Vacation senior driver question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by instantK, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. instantK

    instantK Member

    Vacations picks are coming up in a month or something
    Im a new driver and can usually only get jan - april off...

    Am I allowed to ask one of the senior drivers to pick a week of vacation for me in the summer months and i would pick a month he wants in jan.-mar..... then we just swap, i take his summer pick and he takes my winter pick

    i really need of a week in the summer but i wont be able to get it because of my low seniorty.
  2. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream's the same as cutting in line. It goes by seniority unfortunately. Your best bet would be to see if you can take an option day or two for the time you want off.
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Uh, no.
    Plus the minute anyone higher than you found out they would take that summer week away from you anyway. Working your way up the board sucks but it is what it is.
  4. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I don't think that's going to happen, Not fair to the other drivers who have more time than you also want a summer month. Good luck But they'll be a lot of :censored2: off guys.
  5. instantK

    instantK Member

    this is what i Figured but thought it was worth a shot....

    i'll just explain to my sup. that i really need to take off and give him a 6 month notice hopefully he is ok with it

    not sure a reason matter but its for my brothers wedding which is out of state (im in the wedding)
  6. Brownslave688

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

    We do it all the time here.
  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You could switch weekday with a more senior drive but you would have to ask all the drivers between you and person your switching with if they want that week.
  8. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    I've seen it done too. But it usually involved the exchange of significant coinage. And very quietly. And a mgmnt team that didn't give a hoot.
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    nope that's not how it works.
  10. Brownslave688

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

    It's a wedding out of state. Just call in Friday.
  11. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    You're pretty much out of luck.

    It certainly wouldn't hurt to talk to each and every driver above you who wants that week and explain the situation.

    But as far as pulling a switch with a higher driver, I know I would be pretty :censored2: if someone below me got a good week that I couldn't because a driver higher than me claimed it then gave it away.
  12. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter. It wouldn't matter if it was your own wedding. Welcome to the dark side of seniority rules.
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Ask your brother to change his wedding date to next January. Getting married on the beach in Maui is well worth it!

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    No offense but last time I checked a wedding isn't a week long. Save option days and call off if you have to. I could understand needing a day off or so for travel, but the whole week.
  15. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Take a week as SVD, use three of them for the wedding. If they deny you the days off, call in sick for two days reason, you have personal business to attend to. Keep your attendance clean till then and it won't be an issue.
  16. instantK

    instantK Member

    Thanx ill use my sick personal days I'm going no matter what
  17. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    That's how it's done here as well... except that management knows about the coinage - wink, wink.

    Our building completes our vacation selection in October, surprised to hear it's not uniform.
  18. Brownslave688

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

    I must have a good building as far as this goes. Pretty much ask an older driver that you know well if he will take a week of vacation for u. Once you find one that will you take a vacation week that he wants. A few weeks before the first vacation to be switched you just tell the center manager your switching vacations with so and so. Yes here it's easy as that.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Not gonna happen here. You wait your turn.
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We traded vacations all the time--especially when a senior driver had had enough of winter and wanted to take a vacation to a warmer climate. You could always find a junior employee who wanted a summer week off. About the only times that were never trade were deer hunting season and opening week of fishing. I'm sure working out of a small center as compared to a large one could make a difference.