Vacation question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheFearlessBunny, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. TheFearlessBunny

    TheFearlessBunny New Member

    What's up, my fellow upsers. I've got an odd situation with an illiterate management staff to help me. My vacation was supposedly set up at the beginning of the year like everyone else. On this year's vacation list I'm nowhere to be found. I asked my FT sup about it and he claims it's because I was a TCD, but the other TCD's are still on this list. I also won a temp bid as an exceptions clerk soon after peak so I'm currently under the center. I figured this had something to do with it. No one on the management team can give me an answer about my vacation or give me the time of day when I try to get it fixed. I need to have it set up so I can make my vacay plans. What's my next step here? I don't want to be a d*** but seems like I need to be one.
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    -How long have you worked for UPS?

    -Did you sign up for a specific vacation week or weeks late last year like all of the other boys and girls?

    TCD has no influence (and no idea what a temp clerk bid is) on your PT classification or benefits. Including vacations.
  3. TheFearlessBunny

    TheFearlessBunny New Member

    I've worked there for 3.5 years. We don't do it that way. Around the first week of January a PT sup comes around with a list and asks people what weeks they want. There's no bidding because we only have about 45 on the twilight shift.
    The temp bid came up because the current clerk was having surgery and milked it for 3 months so they bidded his position until he got back.
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Never heard about bidding temp vacancies, but anyways, you would be on the clerk vacation list now.
  5. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Active Member

    Why would you bid on vacation. Your time is based on how long you been there. What weeks you get is based on seniority vs someone else.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just take July off. Any problems? Just tell them to call Wally.
  7. TheFearlessBunny

    TheFearlessBunny New Member

    It wasn't a vacation bid, it was a bid on a clerk position. The guy was going to be out for a few months. I guess taking that position messed up my vacation.
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

  9. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    You pick vacations by seniority......yes. You bid positions by seniority.....yes. You may be on another vacation pick list.
  10. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Temp bids are common here. Anything over 30 days can be bid.
  11. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    TCD's bid their vacation days with FT drivers, for obvious reasons.
    If you're now working in the hub, I'm not the least bit surprised your vacation selection has been lost in the shuffle. Probably best to get your steward involved if they won't honor your selection.