Tues-Saturday route being put up for bid in center.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ManInBrown, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    It will be one of the open routes we have right now that will be put up. Here's the question. What happens when that driver is on vacation? Cover drivers can do 5 different routes in 1 week. Almost no Covers work the same route for 5 days. Who's going to work Saturday? I sure as hell am not working on a Saturday. Will they have a Saturday Air driver cover this person's work on his week off?

    Will they determine the week prior that so and so should not report Monday and will be working Saturday? This should be fun. Not sure how they are going to work this. Do any of you have one of these routes in your center that can provide some insight?
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  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I bet a low seniority driver gets that bid. What are they going to be delivering on Sat? Air or ground?
  3. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Apparently Air only and some pickups. We've heard nothing of Ground being moved
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Is tue-fri just air, too? We have several of those, and the people that have them seem to like the schedule. Here they don't worry about covering sat, because when someone is on vac, they have enough pt air drivers that come in on sat that would jump at the chance to get more time.
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    No. This is a FT rt bid. Tues-Fri will be a normal day. Monday the route will be cut. Sat will be air and pickups.
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  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Sounds like they are creating a bid route, where one doesn't need to be created, at least where I'm at it wouldn't. Kind of thinking outside the box. Be a mess during peak, though
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Are you planning on bidding it? If not why GAF.
  8. Brownslave688

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

    If you were low man you'd be working Saturday.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    We have FT T-S Article 22.3 Air driver bid routes. FT cover driver do not cover these routes when the Air driver is off other 22.3 people or PT Sat Air drivers do.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Probably because he doesn't want to come in on sat to do the air.
  11. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Bingo. And I am not low man. Will the force be seniority based? Route knowledge for Saturday area? That's what I would like the answer too. My concern is how do they decide who comes in Saturday, when said driver is on vacation? That is my only concern. Other then that I do not GAF
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Other air drivers would work later. We have air drivers that go home early that would love to have the hours.
  13. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    They're not creating a bid route. It's an open route of a driver who went feeders, that used to be Mon-Fri. For whatever reason they are changing it to Tues-Sat. It can be cut on Mondays and almost always is.
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I would be perfectly willing to occasionally come in on a Saturday in exchange for having a Monday off. It would be a perfect opportunity to have a weekday free for doctor/dentist appointments and other errands that can be challenging to deal with during a M-F workweek.
  15. Don't you guys have Tuesday-Saturday air drivers? We don't have any AM air drivers on Mondays. Whenever someone is on vacation on Saturday theres a list of guys who run to grab it.
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    We had a route a few years ago that had a Tues- Saturday job and the guy who got it had probably 10 years of FT seniority. It doesn't always fall to the lowest guy.
  17. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    Mondays off during peak? Sounds good!
  18. Mr.UpsMan

    Mr.UpsMan New Member

    ManInBrown, I believe you might be bidding on a work schedule not a route. I currently am a Tuesday to Saturday ground driver. Tues- Fri I cover drive. On Saturday I deliver air then do pickups. I pick up 5 of our UPS stores then pick up Target and Amazon ground. When I'm on vacation they have an air driver do my work on Saturday. There are other centers near me that also do Saturday ground pickups as well. It'll be a matter of time before we work Saturday like our competitors.
  19. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member

    We have the same thing in my center. It as been assigned to the lowest seniority driver.
  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your response. It's not a bid on a work schedule. It's one of the open routes we have, that will be put up for bid as a Tues-Sat.