Cover Driver Seniority

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nkaio, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. nkaio

    nkaio New Member

    I have been with UPS for a year and a half. I am on the preload but have never signed a bid sheet because i figured it would never get down to me. A fellow co-worker who has 6 months more seniority is number 50 on the list. Suddenly today someone with far less seniority then me is taking the test to become a cover driver. Do the Sups have to follow seniority on the bid sheet? If so can i file a valid greivence even though my name was not on the bid sheet?
  2. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    Did you sign the list?
  3. Tiredbrown

    Tiredbrown Professional box jockey

    No you cannot. It doesn't matter how much senority you have since you didn't sign the bid and the person with less senority did.
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  4. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    Nevermind I see you said you didn't sign it.....I don't believe there's much you can do if you didn't sign it and the list has been taken down. Try again on the next list.
  5. nkaio

    nkaio New Member

    The Sups have to follow seniority on the bid sheet tho right?
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Yes. Is the bid sheet still up?
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Why not sign? What's the worst that can happen
  9. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Sign ALL BIDS ( a very wise green chap told me that a long time ago) hope that helps.
    If you had signed the bid when your co-worker did, and by some unforeseen chance they didn't meet all of the qualifications, YOU would have been taking the test .
  10. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    If your supplement says that UPS has to contact you if your not there to sign the bid...on vacation, out do to injury,etc., this may be your only other way to be added to the bid. It's common practice for the employees to know where the bids are posted and its on the employee to sign the bids. UPS is not required to come and ask you.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Sign the list Dummy!

  12. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of own destiny

    Again Wally explained it all too well
  13. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    What exactly would you file on?
  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  15. 1Low59

    1Low59 Active Member

    We have that problem in my center. Once a higher seniority person bids, no one below will sign. I sign all bid lists. You never know what the outcome will be. Some just sign to mess around with others.
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    since no one else has said it, SIGN EVERYTHING!!!!
  17. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Never know exactly who can/can't drive a stick, has recent accidents or tickets on their record or might not (or might not want to once they get a taste) make their 30 days. Sign all bids.
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Of QUALIFIED people on the bid sheet. If a person is not qualified, their seniority does not matter.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    The best way to deal with those who "sign to mess around with others" is to force them to either take the bid or not be allowed to bid for 1-2 years.
  20. 1Low59

    1Low59 Active Member

    I agree but it would never happen