Not Scheduled to Work a Saturday—Can I be Forced?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LaTulla, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Wrong again
  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I never worked a Saturday so I wouldn't know
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Don't know what your talking about bro . They promised this will be the smoothest peak ever .
  4. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    I have a baby (that I made with the balls I have) who I will barely see for her first Christmas season. So yeah, I'd like to be home for just a little bit.
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    If i remember correctly, he was on a rampage trying to keep retireess from posting on BC?
    His logic something along the line of:"they no longer work here, and what they have to say is not relevant"
    Am i remembering correctly?
    Perhaps someone can pull up a thread or 2 about it?
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  6. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    I just dont get it.
    I go and deliver whatever i want to deliver then take sweet 45 minutes parking my truck.
    They will send out messages like " before you come back call your sup" heck that im gonna call i just work whatever i want.
    EZ money plus dont forget my bonus

    It aint much but is honest work.
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  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    You are a true union brother
  8. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    This. Plus, soccer is ghey.
  9. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    This is like the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Company says you will be paid holiday pay but it's now

    another REGULAR work day from now on. Yet, we have folks saying By God it's a holiday and ain't

    coming in...Yet, ask a union steward directly for a direct answer and it will be anything but. So, I've

    always been told by those same stewards-work as directed and then file. What I think should happen:

    Have the Union clear all this up-you don't have to work, its a holiday. But, they haven't because you

    can be FORCED to work as DIRECTED. As I've always understood it. At some point, you are going to run

    out of option days, sick call whatever. In my 4 decades, fastest way to get fired is no call no show.

    And to the OP-you don't know how many family events I missed working at UPS during peak or

    otherwise. Just the way it is. But really....a soccer tournament during peak? It would be like me

    declaring "I'm going skiing during the week of Christmas"....laughable. Now..New Years?-you bet.
  10. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Yes my truck is the same on Monday. They do a Saturday preload and on Monday our preloaders each load eight trucks because most of the work is done Saturday.
  11. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Not how it happened. My full timer asked me if I wanted to come in yesterday and run my own route just to get off what I could. My route is 80% commercial and most of them were closed Friday. This happens every year and they have to split my route in half the following Monday, and the following Monday my day is rough, due to trying to load 550 large commercial pieces in my p12.

    I could just not work Saturday since it's so much commercial on my route I'll just call in and some runner gunner, one of three of them, will have to come do my pickups or take a ton off me. But hey I volunteered to come get double time to run my own route, sort my own truck, stack everything in tightly and where I want it, and then go home.

    I'll still blow out tomorrow but so what. I'll be home by 6:30 no matter what.
  12. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    I also clocked out at 1230 Friday. I don't mind these black Fridays very much. At start time on Friday I just start pulling every single box out of my truck and leave over half of it sitting on the dock. Takes me an hour cause I don't move very quickly why bother. They have a cover guy go around and sheet all that stuff closed holiday. Then I do fifty stops, go visit all my pickups to see if they want to go home early, and call in with a list of the few that still want their normal late pickup. They have a seasonal guy do them and I go home.

    I still get to spend a lot of time with my family, I just miss a few hours at the beginning of the day.
  13. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    Local 177 Still a holiday, we had about 25 drivers not showing up, they good all the seasonal drivers doing multiple routes, I did 110 stops on 8.5 hours
  14. UPSjedi41

    UPSjedi41 Active Member

    Unless they come to your house with a gun to your head, they can’t force you. Can you not go in and get hit with a call in, yes, yes you can.
  15. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Sounds like you’re the runner/gunner
  16. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    All this talk of “forcing” is doing something to my pp
  17. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Fifty stops in three hours? Maybe you could try reading my posts
  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    how it used to go in our hub , if there was extra work UPS would offer the work by seniority. if everyone refused the work then they could force from the bottom up.

    so yes you can be forced.
  19. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    accepting time worked is being a runner..
  20. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Doesn't really matter. The union allows them to do as they please. Don't bother trying to hobble up onto your soapbox.