Lead Driver Protection???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by htaylor, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. htaylor

    htaylor New Member

    I found out Friday that 10 routes are being transferred to another building. Unfortunately, this looks like me! Last year some bidding movement came up, and my Sup. told me I was lead driver so I was protected. Does anyone know anything about this? How long am I protected for...and is this included? I've read the contract - but can't find anything! Unfortunately, the new center is 1.5 hrs. from home, I would have to go back to part time which I can't do. Any suggestions? Help!:w00t:
  2. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Funny I haven't heard the phrase "lead driver" for years, I didn't think seniority counted for much these days.
  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    10 Routes? Damn that's a bit extreme. Just "follow your work" or bump someone in your building.
  4. htaylor

    htaylor New Member

    Can't bump, I'm getting bumped because my seniority is so low - 1 year. Drivers will be reassigned, unless they choose to move with route. Thanks
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    am I reading this wrong? Only 1 year of seniority and you are the lead driver? Impossible! Unless your center only as a couple of drivers
  6. htaylor

    htaylor New Member

    No - we have approx. 88 routes. I was given lead driver to protect me during the next hiring from people who wanted to get to this building. Myself and another new hire.
  7. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Years ago when I had 1 year in my route and 3 others were moving to a new center. They told me I better go to the new center or I would get layed off so I went with my work and ended up losing my route next bid months later. I then had a less desirable route. As soon as I went to the new center though they hired about 4 new drivers at the old center. I think if you stay where you are you will be fine but you will probaly be doing different routes each day.
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, that was a pretty despicable move by your management team.
  9. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I don't get it. 88 routes, 10 moved to a different center, you are a "lead driver" with one year fulltime seniority and you might have to go back to parttime. What exactley is a "lead driver?" It's definitely not someone with alot of seniority or drive time.
  10. loserupser

    loserupser Two minute Therapist

    hey taylor are you in northern illinois district
  11. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Talk to your stewart. Never rely on what your sup tells you when it concerns contract issues.
  12. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Dorkhead, I wish I could talk to my "stewart", but I don't have any birds named Stewart. I could talk with my shop "steward" but thats no use either...
  13. htaylor

    htaylor New Member

    In New Hampshire...
  14. Happy Now

    Happy Now New Member

    I was a full time manager for 12 years...there is no such thing as a "lead driver"! Your supervisor was filling you full of crap to motivate you to work harder. If you are full time you can bump two part time employees out of their job but you will go back to a lower pay rate after 1 month.
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "...there is no such thing as a "lead driver"! "

    BS! When I was a lead driver, I made (a whopping) 13 cents over top rate. Lead driver pay.
  16. brown67

    brown67 Active Member

    When they built a new center here a few years ago you could follow your route or stay in your center and bump any junior driver off their route. Are their any drivers with less seniorty that aren't moving? Make sure to talk to your stewart.:lol:
  17. htaylor

    htaylor New Member

    Were you already at top rate pay or did you get the raise because of lead driver. I was only full time for about 5 mos. when they gave me lead driver. I didn't get a raise...