New Driver vacation dilemma

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nystripe96, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I will have made one year driving on Sept 10th 2014. Problem is my wedding is Oct 18th & I would like to take my honeymoon in late Oct/Nov time frame. Since I will have more than one year driving by that time would I be able to take a weeks vacation even without having any picks yet? I hear that we got to pick in January but I have to wait till next January to get my vacation bids. I still have an unused vacation from working inside but that's going to reset in May.

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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sounds like you may have to reschedule your honeymoon.
  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Never hurts to ask. When I was hired, I had several commitments I needed to make during my first year, they were flexible with me.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Driver or part timer?
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Driver. (also depends on the time of year.. we were in our shoulder season, in between peak and summer... tourist town
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" Wimpy

    Stripe is asking to use a 2015 vacation week in 2014. If it were the last week of December it may be an option but I highly doubt they will let him do that in late October.

    I hear January honeymoons can still be quite nice.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I can't see why this would be a problem. He will have vacation time by then and a option week. The wedding is 10/18/14.

    Why don't you ask if you can take the week ending 10/25 off or 11/01? Not too many guys off then.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you read his post a bit more carefully you will see that he bids vacations in January so, no, he will not have any vacation time available until 1/2015.
  9. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    Why not ask your center manager if you can take a vacation week unpaid. If you are a decent driver they will Probably work with you. Your center should have casuals by then.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Depends on you supplement, in the Central supplement 16(b) states as follows:

    Any employee who attains seniority must work an entire year in order to be eligible for vacation. Once eligible, the employee will select an available week between the eligibility date and the week of Thanksgiving of that year. If there are no weeks available the employee will be paid in lieu of time off. The Option week may be taken after the completion of the eligible year.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Was the OP a ptimer who picked vaca as so? Here, when you move up, pt to driver/ PC to feeder, whatever vaca picks you made by your seniority in the previous position you are allowed to take in your new position. The next vacation picks would be made by your seniority in your new position.
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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'm not a driver but I'm in your local. We can't roll over sick/personal days but we can roll over vacations (I've done it)....but being you're now a driver and it's your PTer vacation...not sure exactly how that works. Talk to your steward...and talk to Neil.
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You can roll vacations? How many? You could take a whole year off, if you didn't take any for 8 years.
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'm not sure if there's an actual limit...I only get 3 weeks vacation so I usually take all of it, but a couple of years ago, I did roll a week over. Some locals can roll over their sick days....
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We don't get paid "sick" days, we get an extra week vacation(option week). We get 6 occurrences in 6 months, unpaid of course.
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    What I would do, is read the contract, your situation is covered. Once you understand it, go to your boss and say, "I will be eligible for vacay on this date, I would like to take these weeks off. I checked the vacation calender and those weeks are open."

    Most of the time, that approach will work. That would assume that those weeks are indeed open. In my center, we have the vacation schedule posted, which shows how many are off each week. If all the weeks are full, you could be looking at a Spring honeymoon.
  17. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

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    QKRSTKR Active Member

    I agree with upschuck. That's exactly how it works in central states.

    Cach, central states that is only ft to ft. Like me going to feeders. Whatever I scheduled in package carried over to feeders. Pt to full time driving you are paid off your pt vacations for that year, after a year is up you have earned your ft vacations.
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Save your money go on a trip for your 4 year anniversary or something. I was in a very similar situation to u. I went into driving 2 months before I got married.

    If the wife doesn't understand ups can ruin a lot of things. It may be time to find a new job or wife........
  20. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I can get vacation during your time frame.
    If you are in need of a stunt double, I guess I can be a good Teamster brother and fill in for ya!

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