apartments. heavy stuff.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AllOnTheHorses, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    So I don't blame people for ordering stuff they want.. no matter where they live. But there needs to be limits to how much we are expected to carry up three or four flights of stairs.
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    There is 69 lbs.
     
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  3. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    If they aren't home to help you carry it up 3-4 flights of stairs then NI1
     
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  4. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Nothing higher than two floors on my area. That being said, I am not lugging heavy or irregular parcels up the stairs by myself. I will get a signature and leave them inside the entrance door or offer to place them in the garage.
    Received a customer complaint over this practice a couple years ago. Told my supervisor that I couldn't keep those parcels in my power zone while maintaining three points of contact. Felt it was unsafe and threw their safe work methods right back at them.
     
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  5. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    I'll tag the door and leave it downstairs cause I don't want that big sumbitch in my truck all day
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You shouldn't be DRing an apt anyway.
     
  7. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    If they have a secure entrance we can.
     
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  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Wrong.

    Wrong on both counts.



    ARTICLE 44. OVER 70 POUND SERVICE

    PACKAGE HANDLING


    The parties agree that the health and safety of the employees are of the utmost importance. The Employer agrees that UPS management will not insist that any unsafe action be undertaken and the Union agrees to encourage its members to cooperate in effectuating the handling, pick-up and delivery of parcels without exposing themselves to safety hazards.

    Section 1. On Area Package Handling

    No employee shall be required to handle any over 70 pound packages alone if it is the employee’s good faith belief that such handling would be a safety hazard to herself or himself. In such cases, the Employer shall provide whichever of the following is requested in good faith by the employee in handling over 70 pound packages:

    1. Another bargaining unit employee for assistance, or

    2. Appropriate lifting/handling devices, or

    3. Another bargaining unit employee and an appropriate lifting/handling device for handling, pick-up or delivery circumstances that require both bargaining unit help and an appropriate lifting/handling device.


    https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/6161478090_master_final.pdf




    Man up.... and do the right thing.



    -Bug-
     
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  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    69.9
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Something tells me that's not what he's talking about.


    Should ask for union help in that case anyway.
     
  11. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    My center just lost a 33 year employee to a heavy parcel. Had a Next Day Air whose label showed 148 lbs. He backs up to the dock and asks the receiving person for assistance. While lifting this parcel up to the dock platform he blows out his back. Actual weight of the crate was 235 lbs. How could this shipment even make it this far through our system?
    He is now scheduled for a four level back fusion and has to retire.
     
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  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    How did that even make it on to a pkg car ?

    Forklift ?
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Last time I check, over 70 would mean 70 is good. Words have meaning.
     
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Because customers are liars and like to put fake weights on packages to get them thru the system. And now UPS says, well if it made it this far then just deliver it.
     
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  15. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Last year. Dresser SET. 3rd Floor. No elevator. One man. One mission. One pair of underwear.
     
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  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    His lawyer must love him right now.
     
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  17. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    I've been through this so many times I don't even ponder what to do. I ignore the label since there is zero accountability for the customer to no honest. I test the weight... If I can safely deliver it, I do. If not, notify mgmt, move along and sheet as missed at the end if the day if help hasn't arrived (it never has).

    Service failures... Mgmt kryptonite.
     
  18. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    Some of the apartments in our center have over 100 stops a day...there is no way I'd try to get a signature for ever single one
     
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  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Wait til you pay for a follow up
     
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  20. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    We do have some apartments were not allowed to DR but most just have certain units...can they actually take money from you if something goes missing? I don't DR tvs or obvious electronics