building heat @ 45 degrees

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by menotyou, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Has anyone else had their thermostat locked by plant engineering and set at 45 degrees?
  2. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    My hub doesn't have a thermostat, I guess the offices do, but that's not really helpful for the hourlies.
  3. uber

    uber Guest

    We don't have a thermostat. Its been in the 20's all week. Bay doors open everywhere. If its cold outside, its cold inside.
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I bet the plant engineering department area is set a lot higher than 45 degrees...
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    45 would be considered tropical at my old center in the winter----------------unless you were in the office.
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Sad, but true.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What is truly sad is the person that you quoted has been retired for quite some time. He is unable to move on to the next phase of his life.
  8. steward71

    steward71 Active Member

    put on a hat, a coat, and gloves you will be warm. not a driver but just think of all the drivers and air dock workers that have to get out in the stuff everyday.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Employees in those positions expect to be out in the cold--there is no reason inside employees should have to work in a 45 degree hub.
  10. uber

    uber Guest

    Were the little people. They could give two :censored2:s about us not being comfortable.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That's not very nice Dave.
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    He's having brain freezes from being too close to Canada!!
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It just shows what a classy guy old Upchuck must be in person. Is it any wonder he admits he don't have any friends at work. I bet his own kids don't really like him.
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    OK, back in the dinosaur time......when UPS started out West, UPS did not have it's own place right away and rented a space from a gas station in Idaho Falls. The sort was out back, outside and temps. dipped to -31 (actual, not wind chill). The guys with stashes had them frozen solid to their faces. Those rollers were really cold and you sure didn't want to put your tongue on them or you'd end up like the kid in Christmas Story.

    Old story, old times.........but 45 degrees inside a building is too cold today!
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That isn't very nice.
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    45 that is a heat wave I drive around all day with my passenger side door open unless the temp goes below 25. I find it a waste of time opening and shutting the door especially when the latch doesn't operate correctly.
  17. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    Hey we have these guys called "mechanics" and if you fill out your DVIR they can, and will, fix that for you because that's a safety issue.
  18. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    45 degrees is what the thermostat is set at. That isnt what the actual temperature in the building is.. Just a couple of weeks ago when we were in a deep freeze the water pipes in our building burst. Ive been there almost 22 years and have never seen that happen
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    After measuring thousands of worker's body temps IE concluded 45 to be the optimum air temp for maximum production. As with all IE numbers, it is cast in stone and cannot be changed.
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    If they kept they building at 60 degrees like OSHA has said they should, those pipes wouldn't have frozen. You can't put a price on stupid. Winter is here. Living close to Canada can get extremely cold.