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UtesKeyerPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2016
02:53 PM ET (US)
/m42427 You can wear headphones at the GMF. Just have to remove them if your in the isles. At the ASF you were only allowed headphones if you were keying on a SPBS machine, but that might of changed.

As for what I preferred? I liked Flats machine the most. Letters was good, but could depend on your partner. SPBS is all about seniority. If you hardly have any then you'll spend all day in The Pits, Scanning, or maybe break relief.

The reason 8am bids go without a bid is the days off. Most of the people there have the days off they want.
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Davi19Person was signed in when posted
02-06-2016
03:52 AM ET (US)
I've heard people at the rec bid on group leader positions which is a grade 6 and then go back to being a regular dco. Sometimes I wonder if they dont like the job or do it just for the pay bump.

When I first started working here about 9 years ago they would let you buy shirts, mugs and a few other things with PACs.
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-05-2016
06:23 PM ET (US)
Thanks Mariah, I think I can get the bumper fixed for less than my $500 deductible so I will attempt that first. Your accident sounds super stressful! Glad you "won" in the end.

Ha, yes that was me with the 7 years of perfect attendance. I've worked at the REC 8 years. After 7 years, I realized no one cared about my attendance but me so I took a deep breath and called in sick. It wasn't so bad!

PACs are pretty much worthless unless you are a few clicks late clocking in so that's not an incentive. I get one every month for keying over 100% and have between 35-40 of them amassed. I wish I could sell them on the REC black market! Or be able to bundle them up - like what can I get for redeeming 10 at a time or something? Wishful thinking, I know...
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-05-2016
06:05 PM ET (US)
Thanks Utes, that was a really good breakdown. I really appreciate it! Which job do you prefer?

To get to just my basic daily goal of 10,000 steps on my fitbit, I sometimes go to the gym an hour before work as well as an hour after. I would love to shift some of those steps to paid time at work.

I can't believe some of those 8am- 4:30pm shifts at the plant go without a single person bidding on them. That is a prime shift at the REC! I'm really happy with my new early am shift at the REC, though. The only 6am shifts plant-wise seemed to be the Parcel Post machine, which is why I was asking about it.

Another thing mentioned was that unless you had roster leave, you couldn't get any time off unless it was approved by your supervisor. Was that an exaggeration? And that the supervisors were sooo mean and micromanaging. I've never had an issue with the 7 or 8 different supervisors I've had at the REC. I'm pretty confident I could work with anyone. Do ppl wear headphones and keep to themselves or is it an employee interactive environment?

Aaaand, I know multiple ppl who bid to the plant but came right back in 2 weeks. Apparently, your pay bump to level 6 stays the same, even after returning to a level 5 job. What a racket!
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Mariah CaringPerson was signed in when posted
02-05-2016
12:44 PM ET (US)
MACK: I'm very sorry a colleague saw fit to damage your car and basically haul ass right outa there and not face the consequences. Will your insurance carrier cover the damages, since they obviously weren't your fault? Sheesh - how do some people behave like assholes and basically sleep like a baby at night? If you have full coverage, your carrier should help you out here.

When I consider my (considerable) commitment to the REC, here is one salient factor: In April, it will be two years since I had my first and only car accident. Witnesses, the police, and even the other driver herself admitted the damned thing was wholly her fault. She ran a red light at the corner of California and Bangerter and caused me to run right into her. The police gave this bitch a ticket and exonerated me. Two kind people from the REC came to the scene and drove me home (I didn't ask them to do this). I wanted to come right into work, but my boss gave me the day off. (I didn't ask for this, either). When people exude kindness, they should expect kindness and dedication in return.

Oh, and just an aside here: When the guilty party contacted her insurance company, she (initially) claimed I had run the light. Even her OWN insurance agent laughed in her face; she then readily admitted she had caused this shit. I'm very sorry this happened to you, MACK. (Aren't you the employee who had seven years of perfect attendance? Whew - I'm still mightily impressed by that...)

I'm no fool, but I'm no ingrate either. I think being an ingrate is one of the worst faults a person can have. And I stayed calm when the other driver FINALLY approached me and asked if I was OK (AFTER admitting she had run the motherfrigging red light. Maybe I felt sorry for her; she looked like something Granny Clampett might have shat out if she and Jethro had decided to inbreed 46 years earlier....)

People who have seven years of spot-free attendance shouldn't have their cars vandalized.....
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UtesKeyerPerson was signed in when posted
02-05-2016
04:54 AM ET (US)
GMF is basically 3 different jobs. 1.Run or sweep a machine. 2.Load or sort the Standard mail. 3. Throw mail in the manuals. A lot of standing.

ASF you have bids for Flats & SPBS.Flats is easier for clerks. Mail Handlers do most of the work. SPBS involves a lot of lifting. Their version of Manuals is called The Pits. Again a lot of lifting. Scanning is lifting & sorting heavy bags. Again a lot standing.

Both facilities staff machines according to seniority. As for management, do your work & they won't bug you. But there's been a lot of change in management at both facilities lately. So don't know how the new people do things.
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
11:36 PM ET (US)
So anyway...

What do you peeps have to say about transferring to the plant?

I only know of one or two ppl who have gone there and stayed - the rest who have transferred from the REC came right back. Oh, it is so awful. You would hate it. I kept getting yelled at for not doing my new job fast enough.

Well, I enjoy listening to my podcasts and audio books. BUT I hate how sedentary my job is. I bust my hump going to the gym 1.5 hrs a day to stay fit. It is so awful on your body to JUST SIT for a living.

I like moving and being active.

I'm happy with my early tour 2 shift.

Any input on what the Parcel Post machine is like vs general GMF ASF shifts?
Edited 02-05-2016 06:41 PM
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
11:26 PM ET (US)
Oh, JBJ....

So glad to see you have not lost that twitchy finger.

What a boring life it must be to comment on others, while secretly wishing you had the guts to speak your mind.

Bless your heart.
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Uncle DougPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
11:22 PM ET (US)
Must of been part of the monster jam show in the parking lot
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
07:59 PM ET (US)
Oh, I forgot. Why was I parking curbside instead of in the employee lot?

Because a fellow coworker tore my bumper halfway off in December in the employee lot. There were no paint marks, just a huge tire skid mark where someone must have used my bumper as leverage to get out of their spot.
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
07:52 PM ET (US)
HEADS UP!

I got a parking ticket last week parking curbside. I was barely sticking past the new NO PARKING signs, but I always saw other cars parked there, so I thought "why not?"

Stupid $30 mistake.
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
07:50 PM ET (US)
slc gl - it was not the administrator for at least half the posts. JBJ kept deleting his posts immediately after responding to me.

He finally stopped after I copy & pasted his most recent deletion calling me a stinky fat ass LOL.
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UtesKeyerPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
06:28 PM ET (US)
/m42415 Yes.
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PSEslcPerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2016
03:53 PM ET (US)
If you call in sick one time and you have a doctors note does it still count as an occurrence
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