How many "dead days"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 542thruNthru, May 21, 2019.

  1. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    How many dead days (days off with no pay) if any do you take off a year?

    Last year I had 34 dead days. This year I'm already at 23.

    Anyone else? :)
     
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I only take off if i am sick or something important like my sons birthday. At 2000$ a week that is 400$ you are giving up by calling in.
     
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Zero.
     
  4. dogs.bite.me

    dogs.bite.me Active Member

    Maybe 4 or 5.
     
  5. I've only taken a couple my entire career
     
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I’ll work now so I don’t have to later.
     
  7. That's my plan too.
     
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  8. BigBrown87

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

    0 so far, I usually take 1 or 2 for things that I have to be at and usually take all my vacations in week stints. Trying to go for 0 this year the wife is still in school trying to break 95k this year.
     
  9. Sounds like you need some more stops.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I make sure to get at least 2080 hours a year for my pension. After that it's all gravy. Bill's paid and no debt (except the house)
     
  11. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    im going to get an rv and go traveling
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Zero. And I get my unused days paid back every year.
     
  13. Lord help us all
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Dude that's just wrong. Why leave freebie days? Unless you're one who can't afford an 8 or 10 hour option day without 2 hours of overtime in it? I know a few of them.....sickening. Like the guys who have to stack their o/t before vacation because their vacation check is too small?
     
  15. We get to roll ours if we have any left
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Dude, I've paid off my house, have no cc bills... It's all about work ethic. I'm trying to break that habit and use all my days, but I guess I'm too old to change.
     
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  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    wrong buddy john
     
  18. I am correct.
     
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    once in a while
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'll generally take 5-6 unpaid days a year, usually to go do something fun with Ms Jones. We can roll up to 5 sick days over but I've never done it. Life's too short to work all the time.
     
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