Brown Cafe Warning

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dragracer66, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Last friday at PCM we were told to be carefull about bad mouthing the company online because big brother is always watching!!! So I mentioned this site and my supervisor said yes especially this site!!! Is that the biggest crock of **** you ever heard??? What I do or say off the clock is my business not parcel's.... Unless somebody is doing it on a company computer, but us hourlies don't have a password to do that. Just thought I would pass this along!!! Now they want to take away our constitional right!!!:lol:

    {edited my moderator: no foul language please}
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Really??? That was your pcm?

    Was anyone else told anything like that?
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I am in Atlanta and have actually posted my real name once before. I have never had anything said to me. Most everyone uses a made up name, there should be no way UPS would know who post what, unless you went into way too much detail about a particular incident. This is a Discussion Board, we do have freedom of speech, especially when we are off the job.
  4. trucker1946

    trucker1946 Guest

    Do not be intimidated,whatever you do or say here is no concern of ups management,they try to get to you by telling you false statements,enjoy life and be happy outside of ups :thumbup1:
  5. hitsomebody

    hitsomebody That guy that wears brown

    I have a blog completely unrelated to UPS. A few days ago, I made a post where I made a passing mention about the stock price. I was checking my site stats later in the day and lo and behold had several hits from UPS domains and several others from ISP's in the metro Atlanta area. So yeah, I'm sure Big Brother is watching. Also should note that my blog automatically pings the Technorati blog service, I did have a few referral links from here, but was slightly amusing to see that UPS checks up on everything that has "UPS" in a blog post.
  6. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Hey trucker....I laughed when I heard that and I would love for them to try to do anything about it. As a steward I'd welcome the challenge.. Also trucker I noticed that your in the philly district, so am I so you know they are probably trying to find out who you and I are right now (LOL)!!!
  7. amomynous poster

    amomynous poster New Member

    Make sure you don’t post libelous messages or post trade secrets or intellectual property of UPS and you’ll be ok.

    Otherwise they certainly DO have a legitimate legal interest in identifying you and pursuing it in court.
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Don't oppressive governments control the media also?
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Wouldn't that be the most boring job in the read everything on the internet and in newspapers & magazines that mentions UPS or United Parcel Service ?? Yawn! ZZZZZZZZZZZ!! :sleep:
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .......and there are probably several people in the ivory towers that do just that.
  11. Joe Friday

    Joe Friday Guest

    I agree with anonymous poster, Make sure you don’t post libelous messages or post trade secrets or intellectual property of UPS and you’ll be ok.

    I remember when I first heard about this site. It was 4 or 5 years ago when they gave the address out at the managers feedback meeting. It was given as a recommended resource and most of the management people that I know still use it.
  12. Slothrop

    Slothrop Member

    ...and are compensated generously for that task.
  13. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    Yep. Look at wal-mart does. They will sue anyone that bad talks the company.... IE the folks that had the web site So much for freedom of speech that the
    American Military so diligently fights for.
  14. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    If UPS is monitoring this site, how about on the Columbus, OH Day sort, you guys get a compentent supervisor to run the Preload shift? I'm sick of doing day sorts work everyday when I show up. It isn't my responsibility to clean up THERE mess because THEY have personnel issues within their sort.
  15. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    We were told yesterday morning to NOT answer ANY questions about UPS stock. All questions are to be refered to Investor Relations.
  16. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Corporate PCM's are usually posted on for the management and hourly employees to view. I didn't see anything regarding this site and a PCM. My guess would be someone new visited the site and some posts probably didn't agree with them.
  17. UPS, like many companies who are interested in protecting patents, trade secrets, brand, intellectual property, and copyrights; subscibes to sophisticated services that search all forms of media for any mention of the company's name. UPS would be negligent not to do so. Its almost as bad as a speaker, not from UPS, showing up a a conference in a UPS uniform purchased on EBAY, which happened once, but not again.

    I am not a corporate spy by the way. Just an old, dumb retired UPSer.

    Go UPS!
  18. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Isn't there a program that can glean our IP address from our posts? I swear someone did that before (Susie, maybe?)

    Then it would be a simple matter to compare BrownCafe IPs to known IPs at Do they know who we all are already?
  19. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    Next they will implant a chip in all the employees with GPS like the new Diads but will record your website visits and thoughts...:w00t:
  20. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I have often wondered about that. Perhaps Cheryl could answer this.
    I have noticed we have 6 new moderators. Is it coincidence that six new moderators appear about the time this warning was issued?
    God forbid that our frequent management poster become a moderator! Would he delete people he didn't like and posts that he considered blasphemous?