Mandatory Work tomorrow?!?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownThunder, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Today @ PCM they told us we had to come in Saturday @ 9:30.

    Call me crazy, but hasn't my ORS been sweating me since wednesday to come in at such & such time to conserve my hours for Friday? Annnnnnnd now I'm supposed to work additional hours on Saturday. Guaranteed 8 though regardless if we work 1/2 hour.

    I'll take the payday, but not entirely sure how they are going to work this out.

    Anyone else forced to come in on Saturday?
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Nope , unless they want me to come in for 20 min until I hit my 60
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  3. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Ran into my mentor out in the field during lunch, and he told me to be careful about agreeing to come in.

    Something about if I was to get pulled over or get in a wreck and I was over my 60, the responsibility would land squarely on my shoulders and not UPS.

    Kinda got me shook a little. Am I exposing myself to potential issues by agreeing to come in? There are 2 drivers I know in my center who flat out said f_ck that I'll see you Monday.
  4. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    At my pcm we were told that they would call up drivers with hours left starting with the least seniority and work their way up until they were staffed.
  5. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member

    Maybe they will have someone drive the package car and you tell them where to go. It has happened to me before.
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  6. AKCoverMan

    AKCoverMan Active Member

    How many hours have you worked Monday thru Friday this week? You should keep track of this.

    You will not expose yourself to problems if you make sure you DO NOT DRIVE after 60. But yes, you could in theory be used as an "educated helper" while a Supe or a temp drives.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just because you are asked to work on Saturday does not mean that you are guaranteed your 8.
  8. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It's voluntary in the Central. They cannot force anyone unless it is a Tuesday thru Friday schedule.


    Section 1

    In the case of each full-time seniority employee the standard workweek shall be forty (40) hours per week, and the standard workday
    shall be eight (8) hours per day. Work shall be scheduled for five (5) consecutive days - Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday.
  9. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Our BA said this to us all in front of everyone at the tail end of PCM on Friday. Managers didn't deny it.

    We're in NorCal New York might be different
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  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    *yawn as I just wake up. Did you say mandatory?
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  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    It's straight hours
    You wouldn't understand
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  13. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Saturday is never mandatory. Just say ok, then call Saturday morning saying u can't make it and hang up.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you have hours available it is.
  15. Brown_Star

    Brown_Star Methods Man

    North Atlantic district recently had HOS diad training. How about your center?

    Be careful everyone...
  16. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    All they can do is write you up. That's an easy protest.
  17. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    I believe what @Mugarolla is mentioning is in the Master Agreement.
  18. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Sat is not mandatory in our area. I had 6 hours left and did not work today
  19. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I was also asked if I wanted to work today when I punched out with my 59 hours. Was told I could be a navigator and jumper and not drive. If I wasn't sick I would have just to donate some extra money to the government.

    But instead went to the dr this am and got cough syrup with you can't guess what I did all day today?

    We were told that Saturday can't be mandatory as we had fulfilled our contractual obligation of work hours for the week.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.