New Years Eve

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JackStraw, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    They are hurtin' for drivers and are practically begging drivers (even senior drivers) to work.
  2. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    They are not hurting for drivers for NYE. They have to offer the work to the senior drivers, then force from the bottom up till they have enough to fill the plan.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Same here.
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Have them tweet #UpstateNYUPSer, I hear he's looking to work.
  5. opie

    opie Member

    Part time air drivers have to be asked to come in before they make full timers? I think there's usually enough volunteers from PT & FT, that they never force people in. Though I don't know how they can actually "force" someone to work if they can't or don't want to lol.
  6. AKCoverMan

    AKCoverMan Active Member

    Heck I am working.. it's an easy day and all time and a half plus the eight hour holiday pay. Usually a code five day unless you want to wash cars when you get back to the center.

    But I am sure to be off by 1700.. then off to hockey. Eat your hearts out NHL cities, we are playing pro hockey in Anchorage! :)
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center manager stated that NYE is an air operation day and as such has forced from the bottom up and not allowed FT volunteers.
  8. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    I'm working, we get double time for hrs worked along with paid holiday. Surprised they didn't go the air driver route with us, if they worked them all they wouldn't need me. But have a feeling they may have a dump stop that's open along with the premium pkgs. Have a couple of large just in time warehouses that run 24/7 that get delivered by special arrangement on these days. It's a easy day, I'm in.
  9. opie

    opie Member

    Not all air drivers are coming in. There may be no shows as well. So they would rather pay a FTer double time instead of having undelivered or late air.
  10. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Then that is your center manager making that decision which does not seem right. All us top seniority drivers were offered the work. Most declined so they could have a 4 day weekend.
  11. guinness413

    guinness413 Member

    i signed up some of the douchey jack rabbit runners on the sign up sheet..hope they showup..
  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    A Volunteer sheet for 17 drivers was available,and if it wasn't filled it would be forced from the bottom up. After 4 weeks of 55-60 hours I'm more interested in NOT working
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Amen brother!!!!!Its not a holiday if you have to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. opie

    opie Member

    My question is how can they "force" someone to work? I can see them getting lower senority FTers, and maybe give them a warning letter if they don't show. But the PTers, especially those who normally don't work for UPS during the morning/day, and some may only drive occasionally or just on Saturdays. I don't see a way they can force them, especially if their main job is on the inside. Most of our PT air drivers work early AM and a handful do PM air pickups and others just work Saturdays.
  15. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    With a 4 day weekend staring me in the face, why would i work on Monday? Especially when I am already getting paid?
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Its a rare Sunday when I can suck beer and watch football all day without the thought of working Monday ruining the party.
  17. 5yrssafedriver

    5yrssafedriver New Member

    I have to work, I/ll drive 200 miles on 50 stops and punch out at 730. I'll make like 800 bucks so..... why complain
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I just got a call asking to come in. Boss said they needed at least 10 more people to come in.

    I am on vacation.
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    tell you boss to put his browns on!!!Im sure he doesnt have a problem breaking the contract the rest of the year!!!!I wonder if can maintain his SPHOR?
  20. Brownslave688

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

    Exact same here. Called and texted me this morn. I said I'm on vacation 6 hours away ill pass.