Want PVDs next year?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RuthlessSupSlayer, Jan 10, 2020.

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Would you want PVDs next year?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. RuthlessSupSlayer

    RuthlessSupSlayer Active Member

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  2. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    I am fine with seasonals, but am 100% against pvd drivers. We don't need any form of subcontracted workers at all!
     
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  3. Seriously I was LMAO
    center manager told one of the younger drivers to call the PVD driver for a meet point


    He said I'm not calling dial a scab
    LMAO
     
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  4. Skull_Leader

    Skull_Leader Member

    Sure, why not?
    Think I'll pass on 70hr weeks all peak
     
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  5. Double Time sucks ..
     
  6. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    Meanwhile PT hours and work shrinks

    great idea

    why even have a union?

    they need to create some split shift scenarios where inside workers can volunteer to PVD or driver help, or keep their main hours at their building.

    I get working 8 preload hrs and not being allowed or wanting to PVD. But that’s assuredly somewhat easier work than preload, and more $$$$. We should have first choice.
    Subcontractors should not be taking our choices away.
     
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I think I'll pass on $21 an hour and take my $38.50. Oh wait I get a raise this year. $39.30
     
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  8. Skull_Leader

    Skull_Leader Member

    How much are these "dues" that you guys keep bitching about, anyways?
    I live in TX, so Unions aren't really a thing.
     
  9. Bob11B

    Bob11B Active Member

    I think they should be used as a last resort. Guys should be offered the OT before PVDs are used. For example, some weeks during peak I got 50 hours...I should be able to get my full 60 if desired. I understand many drivers don’t want this but for those who do.
     
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    RTW states shouldn’t mean you shouldn’t pay dues.
     
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  11. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    PT inside employees should be allowed to apply for PVD jobs, and have priority over outside hires. Why are they relegated to crap helper jobs for crap pay?
     
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  12. Skull_Leader

    Skull_Leader Member

    Never said that.
    Unions aren't a thing in TX, so I'm not familiar with them, how it works, or how much it costs. I'll probably find out if I end up getting a job offer.
     
  13. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    They came and grabbed my misloads all of peak. Thank you come again!
     
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  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    OK.

    Wait, you just said you were fine with seasonals.

    I'm confused.

    And we don't have any..

    Do you even know what a PVD is?
     
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    Last edited: Jan 11, 2020 at 1:30 AM
  15. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Pretty sure they’re killing the helper program and hiring double the amount of pvds next year.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You would have to hire a bunch of temp drivers. What is the difference?
     
  17. Queso

    Queso Member

    What’s funny is every single driver I worked with as a pvd this season was running out of hours by Saturday so yeah, y’all needed my ass
     
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  18. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Still, you would be better off with a truck and a pod. Far more stops would be getting done every day.

    What I've seen this peak is PVD's being used to put out fires. Management used them as an excuse not to plan. Doesn't work.
     
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  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Beat it @Barney
     
  20. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    Last year the old timers complained about excessive dispatch and being out until 10 every night. This year they complained about scabs taking union work.
     
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