Screwed out of vacation

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by MN driver, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. MN driver

    MN driver New Member

    Specifically asked for a certain week of vacation on my vacation form, was denied, said it was already full. Then found out someone with less seniority was given that week. Can anything be done?


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  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Well-Known Member

    Grieve for the week
     
  3. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    Lmfao. Get use to it:rofl:
     
  4. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    More than likely he traded a week with a high senority driver.
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That can't happen unless every driver between then doesn't want the week....
     
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Yes, File a grievance tomorrow don't wait. Make sure you have a copy of the weeks you wanted and then were given. Not what weeks that your weren't given and the people with less seniority that were given those dates and there seniority date....

    Driver with more seniority can't trade weeks with drivers with less seniority unless every driver in between then agree so if they say driver 10 traded with driver 50 on the seniority list and your driver 35 that a bunch of BS...
     
  7. MN driver

    MN driver New Member

    2nd year in a row this has happened. Same center manager


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  8. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    We don't ask for weeks. We sign up in seniority order. When a week is full nobody else can sign up for it. Been like that for 25 years.
     
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  9. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    It can and does happen All the time. Thing is they usually don't change it on the schedule so most people never know about it.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    As long as you didn't turn in your vacation request late you should get those weeks, but UPS does frequently screw up things like that.
     
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I try to get screwed on my vacations.
     
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  12. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

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  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We traded weeks all the time-- and it never involved anyone other than the two who wanted to switch vacations.
     
  14. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    My point exactly
     
  15. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    So glad I don't have those issues to deal with. All I have to do is make sure I don't try for the same weeks as my fellow mechanic and I have seniority.:happy-very:
     
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Good thing I cash mine out so I don't have to get :censored2: and let someone who wants a good week a better chance at it.
     
  17. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I have done it for guys a couple of times who wanted a week in the summer and weren't high enough in seniority. But I understand how that is unfair to the drivers between us in seniority to not have the same chance at those weeks, so I refuse to do it anymore.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I guess I don't see it that way. If someone with more seniority wanted that week off they could have asked me first to trade.
     
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There shouldn't be any trading period, it violates the whole principle of bidding in seniority order. I would absolutely file on it if I heard about whether it involved me directly or not.
     
  20. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    The grieving driver should obtain 1 week from each of the violating parties.