New hire with a question

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by mileswallet, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. mileswallet

    mileswallet New Member

    Hey guys. I've been lurking around here for some time while I was going through the hiring process. Now I'm happy to say I've been hired as a loader and have started cornerstone training this week!

    I have one question. Yesterday, a snow storm hit the area where I work in TN. The roads were terrible. I showed up to work late, but not as late as the sup who was training us. In fact, only about a third of all employees showed up. The sort manager decided to put me and the other guy going through training with me to work as sorters (a job that we're not even training for). A sup gave us some quick instructions on how to do it, then we sorted for the entire shift.

    My question is, since I was doing a job that would normally get higher pay, does that mean that I will get paid more than my starting 8.50/hr? Also, I worked more than 5 hours (past 10pm on the twilight shift), does that mean I get overtime? Or does overtime even exist here?
  2. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    The answer should be yes to both questions, but they might pull something funny about the sorter pay rate while in training. It'd be best to talk with a shop steward in your location for clarification though.
  3. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member


    We welcome you to the BrownCafe!:peaceful:

    I think you should get the higher pay considering the circumstances but because you're pre-senority not sure that will happen. As far as overtime I've never heard of a part-time employee getting OT after 5 hrs and less than 8hrs getting it but I could be wrong..I'm sure somebody will let us know.

    Good luck and we look forward to your future posts.
  4. VinnyMod

    VinnyMod New Member

    Hey. I worked at UPS for 7+ years, 2 of which as a loader/puller, 5 as a part-time sup. In your cornerstone/training period, probationary period, you have zero rights. You need 30 working days in to be eligible for seniority, once granted then you become a member of the union. Then you would have to right to receive the $1.00 more an hour for the "skilled" position.

    Hope this helps clarifiy.

  5. VinnyMod

    VinnyMod New Member

    And to answer the 2nd part of your question normally you are eligible for overtime after 5 hours working in one day, or the 6th day worked in 1 week. I.e. Saturday sorts, assuming you worked M-F.

    However, being pre-seniority I don't beleive you're eligible to receive overtime. Not til your 30th working day is in the books.