Calling out 6th punch - peak season - holiday pay

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tommygunner, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Tommygunner

    Tommygunner New Member

    hey all I’m new here.

    Hate to be so specific, but ups made it super clear that I was a Tuesday through Saturday, after I got a warning letter for calling out two Saturdays in a row last year because they can’t find coverage. (They ran 9 trips with 9 drivers no extras).

    So this coming peak season, Christmas Eve is on a Monday. Clearly for the next eight weeks they’re going to “force” us to come in on 6th punches. If I call out Christmas Eve (my 6 punch), do I still get holiday pay for Christmas Day?

    And two weeks before Christmas Eve I will need another Monday off. Would they discipline me for calling out on my 6th punch? Can they discipline me?
     
  2. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    You can be disciplined for pretty much anything these days it seems, if it sticks is a completely different story.
     
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  3. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Why do you need all these Monday's off? Even those of us on the regular M-F schedule have to work Saturdays all of December.
     
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  4. Tommygunner

    Tommygunner New Member

    Hey they made it clear I’m a Saturday guy bud. If they can’t have extra drivers I can run my Saturday trip with, that’s not my problem. And if I ask off on an off peak Saturday and they say no because of shortage of drivers, screw them. And in all honesty, my personal business isn’t your problem. I need off two Monday’s. Is that such a crime?
     
  5. Tommygunner

    Tommygunner New Member

    If it helps, there were maybe four drivers last peak season that never showed up for a single sixth punch.
     
  6. It's peak
    We would all like to have a little time off to do things but it's not going to happen
     
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  7. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    It's more inconvenient for regular schedule guys to come in Saturdays than for you to come in on Monday. We have to miss family events.

    Perhaps your situation is important but just seems odd to be scheduling things on Mondays during peak. It's like a guy who gets a job as a mall Santa and asks for a few days off in December.
     
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  8. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    No we don't. Have never worked a Saturday for UPS and am not going to start now.
     
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  9. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    It's been required in my center and many others for the last 2 peaks. All drivers.
     
  10. Tommygunner

    Tommygunner New Member


    FYI I wasn’t being rude, but with our healthcare plan we get twice a year dentist visits. I schedule my next appointment at every appointment I go to. Mine just happens to be a Monday in November this year. Of course I can reschedule, and I guess this is my fault for not taking care of my teeth but I feel like I definitely need to see them.
     
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  11. Tommygunner

    Tommygunner New Member

    Do you call out? Or just not come in? I’m told to call out because they’re supposedly planning on me to work my sixth punch, so no show would be not such a good idea
     
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Just max out on hours by Friday Afternoon and you don't.
     
  13. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Your scheduled week is Tuesday to Saturday.
    I wouldn't show up on Monday.
    Don't even bother calling out.

    Trust me any discipline won't stick.
     
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  14. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I don't come in. Can't force a 6th punch in my local. Can beg all they want.
     
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  15. reginald95

    reginald95 Active Member

    Once peak starts they will make everyone Mon-Friday and force from the bottom up a 6th punch. At least that's how they are going to do it in my building.
     
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It would depend on what your supplemental language says.

    Where I am you would still get paid as long as you worked at least 1 day in the week that the holiday falls in.
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  17. PT Crazy

    PT Crazy Active Member

    Another one saying " I can't ". Ask your union representative, they will be the ones defending you.
     
  18. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Which is now impossible with the 70 hour allowed week.
     
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  19. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    I'm a T-S driver. I won't be showing up Christmas Eve. They can't force me to show up. Any discipline won't stick. I've already told my dispatch, center manager, and ORs to not plan on seeing me on Mondays during peak. If they want me to work 14 hour days T-S, then great.
     
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  20. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    To max out by Friday now, you would need to work from 9am-midnight all 5 days.