Are Service Dogs Allowed?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PullmanPalace, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

    I am returning to work with a service dog. I am getting ALOT of push back from UPS about needing a service dog. Does anyone out there know of any UPS employee with a service dog?
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    May I be nosy and ask what position?
     
  3. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

    Any position! I have asked for any position. Have you ever seen any service dogs in any position at UPS?
     
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Have a great day.
     
  5. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

    I guess that means no.
     
  6. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    Does the dog know how to drive a stickshift?
     
  7. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

    No, but she is pretty damn good at delivering packages!
     
  8. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

  9. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Are you blind?
     
  10. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Not sure about service dogs but every now and then I have to spank my monkey. :happy2:
     
  11. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

    Very nice. No, I'm not blind. That would be a Guide Dog. Hopefully you are not in HR.
     
  12. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I have never seen a service dog at UPS before but maybe something could be worked out. If I were you, I would try to locate an attorney who has some experience dealing with the Americans With Disabilities Act. He/she would be far more helpful than most of us. We are just guessing here.
     
  13. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

    Thanks. I was just wondering if anyone has seen a service dog at UPS at all. It seems like they really worried about someone having a service dog at work.
     
  14. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I would think you are protected under federal law. I`m at one of the biggest buildings and I have not seen one but there are lots of places one could exist.
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    There was a fundraiser here locally last year to get a 2 yr. old with Type 1 Diabetes, a Diabetes Service Dog. I'd never even heard of that before. She got her dog and it was a golden retriever. I know they help with epilepsy too.
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I believe its because the dogs can actually smell an episode coming from the changes in the human body and alert the person or a caretaker before it gets out of control. There have been some dogs trained to detect some cancers also.
     
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    What was your job at UPS before you got injured ??

    If it was other than a office job your are out of luck the Americans With Disabilities Act isn't going to help you because the dog becomes a safety issue both for you, your brother and sisters, and the dog. If you worked in an office things might be different.
     
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    While I totally love the guide and service dog programs, I cannot think of a job at UPS office or otherwise, I would subject such an animal to.
    Or yourself. If your injuries, impairments require a service animal, I just dont see it at UPS. But I have been wrong before.
     
  20. CleverNick

    CleverNick New Member

    Just as a piece of friendly advice, I would say that most people don't know the difference between a Guide Dog and a Service Dog. You may want to cut people some slack in that regard. As they say, it is easier to catch flies with honey rather than vinegar.

    Back to your original question, yes I have seen one UPSers with a service dog. I was in a training class with somebody from Corporate. The individual was in a wheelchair and he had the assistance of a service dog. This was about 7 or 8 years ago.