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X-stew
01-30-2018
08:42 PM ET (US)
As timekeeper, I did many pay corrections and 1608s for them. Finance wanted me to write '1608' in big letters on the 2043 which was the correction itself that was sent in yellow pouch to payroll that my printouts came in. So it was a while ago for sure.

Once or twice people would change their minds about not getting an advance and ask 2-3 days later for one and I'd do it. No reason not to. It was their money that they should have had on payday. Once did it for 3 casuals who'd worked elsewhere and bosses told me casuals couldn't get advances. Told them you guys got paid correctly on payday so what excuse could there be for not doing it for anyone else who needed/deserved it?

No one argued with us timekeepers back in the day which is probably why it's a mgt function now.
20272
SouthernClerk
01-30-2018
07:52 PM ET (US)
/m20270 It is my understanding that once a correction has been sent in that you cannot get a cash advance. I'd read section 23-3 Employee Emergency Salary Issuance in the Finance manual (F-101) Its my understanding had the correction not been made and faxed then you could get a cash advance and the steps to do so are also provided in this section. Basically you could get cash advance from your own office. The sad thing is supervisor either didn't want to do this or did not know how and chose to send in a correction instead.

I have a PM that cannot do time correctly and I've had LOTS of corrections. The pay adjustment will show up on the next paycheck. I have been told that the station is charged $75 for each correction and so often mgmt. will attempt to avoid this also.
Sorry to hear of their mistake. One weeks pay is a hit.
Edited 01-30-2018 07:54 PM
20271
X-stew
01-30-2018
07:27 PM ET (US)
You 100% have the right for a cash advance called a form 1608. You take it to a financial station and get your cash.

They're saying no because they're too lazy to fill one out, or they don't want to have to keep track of it and get the money back when your pay's been fixed, or they're mean and bluffing.

So insist on your money and call in union if they stall any more.
Edited 01-30-2018 07:28 PM
20270
akoregon
01-30-2018
06:52 PM ET (US)
I didn't get paid.for a week on my check. supervisor made the correction and faxed to finance, but I was told it would take a couple of weeks. is this right? someone else told me I should be able to get a pay advance. they are telling me no.
20269
kim2
01-30-2018
12:13 PM ET (US)
thanks for the answer on the certified form fill out,i didn't think we had to fill it out but want more info/1111
20268
X-stew
01-28-2018
02:38 PM ET (US)
4 words: See ya in court. Paying someone's late fees with a no-fee MO is akin to a scam, and if ordered to do so by my boss, I'd file a grievance to stop that silliness. There's no postal reference to allow such payments.

Without a stamped receipt, it's 'you said, they said'.
20267
Loclerk
01-28-2018
01:58 PM ET (US)
Have you ever had a customer come in week later and state i handed you my bill and its late i want you to pay late fee no??? Well we have and that is why we do not take mail over the counter pm rules to protect his clerks
20266
X-stew
01-27-2018
08:34 PM ET (US)
/m20264 Worked window in 7 places and we always had a tub or tray behind us for uncancelled that would be dispatched later. I'm sure it made people feel better.
Refusing to take mail is picking an unnecessary fight.

/m20263 You missed the joke. PV spelled it that way on purpose.
20265
Loclerk
01-27-2018
08:03 PM ET (US)
Sorry about spelling my phone is glitching really badly
20264
Loclerk
01-27-2018
08:02 PM ET (US)
I relize that once cert is pvi it has to stay with clerk. What i am talking about is customer who will walk right by blue collection box and walk into lobby just to hand letter to window clerk we are instructed to tell customer put it in collwcti n box i.e.
20263
Denniss
01-27-2018
05:59 PM ET (US)
postalvet /m20260 ... for example, misspell.
20262
X-stew
01-27-2018
05:41 PM ET (US)
/m20261 But with certs, you gotta bullseye the form. And once you do that, mailpiece is 'accepted' and you must hang onto it. Can't go back to the customer or into a collection box. It's gotta stay behind the counter and be sent out in a dispatch.
20261
Loclerk
01-27-2018
04:50 PM ET (US)
We are not to fill out forms of any kind for customers they should have forms ready when they get to counter if they dont speak english we tell them take home and have someone who speaks english fill it out and bring it back he also does not allow us to take mail over the counter because we have had custimers come in and accuse us of not sending mail in so all of it goes in collection box placed by customer custimer
20260
postalvet
01-27-2018
02:50 PM ET (US)
/m20259 no,

what if you miss-spell something?
Edited 01-27-2018 09:27 PM
20259
kim2
01-27-2018
12:58 PM ET (US)
is it our jobs to fill out the certified and return receipt forms for the customers?
20258
X-stew
01-22-2018
04:28 PM ET (US)
/m20257 I take it that it's a job you'd like to do and if so, I'd ask boss to be able to do it. If boss obeys the co-worker and says you can't do it, I'd call union.

If it's a job you don't want, then ignore it.
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