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41083
SLC KeyerPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
10:11 PM ET (US)
When bidding always check the bid sheet posted at work. On ours it said a bunch of them were canceled (or withdrawn).
41082
Uncle DougPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
08:29 PM ET (US)
I bid on five and all were deemed ineligible. Any reason why they were withdrawn?? So I gotta wait another two weeks to try to get another bid?
41081
psejustdoingmyjobPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
08:14 PM ET (US)
basically an FTF bid award at the REC means that if they do conversions or something else in other places of the post office of if layoffs happen they cannot take you away from the REC. When you start as an FTF you are unencumbered, which means that you can be moved to any postal facility if the need arises. An awarded bid means that you are encumbered and cannot be moved around the postal service without you "bidding" out
Edited 08-01-2015 08:14 PM
41080
slc vdlPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
06:54 PM ET (US)
/m41076 Many of the bids on the last round were withdrawn. You must have bid on shifts that were withdrawn. How many did you bid on and were they all ineligible?
41079
UtesFanPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
05:30 PM ET (US)
I'm not sure that any tour can guarantee you a good night's sleep. Tour 3 is start times up until 2000. So if they have you start at 1900, you'd still be working most of the night. Personally I think that tour 2 is best. You might have a shift that you need to get up way early for but then you go to bed early and get to sleep during the night. Personally tour 3 is my least favorite tour but some people do really like it. I worked tour 1 for 10 years. Now I'm on tour 2 and love it.
41078
SLrec biatchPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
03:36 PM ET (US)
So really our best bet for a good night's rest would be to get on Tour 3. Tour 2 could put us starting anywhere from 4 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.? I still confuse one tour with the other.
Edited 08-01-2015 03:43 PM
41077
SLCstudentPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
03:34 PM ET (US)
You have to do a year at the REC when you become a career. After a year you can bid to go anywhere you want.

You can bid on anything at the REC while in probation, however, for those bidding on ftf schedules be aware that it may only change your tour, not give you exactly what you want. The first time I bid on an ftf schedule I was given a different work schedule than what was on the bid....when I asked it was explained to me that the schedulers put you where they need you, period. The ftf bids give you the ability to "choose" your tour and that's about it.

But even then they reserve the right to change your tour if they need to. The paperwork you receive when converted explains this, and by accepting the job you're accepting the flex nature of it.
41076
Uncle DougPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
03:18 PM ET (US)
I tried bidding back to the REC but online I was deemed ineligible. Anybody know why??
41075
EkatePerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
02:36 PM ET (US)
Biatch - haha! The mail never stops!
41074
SLrec biatchPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
02:23 PM ET (US)
Is it possible to transfer to the plants or bid on a new FTF schedule when you're in probation?
41073
SLrec biatchPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
02:21 PM ET (US)
This made me think about the plants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpN00-UTrY0
41072
SLC KeyerPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
02:16 PM ET (US)
Yes your on your feet almost all day. On SPBS you have a rotation system. 2 Keyers & 1sweeper in a group. You rotate every 15 minutes. Keyers are sitting. Sweeping can be a tiring job. Lifting or moving heavy bags/boxes. SPBS is completely staffed by seniority. So if you don't have seniority then you could spend all day in what they calls the pits (there version of manuals). Flats is an easier job now. The machine are very automated. The clerk is there to make sure the machine is running, clear jams, and make sure flat tubs are filled. Mail Handlers do most of the work on Flats now. At GMF we have Automation, Presort, and the cancelers. Cancelers is for 1st class stamped mail. It cancels the stamp on the letter, and puts a barcode on it. Automation sort through that, and other mail (standard). Presort is ran by the junior clerks or PSEs. Your off loading trays into a machine that de sleeves the tray and sorts into different zones or stuff that needs to other plants. Everything at the plant is done by seniority. If your on OT you go to manuals.

As for the difference in pay from the Rec & the plant. Thats a contract thing. That could possibly be changing in the future.
Edited 08-01-2015 02:20 PM
41071
SLrec biatchPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
02:02 PM ET (US)
I think the REC is one of the lower paying postal jobs. I noticed that Postal Carrier Assistants start at $15.00 per hour.
41070
TopplePerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
12:56 PM ET (US)
Ahhh, thanks. Are they the ones who physically take the mail and scan it into the machines for us? Why do they make more than us?
41069
SLrec biatchPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
12:16 PM ET (US)
Ok, so, are we getting bundles of letters and shoving them in machines? taking them from machines and sorting them elsewhere? I imagine it's the kind of job where you're no your feet every day.
41068
SLC KeyerPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
12:13 PM ET (US)
We have 2 plants in SLC. ASF & GMF. Both are located off of 2100 S. & Redwood. You see the ASF from the 215. It's right behind the First Mile building. GMF is on the corner of 2100 S & Redwood. GMF is now just automation machines. They do letters, express mail. ASF is a new building. It does priority & 1st class packages. It also has the Flats machines.
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