Question about sorting/vacation

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Mattmac0912, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Mattmac0912

    Mattmac0912 Member

    so right before peak I passed my sort test and was moved up to the sort aisle from the unload. When it came time to submit vacation weeks I had the least seniority so I got a crappy week

    This past week after peak they moved me back to the unload where I have the most seniority. Would this be a reasonable argument to go back to the sort aisle given I picked my vacation with them?

    Thinking about talking to our steward
     
  2. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Vacations are building seniority. So SOL.
     
  3. Mattmac0912

    Mattmac0912 Member

    I don’t care about when I take vacation I wanna get out of the unload and back in the sort aisle
     
  4. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    So whine to us and not your building / department manager. That will solve it. Who's your boss? I'll go and bust him in the kidneys with a bike lock for you.
     
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  5. Brownslave688

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

    You’ll probably ask him when he’s due too.
     
  6. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Not in my buikding. Part timers go by work area.

    Same as full timers. Vacation is done by center seniority, not building seniority.

    If I work on pd8, vacation picks go by pd8 seniority ect.
     
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  7. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Nope.

    You were most likely the least senior on the sort aisle, and not needed, hence you got bumped back to unload.

    Crappy deal, yes, but you cannot force them to put you back on the sort aisle unless a lower seniority employee is there.

    I know some guys that went to feeders before peak, had to pick vacations in feeders.

    Low seniority and crappy weeks.

    They are now back in packages, very high seniority, but still stuck with the crappy vacation weeks picked from the bottom of the seniority list in feeders.

    The nature of the beast.
     
  8. polyp

    polyp Member

    Don't go to the sort aisle sup. If you haven't gotten placed back into your preferred position around the time you want to take your vacation, go to the unload sup. Ask if you can move your vacation. Don't make it a fight, don't make it about seniority. Just ask if you can move it once you are a few weeks out.

    Contractually you are stuck, but the only times I've seen hub supervisors not be willing to move vacations around are if they are seriously hurting for staffing or if the area and their supervisors are openly hostile with each other.
     
  9. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Very good advice. I hope the OP remembers your words of wisdom.
     
  10. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Threaten to send Dave to have a one sided conversation with.
    That should scare the guy straight!
     
  11. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    If u are the lowest seniority sorter then they can bump u back to the unload,if not file on article 48.now is there a sup sorting in ur place,odds are there is file on that,now that's the ticket.unload like the training video.sups unloading file on that,u get the idea.
     
  12. Mattmac0912

    Mattmac0912 Member

    Yeah the supervisors sort all the time they need sorters but they probably want me more in the unload cuz I’m actually good at it
     
  13. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Maybe if you weren't so good at it.....

    You would go back to your sort job.....

    Just sayin.......
     
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  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Seniority is great.....unless you don't have it.
     
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  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    @bestunloaderalive ?
     
  16. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    But he did have seniority in the other position.

    Lousy deal, but the he chose his vacations with the new group and that is where he fell in seniority.
     
  17. Days

    Days Active Member

    How does Seniority work in building? Can you bump new hires out of the sort aisle?