Paid for vacation week early?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kodeex, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Kodeex

    Kodeex New Member

    OK, I mostly lurk around here--first time ever posting ( IIRC.. ).

    So, this past month I hit my one year of employment on the evening shift. Of course, I jumped right on the chance to get a vacation. My vacation is supposed to be during July, in a mere 1-2 weeks.

    Well, I have direct deposit, so I logged onto my bank account this morning to check my balance and, lo and behold--I have not one but two paychecks! I figured that it must've been a mistake, or something. Maybe I received someone else's paycheck as well, by accident?

    I immediately checked, to see if there was an extra paycheck stub, or anything. Sure enough, there was a paycheck stub for last week's workload, along with an extra paycheck stub that was for the week of my vacation, along with the amount of paid vacation hours I earned.

    My question: is this normal? Are we supposed to get our vacation pay early? Thanks!

    Sleepless in South Houston
  2. tomuchdrama

    tomuchdrama Member

    used to be that you would get vacation ck that last friday before. now its 2 wks before your time off,so yes its right.:happy2:
  3. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker counting the months

    I believe it's primarily set up that way to give the company time to correct any errors before you leave on vacation. The week after you return hurts a bit due to the lack of a paycheck. Plan ahead for that.
  4. Kodeex

    Kodeex New Member

    Sweet, I definitely will plan ahead for that. I appreciate it, thanks for the input!
  5. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    No, he really means it. PLAN ahead for two weeks without pay when you come back. Those are the hardest, longest two weeks.
  6. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Exactly, I hear a lot of people complaining about having no money that week that they don't get a paycheck. I move my vacation check into my savings account when it arrives and redeposit it the week that I don't get a paycheck so my pay rhythm doesn't get interrupted. Its easy to spend all that money the week you're on vacation and not have anything left to pay bills/survive the week you return.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Whenever I get 2 or more checks on the same day I always pay ahead on my bills. Paying bills online makes it much easier to do this.
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  9. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    We call that Friday with no paycheck "black Friday". I wish they would not pay you early and just leave the pay schedule to normal. If you need that money early to go on vacation, you probably shouldn't be going on vacation.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I don't live paycheck to paycheck and have 3 to 4 month safety net in savings. So not getting paid a week isn't a big deal.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  12. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    . . .Wages for properly selected vacations, in all instances, will be paid to the employees no later than the workday prior to their vacation. If the employee does not receive his/her vacation check, the Employer will make all reasonable efforts to provide the check the following day including delivery by Saturday or Next Day Air. . .

    . . .All employees must receive their vacation pay in a separate check before taking vacation. Vacation checks for an employee, who is taking a properly scheduled vacation in accordance with the applicable Supplement, Rider or Addendum, will be at the operating center on Monday of the week prior to the employee’s vacation week(s). This is to ensure that the employee receives his/her pay prior to taking his/her vacation. The employee will be shown his/her check upon request, but will not receive the check until the regular scheduled pay day. . .
  13. local 278

    local 278 New Member

    Are they doing it to pay us before our biannual raises? If they can shift everyone forward a week and pay at the pre-raise rate then it makes sense for them.
  14. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    We'll know as long as people who have a week off the 2nd week of August speak up(or close to it, didn't look at calender). That theory sounds far fetched, though.

    I recieved my vacation check on-time this past Friday, for the week of July 4th-11th, along with the paid holiday.
  15. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    No. UPS doesn't save itself any money by paying us early.

    By the way, I think you mean semi-annual raises. Biannual is every two years.
  16. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    I always ask for 5 to 6 weeks of checks in advance they give it to me . isnt that done for everyone?
  17. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I always take the 1st week in August off, and the pay raise has always been reflected in the Vacation check.