New hire and not getting work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hassan87, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Hassan87

    Hassan87 New Member

    Hi,
    I was hired as a combination driver. I went through training already. For the 5 days I am going everyday to work and being told to come back tomorrow because there’s no work. It’s not just me , all the new hires are being sent home and being asked to come back tomorrow but still not getting work. I was wondering how long will this go on. What should I do? I need to pay my rent and feed my family. Should I look for another job or just going everyday in hope that they will start giving me work ?
     
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    There won't be any work until November.
     
  3. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes i feel like a nut sometimes i dont

    Go 22-3, you can work in the hub doing different things
     
  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I thought combo drivers were full-time?
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    after ups sends you home head over to the Home Depot parking lot

    somebody will have work for you
     
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  6. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    If possible just let them juggle you around till you drive everyday it will be worth it my non-union brother
     
  7. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes i feel like a nut sometimes i dont

    8 hours is full time, one division
     
  8. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Are you a 22.4 combo driver or are you a seasonal? If you're seasonal then plan on not working until next month.
     
  9. Hassan87

    Hassan87 New Member

    I am 22.4 combo driver
     
  10. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Did you qualify for thirty days?
     
  11. Hassan87

    Hassan87 New Member

    Not yet
     
  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Then I don’t think you’re a 22.4 driver.
     
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  13. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    It's up to you whether you stick it out or not, but once you do make seniority you will be guaranteed 40 hrs per week. You might considered heading over to a day labor place after UPS tells you there's no work to help you make it through.
     
  14. Hassan87

    Hassan87 New Member

    Okay thanks. I would stick it out if I know one day I’ll be guaranteed 40 hours. Meanwhile I can drive Uber.
     
  15. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

    Keep your mouth shut until you qualify
     
  16. MattM

    MattM Member

    I'm guessing you're working out of a delivery building and not a hub? So there's no inside work for you?

    We had a couple guys transfer to another building under the impression more work would be available there vs. my building.
     
  17. Emmit23

    Emmit23 New Member

    Why are you calling him nonunion?
     
  18. Hassan87

    Hassan87 New Member

    Yes it’s a center.
     
  19. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Here is the actual language regarding the 22.4 hours. Some people interpret it as a guarantee of 8 hours for 5 consecutive days, but after reading it again, it could also be interpreted as if they don't schedule you, then you aren't guaranteed the hours.

    "Article 22 Section 4(b)

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    5. All 22.4 combination drivers shall be guaranteed eight (8) con- secutive hours of straight time pay per day, if reporting as sched- uled. All 22.4 combination drivers shall work a fve (5) consecutive day schedule of Tuesday through Saturday or Wednesday through Sunday. This paragraph shall supersede any Supplement, Rider, or Addendum on the same subject."
     
  20. Saca La

    Saca La What is it?

    Start doing routes in the blind. That’s how I managed to keep working when I started