What is an "option week"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Coldfeer234, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Coldfeer234

    Coldfeer234 Member

    hi I'm a part time and just received my option week. Is this another vacation?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is a vacation week that you have the option of scheduling as individual days off.
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  3. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Generally option week is called option days and are used when things come up throughout the year. Our little hub likes a weeks notice but I've seen option days get approved with only 24/48 hour notice.
  4. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    OR working and getting paid for vacation and working.
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Or putting it all in the 401k and working.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We can no longer do that here. We can split 2 regular weeks into single days but not the option week. The option week is payed at 50 hours and regular vacations are 45. Maybe that was too confusing.
  7. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Not everywhere. We are not given that option.
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building PT do not have the option of splitting up their vacation week into optional vacation days.
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    That makes perfect sense.
    We don't have an option week,we get 5 personal days.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We can work just about any vacation we want to work. Of course it is at the companies discretion if they are short staffed that week. They are always short staffed.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    They usually found us in the summer time, to work vacations. Screw that.
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not all of us are filthy rich FT. Seen more then one FT work vacation to get caught up on bills.
  13. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    We are staffed very well in my building, so we are not allowed to work through vacations. It was previously a common practice for some drivers to work through vacations, but no longer.
  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I'm far from filthy rich. I just value my time off. Trust me an extra weeks pay would sure be nice,I just can't stand this place anymore. Just work what I have to.
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  15. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    In the southern, you can take your option week 3 ways:
    As 1 extra week off paid
    As 7 individual days paid
    Paid out in extra check.
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  16. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    You mean 5 days right?
  17. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Oddly no, it's 7. It's 58 hours, whether you take it as a week off or 7 individual days.
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  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  19. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Couldn't have said it better!
  20. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    I got into a little pinch with money a few years back...very unseen large expenses ....they would not allow me to do that