cover driver with questions on going ft

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by newbie2015, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. newbie2015

    newbie2015 New Member

    can anyone tell me what this magic number of 156 means and what it has to deal with going ft driver,because today i was told i am about to go ft because of the 156 number i didn't have chance to ask my union rep because he was off today so i would have to wait until monday.
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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  3. newbie2015

    newbie2015 New Member

    1 out side to 5 inside equals me as number 6?
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You will find out on Monday.
  5. if a tcd works 156 reports outside of peak the center is supposed to open a full time driver position that the most senior person who signed the bid sheet gets dibs on.. it wont go to you if you worked 156 reports unless you are the most senior part timer who wants to be a full time driver
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  6. newbie2015

    newbie2015 New Member

    thanks that that apply to two drivers also. the sup mention another driver reaching 156 also and that was the cd after me.
  7. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    In our area, cover drivers are full time unassigned drivers. We do not have part time cover drivers
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My center just started using TCD in the past year or so. They worked most of peak this year and typically work on Fridays during the rest of the year.
  9. Brownslave688

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

    The way it should be
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  10. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    With a four year progression, I'll pass.
    I wouldn't do this job for $18 an hour. TCD's here are paid $29.249, no reduction in pay when they eventually go F/T.
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

  12. Brownslave688

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

    I'll take the guaranteed hours and full time pension credit any day of the week.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Why buy the cow when the milk is free....
  14. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    I see what you're saying, it could be abused in some places, but that's just not how it is here. Almost all of our new FT drivers were TCD's. None of our TCD's have been driving more than 3 years.
    I got more hours than I wanted (2400)..... but you're right on the pension credits. That's an issue that needs to be addressed in the next contract. If 156 reports creates a F/T position and gives the TCD F/T vacation for the next year, it should also give them F/T pension credit for that year.
  15. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    The hiring ratio is 6 to 1. The 1 can be a transfer(outside hire). The 6 are from inside.
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I worked 6 years as a PT cover driver before bidding a FT cover bid. Part time at 48 hours/week. That sounds right.
  17. ChicagosPrimeMinister

    ChicagosPrimeMinister What rhmyes with UPS?

    Worked my 1st year as a cover driver,
    2103 hours.

    I don't mind being a cover driver because I can take my vacations whenever I want, I don't have my own route.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You worked more hours as a cover driver than I worked as a FT seniority driver.
  19. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    Cover drivers get screwed in our center. Unless you are top four on the cover driver list you never drive only peak and a couple of days in summer yet they want you to be available everyday. I'd much rather start out at $18 an hour than put up with the bs of a lower seniority cover driver
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    As they should too. Seniority gives you the right to pick a nice route and possibly work less hours.