off today for voting

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman68, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I went to vote this morning. My start time is 8:50. I got to the polls around 7:15. The machines were down and a long line. I called work and told them I would be 2 hours late. My supervisor gave me a hard time and ask me why I did not early vote He called me about 10 min later and said I was not there by 9:00 my route would be covered The line started to move and I said O could make it by 9:15. He said that was too late I lost a days pay because I was voting. Oh well at least it is nice out today
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Yeah glad I got up and went this morning. I won't get off until 2 hours after polls close. Why didn't you vote early? Lol what a joke god forbid they understand and plan. Honestly I think full routes should of been in today and on Halloween just like they should be on Christmas Eve but no they cut like always so they can try and add another zero to that profit line.
  3. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    I never miss working an election day, us in 804 get paid 8 hours for the holiday, double time for the first 8 hours, then time and a half for OT; so basically triple time for the first 8, then regular OT
  4. Logb17

    Logb17 Member

    paid for election day????
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What holiday is it? Surely not today. If so we need your local negotiating our next contract.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I got paid to vote today also. I went to vote and the town hall had a leaky pipe so I spent an hour fixing it. Well actually it was 40 minutes but anything over a half hour is rounded off to the next half hour so I get paid for an hour. Kind of like the way UPS operates---oh wait ---no it isn't.
  7. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    local 177 used to get election day pay 8 hours for the day and double time for hours worked. a few years back they changed it to a option day you can take it anytime of the year and get triple time for the day.
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I voted three weeks ago absentee ballot and I made 400bucks today. To each their own
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    So you got paid to lay some pipe. You are the man.
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I never thought of it that way but by-golly you are right.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I drove by the polling station on the way to work this am and the line was forever long. I went to work, off the clock at 6:05pm, stopped at Target for kitty litter and at the polls about 7pm.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Let me get this right----you go to the polls at 7:15am, quickly realize that if you stay in line you will be late for work and opt to stay in line??
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    And, you find this stupid???
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, I do. The polls generally stay open long enough to allow people to vote either before or after work. The OP did try to vote early but through no fault of his own was delayed and had a decision to make. I would have chosen to go to work and voted either during the day (the polling station is on my route) or voted when I got off work. My center manager would have been :censored2: had I called him to tell him that I was going to be late because I had to vote.

    County employees here get the day off. I think this is totally unnecessary.

    When I was military the civilians were given up to 4 hours of paid time to vote.
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Say it ain't so!!! Not in the Bubble of Goodness!!! The horror!! Wonder if JT's replacement will pop that bubble?
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Whatever the outcome 22.3's will continue to remain unaffected.
  17. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Bring on the Gravy!!! Ours gets 55 hours a week.
  18. htown0721

    htown0721 Guest

    The employee put his country first and work second, what is wrong with that?
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Polling places have extended hours so you can do both. I would have assessed the situation, gone to work and voted that night. I most certainly would not have taken a "dead day" just to vote.
  20. htown0721

    htown0721 Guest

    You are probably right, but it can't be changed now so no point in arguing over it