Vacation Funny Business

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PTPeanuts, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. PTPeanuts

    PTPeanuts Member

    I talked to my sup over 2 months ago about scheduling my vacation hours.
    He was a fresh sup at the time so he got with the center manager who presumably went over the procedure with him. He came back to me with a sticky note full of weeks I could take and told me to select one. I did and the end.
    Or was it?
    Today when I was leaving he told me see ya Monday and I reminded him that I wouldn't be there b/c of my vacation. He kind of stared into empty space for a second and said I didn't have any vacation. I reminded him about our conversation 2 months ago and he said he'd get back with me.
    Called me a few hours later and told me that I can't take those vacation days because they weren't written down on his calendar and that I did not fill out a time off request, and that the earliest I can now take is at the end of September (when volume is down)

    Our volume is at peak levels and I get the feeling that I'm getting :censored2:ed over b/c they don't want me to have time off while volume is so high. This was my first time attempting to use vacation hours so I had no idea what the protocol was. I'm now being told that I'm the one who didn't do it right so I can't take vacation, even though there was apparently no issues back when I scheduled it.

    So what do I do about this or am I just out of luck?
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    He dropped the ball obviously. I would go over his head to the center manager.
  3. PTPeanuts

    PTPeanuts Member

    To be honest I already told him that I would come in on Monday because I thought he had me with the "you didn't fill out a time off request form so you can't take the days" line.
    Again I don't know how this works so I don't know if that is B.S.or not.
    Either way I do feel that what is happening is not fair since they didn't tell me to fill one out two months ago and everything was A-OK back then.
  4. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Are you a supe ??
    Because if your in the union , we pick by seniority, we don’t just pick what you want , you are at bottom of list you pick what’s left over !!
    How long have you worked here ?
    You need to be here a yr before you even get a vacation!
  5. NTGhost

    NTGhost Member

    buddy, vacation are ALWAYS ONLY valid if written down. No exception. Even in worker wonderland Germany. So this counts double in the US
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Depending on the area.

    Here after all vacations are picked in the beginning of the year. After you can pick available weeks on a first come first served basis.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You may be SOL. Get with your steward and discuss it with him/her.

    I hope you learned a lesson and always get the vacation in writing and keep a copy.
  8. We bid ours at the end of the year
    Top guy picks first then they go down the seniority list.
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    The way it should be done , yes
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    After all Sr have picked right down the line