College and Work Schedule HELP

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ramned, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Ramned

    Ramned New Member

    I have already talked BRIEFLY with my FT Supe about my colliding work and school schedule.

    Would I be going too far to ask him if I can have Wednesdays off every week this quarter so I can offer more time to school-work. The situation on my belt is not very good. I am the only dependable loader on the belt. The other loader (yes, right now only 2 of us!) doesn't always show up.

    He so far is willing to help me out by extending my stagger times but I have not asked him yet for a 4-day week which seems to be alot to ask for atm.
  2. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Remember, It never hurts to ask a question. Even at UPS.

    Ask him for a raise while you are at it
  3. GeorgiaBrown

    GeorgiaBrown New Member


    Obviously you are part-time and in school. I am a driver and also in school..... I would suggest that you ask for everything that you need...... my experience at UPS tells me that the squeaky wheel gets the oil.....(in other words if you don't ask, how will you know?) I only complain when my load is too heavy on my school nights which are twice a week and start at 6 pm..... so in my case management knows that I am in school but they don't make any allowances for me beforehand......but if I am heavy on the days in question I stay on them to get some help... this happens more often than not unfortunately because despite what management says they may want to do to accomodate you their main priority is running the numbers they are held accountable for..... but do ask.... all they can say is no.... then you will know what your next step will be.
  4. Ramned

    Ramned New Member

    Ha ha, yeah, actually I was planning on that as well because I am taking the sort test today finally. I think there is a raise for passing...

    TY both, I will go ahead and ask off.
  5. GeorgiaBrown

    GeorgiaBrown New Member

    Good luck. I hope it works out for you