Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thatguy123, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Thatguy123

    Thatguy123 Member

    Got hired on full time package car a couple of weeks ago after temping for two years.. Was under the assumption I was supposed to be making bonus due to the fact that I'm in a bonus center. Talked to the payroll lady and she said I wouldn't make bonus until my three year progression because of the new contract. My thing is, a driver got full time a year ago and made bonus right after his 30 days and he's under the new contract. Can anyone clarify any of this for me? Should I be making bonus?
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  2. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your getting screwed. But just slow down and you won't make bonus. So you won't have to worry about it.
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Check with your sup, he may need to code you differently.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Don't be that guy !!!
    Find your steward, talk to him or get the number for your Union hall/BA. They will have your answers.
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Get bonus the old fashioned way...slow down and run late.
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  6. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    I had to work something like 90 days before my code was switched to bonus.

    Make sure you find out because it's a manual click the sups must do once you hit your number of days. And if your sups are like mine they can't be bothered to pick up a misroute much less remember you've qualified for bonus.
  7. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Guaranteed bonus not some unreasonable time study number
  8. Once you make your 30 you are eligible for Bonus if you're in a bonus center. We had something similar in my center a couple weeks ago. Guy has only been driving for a couple months and has his own route. He started bonusing on it and he thought they put the bonus in his pay. I told him I didn't think that's how it worked, we looked at his pay stub, and sure enough there was no bonus. Guy ended up getting 10 or 11 hours of bonus back.
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    1. You have no contractual right to bonus. Bonus is given or withheld solely at the discretion of management.

    2. Bonus is nothing but a cash bribe paid to the driver for falsifying his timecard and indicating that he took a lunch when he did not.

    3. The so-called "time studies" that UPS bases its "allowances" on were never intended to be fair or realistic in the first place. They were carefully designed to create a "standard" that can only be met by working off of the clock.
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  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    There are many in my center who think otherwise. Its so sad.
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  11. Brownslave688

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

    Wouldn't this be an outside contract agreement?
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Bonus itself is that. The local won't even bother with bonus related grievances. Some people in my center have come up with some clever ways around that though. They can sometimes disguise a bonus related grievance as something else.
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What's more, running to make bonus, or getting overtime by taking lunch and working normally? (Same route, same stops)
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'd make out pretty well were I in a bonus center. In fact, it took me years to learn how to slow down and drop the anchor.
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  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There is nothing in the contract about bonus so the payroll lady is wrong about that. Around here the company starts paying bonus as soon as you qualify.
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You can't argue bonus in favor of the driver when bonus is based off something we as a union don't recognized.
  17. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    Bonus is cool when you get it. Sometimes I want to get done early and accomplish other things. I know if I take a few liberties, bust my butt and move; I'll still get paid for time I'm not working.

    I used a semicolon and I'm not sure it was a proper use.
  18. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.

    Bonus is straight time, and has nothing to do with how hard you work. It's based on a flawed concept of blessing one route while cursing the next.
    You're also not eligible for pension contributions on bonus time, so you not only trade OT rate for straight rate, you also forfeit pension pay on all those hours. Kind of a double nut kick as a way of thanking you for effing yourself.
  19. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

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  20. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    If that's's CRAZY ......had a young driver looking at buying a new corvette.....did the math and showed him how skipping his lunch everyday for 2 years could have gotten him a brand new one PAID for.........he still skips his lunch......oh well