Tired of being sent home

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BurntSienna, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. BurntSienna

    BurntSienna Member

    Here's my story. Started in late August. Was hired off the street. Didn't work enough days to make book before the freeze. Worked my butt off all peak. Laid me off from driving in January but gave me the option to stay on as a pre-loader. Been working the preload and delivering air on Saturdays. I show up every single day and give it my best. I worked 2 days this week...a total of 8 hours. I understand that this is how the game is played and we all have to pay our dues. Just looking for some thoughts and feedback here. Do I have a legitimate shot to be a full-time driver this year?
    I figured if I can make seniority as a preloader then they have to give me another shot, right?
     
  2. Brownslave688

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

    If you stay here long enough you'll get a shot. We can't tell you if that'll be this year or 10 years from now.
     
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  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    My guess is they keep doing this to you as long as you'll take it.
     
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    With all the new drivers my building hired last year and now all the lay offs and route cutting I doubt if we will be hiring anybody for awhile. Of course your building could be different. Ask around your building.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It's all based on seniority....you probably have a bunch of people ahead of you. You don't get to cut the line....you wait your turn.
     
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  6. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    You haven't qualified yet either so you aren't even entitled to the 8 hour guarantee.
     
  7. I was a preloader for 12 years and never had a misload, did twice the amount of work than anyone else and it usually goes unnoticed. I waited bc I was guaranteed at least 20 hours five days a week. That meant less time I had to wait to be full time driver. I swear I was off more than I worked the year I was cover PT. I finally got FT status ONE month after the new contract pushed back the big hefty raise, I now have to wait until Sept 2016 so that's 16 YEARS of waiting. That's a decision you have to make. Fortunately for me, I started at 19 years old but my body is starting to already start its toll. Good luck to you
     
  8. What exactly is the 8 hour guarantee bc I have been given 2 different answers and I am FT driver and got hurt at work and was told I would get paid the full 8 hours bc I was supposed to be light duty and they made me call my doc two times for a note saying "no restriction" bc otherwise I couldn't work at all. It's so confusing and frustrating
     
  9. If you deliver ground you are guaranteed 8.
     
  10. That's one of the downfalls of unions, they protect lazy asses and it has nothing to do with how well you perform, it's your number on the list but the average time frame is approximately 10-13 years to get FT in our state at least
     
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  11. UPS doesn't allow lazy people. Wait your turn,we all did.
     
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  12. I think I will be contacting the union bc I got hurt at work and they have me working short shifts and only paying me for the hours I work, I've been so disappointed with my career choice lately, and I'm sick of being pressured to become a sup, how many times do you have to say no?!
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I've been on preload almost 9 years and still waiting....there should be no off the street FT hires...they should all have to be PTers first.
     
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  14. enjoy the bottom greenhorn
     
  15. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    The first 10 years of part time are the toughest; after that you no longer care
     
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Those with the least seniority get the fewest hours, but with the rate of turnover you should move up in short order.
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Punctuation is your friend!!
     
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm tired of not being sent home.
     
  19. Actually I have 15 years vested and am a FT ground driver. I guess you are lucky or just blind to the laziness bc we definitely have some doozies here, I wasn't the one who posted I just started, I have definitely waited my time patiently and last milestone is another year and a half until I hit peak, the new contract added another year wait to make peak and I missed it by a month.
     
  20. I was on preload 12 years, cover driver for almost one and FT for 2 years. Finally alnost there!! I agree there should be no off street driver hires either it's not right.