30 day probation

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by At4444, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. At4444

    At4444 New Member

    Can anyone give some insight into my situation — I am a PT to full time bid for package driver and I have 4 days left in my 30 days but am approaching the 120 day period. They worked me on and off up until peak season, then nonstop all through peak season and I hit my numbers but now the hub is so over staffed with drivers that they they’ve had me back in the warehouse for weeks. I’ve heard management is just riding out the days until some of us go past the 120 so they don’t have to grant us seniority since they have no work for us. Is it possible they could just dq me without even giving me opportunity to work the full 30 in 120 days? Or does this qualify as “the employee evading the agreement”
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Depends on where you are. Some will say that your time during peak counts, yet in my building what you are describing happened to 2 guys. They made seniority in the Spring, but worked preload from after peak until Spring when they started driving again.
     
  3. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    If they DQ you I would fight it all the way. How did you hear mgmt is doing that???
     
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    What supplement are you under? Have you read it?
     
  5. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Depends on your supplement and their staffing needs. If they are short on drivers for the summer, you will be fine. It's all about prep and having as less seasonal drivers for peak as possible.
     
  6. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Who cares. Go work at Amazon. They just bought those two giant tunnel digging machines that tunnelled under the English channel
     
  7. At4444

    At4444 New Member

    Southern. And yes I’ve read it but it doesn’t say much other than you have 30 days to complete it in a 120 period, not counting peak season.
     
  8. At4444

    At4444 New Member

    So they just didn’t worry about the 120 day thing and let them resume their probation period later in the year?
     
  9. At4444

    At4444 New Member

    Through the grapevine of the warehouse. I’ve talked to my union steward already so just waiting to hear the outcome. There’s a few of us who are close to 30 days but they’ve had us back to part time in the warehouse since peak season was over. It’s one thing if I just have to wait for work to open up but not if they make me rebid and start all over again
     
  10. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    I don't know about what supplement says what, but I have seen more than a few FT drivers with back-dated seniority dates for this reason. you might have something.
     
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Start all over.
     
  12. MrBates

    MrBates Active Member

    If they like you they will qualify you even if it's after the 120 day period. If they dont like you, they will use the 120 day period excuse to string you along and then disqualify you. If your numbers are good and you have been scratching then most likely they are just waiting to qualify you. The company did the same thing to me but as soon as drivers started going on vacay that's when they qualified me and a bunch of other guys.
     
  13. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Active Member

    Go get a second job and no need to go drive and walk by them everyday with a smile.
     
  14. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Why?
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Because they banned airplanes?
     
  16. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Underground Amazon warehouses?
     
  17. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    The 120 calendar day period is a rolling time frame in which you need to drive 30 days. When the 121st day comes along, the original first day is dropped off and there is a new first day of the 120 day period. Subsequently, your first day driven also drops off.

    This is why it's important to keep track of not only the number of days driven, but also the date of those days while in your packet.