Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RJL, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. RJL

    RJL New Member

    Ive been with ups for a little over a year now and my sup told me to switch jobs with a lower seniority employee. He told me that my seniority didn't matter on what job I do within the building. Is this true? Can my sup make me work a lower seniority job?
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Ask your shop steward.
  3. mreed171

    mreed171 Member

    Work as instructed then file a grievance.
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  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You're a part time package handler. It's work as directed unless your supplement says otherwise.
  5. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Or take the lower seniority employee out back and bust him in the kidneys with a ball bat or sock n lock...
  6. SameRightsForAll

    SameRightsForAll New Member

    Try to avoid any premature rebellion no matter how much of a prick or slacker the other guy might appear to be. With much of the building crew being slightly unpredictable with call-ins and such, nothing is guaranteed from day to day and to meet their numbers the management might switch people around in a heartbeat notice.

    If you ask the supervisors the right questions and in front of other people it can be just as effective as being rebellious whenever you're forced to do something on a short notice that doesn't feel right at the time.

    The best I can tell you is learn how to be peacefully political.
  7. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I cant imagine a life route. I'm still at the point as a cover where I like being somewhere different everyday.
  8. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Wrong thread there, Timmy.

    If you don't want to be moved, do the absolute worst job you can when they put you somewhere else. It's a bit childish, but can also be effective
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its not exactly a life route. You can still bid on other routes. It is just yours until you decide to give it up. After a while it gets old running a different route every day and its time to settle down and get your own route. Then you pretty much have the same work every day so you can just shut off your brain and deliver.
  10. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    True and I may feel different when I get older and have a family, but for right now I enjoy mixing things up
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You don't bid jobs as a PT employee the only time your seniority applies is when picking vacations and bidding jobs (ie Sat Air, PT Air driver ). That being said you go and due what they tell you. As long as you pay doesn't change (go down ) you don't have a complaint. They move PT employees around all the time usually because someone can't do the job correctly or fast enough.

    IMO the best job on the preload shift is working in the primary ( unloaders, sorters ). Unless your building has a FT preload that pays the preloaders driver rate. Than that job is the one to have.
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In the Central Region Supplement, if you have a preferred job, they must pull you out of your area by seniority. But yes your sup can tell you to work as directed.
  13. Brownslave688

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

    Or until someone above you loses their route and bumps you.
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And you have no one below you to bump. Back to coverage.