"Bonus" not showing on check

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Nathan Beets, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Nathan Beets

    Nathan Beets New Member

    I became a driver in early June, just got my seniority about 3 weeks ago. I was told that I am a full-time driver, so bonus should apply to me, right? We are a bonus center, obviously. But, I do not see any bonus section on my checks. And yes, I have made what should have been bonus many times.

    Now I will begin keeping track of my hours more closely.

    Only "regular" and "overtime" hours worked are showing up on my checks, there is no bonus section.

    Has this "Bonus" section not come into affect yet? To my knowledge it should come into affect immediately after you get seniority.
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Ask your supervisor
  3. File a grievance for pay shortage and get even more money...
  4. Whaaaaaa

    Whaaaaaa New Member

    This very same thing happened to me. I was under the impression that I had to wait a full year before I could receive bonus. So, after the year ended, I asked the supervisor how the bonus program worked. He told me that I should have been getting paod since day one. He looked on the computer and said that my bonus “thing” wasn’t turned on. He hit a key and said it’s now on. I asked what about the year that I wasn’t getting paid. Basically they told me that they couldn’t track back more than two weeks. What a load of bull. They track everything else to the minute.

    Anyway, just tell the boss
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Talk to your sup and ask him to make sure you're marked to receive bonus. I don't know exactly what it's call but there should be a box they check off on the computer. Had a few drivers here that noticed they never got bonus and that was the problem.
  6. Nathan Beets

    Nathan Beets New Member

    Thank you all.
  7. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    What's this bonus crap?
  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Stop running
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  9. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    It's "crap"....and the scourge of the Teamsters Union.
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  10. jagger john

    jagger john Member

    im 32 year driver what is bonus not in any contract mangement is playing you
  11. Nathan Beets

    Nathan Beets New Member

    I don't run.

    Although when it comes to businesses I could stay there a little longer and be a little more friendly. One of the veterans at our hub told me that two of his customers said I was rude. This I need to work on.
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  12. Nathan Beets

    Nathan Beets New Member

    My hub is what they call a bonus center.

    If the route calls for 9.6 hours and you finish it in 8 you still get paid for 9.6 hours of work.
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    ....who decides what it "calls for"?
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  14. Nathan Beets

    Nathan Beets New Member

    Now I am not sure on this, I am new. I think its a system that coordinates data of how long it will "usually" take per stop. Built up over years. I really am not sure on this.

    Anyone else that is also a bonus center want to chip in?
  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    It's a management tool, designed to get you to chase the rabbit.
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  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Let me help you out here before you get into deep.

    They all know what a bonus center is. They just don't like it because it promotes runners that work unsafe and screw up routes.

    Bonus is the carrot on the stick for runners that want to look good for management.
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    And you let them get away with it?

  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Are you for real?
  19. Nathan Beets

    Nathan Beets New Member

    I am for real, esquire.
  20. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Yep, they'll move the goalpost on you. If you bonus an hour for a few days, the next day it'll be half an hour. Eventually you'll find you are over allowed by half an hour without ever actually taking longer to do the route. Once I figured this out, I stopped caring.
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