How can I DQ (if possible)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jonathon Freeloader, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. I was a TCD for 3 1/2 years when I signed a bidsheet for FT cover driving.
    I had my life setup and ready to ride for a couple of years as a FT driver, but after the bidsheet went down at the end of July 2017 my life quickly fell apart, and I was unable to go forward with a FT job at ups.

    I was pulled from preload to work as a driver for some time because of vacations and stuff for the month of August, totally expecting to return to my PT job a few weeks later.

    The first week into August, my driving supervisor walked by me and pointed at me and said "You're FT today" I replied "I don't want to be" he said okay, and said I had to get something in writing from the building manager. He went to his office and returned some time later and said it wasn't going to happen, it was too late.

    No "offer". No discussion. No full disclosure of how permanent this was. Now I'm 4 and a half years in, and the only way I can get back to what I was doing is to quit and start all over?

    I called my steward, I called my local Union Hall, I even talked to the building manager myself. All said file a grievance.

    I did this. Company responded with "no contract violation" and it went to panel, and returned the same results.

    Talked to a different Union representative from another state, and he said I could disqualify myself... Is this possible?
    Or are there any other options I have? Or am I just screwed?
  2. You can DQ yourself in the first 30 days.
  3. That's what my local Union said before I signed the sheet, but afterwards they said since I was a qualified TCD, I had already passed my 30 packet. It was called "Flipping a switch"
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Poop your pants and throw it at your center manager. That should work.
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  5. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Well, you could get a DUI?
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  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    my life quickly fell apart, and I was unable to goforward with a FT job at ups.

    What’s this all about
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  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Why don’t you want to work a full time job
  8. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Start piling up speeding tickets.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Get paid to sweep the floor for a year at top driver rate for 8 hours. At least it will give you time to figure out what you want to do with your life.
  10. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I went the same route. No probationary period and no path back.
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Do this...
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    An inside delivery?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    If yer goina DQ, pick me up a Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard, will ya?
  15. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    So you want to DQ yourself and go back to part time work? Sounds like the only option is to resign and get rehired at a different building if they will allow it. Panel already gave you their answer and cant help you out so quitting and getting rehired is the only option from what you are telling me. If you had a medical condition that prohibits you from driving like epilepsy or a heart condition this would be the only way out IMO. GOOD LUCK!
  16. MDX91

    MDX91 Member

    Fail your next dot physical?
  17. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    There is alot of PTs that set would love to be in your spot. You could always self DQ yourself
  18. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    That's what the OP is asking... but management is saying not possible???

    How about DR everything in a dumpster, light a match to it...
  19. BuckyBadger

    BuckyBadger Member

    It's always hilarious, drivers simply cannot comprehend that some people figure out they don't want to drive
  20. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    There is no DQ possibility for OP. He made book as a TCD and was locked into FT on day 1 with no probationary 30 day period. Only way out is to leave UPS.
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