Scheduling newbie drivers on ghost routes

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Hroller, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Hroller

    Hroller Member

    Every Monday morning me and other low seniority drivers are assigned to routes that are rarely if ever active outside of peak.

    So we come in, and unless there is a call-in, we get sent back home.

    I asked the supe why that is.....he replies it is a management ploy to not show our cards.

    He wants us there just in case we are needed!

    My questions. I show up, don't work, waste gas going back home. Shouldn't I get on-call pay?
    Why can't they just not schedule me, and call me in if needed?
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you are scheduled, you can demand your 8-hour minimum pay.
     
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  3. You should be able to demand an 8 hour day starting from the time you were told to come in. That is how it works here. If they have a cover come in and they cut a trip, he is given 8 hours of sweeping floors, emptying trash cans, driving around missloads for the day.
     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you are scheduled as On Call, then call before you go in to work.
     
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  5. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Or you can ask another driver if you can run their route for the day. There's always someone willing to take a day off.


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  7. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    You are guaranteed 8. File for it.
     
  8. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Even if there's no work you can bump two part timers to get your 8 hours in.
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If you have more seniority then the two PTers you are bumping after being laid off for a week.
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Depending on the supplement. Some areas, it is less than a week.
     
  11. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Our supplement I believe is 3 days.