How many "dead days"

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

  1. CoffeeStainedUniform

    CoffeeStainedUniform Active Member

    If it's a 'snow' day (day after feeders said "aw hell-no") I take those unpaid. Vacations are sacred and options only get used for sick days.
     
  2. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Midwestern work ethic. "Make hay while the sun's still shining."
     
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  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    You didn’t answer his question.
     
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    He didn't answer mine either. :)
     
  5. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    How many years as a driver? Just my observation is the newer drivers do not want to work.
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    9 PT the rest FT Driver.
     
  7. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    The only dead day I’ll take is when they haul
    my corpse out of that package car on a stretcher. Family will file for my guaranteed 8 posthumously.

    Jk, I take a 2-4 dead days a month.
     
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  8. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    Good question.

    If I wake up in the morning and am granted another day I then check to see which way the wind is blowing to determine if I feel like working or not. :)

    Heck, if I counted all my vacation weeks, optionals, holidays, and RLO's I would have to guess I am off close to 4 months a year.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We should all thank them. Younger PT refusing to go into driving and work 10-11 hours every day is a big reason most of us are working 8-8.5 hour days now.
     
  10. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    I would like to transition to your style as the years go by. If I were to stay on this savings/investing path for another two decades I should be able to comfortably do this. Problem is I don't know if I can make that switch to being more relaxed about work. Have you always been the way you are now or have you lightened up about clocking in all the time?
     
  11. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Another dodge of the question.
     
  12. The new 9/5 language might have something to do with it.
     
  13. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    You can either relax and not give a care about this company and their antics........or you can be used n abused and scraped off the curb and tossed in the dirt sooner than later.
     
  14. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    Sure it is decent money. But you also might drop dead tomorrow unexpectedly.

    "0" days after 5+ months this year?? You're not gonna starve yourself sneaking in a few days here n there.
    No reason why you can't treat YOURSELF to one special day a month and going to do something YOU like to do. Golf......fish......biking......baseball game......day with your chick.....kids got the day off but you don't yet you take off n go have some fun with them.....hell maybe you just want to relax and stare at the wall instead and running around with boxes like a damn fool for this company.

    The boxes n truck will always be there tomorrow buddy.....
     
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  15. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Great post.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    That's why we have weekends...
     
  17. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    .....vacations, optional days, sick days, and FMLA.
     
  18. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    And some still feel they need more time off. Crazy!
     
  19. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  20. vvv

    vvv Active Member

    Every day is treated the same to me buddy.

    BTW......I haven't worked since Friday. :) :)
    So you see, a 3 day "weekend" wasn't enough as I had today as well. I'll see how I feel in about 10 hours and if I want to give it a go or not.

    No worries......