UPS vacation

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by KingGrimlock, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock New Member

    Just got hired at UPS and I just want to know when do I start building vacation time for next thanksgiving.
    Highly appreciate it.
  2. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Building time for vacation and vacation selection are two independent subjects. Vacation selection is done by seniority and you have none. Also, at least here, Thanksgiving is a coveted week, so I wouldn't expect you to be able to secure that for quite some time.

    To put it in perspective, it took me 30 years, before I could choose a Thanksgiving week vacation.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When you have at least 20-25 years in.
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  4. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    You'll get thursday off and you will have to wait a few years before you can get vacation for that time. Hell I've been here 13 years and couldn't get off in sept oct or nov.
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    After a year, you get a week's vacation but your choices of weeks off will That is, of course, unless you are seasonal (since you were just hired),,, in which case you will not be here long enough to earn anything.
  6. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    ... limited to February :2cold:
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  8. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Screw that! lol. When I have 30 years in, I'm bidding all 6 weeks and getting the hell out! HAHA
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  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    You would be ........someone at the end of this line
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  10. 2038,maybe
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    i couldve gotten thanksgiving week this year...but F that, I want 5 extra days off that I wouldn't have off already.
  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yeah, but that would be a nice vacation check, with the two extra days pay lol. Now that I'm in Feeders I'll never see that week off before I retire, but it's a sweet trade off. Easier work and air conditioning is better than a certain week of vacation.

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Wow. I've been taking thanksgiving week off after my 1st year driving.
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Lucky you! I passed on it this year, due to my wife giving birth I took vacation when she was due, but I've been driving 6 years and this was my first real shot at it.
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I always figured we got 2 days off already (used to anyway) so why burn up a weeks vacation for days you already have off.
  16. A few guys take It ,because they like the extra 16 hours In the paycheck.
    I agree with you, give me the 2 extra days off.
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Old geezers like myself hog all the weeks newbies want. Live it, learn it, love it! Hang around long enough and you will be hogging yourself!
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  18. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    You're entitled to vacation pay after one year of employment. The number of weeks is addressed in your regional or local contract supplement. In mine, we're entitled to one week after one year of employment and two weeks after two years. If you were hired permanently in October, next year you will be entitled to a week off that occurs AFTER your seniority date but through the week of Thanksgiving (we cannot take time off thereafter). Vacations are selected by seniority, so you may not have much to select from.

    Among PTers, the week of Thanksgiving is historically NOT popular as we're given two days off (Thanksgiving and the day after). This year UPS is mandating that most of us work the day after, so that may change next year.
  19. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock New Member

    And for thanksgiving, does UPS give us that day off and the next?
  20. The day after,Is a paid day (as long as you worked here a year) It used to be an air only day. Now its ground too.