FT Driver wants to move to Combo Job but told need 20 years driving.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by MangoMango, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. MangoMango

    MangoMango Member

    I have been with UPS 18 years, 2 years FT driver and signed my name on combo bid list, but was told I have to have 20 years driving to qualify. How is that possible if combo can switch to driving if they sign the bid list but a driver cannot bid on combo? I thought it would be a lateral move since they are both FT. Im in the West btw.
  2. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Who told you that? Bid the job. If they don't let you bid it, talk to your steward.
  3. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I have seen several people come off of full time package and go combo, and none of them had anywhere close to 20 years driving. I have a feeling whoever told you that needs a good talking to.
  4. jaker

    jaker trolling

    in the west I believe it's 15 years driving , yeah I know it's crap and I don't understand it either. Especially when a combo can become a FT driver and then go right to feeder after one year safe driving
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Maybe he was saying you need at least 20 years to win the bid for a combo job. That is very possible.
  6. O/C

    O/C Member

    OK..who told you that?

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  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you have read BC for long enough you should realize that management will throw anything against a wall and see if it will stick. Remember ---- if their lips are moving --its probably (well I won't go so far as to say its a lie but) it will be a "story" that is geared toward waking their job less stressful. I guess that's the polite way to say its BS.