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MidwestTE  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:20:36 AM(UTC)
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Anybody hear anything about management being required to start giving TE's days off?  Or is it just in our district/office? I only ask because I got called this morning from my supervisor at 700 saying to stay home today as they were required to start giving us days off. Then I got a call at 815 canceling that telling me to report at my regular time. (I guess a FTR got mad at management and stormed off, leaving them short handed... this is not the first time this has happened)... The PO is the only business where an employee can get pissed of at their superior, and, instead of sucking it up and taking it for what it is, can just leave the workplace and never seem to face any repercussions... it seems to happen at least once a month at our office... anyways, any input would be appreciated...

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dhacker56  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:47:46 AM(UTC)
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He'll face repercussions! You work at their discretion.  They can work you as much or as little as they want within the contractual guidelines.
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alpine2g  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:16:24 AM(UTC)
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YOUR NOT ON CALL!  Angry And I hear you others getting pissed off, had it happen all the time. Perfect example is calling in sick weekly after their NS day off. Nothing was said, same group of 7 carriers that did it.
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TEinsanity  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:33:45 AM(UTC)
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After they told you to stay home, you shouldn't have answered the phone the second time. My supervisor scheduled me to "call in" tomorrow to see if they need me (mind you, that's not them calling me, they want me to call them). I even asked if I could just put in for AL and they told me "it will just get disapproved since there's already X amount of carriers off". Makes no sense to me, they don't have anything to schedule me for, yet I can't use AL so they want me to call them. We'll see if that happens.

delovibrio  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:39:32 AM(UTC)
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I do not understand why Management thinks that they can make te's call in each morning, as well as calling te's each morning.
 
News alert! A grievance was won last year!
 
Management must post the schedule! Take a picture, copy it and then go by it.
 
If you are not scheduled on a day in which they call you in, you cannot be punished for it.
 
quit letting them run over you!
skip222  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:10:44 AM(UTC)
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MidwestTE wrote:
Anybody hear anything about management being required to start giving TE's days off?  Or is it just in our district/office? I only ask because I got called this morning from my supervisor at 700 saying to stay home today as they were required to start giving us days off. Then I got a call at 815 canceling that telling me to report at my regular time. (I guess a FTR got mad at management and stormed off, leaving them short handed... this is not the first time this has happened)... The PO is the only business where an employee can get pissed of at their superior, and, instead of sucking it up and taking it for what it is, can just leave the workplace and never seem to face any repercussions... it seems to happen at least once a month at our office... anyways, any input would be appreciated...


Regulars and ptfs only get days off not te's.
dhacker56  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:27:43 AM(UTC)
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PTFs are not guaranteed days off either.

boober  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:35:17 AM(UTC)
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And neither are regulars.

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dhacker56  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:43:22 AM(UTC)
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But their non scheduled days are quite profitable.

TEinsanity  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:50:25 AM(UTC)
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The regulars can get the days off if they want them. They just call in sick. Just last Saturday we had to pivot off a route because one of the regulars called in sick the last day before his vacation. Everyone knew he wasn't really sick, even the supervisor, but no repercussion will come.

MidwestTE  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:52:41 AM(UTC)
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Now tomorrow 3 of our TE's are given the day off. When I asked the supervisor what was up, they said that they can no longer schedule TE's for 6 days of work anymore. So as of tonight I am not working tomorrow, although the schedule shows me reporting at regular starting time every day (has for the past 2 years). My supervisor asked if they could call me if they desperately needed me tomorrow, I pretty much just gave them a blank stare and didn't answer one way or the other. Really don't care one way or the other... i wouldn't mind a day off every once in a while... but 2 less days a pay period of pure overtime is over $500 that won't be in the paycheck...

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MidwestTE  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:55:44 AM(UTC)
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delovibrio wrote:

I do not understand why Management thinks that they can make te's call in each morning, as well as calling te's each morning.
 
News alert! A grievance was won last year!
 
Management must post the schedule! Take a picture, copy it and then go by it.
 
If you are not scheduled on a day in which they call you in, you cannot be punished for it.
 
quit letting them run over you!


Don't take a picture... just make a photocopy... using a personal camera on postal property is pretty much grounds for dismissal if they want it to be... especially for TE's
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TEinsanity  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:56:45 AM(UTC)
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Careful there Midwest, if they say you don't have to work, but you're still on the schedule to work and they call you and you don't go in, they could charge you with AWOL. But it sounds to me like that must be something local, cause I haven't heard anything about that.

dhacker56  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:13:57 AM(UTC)
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How do you know ,  Kreskin?

KingJaffe  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:14:29 AM(UTC)
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I work 6 days..
CCA but not 4 long..lol
dhacker56  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:16:50 AM(UTC)
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Your point is?

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#17 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:52:37 AM(UTC)
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MidwestTE wrote:


Don't take a picture... just make a photocopy... using a personal camera on postal property is pretty much grounds for dismissal if they want it to be... especially for TE's


That may not be a good idea either, as you would be tampering with the schedule if you did that.
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dhacker56  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:53:46 AM(UTC)
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Just get a witness.

KingJaffe  
#19 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:21:03 AM(UTC)
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dhacker56 wrote:
Your point is?


it was to show that every district is different
CCA but not 4 long..lol
Melerkat  
#20 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:25:19 AM(UTC)
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Use a cell phone camera, or a digital camera, then download the picture of the schedule onto your 'pooter, CROP IT so there is nothing "over the border" (It is a basic standard sheet of paper) and then print it on your home copier!

Then say "Somebody gave me a copy of the schedule so I made a copy."
When they ask "Who?" Say you don't remember....you were working off a bender!
Act stupid. At your PDI say "But you managers ALWAYS accuse us workers of being stupid. So it must be true, right?"

Heheheheh!






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