Bid question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by socoz71, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. socoz71

    socoz71 New Member

    I've been Ft for a year now, and just got my very own bid run. Albeit it's a split run that nobody else wanted with a high stop count. I ran it almost everyday while I was coverage, and I'm actually pretty comfortable with it.

    Another fellow driver who is just ahead of me seniority wise had the opportunity to be on this route, but chose to bid coverage. Said driver just found out that he's going to be stuck on a satellite run, and is calling for a rebid. Will I get to keep my bid run?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes. The other driver had the opportunity to bid on the split run and only wants it now that he may be stuck on the satellite area. Taking your bid from you at this point would be unfair.
  3. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    He bid a cover job not a specific route just because he has to cover a route he doesn't like doesn't mean he can change his mind an bump a loer seniority driver with a route he would rather due he is stuck with the bid he won until he wins another open bid route or until next annual or biennial building bids.
  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    If he didn't bid the route within the 10 days the bid was up... sorry, it's yours... Can't call for a rebid unless the bid sheet was taken down early/stolen/disappeared
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Life's a b****, and then you die.

    Too bad for him.
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  6. Do you bid for life in your local or bid for a period of 1or 2 years?
  7. socoz71

    socoz71 New Member

    We do an annual bid in our center. One of our sups called me Monday morning g while I was on the road running this particular route. He asked me what I wanted to bid on, and said that this run was still open. I told him I would take it, and signed the list after I RTB that night. I'm second from the bottom in f/t seniority.
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You snooze you loseyourrighttobid.
  9. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Sour Grapes. Where I'm from, lowest cover guy/gal gets forced to cover satellite runs. Speaks volumes of cover guy in question. (Little seniority and less knowledge in the way of things)

    Wish him well and tell him you heard Prius' get decent gas mileage. Your bid run is yours... At least until next year.
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  10. Where I'm at if you are forced to cover a satellite you get paid mileage to from building.
  11. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Same here, but you don't get to change your mind after bidding coverage. Make your bed, sleep in it.
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  12. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    With the satellite routes, do you drive your own vehicle there?

    I don't think I'd mind, especially if paid mileage.. Thats great money!

    Plus, not having to see and deal with other drivers/supes much!
  13. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Tear you car up. Start your day at 11:00 AM. Get off at 9:45 PM, drive an hour home. Wow. A person couldn't be any luckier if they were were wearing purple to work everyday.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Forced to cover" and being the bid driver are two separate things. The bid driver does not get paid mileage to and from his home as the satellite center is considered his home center. Cover drivers are paid mileage when forced to cover the bid driver's vacations and other days off.
  15. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The other guy did not bid the satellite route. He bid cover and is being stuck on the satellite route.
  16. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    He chose poorly.
  17. In my experience satellite routes can be some of the most rural and great routes.
  18. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    This is the reality of a satellite route.
  19. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    What is a satellite route?
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Long story shortened, when they made me run a satellite run, steward and I walk into the center manager office and informed them that I would be starting from the building, so every time I had to run that route, the tp60 was pulled to the lot, and I loaded the truck there, then left to do route.

    I believe it was because the bid I had, had a building start time and place.