What supplemental agreement are you?Yeah that's what I'm thinking. We have a couple utility drivers that rarely ever drive but still kept on as utility so I don't think they'd ever take me off. I read through the contract and apparently if you run 60 days as a cover driver you automatically qualify for any FT driving position so no 30 day qualifying period required.
All of what you said is very true and all points that I have considered. My reasoning behind starting in Utility and then later on bidding for 22.4 (whenever they post bids for it again) is:If you want to eventually go full time and there are 22.4 positions available now I would bid into 22.4. Doesn't pay progression reset because you are going from a part time position to a full time (unless of course you are already making more)?
Going to full time you can start building seniority to bid into an rpcd position sooner (unless that changes) and seniority for bidding a route. Company seniority only applies for vacations, so ANY 22.4 that gets in before you go to full time will have more seniority than you for bidding routes.
How are 22.4 drivers being used in your center?Hiya everyone - just looking for some advice on what path I should take.
I'm currently working preload and just started training for my role as a utility driver / cover driver for my warehouse and enjoying it so far! Our warehouse also has bids for 22.4 positions right now so that's something I have been considering. My plan is to eventually become a RPCD.
From what I understand: utility drivers start at a higher pay for the days that you drive than 22.4 does. Also if and when you choose to become 22.4 down the line (however long that position even exists at UPS) you keep that same utility pay until you hit full progression after 4 years under current contract. The flexibility is also nice for if you don't want to work too many hours except for during peak.
However...we have a new contract coming up in about a year and I've heard 22.4 is going to be eliminated and they will be grandfathered into RPCDs (I could be wrong that). So I'm not sure whether I should stick to utility or head straight into 22.4 with the lower pay hanging on the promise that I'll be bumped to RPCD in a year keeping my progression.
Any advice is much appreciated, thanks