New route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by swing_drv, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. swing_drv

    swing_drv Member

    Ok we had a driver quit! They put his route up for bids but we were told only unasigned drivers can sign for it because the routes just got bidded on. And you can't bid on another route till 6 months. WTF!
  2. quamba 638

    quamba 638 Member

    If you signed a bid, then turned it down after finding out more information about it, like me. Then yes, they will say you're not allowed to sign a bid for 6 months. Did you sign it?
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Sign it anyway.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We could sign any route bid regardless. Sounds like the center management group doesn't want to go through a possible bidding process over multiple routes.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Sign it. Can't hurt.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  7. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Sign, then file.
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Read your supplement and see what it says. In my area that would be BS if it up for bid anyone can bid it....

    Your SUP are saying this because they don't want to have to train people again. One guy move than that route opens another guy bids on the route and his route opens, ETC

    SIGN THE BID if you want the job. If your one with the most seniority that signs the bid and they don't give you the job. FILE a GRIEVANCE
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    File then sign it....wait..
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Cart before the horse?
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How long has the driver that quit been on this route?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What difference does this make?

    The route should be put up for bid with only those drivers lower in seniority than the driver who quit allowed to bid on it. The center just completed their bids so if anyone higher would have wanted it they would have taken it at that time. It would not be fair to allow everyone to bid on it---just those lower in seniority and any unassigned drivers.
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Only allowing lower seniority people to bid sounds nice but where is that allowed in the contract?
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have no idea but this is how it is done in my center so it may be covered by the supplement. We had a similar situation only this time it was a package car driver going to feeders during a bid cycle. Everyone below this driver in seniority was allowed to rebid based on this opening.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We bidded for life in our Local.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Quoting the OP's original post.