Seasonal Driving and Vacation Time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thiebeau89, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Thiebeau89

    Thiebeau89 New Member

    Hello, I am a part timer at our hub and i am also a seasonal driver for the summer. My main question is i am suppose to be on my first vacation of the year. I was wondering if i get to take my vacation that i worked all year for or can they make me drive. Thanks
     
  2. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    At least in my local, if you're a PTer and you're scheduled off, they can't make you work. But not working is one way to find yourself on the poop list and get the speech 'you shouldn't be taking your vacations in the summer or in November if you want to be a seasonal driver.'
     
  3. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That can't make you drive.

    They could ask you to just say sorry I already have plans.

    Than go have a nice vacation.
     
  4. Thiebeau89

    Thiebeau89 New Member

    Thanks i appreciate the answer. One of my sups has told me he has enough ppl to work so he is just putting me on road to benefit myself, but since they make us schedule vacations a year in advance its kinda hard to know whats going on. I have had multiple opinions around the building from one union steward saying you lose your vacations to the other two union stewards saying you get your vacations still.
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That BS you take you vacation when every you want as along as you have the seniority to pick that week.
     
  6. Thiebeau89

    Thiebeau89 New Member

    Yea well im have my seniority to take my weeks. I was told if i didnt drive the days they wanted me to they would disqualify my from driving for a year. And we will be having full time jobs coming up this fall i didnt want to hurt my chance
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If you work your vacation your basically just getting and extra check as they will pay you your vacation and you will get paid for working that week...

    You don't have to work it and your management team isn't gone to use it against you is you don't work. As you said you pick your vacation for the following year vacation schedule at one time during the year. My local does the same.
     
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I would call your BA and let them know. That's BS. Who said this your ORS or center manager.

    Your might want to run that by your HR person while your at it...
     
  9. Thiebeau89

    Thiebeau89 New Member

    Ok thanks for the Help! I was leaving for vacation tom night and where im going no phone service and i didnt want them trying to get ahold of me all week wanting me to drive. Bc they will play the i didnt know you were on vacation and write me up
     
  10. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    "UPS has the gun. Don't give them the bullets."

    You may not be contractually obligated to drive during your vacation, but if you piss them off, they'll find ways to make you miserable / kick you back to PT. Good luck proving it.
     
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You must have gotten your vacation check if already they can't play stupid. Atlanta knows when you going on vacation.
     
  12. Thiebeau89

    Thiebeau89 New Member

    center manager said that
     
  13. Thiebeau89

    Thiebeau89 New Member

    the problem is that my on road sup said he has enough guys to work if i cant work myself. The center manager dont understand it
     
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Call you BA tomorrow and let them know what's going on. Then enjoy your vacation...
     
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You already picked your vacation so take your vacation and have fun. You earned it.
     
  16. colbysemo

    colbysemo colbysemo

    Hey my names Colby ***. I have a question for you if you don't mind. I just filled out my profile for the most part I believe and I was wondering what step I need to take to become a seasonal driver like yourself. I'd really appreciate it. My phone number is ****. If you could either message me back on here or my phone too; that would be great. Thank you.

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