People off the Street

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by captainc85, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. captainc85

    captainc85 New Member

    I have been at UPS goin on 9 yrs in May and I have been a cover driver for almost 6yrs! As a cover driver I pretty much work everyday and prolly more than some of the FT! I have been through hell and back being a cover driver from learning routes blind to being overdispatched everyday on a rte and still being told to go help somebody...As of lately we have had 3 different people get hired from off the street as Full-timers...That is the most disturbing thing to see somebody get put ahead of you in the position you have worked your ass off for and they just get it like that!! And then the thing that make it even worse they come in and have more seniority than you...such BS! is their anything or anybody to talk to about this??
  2. saintrick

    saintrick Member

    Part time should get full time jobs on a 6 for 1 basis.
  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I will NEVER support the idea behind hiring off the street while there is current employees interesting in the jobs. The new contract is supposed to have a 8/1 ratio so that will help but I'd like to see no off the street hires unless there isn't anyone else interested/available. Some will tell you that it's all about "diversity" but that is pure nonsense. Where is the diversity? It's not like they are hiring from a pool of genetically superior super drivers or androids.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If you keep getting passed up maybe you aren't as valuable as you think. Just sayin.
  5. captainc85

    captainc85 New Member

    Its discouraging bc Im not the top cover driver with seniority but if i see people above me get promoted its a lil motivation to know that my time is coming soon...
  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    That's just plain mean!
  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    ??? read your supplement.. If your a FT cover driver how can a hire off the street have more seniority than you ??? If you have a problem file a grievance and do something about it......
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The truth hurts.

    This isn't grade school where they use social promotion these days even if your not ready its the really world......
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Wow is this 3rd grade? The mean bullies want to take the lunch money off of the 1st graders? You bust your behind ,do everything Brown wants you to do. Then they crap all over you and hire somebody fulltime off the street!! :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: that...that's Bullcrap!!
  10. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    No it is not! We have a few cover guys who are the laziest POS's ever!
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I believe you...but we have guys with 20+ years that still don't how to scan a package! So why should the cover guys who get crapped on, care?? Just my opinion Im not a cover guy. Im just a lazy old overpaid fulltime teamster, that needs EDD to tell me how to do my job!!!!
  12. captainc85

    captainc85 New Member

    obviously Im not one of those cover drivers bc I work everyday!!
  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I would bet there is more to this story that we are not hearing.... Anyways the OP has a contract is a 9 year employee but doesn't file a grievance ???? the story just doesn't add up.....
  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Agree...and a good point!
  15. captainc85

    captainc85 New Member

    What would I be leaving out of the story??
  16. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I'm a FT cover driver that knows about 18 routes I could have won a bid route last bid but I not doing one of the worst routes in the building everyday so I bid a cover position I work everyday as I'm guaranteed 8 hrs a day. There are a couple of FT cover driver in my building that should have never made there 30 days they are lazy and you always have to bail them out.

    In my area we only have FT cover driver apparently in your area cover drivers are not considered FT employees...
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Do you sign all the bids? Do you file when someone with less time than you works? Do you take (the call) or do you even take a lunch??.....just asking
  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    If you're a FT cover driver, then there is no way that UPS could hire new outside hires who would springboard you in seniority, plain and simple it WOULD NOT happen.

    Plus, if you're cover and ALLOW UPS to walk all over you, then they're going to do just that.

    I may be cover, but I show up to work every day and do well on whatever I run so I won't allow myself to be :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: on
  19. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your story is kind of hard to believe. Whydidn't you files a grievance ???? after they hired the 2 FT driver from the outsides with out promoting 6 from the inside ???????
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Jesus loves off the street hires.