PC training School - Need Help

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by HazmatGuy, May 15, 2014.

  1. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Next week im going Across my state for PC training. 280miles. I want to use my own vehicle.

    The HR dept Calls me today, and says if I drive my own vehicle, instead of joining their carpool, I will have to PAY OUT OF MY OWN POCKET FOR GAS... Is this true??? Or do I Grieve?

    I dont want to piss these people off before I even get the job.

    They are also giving me used clothing to wear... NOT NEW... and not in my size..

    do I have to pass training school before they order me NEW gear that fits properly??...

    Thanks for replying!

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    Last edited: May 15, 2014
  2. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Double post
  3. Just do whatever you have to do to get the job. Worry about what's right after you qualify.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you want zero out of pocket you will join the carpool. If you want to drive your own car you will have to pay your own way.

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  5. freelabor

    freelabor Member

    What they said and almost everyone in my class had hand me down uniforms.
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those are probably better than the new uniforms currently issued.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will be issued a full set of new uniforms when you start driving.

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  8. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Thanks Guys!

    The uniform I received were Twin Hill pants and shirt. After reading another "uniform thread" on BC I assume these clothes are better quality then the new issues. I have no room to complain. Even though they aren't my size....

    Also, after talking with my shop steward, they confirmed that yes - "I will not be reimbursed for mileage" - and it's no problem at all.

    I appreciate all the comments, u guys rock!

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  9. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Another question - I live on the west coast. I signed a bid sheet for Saturday Air driver and have Training School on Monday.

    The application I signed was for a utility driver. Is their a difference between Sat Air and Utility?

    If so, what pay rate will I receive for my week of training? The utility wage, my part-time wage, or the Sat Air wage?

    I forgot to ask this final question to my steward on Friday....

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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Utility driver is not the same as an Air Driver. You will work as needed delivering and picking up pkgs of all service levels. You are basically a cover/casual driver.

    I have no idea what your pay rate at school would be.

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  11. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Thanks Upstate!

    I'm not sure why the HR dept Gave me a utility driver application. I bid on Sat Air.... I was so excited about getting the opportunity that i forgot to ask why... and now I'm just confused.

    I have a day job and afterwards work twilight.... this may complicate things a bit... frigging HR....

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  12. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    HR contacted my driving instructor and is paying me sat air wage even though I'm on a utility contract....

    Cheap shot!

    I'm gonna have a word with HR when I get back. My coworker in training is also :censored2:. He's in the same boat as me.

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