Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by TheJackal, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    A while back (forgot exactly when), FedEx changed its policy on whether you can have a beard/mustache/goatee and I have had a goatee since then. I recently started to grow my goatee longer. One of the managers commented that it was to long and shouldn't be more than 1". Thing is, mine very thick and you can't see my chin. making it look longer than it is (I measured it, 1" exactly). I told him I would like to grow it to 2", but if the policy says 1", so be it...1" it is. I asked for a copy of the policy, but haven't heard anything yet.

    Can anyone quote or tell me what the policy actually is, or the policy number so I can see myself?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I prefer thickness over length any day.
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  3. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    I remember our manager mentioning to us a change in the policy, but I have yet to see anything in writing about it. IIRC, he told us .5" was the limit but I grow my beard longer than that and nobody has said anything.

    In other words, I'm no help here.

    ALIENUNDIES New Member

    Our manager doesn't seem to care much. We have 2 guys with big beards. I swear I saw a squirrel jump in one guys beard to hide a nut. One of the guys wears ear rings and has his hair in a ponytail. Our SM comes in often and will fuss over a white logo on the shoe or there is too gray (not black enough) rather than appearance.
  5. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    We got a couple of duck dynasty wanna bee's and no one says anything to them.
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Active Member

    Reading this it makes me laugh how at ups people complain about no beards. Just reading this thread you can see why they have that policy. To many people take advantage of it. Yet most will never understand why they can't have a nice neat beard.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I just don't understand how a bit of facial hair defines the being of so many people.
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I knew when I was drafted the Army wouldn't allow me to keep my long hair.

    I knew when I signed on at UPS long hair and beards weren't allowed.

    I have a hard time understanding what the problem is. Get a job elsewhere if you don't like the standards. Plenty of others will conform.
  9. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Shave your eyebrows and find out.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It wouldn't define me but I wouldn't mind having the option to have a neatly trimmed goatee or beard.
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  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    The problem is, it starts out that way and management gets lax and it ends up with half the guys looking like ZZTop. Happened at my station. One guy had a shaved head and a beard halfway down his chest trimmed into a V. A few other guys have gnarly thick beards that look awful.
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and that's the problem...
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Make him wear a Ground uniform.
  14. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    Ground has new uniforms, comfy breathable golf shirts... how's your faded and tattered cotton hell going?
    I'd get more angry at you but I am one of those that keep your soon to be part time afloat.
    I'd like to recruit you.

    Free shirts!
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Yep, I'm sure your future with Ground will be just dandy. Starvation wages and all.

    You can keep the shirts.
  16. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    What's UPS' policy on pubes?
  17. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    The OP isn't complaining about the standards, just wants to know what the actual policy is. FX does this on occasion...make a new/stricter rule but then nobody has been notified other than word of mouth what the new policy IS exactly.

    Personally, I enjoy the fact that I can grow a beard at FX. I think it's weaksauce that UPS isn't allowed anything beyond a creeper mustache.

  18. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    My center manager only tells me to trim my mustache if I was over allowed by a lot the day before...grooming standards are a joke
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They need to be neatly trimmed and no remnants can be left on Coke cans. Dave is in charge of inspecting his fellow drivers.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No, sir-----you are the joke.