Seasonal Driver Position Over, Summer Fill Ins?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    The last day I worked was Dec. 24th. Even though I can officially work through Jan. 15th, my sup told me I was done for this season. Which is fine because I knew it ended. But when I was first hired the HR people said the position was not only for peak, but also to help fill in for vacationg drivers in the the later summer. My sup wasn't sure how this worked and thought that I'd need to reapply. Does anyone know more about this?

    Thank you.
     
  2. I was told the same thing and that if I did well, they would call me back in the summer. I'd assume they'll call you.
     
  3. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You are going to have to re apply. If you have the number to the HR person keep it and give them a call in april / may to let them know your interested being a casual again if they have openings.

    However, the new contract should be in effect by the time they usually start hiring casual for vacation fill ins. With that being said the New England Supplement is changing to allow PTimers to cover driver. That could effect the number of casuals a building hires or if they even hire any casuals.
     
  4. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Don't forget to request a withdrawal card from your local, you don't want to pay initiation again.
     
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  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't assume anything.
     
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    The OP probably hasn't finish pay them to start.
     
  7. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    If they're close and intend on reapplying they should get the opportunity to pay the difference. But that'll require doing the math...and taking the chance.
     
  8. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    The HR person lied - seasonal positions filled by outside hires are just that: seasonal. You need to re-apply for each season you wish to drive. Of course, this will be largely symbolic/formal, but insiders will always have priority over you to drive seasonally, and many new supplements/riders give UPS increased leverage in utilizing PTers to drive year-round. Thus, the likelihood of you driving come summer will be dependent on the needs of your facility. In mine, there's enough interest from insiders that it's rare outsiders work come summer. That's clearly not true everywhere, however.
     
  9. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I know exactly what I paid toward the init. fee. Should I contact the local, tell them what's what and ask for the appropriate paperwork so I won't need to start from zero if there is a next time?

    Also, if I believe that I'll never do this again can I get my money back?
     
  10. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Contact the local. Most likely (if you sign a withdrawal card), you will only pay the balance due of the initiation fee.

    No.
     
  11. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Yes and I doubt it...
     
  12. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Doubt?
     
  13. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Not sure what your locals practice is on deliquent initiation. If I recall from earlier posts I believe your initiation was pretty high, no make that through the roof high. I'd check to see if they'd let you slide on fulfilling payment now and instead start up again if you're rehired for the summer. The IBT Constitution requires complete payment of all "obligations" to issue a withdrawal card but your local may have been granted some latitude on this. Good luck...
     
  14. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    My guess is that since the local concerned set the ridiculous fee level, they'd be unlikely to give any of it up. But I should look into it.

    At least they can't deduct money if I'm not earning any. And from the sound of the new contract, I may never work in this position again.
     
  15. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Well if so at least you got a good dog.
     
  16. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    That's a sure bet, Game. Dexter is beyond priceless.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Don't start judging what you think you saw. You did this job for what , 3 weeks and missed a day? Do it for ten years, and then your opinion might matter.
     
  18. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member


    Like the saying goes, even a blind man knows when the sun is shining. My observations were backed by experienced, full time drivers.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do it for 25 as a FTer then come back and talk to us.
     
  20. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Yeah! Listen to this guy, Bleedin'!
     
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