Attending calling hours in your browns

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Johnnyfootball2014, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Let's say you just found out a dear family friend passed and calling hours are an hour away and only till 8 pm. Instead of the " just bang in" comments. Do you think it would be more disrespectful to attend in uniform, or not to attend at all?
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Not disrespectful at all.

    But, do you have a locker room in your building? You could always change if you would feel more comfortable.
     
  3. Camping Nana

    Camping Nana Member

    First, let me say, I am sorry for the loss of your friend. To answer your question, personally, if it were my family and you were a close friend and my friendship meant anything at all to me, I would rather see you come in your browns straight from work than not show at all. If you are close to them, your friend's family understands your job and the hours you work. JMHO
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If time is of the essence, it would not be disrespectful at all to show your respects while in uniform. Try to clean up as much as possible, slap on some deodorant and pay your respects.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Honestly....no one's really going to care much what you're wearing. I'm sure they'll be grateful that you were able to come and pay your respects. But if you're really self conscious about it...why not pack a clean shirt and pants and just change real quick before you go? Sorry for your loss...
     
  6. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Thanks guys. That's what I thought. Wanted to make shure I was right. Only had to do it one other time and odd enough it was for a fellow driver.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a former center manager pass away a few years ago-----most of us went to the wake in our browns.
     
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  8. Then you cut his grass, afterwards.....romper bomper stomper boo
     
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  9. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Sorry for your loss. I'd go in my browns if I had to. Your post reminded me of a video I watched once, and wondered how everyone here would feel about.
     
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  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    One of my very good friends and driver on the route next to me passed away unexpectedly in his sleep one night. He was like a dad to me. Close to 100 drivers in their browns showed up. Even retired drivers dug out a old brown hat or some such thing to represent a bit of solidarity.
    I still miss that acehole. :(
     
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  11. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Can't count how many things I've showed up on brown for, including my mother-on-law's funeral. Family is used to it. That's why they call me Mr. Brown!
     
  12. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I'm either going in a 3 piece suit or my browns. That's just me.
     
  13. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I don't remember the last wake I went to where I wasn't in either of the 2 uniforms I wear.

    Not disrespectful at all, IMO
     
  14. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Young feeder driver died in a horrible accident......

    The other truck left the roadway (interstate), came across the median and hit our guy head on. Cab was crushed and burning.

    Every driver at the center attended the funeral in uniform, and stood along the side aisles of the large church for the full service.
     
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  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I live an hour from work and to make it home and change< I would never make it. I have showed up for colleagues, family members of co workers etc, always in Browns. No one cares, its that you thought enough to come.
     
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  16. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Awesome!
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I have done this very thing.
     
  18. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Most people know we work ridiculous hours and understand completely that we dont have time to go home and change like normal people do.

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  19. Just being there is the right thing to do. Most people respect the working man and you made the effort. Sorry for your loss.
     
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    They call it a showing. Showing up should be good enough.