Unpaid vacation

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Chance Palmer, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Chance Palmer

    Chance Palmer New Member

    Hi if I’ll be there 10 months in March and I would like to have a week off. Should it be possible for me to get that time off if it’s unpaid?
     
  2. scooby0048

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    Maybe ask your boss that?
     
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It's possible but they do not have to allow it because you have not earned any vacation time yet.
     
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That's horrible advice. Geezus how long you been working here!?!?!?
     
  5. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I just figured his boss would be able to tell him no better than we all would with 400 responses. Sooory.
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You should be sorry. How dare you think that anyone on here is not smart as his boss! Do you even work for UPS!


    By the way I'm trying to do a scooby pumpkin for Halloween. ;)
     
  7. Chance Palmer

    Chance Palmer New Member

    Alright thank you just was wondering. Would it help if I asked early January right when the new year starts?
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This would depend on when your area bids vacation time. If the week you want is empty and they can spare you then a reasonable manager will allow you to have it off but again they don't have to and I wouldn't count on it(meaning don't book a trip thinking you'll get it off)
     
  9. Chance Palmer

    Chance Palmer New Member

    Alright thank you
     
  10. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    UPS would like you to work until you have vacation.
     
  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Screw it just text your boss and tell him your not gonna be in for a week or so
     
  12. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Peak season is right around the corner. You aren't getting any time off anytime soon rookie!
     
  13. MattM

    MattM Member

    Are people afraid of their bosses or afraid to talk to people?

    When I first started, I had a planned trip to the east coast just two months into my job. I simply asked, "hi can I schedule off a week of work. Something's come up". They'll either tell you yes or no.

    The only true closed period was black Friday to Christmas day, when scheduled off was a no no.

    Now depending on your local, they may require just 10% of your workforce to be allowed off per day. So it's best to ask now, and be on their good side, so to speak.

    Vacation/option day fill out forms are also given out mid to late January. So you should know more clearly by February what days or weeks are open or closed. March for us is bad because of spring break and the parents usually take some time off with their kids.

    Lastly, for our insurance to stay active, we have to have one active workday on the clock. It could be hours worked, or paid time off. Scheduled off more than likely would put you without insurance for that week.
     
  14. He isn't even eligible for insurance yet
     
  15. MattM

    MattM Member

    Isn't insurance at 9 months now? Maybe it's not a Nationwide thing? He mentions he'd have been there 10 months in March, so he's right at that starting point. At least in my local he would be
     
  16. Chance Palmer

    Chance Palmer New Member

    It’s in March after the busy season
     
  17. It's busy all year round anymore
     
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  18. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    March is when it picks back up.

    Slow season is mid Jan through February. Then again mid May it’s slow for 2-3 weeks.
     
  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Depending what week. It could be spring break.
     
  20. Chance Palmer

    Chance Palmer New Member

    Is time up different from part timers from drivers?