I started working for UPS - initially interviewed for a driver's helper

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Northernstar, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Northernstar

    Northernstar New Member

    At the time of my interview I was offered either the drivers helper job or a permanent part time position. I took the permanent part time . I worked through peak season as a preloader, now that peak is over I've been put on call in status. I call in every night at 2:30 am just to be told there is no spot for me. Ive been called in once in two weeks. There are people who got hired after me working. Had this job not been misrepresented to me as a permanent position I wouldn't have let my other job go. (One I had when I went in for seasonal interview) The woman who hired me NEVER said anything about me working for a month then having to call in . I've had union dues taken out of my check but apparently I'm not union because the seniority list isn't applying here. So do I just hang around waiting for them to need me ? How can they misrepresent something like this?
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Sorry.........
     
  3. Northernstar

    Northernstar New Member

    So why are they taking union dues when I have no rights?
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Once again, sorry.........
     
  5. Matty_lawn

    Matty_lawn Active Member

    That's too bad buddy im sorry to hear that.
     
  6. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Nothing you can do until you're in the union.

    They do it all the time. HR will tell prospective hires whatever they think he or she wants to hear. They would never be able to get enough people for peak, otherwise.

    The union wants some of the money you earned before you go. Personally, I think $25/week is criminal for seasonal and probationary employees (that's the way it is here), but it is what it is.
     
  7. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Very carefully.
     
  8. Northernstar

    Northernstar New Member

    I started seeing my supervisor a couple of weeks ago, and I think that's also why I'm not getting work.
     
  9. Northernstar

    Northernstar New Member

    They say 70 days til union. Is that 70 days worked or 70 days after hire date?
     
  10. Matty_lawn

    Matty_lawn Active Member


    70 days worked in most cases
     
  11. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.


    Seeing, as in dating?
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Wait you started seeing your sup on the side and you "THINK" That's why you're not working?

    Wow are you that horrible of a date?

    I'm sorry they lied to you. I recommend you start looking for another job while you are on call for this one. It sucks and I'm sorry. Good luck.
     
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  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Try being a little more "friendly" on your next date.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Sue the bastids
     
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  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    How hot are ya
     
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  16. Northernstar

    Northernstar New Member

    Urs
    Yes
    Lol, that's funny. We went out of town together. How much friendlier can it be? Its not that sordid though, but he should've kept his mouth shut.
     
  17. You wouldn't put out?
     
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  18. Lip gloss?
     
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  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Maybe that was the problem
    She did and it wasn't that great
     
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  20. Northernstar

    Northernstar New Member

    Thanks for the mature and constructive advice, :censored2:ing idiots.
     
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