Switching from M-F to Tue-Sat?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MountainDew, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. MountainDew

    MountainDew New Member

    A couple years ago when we added Saturdays, those of us with seniority were given a choice if we wanted to stay m-f or do tue-sat. I choose staying m-f but now wondering if I would be able to bump someone so I can switch to tue-sat? Just curious if anyone else has tried this or if it's possible, if having seniority would be on my side or if I'm out of luck? Thanks
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    After the contract passes, only 22.4 will be working Sat, on a regular basis. So this would only be temp, unless you want to be a 22.4
     
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  3. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I don't specifically know whether you can bump someone from their schedule. The way I understand it from reading other posts about the issue is that schedules are a bid issue, and you would have to wait for an opening. There may be other complicating factors, like if you have a bid route that is M-F, you would have to bid off that route. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong.

    Having said that, even if you did get on to a T-S schedule, you would have to bid a 22.4 position to keep it once the new contract goes into effect.
     
  4. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Son of a ...
     
  5. MountainDew

    MountainDew New Member

    I should have clarified in my initial post, I work the preload
     
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Ask your sup, I'm sure they can manage that move. Probably more than one that would like to be moved back to M-F.
     
  7. PCLoadPackage

    PCLoadPackage New Member

    Have you been there on a Saturday? If not, I'd suggest volunteering to work on a Saturday before you make the request. Saturdays SUCK at our center since we just barely had enough preloaders to cover M-F. Everyone on Saturday is loading at least 4 cars. Worse than that, they're not any of the cars we load the other 4 days. I hope your center is better. I'm just giving you a heads up to maybe check it out first.
     
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  8. I volunteered for two Saturdays last year . I won't make that mistake again.
     
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  9. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    you will quit soon so dont bother
     
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  10. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    yes you will, you need gold coins
     
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  11. Saturdays suck
     
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  12. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    Preload here can schedule themselves for T-S on a weekly basis. Ask from the top force from the bottom kind of schtick. If you have people scheduled for six days with lower seniority than you then talk to your preload manager then grieve it because a sixth punch also goes in seniority order.

    Nobody want's to work saturday. They have gotten a lot worse, skeleton crew with relatively heavy volume. Air is always late.
     
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I guess it would depend on how an area bids work but here you can switch to a T-S schedule even if you have a M-F route. It goes off of seniority.

    It's because most of the people doing Saturdays are Cover Drivers and per the contract shouldn't be working T-S. To switch back to M-F you have to give them 4 weeks notice. That's assuming you have the seniority.
     
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  14. MountainDew

    MountainDew New Member

    I've worked several Saturdays, soooo much easier than Monday! For us, Monday has the skeleton crew and people are stretched too thin.
     
  15. MountainDew

    MountainDew New Member

    Where I'm at they have specific M-F people and Tu-Sat people, it's not week to week where you decide what you want to do. No one is scheduled for 6 days but there are opportunities to work the sixth day if you want to. Saturdays are a breeze compared to Mondays in my building.
     
  16. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    Saturdays are straight up retarded.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Have the shift must be half under the influence Saturday morning.