Driver Doing On Road Observations

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigBrown609, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. BigBrown609

    BigBrown609 Member

    Just saw a fellow driver and union member doing intersection observations. He's part of the safety committee but I was just wondering how everyone here felt about a driver doing a supervisors job. I feel like he's working against his fellow Union members and shouldn't be doing observations.
     
  2. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    So this driver is doing work as part of the safety committee? And, I assume, some other driver is covering his route that might otherwise not be driving? Sounds like he's helping out his fellow union members.
     
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  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The "Saftey Committee" is made up of two types of people.

    1) The greedy types that join so that they can start early and hold a clip board to pad their OT. This is why I call it the "Overtime Committee"

    2) Your classic brown nosing types.
     
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  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    When our safety committee does any observations, the people being observed always get 100%.
     
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  5. Avalon

    Avalon Avalon

    From what I understand when the safety committee observes somebody breaking rules they Mark the safety policy that was violated, but the can NOT report the drivers name.



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  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Which would be pretty easy to deduce.
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    50 guys racing off property?

    "I have no recollection of the vehicle number"
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    More like, "Safety guys were at intersection of A and B streets. That's Joe's area."

    I never trusted our safety guys. The good ones, who cared, always quit in a month or two.
     
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I know a couple of good ones. Refuse to observe our drivers. Happy to observe mgmt and brokers.
     
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  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    You're feeder, I was package.

    The one that rankled me the most was a career safety guy. Had a bid route that he ran maybe one day a week, even during peak.

    Lazy ass!
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Most of the safety guys are snakes but we have one who's such a nice guy, I'm convinced he's either completely fake or on some good medication...lol. He's been here too many years not to be jaded like everyone else.
     
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  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Who hasn't raced another package car once or twice in a career?
     
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    It's bull:censored2: to observe union brothers and sisters. Just say no.

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  14. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Ratting out a brother to management is the lowest form of scum there is. Have no respect for someone like that.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do your job as if your on-car were in the jump seat and it won't matter who is watching you.
     
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  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'd rather a member of safety committee (at least the ones who actually know what they're doing)roll up to me and say what he noticed one on one than a member of management see it.
    While some take it the wrong way others see it as a union member looking out for another BEFORE they get in a pinch. If they prefer not to listen then so be it.
     
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  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    And the operative phrase is "the ones who actually know what they're doing."

    Not a lot of them.
     
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We're batting about .500
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    We were about .090.
     
  20. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I drive as if they are watching/ observing me every day. I'm not one who tries to find shortcuts. As a steward I would be a hypocrite if I didn't set the example.