COVER DRIVER

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BucsGuy, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. BucsGuy

    BucsGuy Member

    am I allowed to say no to driving tomorrow?
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

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    Why not
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No
     
  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Remember, no means no.
     
  5. BucsGuy

    BucsGuy Member

    Idk. I thought I had to.
     
  6. BucsGuy

    BucsGuy Member

    Thanks man
     
  7. BucsGuy

    BucsGuy Member

    Not the case. I have something I need to take care of tomorrow. Plus I never know when someone’s driving over me. I work local sort
     
  8. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    If your primary job is preload and you're a qualified cover driver, you can't be forced to drive after your preload shift. Now, if you're coming in to drive every day and technically part time, then you just have the seniority over other cover drivers. Technically speaking, if you give them the notice, you don't have to drive any day you're not available to. That is until you sign a 22.4 bid sheet...
     
  9. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Active Member

    Pick up the phone and call in tonight. Get paid for your normal shift. Or, go in, work your shift, and tell them point blank there is no way I can drive today; which in UPS sup speak that means "I don't want to be a driver." They'll probably be annoyed with you for saying no. Or they'll "force" you which will open up a whole nother can of worms.
    I think you should bang out. You have good attendance? I have good attedance. The 3 times I've called in since I passed last January they haven't said a word to me over the phone or the next day. Keep your attendance good and you can pull the call out card for situations exactly like this.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This would depend on your area language.

    Did they schedule you to drive in the time frame the contract says they should?
     
  11. BucsGuy

    BucsGuy Member

    Told me to be on stand by tomorrow morning
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    They told you that today?

    I don't know of any language that says a Cover Driver must be on stand by.

    You might want to look at your area language.

    Me personally I'd just turn off my phone and not worry about it.
     
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