Satellite driver question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Package_Donkey14, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    If you're a satellite driver, is it OK for your stupervisor to send you a text 1hr before your scheduled start time telling you due to low volume you are laid-off today?
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Better then waiting until you get to work.
     
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Depends. Do you want to work?
     
  4. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    I always want to work.
     
  5. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    As long as no one with more senority than you is working.
     
  6. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    You can be laid off if you are the lowest seniority person. If anyone in your center with less seniority is working, ask to bump them and head into work.
    Lots of fresh snow out there today. Take the day off and stay warm.:-)
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Then tell them you'll run a route out of the center.
     
  8. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Just because they cut your route doesn't mean you aren't entitled to drive. You can bump into the center and run a route from there. This is if you have more seniority than the other driver at the building. If you have a satellite route you probably have more seniority than the lower third in your building, yes?
     
  9. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I think you mean less?
     
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Its all about where your seniority lies. Have higher -- you can always work. If you want too
     
  11. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't answer the call or text and would show up accordingly. You are then guaranteed 8 hours of work. They are suppose to tell you by the end of your previous shift. This one hour bs is for the birds.
     
  12. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    In most cases you are scheduled for the week, so it's on the schedule.
     
  13. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    As a full time driver being texted by his supervisor I would play dumb and then force them to pay me while I sit at home if there is no other work.
     
  14. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    Lol. Yes. Yes I do.
     
  15. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    I'm being told I can not bump into the preload and drive on the same day... is this true?
     
  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    I could see where that would cause a problem with DOT hours.
     
  17. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Next time ignore the text or call, by answering and not showing up on time you have voided your guarantee of 8. Also you should be allowed to bump into preload, you're allowed to bump into two part times shifts to get your 8.
     
  18. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    What's your satellite route like? If you don't mind me asking. I've always been intrigued by satellite routes. My center and where I live is a heavily populated area. No Sat routes anywhere near me. I used to have a family friend who had a Sat rt in Nevada. Way out in the boonies.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes. The only way you could do both is if you agree to work for hours on road.
     
  20. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    There is no way in hell. That I'm not heading into work via text message. Unless you are an hr away from the building or something like that. Make them call you. Are you the last guy on the list? You have got to have more than others. Plenty of work if you go get it