Do you have a route that gets cut?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DriveFastTakeChances, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    I am a full time driver and my full time route gets cuts every Monday and sometimes Friday's. Most of the time they will put me on another route, or some days I will get the day off. Sometimes they give me the option to work but of coarse I always decline. Just wondering if anyone else has this same situation and what they do. Also, is there anything in the contract about this? I know as a full time driver I'm guaranteed 8 hours but IMO I think they should give me a choice of the routes that need covered for that day or the option of taking the day off, as long as they have cover drivers to cover.
  2. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    You do have a choice, you can choose a route based upon where you fall among the cover drivers in seniority.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is yours a training route?
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    We have a few routes that get cut on Monday's and Fridays.
    Bid something else if you can. Or if you can afford it,enjoy the time off
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  5. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    There are multiple routes in my center that are bid on even though they are split/junk routes. When they cut them (at least twice a week) those drivers swing. They rarely get the day off, so that's a plus for you that you have that option.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Demand your 8 hours and totally tank any :censored2: route they stick you on. They will then leave your route alone and find another to cut.
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  7. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    When they cut my route, I have the option to follow my work and bump any driver delivering packages from my route with less seniority.

    The person I bump then goes to the bottom of the vacation coverage.

    It doesn't suck too badly for me because I know the combo route pretty well.

    They never give me the option to not work.
  8. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    The most annoying drivers are the ones that have routes yet bid on other weekly routes bumping younger guys off 9.5
  9. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Never, I have an A route. The work from 4 other routes would come back to me, before that happened
  10. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    710 language...Article 8 Section 3.

    If an Employee's package route is temporarily eliminated he/she will have the ability to follow any portion of their route as seniority allows. The displaced driver will displace any junior coverage driver. The displaced coverage driver will work as directed.

    I have asked if I have to work when my route is cut. They always respond that seniority gives me a right to work, not the right not to work.
  11. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    A Monday here and there is nice to have off..can't really afford to take off Monday AND Friday. The route that gets most of my route when it's cut, the driver has more seniority than me. The other two routes that get part of my route I don't know so usually I'll take the day off. I am NOT running anything blind anymore. I've been around long enough not to be doing that. Plus, it's so damn hard saying no when givin the option of taking the day. I will be bidding of this route when the next selection comes up, beginning of next year I believe?
  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    My trip is cut. A lot.
  13. Gumby

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  14. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    I've been floating on other routes. Nice change of pace sometimes. Sometimes not so much.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    that's irrelevant.
  16. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member what ^^^he^^^ said
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Are you saying bid route drivers can actually bid a different route??
    I bid my route last year, it's a 3 year bid(used to be 2 years)
  18. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Yes. Management loves it.

    If you have a permanent route and it's in 4 days or less they can bid on a weekly route whether it's up b/c a driver is on vacation or in feeder. It limits route for true cover drivers to be on the same route for a week.
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I used this method. Works well.

    The key is acting (and working) like you know zero about doing any other route than your own.
  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Yup. Every Monday and sometimes Fridays. I always work anyway. On those days I get put on a route that is in. Be it a driver on vacation or an open route.

    The way it works here is, if they have me on a route of a driver who is on vacation than I have to work. I don't have the option of going home. Seniority gives you the right to work, not the right to not work. But they can't put me in a route of a driver who is at work, but wants the day. Doesn't work like that. Because then you are giving that driver the right to not work. Even if they have more seniority than me. Doesn't matter. I always want to work anyway so that's besides the point.

    I can't follow my work because the 3 or 4 drivers it gets put on, all have more seniority then me.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016