When does that 30 day clock start ticking ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BLK SHEEP IN BRN, Oct 9, 2019.


    BLK SHEEP IN BRN New Member

    Hi, been lurking for a while, I've picked up a tip or two from here, Thanks!

    I have a question. Hired as a 22.4 driver, Finished Intergrad, 9/13 was told to report to Work 9/24. When I arrived I was told to sit in a room after about 1 hour The building manager came in introduced himself, gave a quick safety speech then took everyone's number and said he would call us.

    A week went by I contacted HR she gave me another start date 10/8. When I showed up noticed a handful of these guys were here the last time I came. Everyone had the same story no callback. This time we sat in the room for 3 hours and got the same speech, from the same person, with the same outcome - let me take your number I will call you to set up an observation ride.

    At this point what should I do?
    Should I be getting paid for those 4-hours ?
    When does the 30-day probationary period before I can join the union start?
    Has anyone had to qualify during peak season?

    Appreciate any insight thanks
  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Get used to this.
    22.4 will be abused and you can't do anything about it.
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  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You should be paid for your meeting time but your 30 days will not start until you are actually on car. Could be your center has no open training routes at this time.
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  4. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    You are at their call until you finish your packet. Once you finish your packet, you get 8 hrs of pay a day by either working for it or filing for it.

    BLK SHEEP IN BRN New Member

    Thanks for the info.
    I thought the hard part was getting through training, its difficult to get training started.
  6. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    They technically cant train anyone if current drivers arent driving everyday.
  7. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Maybe where you are. We lay off the most junior drivers and work qualifying drivers. Nothing gets done by the stewie or the ba. GO 17!
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  9. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    The very strong and assertive union is on it already, there is no reason to worry whatsoever.
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  10. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    They did the same to me. Finished class 21st Aug. 2009, they said no open routes . I was already FT 22.3 combo and went back to that job. Did not start FT driving until October and a lot of what we learned and practiced was gone. (Class of 4). Two out of 4 were trained and sent back inside.
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Why the bold lettering? You had something better to do?

    BLK SHEEP IN BRN New Member

    Obviously not... the reason for the post is cause I have nothing but time on my hands lol

    I did however get a call from the Building Manager. I am to Report Monday for observation ride then training Tues/Wed/Thurs. The count down begins.
  13. MattM

    MattM Member

    I believe your 30 is only on days driving. So definitely keep track of that. They may spread it out for you to drive one day a week through peak and DQ you.

    Good luck.

    I know a guy who took 3-4 months to qualify but got it. So it's possible. On non driving days, he was preload.
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Can you drive a manual transmission?
  15. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    Where in the country are those?
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  17. Been In Brown Too Long

    Been In Brown Too Long Ex-Package Donkey

    That's interesting. Here they had to keep you on the road and same route 30 consecutive working days. If they moved you or put an off day in between, you were golden! They couldn't DQ you if they didn't adhere to the above rules.

    Here also, your wage progression began the first day you delivered a ground package. If you did utility work 2 years ago, and then nothing in between, didn't matter. You had 2 years into your wage progression done. So when I started, the progression to top pay was 1 year. I utility drove a few times over a year before I was hired full time. After my 30 day probation, I was at top pay immediately.