She left before her 3 1/2 so many times that it cost her that many years. So go ahead and leave early. Just don't bitch about a low paycheck or be surprised when you discover that you don't have as many years in as you think you do. You need a set number of hours to total one year of service.
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    If you punch in and out, you are guaranteed 3.5 benefit hours as a part-timer.
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Not entirely true. If they ask you if your want to leave early and you do than your not guaranteed 3.5 hrs.
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    He meant for purposes of benefits, not pay.
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Your benefits hours are based on the hours your get paid for. They are both one in the same.
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Some are based on days worked.
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    They shouldn't be because UPS pays into are benefits based on hours worked by each employee up to a certain number of hrs a week. That is why they send people home early because it saves the company money not only with pay but by not having to pay as much for benefits.
  18. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Where I'm at (this may be a supplemental thing) you can "buy" service hours back. So, if you fell a hundred hours short for any given year, you can pay out of pocket in order to be vested for a year (possibly more).

    I don't have details but, I know a driver that has done it.
  19. No_Member_Name

    No_Member_Name New Member

    I drive for uber/lyft full time and I only started at ups for the benefits ( don't get them till jan) so if I'm asked to go home I go ( they pay the guarantee 3.5), i average 18 hours a weeks, sometimes 16-17 and I'm usually the first one in my sort to leave
  20. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    And some may work less than 3 cause they have a hot date at DQ?
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