Using vacations before retirement

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by Pablo Escobar, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Pablo Escobar

    Pablo Escobar Member

    Just curious how y’all used the vacations in conjunction witch your retirement date. Yes was told to use towards end of year so I’d be eligible for the following years vacation also. If this is true how does the company let us use vacation during December ?
  2. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    All the company worries about is if you're there to work like an army mule during peak. They don't mind cutting a check for the next years' vacation then.
  3. If he work until October here, you get paid all of your vacation time for next year. The only thing we don't get is next year's sick and personal days.
  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I had been off work with shoulder surgery. Was cleared to come back right after the first of the year, but never worked again. That 6 week check was a nice start to retirement.
  5. Shiftless

    Shiftless Active Member

    For me it was simple. I started saving vacation and sick days many, many, years in advance of retirement. I got pay for months that was handed to me in individual checks (deposit receipts/phony checks/cant cash this paper).

    I had the best payroll clerk EVER! I needed to be 50 to get Health insurance and I was 49 at the time I left,
    so all the days of saving Vacation and Sick days made my retirement exit so SCHWEEEEET!

    I don't recommend this for everyone! Just a select few! It is moocho importante that if you are reading this and still working? You need to keep working! That way my SS payments last a little longer!
  6. Brownslave688

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

    You must be in the west.

    No rolling time here
  7. Shiftless

    Shiftless Active Member

    Yes, So Cal. I forget what year it was?? They started allowing you to rollover vacation weeks and keep your sick pay on the books. The last 6 or seven years I was saving 2 to sometimes 3 weeks a year in anticipation of retiring. I was motivated you might say! I wanted retire as soon as possible!

    You just couldn't bid more vacation time than you received in one calendar bid. Meaning, if you had 6 weeks vacation, you could bid the first six weeks by seniority. Then to bid more you had to wait till the seniority list had gone completely thru if you wanted to bid unused vacation.
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If we could do this I'd be all over it, I would have at least 6 months of vacation to take pre-retirement.
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Add another 1/2 year accrual to my pension while sitting at home? Not that big of a deal I guess but probably give me a little bit of satisfaction.
  11. Been In Brown Too Long

    Been In Brown Too Long Ex-Package Donkey

    I had 9 weeks to use this year. Took 2 in Feb. Last day of work was last day of April. Used remaining 7 from May 1 through mid June. Sick days filled up rest of June. My 1st pension check was May 1. Yes, was double dipping.

    Didn't matter that I didn't work until end of year, in September I received a check for all vacation, sick, and floating holidays accrued this year through end of June.

    This is Western/NorCal.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I used my 7 weeks up thru the first 8 months of the year and used 6 more that I had accrued for 2019 up until my pension kicked in.