Working on vacation

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, May 18, 2016.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Can you call in while on vacation to see if you can work? Obviously you can call in, but will they let you?
     
  2. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    It's possible. The consequences can be a grievance if letting you work causes the layoff of another driver while you earn double pay.

    Enjoy the time off, life is short. You can always make more money, but you can't make more time.
     
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Locally we are no longer allowed to work while on vacation.
     
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  4. They usually ask us during the summer months if we want to work a day or two.
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We let guys here. But only if we're short. If it would cause a layoff, nope.
     
  6. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    If you work on a vacation here you are the last person to be assigned a route each day. If you have a route the coverage driver stays on your route and you get whatever is left.
     
  7. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Never work for strait time
     
  8. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    No. Our local rider doesn't allow us to work vacation weeks. Not a chance that I ever would anyways.
     
  9. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Unless your a preloader and then they probably beg you to work your vacation weeks!!
     
  10. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    Labor here nixed anyone working their vacation outside of their option week, FT and PT
     
  11. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Well that settles it. My sup confirmed last year was the last year they allowed it. Oh well. I can use the 2 weeks off anyway. Thanks guys
     
  12. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    here, there's an option to sell weeks back for extra $$

    with no time off
     
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We just had a driver :censored2: because he wasn't allowed to work over his vacation. He's a new driver but has worked in the hub for a few years and has always been able to work over his vacations but is now told no.

    Also, if you were allowed to work over your vacation the only way it would be possible is if all other drivers on the list are exhausted.
     
  14. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    You should never work your vacation. It allows the company to skimp on staffing and - if you're a driver - allows the company to not promote a PT employee into a FT job.

    In the hub, 99% of the people who want to work their vacations are the same ones who go home 2+ days a week even when they've bid on a "highly desirable" week (ie. the week before a summer holiday).
     
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  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    99% of the time employees work their vacation is because they need the extra income or the boss begs them to help out because of one crises or another. It is the employees option to work his vacation or not.
     
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    I had young children so yes, I sold those weeks back....
     
  17. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    There's nothing in your supplement stating that working for extra compensation must be approved by the Union?
     
  18. 35years

    35years Active Member

    Years ago my center manager begged me to work my vacation.
    I finally caved when he offered an additional $50 Target gift certificate and a hard cap on the stop count.
    I went out on Monday and injured myself by noon.

    So, for working less than 4 hours...

    I received a full day's pay for Monday.
    I received a $50 gift certificate
    I received my vacation pay for the week.
    I received Worker's Comp for rest of the week (part of our local supplement; vacation pay does not take Worker's Comp pay away).
    $$$$ for sitting at home watching The Price is Right!

    Absolutely true story.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I was a newer driver and had a project that I was planning around the house I would work a couple of my vacation weeks to help pay for it.

    As I said above that is no longer an option unless they are short staffed.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Working our vacations here does not require Union approval.