Why is an 8 hr request not really 8 hours?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    According the the Union. UPS can work a driver with an 8hr request, 8.50hrs and still be considered to have the request met. Can someone please explain how this can be so? Only if one works over 8.50 can they file for not having the request met.
  2. Dagoof

    Dagoof Member

    I believe a half for lunch is not counted
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Guaranteed 8 hours and our planning tools (allowances) can only get it to within 21 minutes on average 95% of the time.
  4. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    Last edited: Jun 3, 2009
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    so what's up with the other 9 minutes?
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    That is the secret, emergency use only 37% of the hour.
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    That was changed in this last contract. Now if you work over 8.50 you would receive 2 hours of penalty pay. Also ups can refuse your request and pay you 2 hours of penalty also. This is a load of crap, and a reason that we did not accept this change in 705. 8 hours is 8 hours not 8 and a half. IMO
  9. sealbasher

    sealbasher Member

    is hoax a sup?
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    A manager working on UPS.com stuff.

    I was in operations/District for 18 years but not since 1992.

    So not an operations sup which is what your question is actually referring to.

    Try to stay in touch with package operations as much as I can to help me do my job better.
  11. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    Factor in your idea of 8 hrs and UPS's idea of 8 hrs. It could be the difference of an hour.
  12. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    If this is true than it sounds to me like management needs to honor an 8 hour request by giving a 7.5 dispatch to make sure they get it right and not go over 8 hours
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    And if a frog had wings ...
  14. BleedBrown

    BleedBrown New Member

    So Feederdriver; What your saying is UPS should dispatch a 7.5 hour day and not honor the 8.0 hr quarantee?
  15. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    How many times was it "planned" closest to 8 hours and less than 8 was given? I bet you 99.9999% of time it is 8 -9 hours, rather than 7-8.
  16. 1980

    1980 Member

    OMG you are guaranteed 8 hours its called a margin for error ... if a exact 8 is so important take a sick day!!!! thank God we are workin . bitch, bitch bitch some people just require it.Half full not half empty thank you
  17. foundinload

    foundinload Member

    agree. call in and guarantee a zero hour request.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Suppose the function that you need to get to that night doesn't start until 6pm. Why take a full day off when you can work your 8 hrs and still get done in time?
  19. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    so yo get one req. 8 a month. i wonder if it would pay off to req. it every month on a day you know will be busy, then hope for penalty pay? or better off just keeping my 9.5 dispatch...
  20. 1980

    1980 Member

    lets just say I want my cake and to eat it too!!!!!! 8 or 8 1/2 *** its not a big difference is it?