quitting seasonal driving

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by brownfish34, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. brownfish34

    brownfish34 New Member

    Does anyone know how i can quit seasonal driving and go back to my sort? They say I can't but there should be a way to disqualify myself.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You can't suck it up for 4 days?!
     
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  3. brownfish34

    brownfish34 New Member

    Why should i have to? Plus way to be helpful, If you must know i'm having family issues and I really cant be out 12+ hr days with what i got going on.
     
  4. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Really ??

    There might have to be a "new' term....

    For this lame question.



    -Bug-
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Well-Known Member

    He is in management what else would you expect from Nancy
     
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Really ??

    There might have to be a "new' term....

    For this lame question.



    -Bug-
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    There is, but, you may not want to. Unless you have a lot of seniority. Even then it may come back on you. At least finish up this week. Next week you can take lay off.
     
  8. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll


    CRASH. Youll be back in sort by the end of the day.

    TOS
     
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  9. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I can almost guarantee you , you will be needed next week. There will be no "taking layoff" or 1 more week. Do what you need to do. Expect to take a lot of flack as seen by these posts. But good luck to you and your family issues. Some things in life are more important than others. Good luck and god bless
     
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  10. Stonefish

    Stonefish Well-Known Member

    That's funny
     
  11. cb1969

    cb1969 Member


    Yes, You can disqualify yourself. You will not be able to try again for and package driver job for two years. Get a shop steward and go to your center manager. Of course I would suggest to think long and hard about it. It is a very stressful job till you get to the point that they don't care about you as anything=g more than a tool. The loads will never get better, the days never shorter, the stops never less and management will never care. You can however change you outlook and till yourself I will do what I can, I will not kill myself for nothing, I will do only what I can and will tell management early in the day that I need help because today it is more than I can finish before I run out of hours...Just know we all get it, we all go through it and the only thing that changes is our mindset and the days start to go a lot smoother.....Good Luck
     
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  12. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Or fired........Great advice.:2guns:TOS
     
  13. brownfish34

    brownfish34 New Member

    Well I went in this morning with my shop steward and our Union B.A. and singed a hand written note stating that i wish to disqualify myself from seasonal driving and return to preload, with the stipulation that im not eligible to apply for a full time driving job for a year. They tried the usual scare tactics but in the end i will be back on my sort in the morning. I asked to see the sign up sheet for the seasonal driving and they must have thrown it away because they never came up with a copy of it. From what i hear im not the first person in the state to drop out, several have and in Indy they had 42 seasonals walk out already. Thanks for the advice both good and bad, I'm just gonna have to watch out for the retaliation tactics for a little bit. I used to love working for Brown...........but my love is fading.
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    All 3 of our off the street seasonals quit within a week. Really left us high and dry for peak.
     
  15. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    I you couldn't last 3 weeks during peak,you do not deserve to ever be considered for a future driving position. Everyone of us is working long hours this time of year. Suck it up like the rest of us!
     
  16. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    We had 4 seasonal's call in this Friday. 4 routes packed to the gills sat in the building. I heard management went out with drivers as helpers today to clean it. Good god I've never seen a peak like this. I hope next year it will be a lesson learned for planning yet being undermanned and over burdened is a time honored tradition at UPS.
     
  17. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member


    Next year we will have one additional day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The work will spread out more evenly. No additional planning needed. :happy-very:
     
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  18. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    One more day of peak will be awesome!
     
  19. 40andOut

    40andOut Guest

    There will be no lesson learned unless UPS looses customers over the massive amount of service failures this year. If the quarterly profit statement ends up looking good because we ran an undermanned peak, the big wigs will consider their peak season plan a success.
     
  20. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    Rule #1. It never managements fault. There a method, procedure, or work rule to cover any and every conceivable contingency real or imagined. In a company who management culture is built on "CYA, All Day, Everyday, in Every Way" it has and always comes down to blaming the workers. You just need to admit your wrong and do more faster.
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