terrible vacation picks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BlackJack616, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    just picked my a vac. got a week in feb. and one this april...
    what a bunch of BS///////
    its going to be 15 years until i get a summer pick
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    At least, you get a vaca this year. Look at the positive.
     
  3. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    i guess your right thats one way to look at it.... I was hoping to at least get may this year though
     
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'm coming off of comp, and get no days this year. I'd be happy with what you have. I understand the seniority thing sucks right now, but it won't when its you getting all summer off.
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    And this is different than anyone else apparently on the lower end of the board, how?
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    In our local you are allowed a one time "buy back" of vacations per contract in situations exactly the same as yours. I was out a year in 02 and exercised this option to get my vacations. Might be worth a shot for you.
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Is that specified in your contract? Where would it be? I'd do it if I could, but I doubt we can. Again, that applying at the wrong building/local thing.
     
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I just got a text back from BA, no buy backs.
     
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Sorry.
    The person who clued me in back in the day was the payroll lady at work. Mgmt and union was not aware.
     
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    We have a nice one that pops in now and then. I'll ask her when I se her. Thanks.
     
  11. tomuchdrama

    tomuchdrama Member

    25 yrs an still can not get ANY SUMMER PICKS.Thats just how it is.
     
  12. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see that seniority list. What's the top guy got in, 50 years?
     
  13. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    I can understand not being able to get jun-aug for several years but to be limited to pick from only 2 months is not cool
     
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    27 yrs in. Top half of the board when it comes to vacation. Last year was the first to get a week between Memorial Day and labor day in 12 years. This year got three in June. Blocked from the rest.

    As stated by the others, it sucks yes, but its the same for all. Work your way up the board.
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Haven't had a Summer week since I was in Package.
     
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I got 3 summer weeks could have gotten more, but it took a while.
    Im off this week, pretty nice, needed a break for after peak-peak.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is why I would support a change to the vacation selection procedure. Let everyone choose 2 weeks on the first round and then choose their remaining weeks on the second. This would let some of the younger kids get more of the "prime" weeks.
     
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    They tried to get that in our building, only pick four, and then go around, I thought that was fair, but never went anywhere.
     
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I have agreed to switch with guys who needed them for various reasons. I dont think it will be allowed either.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You would have to ask every driver between the two of you in seniority if any of them wanted any of the weeks that you would be trading. Not worth it.

    I am #9 on the seniority list and get all of the weeks that I want. I am also single and my kids are grown and out of the house so I am more flexible than the younger guys who have school-age kids. I would have no problem choosing my 2 weeks and then the other 3 after everyone has chosen their first 2.