Twilight Christmas Eve

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gatorkev85, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. gatorkev85

    gatorkev85 New Member

    I heard a rumor that we no longer will get Christmas Eve off anymore is there any truth to this? I can't find our calender anywhere. I found something on the ups site and it did not recognize Christmas Eve. I've work Twilight for 11 years and have never worked a Christmas Eve. I never got paid for it but I'm okay with that as long as i still get it off.
     
  2. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    Christmas Eve is, and has always been, a layoff day for certain hub shifts. It's not a UPS holiday and will never be recognized as one on a calendar. You will not have to work this Christmas Eve. Kinda early to be worrying about this though, isn't it?
     
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  3. gatorkev85

    gatorkev85 New Member

    Only reason i worry now is because my wife's family has always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas. I needed to figure something out now in case this was true.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are no pickups on Christmas Eve hence no need for the Twi shift.

    I like to plan ahead but you have taken it to a whole different level.
     
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  5. undies

    undies Active Member

    Sounds like work to me!
     
  6. We work Christmas Eve on our shift but it's always a dead day
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Christmas Eve seems to mean an eleven hour dispatch these days.
     
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  8. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    When I was part time we always worked a skeleton crew. Since I was on the air belt I always had to work on Christmas eve. I'd say if you haven't had to work it in the past you will not have to work it this year.
     
  9. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Drivers work work xmas eve :(
     
  10. Brownslave688

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

    My wife's family does also. Sometimes I don't make it. That's life.
     
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Just call in.
     
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  12. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    Only 11? Lucky.
     
  13. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Anymore I wouldn't put it past those chuckleheads in cubicleville to make Christmas Eve a regular work day.
     
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Of course there eleven hour dispatch means 13 hours on the job.
     
  15. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    Yep.

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  16. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Dude that sucks balls

    I worked a barely 8.5 day this last christmas eve. 75% of the drivers were in when I arrived and 5 minutes later only one extended route was out still when I left.
     
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    at least you had 70% battery at the time of message!
     
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    When I got that message I would be slowing down to make sure the work I had lasted.
     
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  19. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    That is precisely what I did.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Welcome to Brown cafe and thanks for a bit of comedic relief.