Driving with ear buds

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OneBoxAtATime, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. OneBoxAtATime

    OneBoxAtATime New Member

    My co-worker got fired on 8/25/16 because he had his ear buds in his ear while driving , on 8/24/16 they took a picture of him, on 8/25/16 they brought him into the office and asked his if he was on the phone, he said NO . so they fired him for dishonesty, Any advice? Thanks Now he has to go to panel
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Can't imagine why that would be a problem /s
     
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    In both ears?
     
  4. OneBoxAtATime

    OneBoxAtATime New Member

    Id have to ask him that question.
     
  5. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    If drivers got fired for using ear buds half the center would be out of a job.
     
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  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    No, up his own arse.
     
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    In my state, it's against the law to wear them while driving. We had a Georgia State Patrol officer at a PCM telling us this a few years ago. It's one of those laws that isn't enforced much. This falls under distracted driving.
     
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  8. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Buds, plural...

    And you see NO problem with this behavior? Is that correct?
     
  9. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    This.

    In my center, at least.

    I heard an interesting radio show that discussed 'distracted-driving'...

    Yes, you can go 'hands-free', but psychologists agree that the phone conversation itself is as (or more) distracting than simply playing with your phone.

    So...

    Don't do drugs.
     
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  10. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    If you are completely focused while driving, you have a somewhat even balance against the onslaught of motoring idiots that surround you.


    If you are compromised in any manner....., "game over."
     
  11. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    You still there?
     
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Like @scratch said, it is illegal (in PA) to have ear buds/headphones in while driving. Funny enough, I pass at least one feeder driver per day who has them in. Apparently they don't care about the law or their jobs.
     
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I see multiple drivers leave the building every day with them in. All I can do is shake my head.
     
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  14. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    They are gonna nail him on "dishonesty" if he was on the phone. Or "stealing time" They knew he was on the phone or they would not have fired him.
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Most of the guys I know just listen to music through them.

    They have no right to his phone records so how they gonna prove it?
     
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  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I would think with the higher speed limits, more traffic congestion and more distracted drivers, just "listening to music" should be the last thing he should be doing.
     
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  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Trust me I agree but it's what all of the younger drivers I know do.


    Plus 1-2 that use a Bluetooth ear piece to quiet literally talk on the phone all day long.
     
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Was he listening to management?
     
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  19. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    I would give you two, or more, winners, but the software doesn't comply.
     
  20. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Waiting to hear from you; jump in to the deep end.