Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LaTulla, Nov 29, 2019.
I never worked a Saturday so I wouldn't know
Don't know what your talking about bro . They promised this will be the smoothest peak ever .
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.
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?
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.
You are a true union brother
This. Plus, soccer is ghey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sounds like you’re the runner/gunner
All this talk of “forcing” is doing something to my pp
Fifty stops in three hours? Maybe you could try reading my posts
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.
accepting time worked is being a runner..
Doesn't really matter. The union allows them to do as they please. Don't bother trying to hobble up onto your soapbox.
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