Vacation for new driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    So I just made seniority. Do I get no vacations for this year?
  2. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    A copy of the contract is your best friend. You can get it online.
  3. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    You get whatever you had from your time in the building. If you are off the street, then no dice.
  4. uber

    uber Guest

    Point me in the right direction.
  5. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member


    type in what you are looking for and press 'enter.'
  7. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    When you make seniority, you are treated as a new employee for vacation purposes. Meaning, you keep all your weeks you are qualified for, but you have to wait a year to use them.
  8. uber

    uber Guest

    Always busting my balls.
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Yea but eventually you will have seven a year and you will wonder where the time went.
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Now that you have made seniority, search out your steward.
    Learn the contract and the seniority list.
    Once you know both, identify the top 5-10 by seniority.
    Now you're looking for the 2 or 3 that don't look scared, mad, or glassy eyed.
    Befriend these drivers and listen to all they have to say.
    You will be much better served with this system rather than following the advice you will get here.
    I don't mean this as an insult to anybody giving advice here.
    It's just that it is so different from building to building, like it or not.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    thats what I did and the rest is history. I rose to the top(or the thankless position of steward) because I was taken under the wing of all the tough ass charismatic old union and whacked out teamster guys as a twenty four old newbie who was scared of the dark and ready to fight because I had a chip on my shoulder wild card grievance filer and straight up loyal to a fault young buck. Take bubbles advice it's from his heart.
  12. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    your worn out body will remind you on a daily basis where the time went
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yes you get Saturday-Sunday off.
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Hola. I am the senior driver.
  15. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    You're in Portland right? Your pt seniority gets halved. So if you have 4 years, you get it cut to two so you'll get 3 wks vaca on your driving seniority date next year.