Just got Laid off

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsguy72, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    My SUP called me today and told me that starting next week I'm laid off. Anyone hear of other centers starting to lay people off ???
  2. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I think it has to do with your mistreatment of GimmeABreak.:wink2:
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Can't bump two PT'ers in the hub?
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Our volume is wicked heavy everyone works including supervisors and i'm filing.
  5. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I only can bump one. I'm going to work the preload and collect. I figured I'd work the preload so I'm there in case they need a driver.
  6. Kraetos

    Kraetos Preload, Loader

    Nah management wouldn't do that, PT'ers are the lifeblood of UPS! LoL
  7. Datdude

    Datdude New Member

    Sorry to hear that your getting layed off. We are super heavy down here in Houston area. We have 7 people off on comp:dead: and 8 on vacation:smart: and every TCD is driving as well.The TCD's all thought they were going to be layed off the 1st off the year.Hopefully things pick up at your center.
  8. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    Preload is smart. Make sure you watch and see if they try to use air drivers and such to do EAM's, shuttling, etc etc.


    If enough people call in and you drive, you will hit Overtime EARLY in the day.

    I got a driver who got laid off and is working one part time shift and collecting partial unemployement for the shortage.
  9. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    The first 7 days of a layoff you get your regular pay rate. After that you revert to some formula inside rate based on years of service. Get with the Union on that.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The SUP in are building are pretty god a following the rules. I coul have taken a full lay off but working the preload will keep me in the loop so I know what''s going on.
  11. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    If he is a full time driver at top scale he should be allowed to work 8 hours displacing 2 part timers if need be. He should also be paid at top inside wage.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We had 2 drivers working the preload this week. Will probably have more next week. Volume is really dropping.
  13. over10.5

    over10.5 Member

    We have 21 on layoff in my hub next week. 13 in my center.
  14. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    All drivers on road this whole month. Today we were light but they put every driver on road and under dispatched us. They said we've been heavy and working hard, have an easy day and you can code 5 if you are done early. I couldn't believe my ears. Hope the center manager doesn't get in trouble with IE or his boss for this one.
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I believe layoffs lasting more than a week require a letter and a week in advance. Or something like that. I don't have my book here with me.
  16. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    It'll be different for each supplement.

    No lay off letters here. Low seniority drivers have to call in an hour before start to find out if they are working. Laid off drivers cannot displace pters here.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    Sups are working everywhere. Your petty grievances are a joke. Why don't confront them and ask them to stop? Don't be scared they are people just like you. Or you could just be a coward and file the grievance. It would be too much to ask some college kid why they are working. Make sure you ask because remember they are your boss.
  18. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Think about your statement, read it again. If everybody is working what are you filing about? Should they be calling the boogey man to deliver the packages?
  19. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Oh come on...you cannot possibly be this naive, to think that PT supervisors are "college kids". What you meant was "college aged kids".
  20. To Sleeve:
    I kinda' like this Post, especially the part in blue above. I'm a Manager and I think that I am approachable as he has accidently revealed that he is as well. The "people just like you part" is absolutely true. I; like you, have work to do.

    UPSSOCKS is very close to being released from Reformation Boot Camp. :peaceful:
    Lasted edited by : Jan 16, 2010