Sent home today after being told twice on Wednesday I will be working.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ThyDevourer, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    So I'm a seasonal driver in the central states. I signed the list to drive the day after Thanksgiving on Monday, flash forward to Wednesday, I receive two diad alerts saying "You have been forced to Friday 11/27 safety first" and all that typical crap. I go in today, grab my Diad and then my sup says hey you're not working. This is getting rediculous I haven't worked a full week since iv been seasonal for two months. I've been restraining myself from filing a grievance but after today I think I'm going to. They could have simply texted me and let me know and I wouldn't of had to come in, but apparently that common decency isn't going to happen. What do you guys think grievance or let it slide so as to not piss off management? I would like to become permanent, I'm a hub employee with 3 years seniority. Just looking for advice I guess.
     
  2. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    that sucks
     
  3. Brownslave688

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

    Personally I wouldn't bother with seasonal. Tell them to hire ft drivers if they need them
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I don't think seasonal employees have any contract rights other then pay.
     
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  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You'll be getting plenty of full weeks starting Monday.
     
  6. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    Figured it might be a good way to get my foot in the door. Starting to think you're right though.
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    The experience will help with qualifying.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    That's debatable.
     
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Why's that?
     
  10. Brownslave688

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

    I'm not saying it hinders you but I'd say 90% of people are either gonna make it or not. A seasonal period or sat air isn't going to make much difference.
     
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    That's fair. But it makes the transition easier IMO. You know what you're doing with the DIAD. You know how the vehicles feel to drive. Your focus can be more on getting it done, than learning what you have to do.
     
  12. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    I've been urged multiple times by a senior steward to file. I've just been hesitant because I don't want to jeopardize a potential permanent job down the road.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He said that he was seasonal but also said that he has been working here for 3 years. I think that he is a TCD rather than a seasonal driver.

    To the OP: File.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    4?
     
  15. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    I plan on it. I've heard that if we actually punch in on the board we're entitled to 8 hours paid? Do you know if that's accurate? I think it is because when my sup saw I had my DIAD in my hand this morning he wasted no time telling me to put it back.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you happen to take pictures of the ODS messages saying that you were working? If so, make copies and attach them to the grievance.

    Yes, if you punch in you are entitled to your 8, especially if you were told twice that you would be working.
     
  17. dqs95124

    dqs95124 Member

    8 hrs. File on it. Did you you say, "I want my 8hrs?" Or you turned around and went home?
     
  18. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    Unfortunately I didn't take pictures. I suppose comm messages aren't stored for very long? Thanks I will remember to do that in the future.
     
  19. ThyDevourer

    ThyDevourer Member

    I just left. Probably a stupid move on my part but I'm new to this.
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    He said he is a Hub employee working Seasonal. Not necessarily a TCD. At least that was the way I read his post.