8 hour request

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by worthlessdriver, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jim Kemp

    Jim Kemp Active Member

    This might be a dumb question but here goes.
    If you are granted your two eight hour request in a month and you work over the 8.5 and file for the penalty pay can you request two more that same month? To me it seems like you should because the co did not live up to their end of the bargain by adjusting your load so you could get off.
  2. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    yes, since they were not honored, you are entitled to request 2 more
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I told my center manager yesterday that I was going to start using my 8 hour requests on Monday when they bust routes out. I was over 9.5 everyday last week and am fed up with it. He told me that he is now told to plan 9.4 hour days instead of 8.5 like we used to have. I bet the next earnings report will look great.
  4. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    I will go to management and complain................wait,that wont do me any good. I know,I will file a grievance.....................wait,that wont do me any good. Ive got it,Im going to request 6 1/2 hour days so I come in at 8.0. Problem solved!
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    No, you can have the penalty pay or you can have the days rescheduled within the same month, but you cant have both.
  6. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    I bid off my route 3 consecutive years in a row. And was never moved. What's up with that?
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Are you sure about that?
  8. Jim Kemp

    Jim Kemp Active Member

    I think you should get two more request. I really don't want or need the penalty pay. What I want is an 8 hour day but UPS only understands one thing.
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure you get the penalty and a new request, but the way it's setup with having to submit the request 5 days in advance is going to limit how many times you can use that request in the same month anyway.