Vacation time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by GSto, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. GSto

    GSto New Member

    Does UPS have any forbidden times of taking vacation?
     
  2. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Peak. But you can still use sick/option days.
     
  3. PT Crazy

    PT Crazy Active Member

    Read your contract.
     
  4. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    The summer weeks that were all taken by higher seniority employees who are old and don't have kids on summer break anymore.
     
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  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    So old drivers should take their vacations in 3 feet of snow?
     
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  6. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, so they can stay home instead of giving themselves heart attacks shoveling their driveways. :wink-very:

    Or, high seniority employees are more likely to be able to afford to fly to Cancun, Tahiti, Bora Bora, etc. and get out of the snow. The rest of us would like to take family vacations without taking the kids out of school for a week, or for more than a weekend. It's ok, I guess if our kids never get to take a long family trip, they'll never miss the memories they didn't get to make. :sad-very:

    While all the above is true, I understand why the system is the way it is. Doesn't mean I have to like it.
     
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  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I remember one year the last week available was in May. Rest of the year was full. We've all been there.
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    November fills up here and then random
    Weeks here and there. Letting drivers break up weeks has opened up a ton of weeks
     
  9. Brownslave688

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

    Oh you poor guy.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Only people I have problems with are the people that schedule vacation but work it. Last year I started filing grievances because of it. One guy would take the week after xmas every year to make our center manager happy.

    I've made a few life long enemies but F it.
     
  11. What did they do after the grievance?
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Usually sent them home. Once claimed they didn't have enough drivers and I said that's fine but they go to the bottom of the seniority list. So they ran a really crap route one day and then didn't show up the rest of the week.
     
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  13. So it was purely about production numbers not about having enough available people.
     
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Yep. Management doesn't really care if they work or not but they were making deals with them to take prime weeks so that they would have more drivers available. So summer weeks usually. I've had this fight before in the past so it's nothing new. They try and be sneaky about it.
     
  15. They would never do that......
     
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Yep...
     
  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    why what is the issue
     
  18. Brownslave688

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

    Sneaky sneaky
     
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Can you not read?
     
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  20. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    nope, people in my building do it all the time