Black Friday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Octavia, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Octavia

    Octavia New Member

    I justgot hired as a seasonal driver helper and I might not be able to work the day after Thanksgiving, is it alright if I just miss that one day?
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  2. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    I'll get the popcorn.
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  3. alwaysRTS

    alwaysRTS Shop Steward

    Make sure you come back here and post what the supervisor's response is to your request.
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  4. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

    As a helper might not be to bad but as a driver be prepared to never be considered for a position again
  5. HxC MADxMAN

    HxC MADxMAN You're not my supervisor

    I wouldn't risk it, especially so early in the season. That's not going to leave a good impression. What are you doing that would cause you to miss work that day? I'm a seasonal driver, and I got told I still needed to show up, even though I got called to jury duty one morning. Luckily the jury trial got cancelled, but you see my point?
  6. Brownslave688

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

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  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Hell yes---go for it----take the two weeks off before Christmas too.
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  8. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Why wouldn't you be able to work that day? Is your family one of the dumb ones who go into that mess? Worst shopping day in the history of the world. I feel sorry for those who think it's worth it.

    Take the double/overtime pay and be happy, it'll make up for any money you may have potentially saved in that :censored2:-storm.
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Yeah go ahead and take it. I'm sure none of the seniority guys want to take that day off anyways.
  10. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Think about it this way. You have been hired for a very short period of time. The only reason you are working is because this is the busiest 6 weeks of the year for ups. You knew all of this upfront, but you want to be off on Black Friday.

    There are no days off for helpers. You should work every day, or just quit now. Show up, shut up, keep up.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Depending upon the volume and number of routes dispatched you may or may not be needed so it may or may not be a moot point; that being said, you knew the deal when you signed up.
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  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Few helpers show up everyday anyway. I would be surprised if we run many helpers that day. None so far.
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  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Our center has been instructed that no helpers will be used that day.
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  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    At 10 bucks a hour for a seasonal job that lasts 4-6 weeks with no real set time schedule, no idea where you'll have to meet a driver (3 zip codes over) I wouldn't have shown up to the interview.
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  15. TheMasochist

    TheMasochist 200 lbs? No problem - it's only my back

    Our center already has the paper up saying "EVERYONE IS WORKING BLACK FRIDAY - DO NOT ASK FOR THAT DAY OFF"
  16. EasyTrucker

    EasyTrucker Active Member

    Our feeder dept has a "who wants off list" up for Black Friday. Over 30 guys have signed it, and last year they only let 2 guys off......LOL
    Hope these guys are ready to work Black Friday!
  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Just call in than take the next 4 weeks off while your at it.
  18. We'll be making double time for all hours worked (plus the 8 hours of holiday pay). I'll work the max allowed...but it seems like it would make more sense to utilize helpers and minimize the hours for the employees making $68 an hour?
  19. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    He's a seasonal driver so no holiday pay or overtime/double time all day for working a holiday. So no motivation there.
  20. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member

    My center did not use helpers on Black Friday last year. Almost every route was dispatched between 8.5 and 9.5. No drivers requested paid actual.