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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    And so? Quit. Simple. They can't make you do anything. Sleeper runs=$$$$
     
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    And if that's all that's available?

    We have already had major change's. A few 4-10 runs that were mon-thur are now mon-fri with fri being all local work which we had 0 of before.
     
  3. $see$gone

    $see$gone Member

    Is that a bad thing? Did runs get cut?
     
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    bottom line

    cost effective
     
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If sleeper is all that's available and you don't want it, then you can take a layoff, go on super Q, and eventually bump back to package.
     
  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Can’t do that everywhere. There is no going back to package in the 177. And there is no lay-off or on call either. The only drivers that get laid off here, are bottom of list when vacations are slim. There is no voluntary layoff.
     
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Can they force you on sleeper?
     
  8. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    Of course you can be layed off. Anywhere. Anytime. Right?
     
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  9. $see$gone

    $see$gone Member

    What is super Q? They will cut all mileage runs make only local runs for day-cabers? I'm not sure if my local allows bumping back into packages. Think it's only split shift inside work.
     
  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It's basically feeder layoff. You select work after vacation cover but before anyone on the Q list. If you guys don't have a Q list then you dont have super Q either so it doesn't apply to you. You'll have to refer to your own layoff language.
     
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  11. Pickles

    Pickles Member

    We have had a ridiculous amount of sleeper teams come in. Our M-F guys are bobtailing home because the teams are taking their loads. To top it off, the sleeper teams are contractors. Putting in pointless runs that they don't even have real employees moving because they don't have team guys trained yet.
     
  12. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    That I don’t know. We just got our first sleeper run last year and we are now up to 5. I wouldn’t be forced. I have enough seniority. But I’m not sure.
     
  13. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Where I am the answer is no unless you signed a feeder bid that had sleeper specifically mentioned in the job description. One of our new drivers told me they now include some sleeper training and fill out their ramp certification paperwork during feeder school.

    I've heard our Union's position is this is not allowed. Up to now, senior drivers have been taking all of our new sleeper bids so this has yet to be an issue.
     
  14. Mack37

    Mack37 Active Member

    Indy will definitely be hiring a bunch off the street then. They only keep around 40 seasonal’s and hardly anyone comes over from package anymore. We’ll see.
     
  15. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    That's because Indy has classification seniority.... and not company seniority.
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I live on the mainline for the BNSF that runs between Chicago and Seattle. I also watch trains. I have seen a definite reduction in the number of UPS trailers I see on trains. It used to be fairly common to see 20-30+ on a train, now more than 10 is kind of rare.

    5 years ago, we were screaming to get the loads off the rails....
     
  17. xkingx

    xkingx Member

    Part time going into feeders. After two years you decide feeders isn’t for you. Do you go back to part time position and pay?
    or do you get to get your guaranteed 8,however company chooses, and keep your feeder pay?
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    yep if you wash out of feeders

    you just wonder around the hub making $40 an hour
     
  19. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    They hold special positions for drivers like that here, you keep your pay and they will usually let you hang out in the break room all day or they just let you go home like the rubber room for the New York City teachers that have gotten in trouble.
     
  20. Emmit23

    Emmit23 New Member

    Where you out of?