Constantly Being Asked To Work In Different Area

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cjlopes07, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. cjlopes07

    cjlopes07 New Member

    My question is there a policy that states that an employee can be asked to work in a different work area?

    Here is my current situation. I have 10 years seniority as a part-time package handler. The first year I was with the company I was a loader. About 6 months later I became a unloader. I've worked in the unload ever since. I worked the twilight sort for 6 and half years before switching to midnight. When I began midnight I was asked to load. About 4-5 months on midnight I requested to be changed to unload being that I work 8 hours a days prior to the start of my shift at UPS. While I was a loader I was working in excess of 12 and half hours a day. They understood my situation and I was granted a position in the unload. From time to time I would be asked to load to cover a call out or vacation, which I was perfectly okay with.

    My issue is lately Ive been loading about 4 out of 5 days a week now because our hub is short staffed. They haven't hired a loader prior to seasonal help since maybe around August of 2016. I am highly respected by both part-time and full-time management, I am under that impression because of being requested my name. Also they will send loader employees home and have me take there spot. Which stinks because I am never asked if I want to leave early because I am apparently responsible to make sure no other supervisor "needs" me. It pisses me off when they send people home with far less seniority and don't bother to ask me.

    I've told my supervisors I prefer to stay in the unload but they listen to what they are told to do and I am feed up with having to load.

    If someone could respond with a direct policy on whether or not I should push the issue of having to load that would be greatly appreciated!
  2. cjlopes07

    cjlopes07 New Member

    I was told by a full time supervisor who is no longer with the company that I was able to leave when my actual work area is done. I am not sure how true that is.
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  3. km3

    km3 Well-Known Member

    That's one of those doozies that's right up there with the claim some people make that part time employees can't be forced to work after 5 hours. Neither of which is true (unless there's a past practice). You're done when you're told you can go.

    Work as directed. Express your concerns to your supervisors, and then to your stewards if they don't listen. That's about all you can do.

    This is what happens when you do a good job here. Sad, isn't it?
  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Work safe.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why are you not in the sort aisle after 10 years? Do your body a favor and learn to sort and you will not be bounced around.
  6. cjlopes07

    cjlopes07 New Member

    I was asked to be a sorter but considering they've asked me to load, unload, bag in smalls, sort in smalls, pull smalls, sort irregs, tape, and pull irregs I drew the line there and said I wasn't about to start having to sort as well. I get the feeling I'd be bother there to see that they also have former irreg drivers leave the sort aisle and have to work irrges.
  7. Mr. Sir

    Mr. Sir Box slinger

    Do you have any interest in driving?
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  8. Welcome to the real ups, they will use and abuse you to suit their needs. Some supervisors will be part human and sympathetic while others will not. You are at their mercy. If you start resisting or complaining about seniority you will earn a target on ur back
  9. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    Fill grievances on supervisors working and get paid, if you are lucky they will retaliate and start sending you home early.
  10. Brownslave688

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

    Work as directed.
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  11. jeepupser

    jeepupser Member

    I used to have this problem when I was in small sort (I was told that when you are asked by name you can't do anything about it). However, I inadvertently found out that if yo load a scanner in the wall they will not ask for you to load again.
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  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    This is your problem ^^^

    Try being a :censored2:bag
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I play a game on the weekend with the same rules.
  14. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Yeah man, you're their moneymaker. Good wherever. Probably rarely misload. I had the same deal. Just how it is.
  15. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    im in the same boat, management loves my work ethic but hates my attitude being a :censored2:bag
    wont do anything. working slower will, i got moved off a belt cause i decided im not gonna reach for 5 packages
    in the 1 second they want me to so i kept stopping the belt which caused a back up, belt shut off, packages took longer
    to get to preload, preloaders had less time to load, drivers had to either wait longer or leave stuff behind. u get the picture i hope.
    i know one guy that signed a sheet im assuming bid for unload position to get out of small sort but hey says now hes not allowed
    to go back to small sort for extra time.
  16. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    why are you still PT? aren't there any FT UPS jobs you're interested in?
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  17. I give up
  18. km3

    km3 Well-Known Member

    Probably here for the insurance.
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You're proud of lengthening a drivers day because you didn't get what you want?
  20. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Why don't you try to get on the HVD or LVD? Much easier.