Cover driver and bonus?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BUCN85, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    Just curious as a cover driver in a bonus center do I get a bonus? 10 hr day coming in at 8hr?
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Our CD don't.
  3. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    And your center is a bonus? Any idea if all centers follow this same protocol?
  4. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    I'm in 710 and yes cover drivers do IF you have made seniority. If you are a temp or casual as they are called you do not.

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  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Yes we are bonus. I think the term "Cover Driver" has different meanings here on this board. We have Cover Drivers=PT and Swing Drivers=FT. Swing Drivers get bonus Cover Drivers do not.
  6. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I'm going to say I will not get a bonus. I am a loader and air driver as well. But this is my first time on road as a cover so I do not have señority
  7. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Bonus is over rated.
  8. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    you're screwed now

    that 10 hr day is now YOUR 8 hr day... pssst, take a lunch
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  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    If you can get a self granted 8 hour day, why not?

    I'll skip my lunch to spend dinner home with the family
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  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm a swinger then, a singer with a big bonus.
  11. Yeah, what he said. It's the same way in my center.
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Only if you don't make it.
  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Bonus is a hard thing to get anymore. As they continue to tighten allowances just running scratch is tough enough. Our center use to have quite a few bonus drivers now it seems everyone is always over allowed.
  14. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    If you say so.
  15. Brownslave688

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

    You're fairly new if I remember correctly. You'll learn. Hopefully...
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    In our center, PT cover drivers, regardless of seniority, do not get bonus compensation, much like Johnny's center.
  17. Are you a qualified senority driver or a seasonal/single day vacation coverage driver. This matters.
  18. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    To many contracts for anyone to answer unless they are in the same local.

    Spending 5minutes at work engaging a few drivers and your steward should get you the answer you are looking for.
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Here full-time bid drivers and unassigned drivers can make bonus. Temporary part-time cover drivers (TCDs) can't. That's why I tell all of ours to stop running all day and skipping their lunches. Especially considering the fact that on most routes its difficult for full-timers to make bonus any more. Courtesy of said behavior of bonus babies in the past. And these are the same people that whine about the company "stealing our time from us."

    Screw bonus.
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So this kid runs a route for the first time ever and comes in 2 hours under? I would sure hate to be the one after him who has to clean up that mess.