8 Hour Requests...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Grey Matter, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    1. Do you use up every 8-hour request that you're eligible for?

    2. What reasons can they deny your request besides a.) you've already used two in the month or b.) drivers with more seniority have the day requested as well?
  2. I get off at a decent time on the route I bid in April, so no. Haven't used 1 yet on this route. The last shizz route I was forced onto before that for 6 months, 2 a month, you betcha!
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What's an 8 hour request?
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  4. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Really Dave ?? Anyways an 8 hr request if request no more than 8 hr's of work for that day however they can dispatch you with up to 8:30 worth of work. We get to a month.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's called sarcasm.

    How's the divorce going?
  6. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    We get to a month I use them. You can get denied one if to many people have requested one for that day. There are first come first get.
  7. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    C. Not enough drivers, sick calls , unexpected volume.
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Very slow been to court twice and it had nothing to do with the actually divorce. She's all :censored2: off she told everyone that it would be all done by now. It hasn't even really started.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    She is right....it should be all done by now.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    LOL I'm not rolling over. The house is in my name only I brought it before we got married. I'm the only one on the mortgage. She needs to buy it from me or move out. In order to buy it she needs to come up with over $10,000 or get me to give her a gift in equity on paper. Since she's being a total a- hole I'm not giving her a gift in equity and don't have to. When she buys the house she is going to end up paying my over $20,000 the equity I had in the house before we got married and the only equity that is left in the house.

    There are a lot of other issues also that need to be taking care of like other martial debt and division of property.
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  12. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    They use those excuses all the time here. That automatically earns you 2 hours penalty pay. You have to grieve it of course
  13. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I have an 8hr request tomorrow. I'll let you know what their excuse is.

    I always use atleast one of my 8hr days sometimes I use both of them.
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I use my two every month whether I need them or not. Though, like Dave, I am done most days in 8-8.5 hours.
  15. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    i always request mine on Mondays. Routes are cut, they arent honored and I file. Since I dont get my request on that day I reest again the following monday,rinse and repeat. It's a nice little bonus check each month
  16. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I always used mine...don't think I ever left one on the table.
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I wish people would cut back on using them "just because" or to purposely stay out later for penalty pay so that others could us them when they actually need them. It's a shame that someone has to take a whole day off to make a late afternoon family function, or whatever else, because others are just playing games for penalty pay. Recently a guy didn't get his 8 hour request because there were already too many. The look on his face when he came in and saw the usual 8 hour request hogs lounging in the dispatch office on their "lunch breaks" laughing about how they were getting penalty pay clearly showed how frustrated he was with them. I can't say that I blame him for the look of disgust he had.

    This is not a shot at those that actually ATTEMPT to use 8 hour requests to have a lighter day twice a month or once in a while. Just those that game the system and screw other drivers in the process. One thing I have noticed though is that it seems that management in my center has figured out who the latter ones are and aren't attempting to comply with their requests but are accommodating those that they know are of the former group. Seems like a good strategy. I mean if all they want is penalty pay then why not load em down and let the others bring it in early? LOL!
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I use all THREE of mine every month. The fact that I'm in the central means I can bring back 50 stops to the building if needed and tell them tough :censored2:.
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  19. Jordan8021

    Jordan8021 Member

    Man up and put in 10 hr geez
  20. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest

    8 hours period; in the central.
    None of this 8.5 hours and file for penalty BS.
    8 hours max, or I bring them back.