Cover driver 7 day Adventist?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DamageCallTag, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. DamageCallTag

    DamageCallTag New Member

    One of out preloaders is a 7 day Adventist and they are sending him to intergrad. He told them he has to be off by a certain time every Friday and they are saying they will accommodate to him. Anyone have any employess that this applies to? All the drivers are not happy and are saying they are going to start there own religion and need certain days off weekly hahah!
     
  2. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    This should be good. I'm going to pull up a chair for this thread
     
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Did he get that in writing ?



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  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I need to get another cup of coffee and let the fire works begin.
     
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Getcha popcorn, sit back and watch the show!
     
  6. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    TDU sucks.
     
  7. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I see a lot of religious converts.... in the near future.

    "Todd Sturgill, age 41 and a resident of Springdale, Arkansas, was a 19-year driver for United Parcel Service when he joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in May of 2004. In July of that year, Sturgill asked his employer for accommodation on Friday evenings during the upcoming holiday delivery season."

    http://news.adventist.org/en/all-ne...deral-court-rules-for-sabbath-keeping-worker/



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  8. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    According to my religion (airontraceism) there is no such thing as commit times.
     
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  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Sorry, but I take the company's side on this one.

    Sturgill voluntarily became a Seventh Day Adventist, and with 19 years of prior UPS experience he was fully aware of the potential conflicts that his religious choices would create with his career. It is not fair or reasonable to expect the company to make special accommodations for the personal religious beliefs of every employee, particularly when it involves getting off of work at sundown on December 17th which is both the busiest day of the year and the day with the earliest sunset.
     
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  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Wallyism.
     
  11. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    There was a guy in our building who went though driver school who wore a beard and a turban.
     
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  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    I understand, what you are saying.



    That's why I question the motive.

    Is it true ?


    Or, some BS dodge ?



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  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Adventists believe that the Sabbath begins at sunset on Friday night and that no work can be done until sunset on Saturday.

    How do Adventists in Alaska or the polar regions of Canada deal with this prohibition? North of the Arctic Circle there is a two to three week period in the winter when the sun never rises and an equal period during the summer where it never sets. And even in areas south of this such as Anchorage or Fairbanks, the sun doesn't come up until nearly 10 or 11 in the morning and it sets again around 2, with the reverse happening during the summer.

    Do the Adventists make some sort of reasonable accommodation with their own faith to compensate for these issues? And if so, could they also make some sort of reasonable accommodation with their employers?
     
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  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset. The duration of the fasting period varies each year due to the fact that the Islamic calendar does not keep seasonal time accurately, thus allowing Ramadan to occur at any point during the year. Muslims living in polar regions are therefore allowed to observe the fasting period from the time the sun rises until it sets in Mecca, rather than having to observe local times which would literally place them in danger of starvation during the summer months.

    Perhaps the Adventists could display the same sort of pragmatism in regards to the needs of their employers.
     
  16. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Is he pretty cool??
     
  17. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    Allowing this opens a can of worms on both sides I mean now you're allowing the company to question your faith to see how dedicated you are to it. I mean seriously do you want LP watching you go to church on Sunday?
     
  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    We had a guy in my center who converted to Islam for his new wife, and he starved himself basically all of Ramadan, and lost a TON of weight and was REALLY weak. Then he cheated on her and divorced.

    All in all I think he enjoyed it
     
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  19. theslinger

    theslinger Member

    There is a driver out of the Inland Empire region in California, who is of the Sikh faith. From what I remember, they cannot cut their hair or shave their beard. They can only "trim" their beard. Don't know the exact definition of what the religious order considers a "trim". They have such lo g hair, they wrap it around their hair using a turban. A fellow coworker told me this because this UPS driver delivered to his house one day.
     
  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    Who knows. He got sent back to his PT inside job. I'm sure summertime won't be Cool if he continues to want to drive