Skipping seniority and hiring FT off steets

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by foreverparttime, May 28, 2015.

  1. foreverparttime

    foreverparttime New Member

    Like many hubs, our hub has many on the seniority list waiting to bid a route, some have been cover driving for 8+ years. After peak, one of the seasonal drivers was hired as a FT driver and given a route that wasn't offered to anyone on the seniority list; how is this allowed? Someone with 2 months in can skip a list that has people on it waiting over ten years? It just seems as if favoritism has played a huge role, or this new driver has some relation with management.
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is he FT cover or does he have his own route?
     
  3. foreverparttime

    foreverparttime New Member

    Full time driver with his own route.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Grievance.
     
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  5. foreverparttime

    foreverparttime New Member

    What about the 6:1 hire ratio? Does that not apply when there's people waiting to go full time? Someone told me that that's the reason a new hire was able to go full time and skip everyone else.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You won't know until you either ask someone (in your center) or someone (in your center) puts pen to paper.
     
  7. The only questionable thing I see is him having his own route. As long as 6 insiders were or are planned to be hired they can hire this guy.
     
  8. foreverparttime

    foreverparttime New Member

    I don't even believe 6 part-timers were able to go full time. At my hub let's say there's 52 routes, only 44 have FT Drivers, of the other 8 routes, 5 are only ran Tuesday - Thirsday, and 3 are full time routes that they use part-time cover drivers on instead of full timers to save money/grievances most likely. This new hire got hired full-time on one of those "open routes" that they didn't offer to anybody else.
     
  9. 6 don't have to go first. They just have to plan on hiring 6 insiders by the end of the contract
     
  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    UPS doesn't have to hire 6 in a row from the inside. They just have to maintain the 6/1 RATIO.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    NOT TRUE!!!!
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Only the part about the end of the contract.
     
  13. No need to yell
     
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We need the dues.
     
  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    What's a steets?
     
  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Was the route given to him a training route?
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You say UPS gave him a route. Is the route permanently his or is he just covering the route because of short or long term disability by the bid driver? I have seen young guys running routes for years because the bid driver was off and the route could not be bid until the driver either retired or came back.
     
  18. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Not trying to derail the thread but...

    If you bid on a ft driving spot, won the bid and became ineligible or disqualified do they email or call to let you know?
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Why wouldn't they just walk up to you and say Kid99 your DQd
     
  20. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Trying to figure out why a guy with less seniority then me going to driving school monday and im still waiting.

    Make no sense.