Got out of my driver training packet....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by clever_username, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. clever_username

    clever_username Philosoraptor

    Now they won't work me. I'm full time, not TCD. it's been over a month since my "graduation" from training. I'm sick of working in the hub; I wanna be out on the road. Do I have any options? I'm at the point now where I'm looking for employment elsewhere.
  2. clever_username

    clever_username Philosoraptor

    About to go work twilight. Will respond in a few hours.
  3. undies

    undies Active Member

    Man up. You will be called, be patient. If you leave, you will regret it.
  4. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    I say enjoy the stress free life while u can.

    Once blind routes kick in; you're going to wish u were back at twilight. :D
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  5. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Check your supplement for the layoff language (& talk to steward/BA), and your state's unemployment laws. You may be able to file for unemployment instead of being forced back into the building (would likely lose your benefits, though).
  6. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You could always Quit.
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  7. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    Pretty soon you will be tired of driving, and wish you had the freedom of working in the hub again. Life is all about attitude, change that and it will change your life.
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers long have you worked here?
  9. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    You have the right to 8 hours. If someone else is training and you are not driving. Report to drive and file a seniority grievance if they don't let you "bump" him. We have this going on in our center. Guys getting out of packets and not driving. File a grievance. If you don't flex your muscles they will just run over you every time.
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  10. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    Unfair bast@$ds
  11. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    We have a driver who recently made seniority but she gets laid off while another new guy is qualifying. She's passive about grieving it so I guess that's on her. I wish I could grieve it, they'd be paying a bunch of money since this is a normal occurrence here.
  12. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    You can always grieve it for her.
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Is she,hot?
  14. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I'm not sure I should tell you this Ive, but she is young, hot, very big and tall (like an Amazonian), and not interested in men. Sorry to disappoint
  15. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Short tongue?
  16. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I've read the master and our supp and it's pretty vague with regards to seniority grievances especially ones filed by another member. If there is something specific you can refer me to, I would file on her behalf. I'm under the impression only the affected person can file in this particular instance.
  17. WESLA

    WESLA It is what it is

    That's not so bad if you consider the fact your fellow teamster is getting their qualifying period in. Rather than drive sporadically throughout the year and never completing your probationary period.
  18. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    You do make an excellent point, one which I hadn't given much thought prior to your comment. It is nice to have more drivers being trained who will hopefully get qualified thus making our workload a little easier. However, not one person should be laid off to accommodate this training routine. Even though the training route is still a route, it should not be used in the numbers game Atlanta plays everyday of how many routs we can have today.

    I'm all about helping my brother and sister teamsters out but I'm going to play devil's advocate and say that a person whom has successfully completed their packet and earned seniority should not be losing any working time while someone who might or might not qualify and has not earned any seniority is working and making money.
  19. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    If your in the Central Region you can not. All grievances must be filed by the person. Article 5 section 1 page 203 of CRS
  20. WESLA

    WESLA It is what it is

    I do agree that seniority should prevail in any situation.
    I would just like to see something put in place to where part time/ tcd drivers could obtain that 30 day period. At that point you have a lot more room for error. It's stressful for any new service provider getting on a car in their probationary period. And especially sux when days you've gained start falling off because you don't have enough opportunities to drive in 120 days lol.