PSE Tractor Trailer Driver US Post Office

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Mike2633, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. ltzSupra

    ltzSupra Light Load Member

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    There are 3 Tours
    Tour 1 - 12am-4am start = 7 vacancies
    Tour 2 - 9am-11am start = 1 vacancy
    Tour 3 - 3pm start = 3 or 4 vacancies don't remember lol

    They ask you to prioritize the tours you'd want from 1-3 and they'd place you in based on your score and vacancies. But being a PTF, you'd work any tour as needed and they'd let you know on the prior Wednesday so you know in advance.

    I was told every barn operates differently so I can only speak on what I was told at the Morgan P&DC. Best of luck.
     
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  2. Sho Nuff

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    OT isn't really a penalty against management. Supervisors and managers are EAS employee's and they're positions are performance based...meaning they get bonuses to cut your OT. So technically they get a fat bonus check at your expense.

    A level 17 supervisor can get all the OT they want (all straight time though) putting in 70-80 hours per week, making $150-200k per year + bonuses...but they'll fight you for your OT if you start getting too much of that V time because it affects their bonus check. Managers, even though they are a higher level than supervisors, actually make less because they're not allowed any OT except in December. So don't fall for any of their crap about penalty against management. If there's work available that needs to be covered, they have to abide by our union contract and utilize the ODL list or get penalized with a crap load of grievances, which will cost them even more money...especially if it's a class action or it goes to arbitration...because your spending more time and money to have the Steward, Business Agent, Arbitrator, Labor Relations, etc., involved while on the clock.
     
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  3. Shaximat

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    Good info. Thanx. Now i got it. As we have one supervisor, possibly that level 17 that you talking about , as he runs after all drivers trying to cut OT, especially V time. He wil be like "oh, it your NS? go home".
     
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  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    You would probably find you can actually make more money working for a USPS contractor than the USPS direct, at least here in SoCal. Check with Matheson, Alan RIchie, Hovenstol, they all pay 20+ per hour.
     
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  5. ltzSupra

    ltzSupra Light Load Member

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    Do you have to be a FTR to be put in the ODL?
     
  6. Shaximat

    Shaximat Light Load Member

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    Yes.
     
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  7. Sho Nuff

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    The sad part is that every adminstrative employee was once a craft employee union member before switching over to EAS. They tend to forget where they came from, but they know going into these EAS positions means being pressured by bosses...who also have bosses, who then also have bosses above them...that you have to produce numbers and efficiency in operations. That's why a lot of these supervisors, managers, and ESPECIALLY postmasters in charge of stations tend to fudge numbers, deliveries that were never made showing that they were, and fudging carrier time cards...just so they can cover the inefficiency of their leadership by falsifying operations. It's sad how low some of these EAS employee's will go just to collect that bonus check.

    But there's a new feature on Lite Blue that allows you see your clock in times. So it tells you what you made for the day, including what you made for OT, V, and shift differential. So you can see if a supervisor fudged your hours or not...which is a federal crime if they did.
     
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  8. ltzSupra

    ltzSupra Light Load Member

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    @Sho Nuff how close are they to a new contract. Does that mean pay scale increases if they do get one? I'm new to all of this.
     
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  9. Shaximat

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    Yes this feature is really helpful.

    ItzSupra asked about the contract. Our union rep said last week that they are about to sign it within a week or so. How true is that?
     
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  10. Sho Nuff

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    Yes it does mean an increase in pay scale. EVERYTHING is dependent on what the arbitrators decided to do. They're gonna decide our new contract.
    I'm hearing the same thing...but we are talking about the Post Office though. They're not known for their efficiency :rolleyes:. A week or so in Postal terms usually means a couple months lol.

    The funny thing is... it's almost been a year and a half since we've been waiting on our new contract. If we wind up with another 3 year contract...we could be right back into contract negotiations again within a year and half to two years. How crazy is that? :banghead:
     
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