Drivers Working Preload (“Extra Work”) But Going Home After Poll

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Overpaid Union Thug, Aug 13, 2019.


Is it ok when a driver works preload “extra work” then uses seniority to go home as an extra driver?

Poll closed Aug 15, 2019.
  1. No. They already reported to work therefore aren’t an extra driver.

    5 vote(s)
  2. Yes, seniority rules.

    13 vote(s)
  3. It’s not a contract violation but is morally wrong. They are screwing others out of extra work.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Active Member

    In southern, time off unpaid is granted in seniority order.
  2. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    My building has a part time seniority extra work list for inside work.drivers shouldn't be coming in taking part time work,let those part timers eat,jesus.
  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That’s sounds better than what’s going on now. I’m not interested in working preload or any other shift in addition to my route. If I were I’d opt for working on local sort instead. But none of the people that sign up for preload are willing to.

    But if they were should they, as extra drivers, be allowed to opt out of running their routes but still be able to come in and work local sort? I mean it’s essentially what’s happening now but in reverse.

    May be the best and simplest solution would be if people who do not actually want the extra work to keep their names off the extra work list? LOL
  4. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    Happens every day here. Guys that have been here for 15+ years coming in to do preload then going home.... except lately what’s happening is those guys are forced to run their routes due to staffing; which in turn cuts about 50 stops onto someone else to keep them under dot. Slightly annoying when you have to run the same loop, especially when they can’t finish their route and you have to go clean it up on top of the extra work. However, seniority and weekends are the only control we have over our lives and I have no problem with the whole scenario.
  5. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    UPS deliberately keeps a crappy preload.
    The only real alternatives would be to pay significantly more per hour and/or giving all preloaders full-time status.
    UPS would rather go out of business than do this so a crappy preload becomes standard nation wide.
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  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Over half of my buildings midnight and preload are Art 22.3 employees just because it can not be properly staffed. Then you have the preload/air drivers who end up running ground everyday because we can't hire enough FT drivers.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you go to work you are available, period.

    Locking thread now.
  8. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    You're getting a little carried away with your moderator powers. Lol.
  9. rudy5150

    rudy5150 Active Member

    Can full timers working local sort or preload be held accountable for technology?
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    What technology?
  11. Scanners?
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Then yes they can be held to it. They won't do it because they need them but they can be disciplined.
  13. rudy5150

    rudy5150 Active Member

    Yes scanners.
  14. I don't use them if I help preload. I just put my initials on the package
  15. zero

    zero Member

    Same thing at my center. Some drivers coming in to run early a.m.'s then getting a call while they're out asking if they want the lay off for the day. Our center works several cover drivers every day. Some are about to get 156 reports so that will turn into full time jobs though. Im in Southern
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Why do the snowflakes have such a hard time figuring out how seniority works?
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No time to read up on it with all the fortnite tournaments.
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  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Problem is seniority has been perverted into "how can I screw my fellow worker."

    It's no longer just us against them. Its us against them unless I can work something out under the table.
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  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My snowflake generation sucks big time .
  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    The snowflake gen doesn't have seniority. :)