route rebid question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scooter4me, Aug 9, 2017.

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  1. scooter4me

    scooter4me New Member

    I just got the route I've wanted for 2+ years. I was unassigned before that. When we rebid routes next year, do I have the option of keeping it or could someone with more seniority take it from me?
     
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  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Yes
     
  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    No
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Maybe.
     
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Everything goes by seniority
     
  6. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Not necessarily. No one can bump me from my route. Not even a guy with 50 years. When we bid, we bid for life.
     
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  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    We bid every year
     
  8. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    We bid once. For life.
     
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  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Depends on what your local practice is. If you are in a center that rebids routes, then someone with more seniority could sign it and I suspect that you already know the answer.
     
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  10. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    In the meantime, everyday you need to scream from the rooftops how much you hate that route. Wild dogs, nasty hookers, terrorists, mosquitoes with herpes, you get the picture.
     
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  11. scooter4me

    scooter4me New Member

    thanks, I plan on asking my union steward about it.
     
  12. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    If your building "rebids" your screwed. Sorry.
     
  13. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    I cannot imagine the total chaos if they ever decided to make our building a rebid building
     
  14. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Same. I am glad we are a bid route for life unless you bid of it center.
     
  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Agree. Life hear also.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Once you gain enough seniority, it can be fun.
     
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  17. jaker

    jaker trolling

    He won the bid , so you figure if someone wanted it more they would've took it then

    But if you bid yearly talk bad about the route
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You have a couple of choices...

    If your building is a rebid building, enjoy the time you have on the route. Take the time to decide if doing the same route all the time is what you really want to do. There are advantages and disadvantages.

    I covered the same route for a little over 3 years. Given a chance, I would have bid it, but it moved to another building. Since then, I have been a cover guy again. There are about 4 weeks a year where I do not have my best pick and have to run a cut car. I am fine with that. Maybe I will change my mind when one of my faves comes up. In the meantime, I am fine with being on the extra board.
     
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Good Lord, stuck on the same route for your whole career! A lot of suicides in those buildings? :-)
     
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  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Is the route nice? Maybe I'll bid on it and take it.
     
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