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12740
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
06-23-2017
11:24 PM ET (US)
/m12739 -- Pissed off -- "As a non volunteer who goes to church on sundays what can I do about being scheduled Amazon on Sunday???"

-- Ask the person who schedules the Sunday Work List not to be scheduled as you will be in church.

-- Don't answer the phone.

-- Pray there are enough leave replacements and ARC's to fill the day's needs for workers.

-- According to Step 4 ( S-106 ), in part:

When is is necessary to schedule rural carrier leave replacements for Sunday /Holiday parcel delivery, management will first utilize any ARC's assigned to the hub location or associated spoke offices. If there are no ARC's assigned to these locations or an insufficient number of ARC's, management at the hub location will then select leave replacements from the volunteer list on a rotating basis. If there is an insufficient number of leave replacements on the volunteer list, management will schedule leave replacement from the non-volunteer list, also on a rotating basis.

-- Page 50 of the new contract indicates that PTF's can be utilized for Sunday work although it does not specify if that includes Sunday Amazon delivery.
12739
Pissed off
06-23-2017
09:31 AM ET (US)
As a non volunteer who goes to church on sundays what can I do about being scheduled Amazon on Sunday???
12738
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
06-22-2017
10:47 PM ET (US)
/m12736 -- Stressed -- " I have mentioned repeatedly that my husband is deployed and I have a toddler ..."

-- Thanks to both of you for your service.

" I really don't want the extra hours."

-- Try having the other RCA's file a grievance for "disparate" treatment ( you getting more work hours ). Have the Assistant District Representative look into the situation if you don't have an office steward.

-- Is the office Matrix up to date?
12737
Eric Gonzalez
06-22-2017
10:01 PM ET (US)
Seems to me that you should be able to work your 26 hours and defer the rest to subs (if they're available). I'm an RCA and only got 1 day this week.
Edited 06-22-2017 10:01 PM
12736
Stressed
06-22-2017
09:51 PM ET (US)
So I am on an aux route and I am getting overtime each week. My route is 26 hours and I get 17 hours of green card time. We are not short handed and all the rest of the subs are only working 3 days a week. I have mentioned repeatedly that my husband is deployed and I have a toddler and that I really don't want the extra hours. Is their anyway that I can file a grievance on working overtime while the other subs are getting 4 days off.
12735
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
06-21-2017
06:42 PM ET (US)
/m12734 -- Linda -- Should get the route's evaluation for the route you cased and delivered. Is it your normal route to cover?

-- Actual time for the casing of the route that was split. Assuming another RCA carried the route you cased.

-- Don't know how manglement will handle the time on the route you cased and carried and probably went over eval due to casing another route.
12734
Linda
06-21-2017
05:21 PM ET (US)
Can someone tell me how do you get paid if you have to case a whole route that has to be split I was told you supposed to get paid for the whole route I wind-up having to case the route that I have to deliver and a another route....Can someone please help me with this situation so that I can be paid the proper way
12733
carrier2
06-21-2017
05:10 PM ET (US)
Who told you that you were red flagged? What does that even mean? If you are in your ninety days do just try to go by the book, be safe.
12732
TbearPerson was signed in when posted
06-21-2017
04:57 PM ET (US)
USPS says FY2015 turnover rate for non-career postal employees was nearly 40% - See more at: http://www.postal-reporter.com/blog/usps-s...thash.6lGqm6I7.dpuf
12731
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2017
10:22 PM ET (US)
/m12727 + m12729 -- Laura -- Depending whether you are working as a sub on a J-route ( 1 day per pay period ) or a K-route ( 2 days per pay period ), just do the best you can. It takes time and repetition to meet a route's evaluation - and working a few days a month is not helping to master the job. A couple of years ago, the Postmaster General issued a policy that RCA's are to be "kept at all costs". Don't believe she has rescinded that policy. Most agree it takes about $8,000 to get an RCA from the street into the office. Doesn't make much business sense to "red flag" a new RCA for being "too slow", especially at the District level, when the RCA has few opportunities to actually work the route. "Tbear", from previous postings, is a prime example. If your local manglement informs you that you are "too slow", ask them to point out ways to improve your work process. Most supervisor like to tell carriers what great carrier they used to be. Manglement can fire you for just about any old reason they can come up with during your probationary period ( 90 work days or one year, which ever comes first, and there is very little the union can do -- after completing your probationary period, the union can represent you ), so do everything "by the book" and don't make it easy for manglement. Follow the great advice offered by "stillfirstclass". Keep plugging away.
12730
stillfirstclassPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2017
08:59 PM ET (US)
laura
show up on time. be the first to volunteer. treat every piece of mail and parcels as your own and you will be loved. do not and i repeat do not compare your times to someone who has done the route numerous times. good luck
12729
Laura
06-20-2017
08:46 PM ET (US)
I take the DPS out, I case flats. I am a new carrier have only worked for a month as an RCA.
Edited 06-20-2017 08:46 PM
12728
stillfirstclassPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2017
08:02 PM ET (US)
Laura: answer is no, i hope. do my job as described in po603. except i finger mail and roll through stop signs and scan packages driving down the road, don't attempt accountables, don't sell stamps, dont do markups... wait that is the sub who beats my routes evaluation by 3 hours a day. never mind. lol. are you a fss or dps office? and are you in 2080 hours trouble, maybe that is why you were red flagged?
12727
Laura
06-20-2017
07:37 PM ET (US)
Has anyone else been "red flagged" by the "district" for being too slow? What does it mean? And what actions are taking?
12726
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
06-18-2017
01:31 PM ET (US)
/m12725 -- RCA -- " What are the rules for time off as an RCA? Anyone know the rules according to RCA policy?"

-- Fill out the 3971 Form ( Request for or Notification of Absence ) like everyone else. Keep a copy.

-- Not aware of any "RCA policy" regarding time off. If there are sufficient personnel available to cover all routes on the date(s) you want off, when you may get your time off.

/m12724 -- "Does selecting a route to work that day, be seniority or by first come, first serve."

-- You'll have to ask the supervisor who makes the assignments.
12725
RCA
06-18-2017
03:56 AM ET (US)
Good morning. What are the rules for time off as an RCA? Anyone know the rules according to RCA policy?
12724
RCA
06-18-2017
03:54 AM ET (US)
Good morning. When working Amazon routes as an RCA. Does selecting a route to work that day, be seniority or by first come, first serve. Their is one route this one particular RCA always expects to work.
12723
TRUMPETEER
06-17-2017
11:31 PM ET (US)
ATTENTION!! ALL Rural Carriers * Do NOT Be Forced or BULLIED INTO BUYING A Bigger Vehicle. DEMAND A POSTAL OWNED VEHICLE!! The POSTAL SERVICE NEEDS To BEAR THE FULL COST OF DELIVERY!!!!!! YOUR EMA IS NOT BASED ON A DELIVERY TRUCK!!!!
12722
Net
06-16-2017
07:44 AM ET (US)
Tbear if you live in my area I would help you through tips and tricks to success. I think you should get with your union and they can fight to get your job back as you weren't properly trained or given a chance. Someone just didn't take there time showing you whether it's a sub or a regular and not everyone can train or take those baby steps to point you in the right direction. Please get with your union set up time maybe off site or call your DAR.
12721
TbearPerson was signed in when posted
06-15-2017
11:52 PM ET (US)
I didn't get a chance to learn the route worked a total of 6 days .sent out by myself. And was told that I wasn't fast enough. That I had to resign or get fired. What kind of crap is that.
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