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6035
goin postal
05-28-2015
11:13 AM ET (US)
If an early out will be offered, I don't see the USPS offering an incentive to leave.
6034
mariagarner864
05-27-2015
04:40 PM ET (US)
any body know if we going to have early out these year
6033
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2015
10:32 PM ET (US)
/m6032 because it might be a safety hazard to make you walk so far. why do you think handicap spaces are close to the entrance of business.

if your spaces are so far away it might not comply with the ADA.
6032
postal
05-25-2015
09:39 PM ET (US)
/6031 The handicapped spaces are a football field away, on the other side of the plant. How does handicapped become a safety hazard?
6031
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2015
02:36 PM ET (US)
/m6030 where are the handicap spaces? contact the plant safety person and see if they can help. file a 1767 if you believe you would be a safety hazard if you had to park in the other lot. contact the union for help.
6030
postal
05-24-2015
11:14 AM ET (US)
I have a handicapped placard. I work in administration in a processing plant where there are two parking lots and as you know these plants are the length of a football field.
I work at the far end where visitors and managers (who have assigned parking spaces) park. My supervisor says I can only park where employees park at the other end. What are my alternatives?
6029
Northern surfer girl
05-23-2015
12:39 AM ET (US)
can a pse have one week of on the job training by the bulk mail tech to do the work while the tech is on 6 weeks of A/L?
6028
postal mdo
05-15-2015
08:47 PM ET (US)
get to work you slackers and know this we are going to break the unions ha ha ha ha
Edited 05-15-2015 08:48 PM
6027
Latter Day Postal Prophet
05-06-2015
04:40 PM ET (US)
Glory!
6026
PTF815Person was signed in when posted
04-30-2015
10:34 AM ET (US)
@postalvet okay I think I just registered my handle so hopefully that is over with.
@X-stew Okay thanks, that makes me feel better, I wasn't certain that there were no loop holes for them. It seems like there's a loop hole for everything these days.
6025
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
10:29 PM ET (US)
/m6022 PTF815 register your handle and that issue will disappear!!!

until then it will happen again and again!!
6024
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
05:18 PM ET (US)
/m6022 Ignore the trolls, and certainly don't apologize for them.

99% of us have never dealt with bid clusters, nor have faced offices both combining and dividing as you're experiencing. But the only legitimate way Sally should be ahead of you was if she was hired first somewhere. And don't give up because if they did you wrong, there is a solution that'll fix it and respect your PO time.

Now if the union guy you've been referred to isn't the NBA, also contact your NBA. Write him a letter, put in every detail and copy all your PO correspondence. But it comes down to this; How can a person who you waited on as a customer, one who clearly has less PO time than you, get the job you put in for? PO would love to put clerks where they want them, and not allow us any choices. Our defense is ART 12: seniority. Without it, PO can just deal us out like a deck of cards.

I strongly suspect that even the union got confused and missed that fact. If NBA blows you off, doesn't respond in like 1-2 months about how they're going to make it right, then go outside PO and union to NLRB. No matter what the union may think, the contractual APWU principles of seniority have been agreed to, must be followed.
Edited 04-29-2015 05:20 PM
6023
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
04:37 PM ET (US)
"Sally and I are in different bid clusters." That might be the problem.
6022
PTF815
04-29-2015
04:33 PM ET (US)
@X-stew
Yet again, I'm not sure who is posting for me, however the last two weren't me so I apologize for the rude comments that were made under my name.
 
"Sally" was actually a customer of mine way back when. I helped her when she wanted to know how to get into the post office and additionally they sent out a seniority list with the "bid" papers when this all happened, every last one of us got a copy, that is how I am certain that I had seniority. I asked the union steward, he didn't know. I even asked the PTF that works in the office I "bid" on, I've worked with him before. He said that it was a decision made with no real backing, they just did it to do it because the postmaster didn't feel like he needed another PTF. Now that its done, I'm not so sure there's much I can do. Yesterday I got the phone number of another union guy that I'm going to give a call to. Thank you for all of your input :)
6021
PTF815
04-28-2015
06:38 PM ET (US)
X-stew I definitely got screwed. Didn't you read /m6019
6020
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2015
05:48 PM ET (US)
I must disagree with your idea that that Chicago isn't familiar with your predicament, if that's where NBA is. In this era of bid clusters and APOs, only an NBA, or higher, would have a handle on the ins and outs of PSE and PTF advancements across multiple competitive bidding areas, each with their own 50-mile rules.

I'm pretty sure you didn't get screwed when they put Sally ahead of you; the only way it makes sense is if she was hired into the PO before you. I don't know why PO pulled the PTF job down, but I suspect the union does; union might have insisted a FTR bid be created somewhere using some of those PTF hours. It's a pity that she ended up where you wanted to be, but jobs will open up in the future that may be better than the one you missed out on. I mean, already you've gone to PTF, a career job, and will get other job choices in the future.

Neither PSE nor PTF exactly have bidding rights. Those are clearly defined and you'll more easily know what choices you'll have when you get them. But whatever it's called, opting, expressing a preference, or bidding, the principle is the same, and is based on amount of time in PO, in your competitive area, which is why I'm sure Sally has more time in than you.
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