Option 3 + Personal Day

This is my first year that I get option week. Southern Regional contract states Option 3 : An employee may elect to take (7) days in (1) day increments. However I also get (1) yearly personal holiday. I just want to confirm my understanding that I would have a total of (8) days I could use throughout the year or if my (1) personal day is counted in with the Option 3 days. What say you?
 

charm299

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This is my first year that I get option week. Southern Regional contract states Option 3 : An employee may elect to take (7) days in (1) day increments. However I also get (1) yearly personal holiday. I just want to confirm my understanding that I would have a total of (8) days I could use throughout the year or if my (1) personal day is counted in with the Option 3 days. What say you?
Yes
 

clean hairy

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Personal day has to be requested on a form provided by the employer.
If the employer does not respond within 24 hours it shall be allowed.
The gist but not 100% contract language.
Option days require notice to employer 60 or 90 min prior to start time.
Can't remember which, but a phone call "this is joe blow I am usong option day today. Then hang up and do not answer any calls from work.
 

dogs.bite.me

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This is my first year that I get option week. Southern Regional contract states Option 3 : An employee may elect to take (7) days in (1) day increments. However I also get (1) yearly personal holiday. I just want to confirm my understanding that I would have a total of (8) days I could use throughout the year or if my (1) personal day is counted in with the Option 3 days. What say you?
This language is true. You will get 8 option days once you hit 3 years of service or go full time.
 

GenericUsername

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Option days require notice to employer 60 or 90 min prior to start time.
No it doesn't. Not in the Southern. You can show up to work, not punch into your board, walk to your car and then go to the office and state you're taking an option day. This can be 1 minute before start time or you could be courteous and call in earlier. Speaking from personal experience here. :)
 

charm299

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No it doesn't. Not in the Southern. You can show up to work, not punch into your board, walk to your car and then go to the office and state you're taking an option day. This can be 1 minute before start time or you could be courteous and call in earlier. Speaking from personal experience here. :)
We have to call an hour before, southern supplement
 

GenericUsername

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We have to call an hour before, southern supplement
Please show me exactly where. It does not exist. I would LOVE to see where it says "You must call in 1 hour before shift." It's simply not there. I've read it multiple times.

If you search the words "one hour" all that comes up is "7. The individual must complete a minimum of one hour of training to be eligible for the premium pay, and such employee will receive the premium pay for all hours worked in that classification for that day." The words "1 hour" quotes part of a huge number in some obscure passage.

Upon more research, searching for the word "before" does not include any verbage ANYWHERE in the Southern Supplement regarding time to call in prior to work.
 

charm299

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Please show me exactly where. It does not exist. I would LOVE to see where it says "You must call in 1 hour before shift." It's simply not there. I've read it multiple times.

If you search the words "one hour" all that comes up is "7. The individual must complete a minimum of one hour of training to be eligible for the premium pay, and such employee will receive the premium pay for all hours worked in that classification for that day." The words "1 hour" quotes part of a huge number in some obscure passage.

Upon more research, searching for the word "before" does not include any verbage ANYWHERE in the Southern Supplement regarding time to call in prior to work.
Past practice
 

GenericUsername

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Bruh, you got your panties in a bunch? I’m just telling you what I’m told by the business agent and stewards
Funny. I'm in the Southern. Everything I've said has landed my center manager in scolding hot water. I've filed multiple harassment grievances and letters of concern to the union/UPS HR about this exact scenario. You can show up 1 minute prior to start time and choose to use an option day. Past practices be damned, there isn't anything in the Southern Supplement or National Master that states you're required to give them an hour notice. If you don't believe me, try it. Tell them to show you where in the contract it states you have to do that. They won't be able to, just like you haven't been able to show me.

Have a good night.
 

charm299

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Funny. I'm in the Southern. Everything I've said has landed my center manager in scolding hot water. I've filed multiple harassment grievances and letters of concern to the union/UPS HR about this exact scenario. You can show up 1 minute prior to start time and choose to use an option day. Past practices be damned, there isn't anything in the Southern Supplement or National Master that states you're required to give them an hour notice. If you don't believe me, try it. Tell them to show you where in the contract it states you have to do that. They won't be able to, just like you haven't been able to show me.

Have a good night.
I’m with you not against you. I’m gonna check into it, I’m just going off what I’m told. I’ve never tried calling in later then an hour before
 
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