drug tests in orlando

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anytown usa, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. anytown usa

    anytown usa Guest

    fyi.........homeland security forcing ups to drug test....!!??
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    that would wipe out all the preload, car wash, clerks, unload and half the drivers and management at my old center.
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    It's not uncommon for the company to claim a government agency is requiring things that it (the gov't agency) really isn't requiring. I've seen it happen before.
    I would have the Business Agent personally call Homeland Security and see if this is true.
  4. ups_vette

    ups_vette New Member

    Sounds like trickponey is worried that he may be asked to take a drug test. Makes ya wonder if he has something to hide.
  5. Trickpony seems suspicious or is that paranoia? Once again it must be something the company is up to. Nevermind we might have someone operating heavy equipment high on something. The drug testing will be for those working at gateway facilities. Hey Trickpony, don't let your suspicions stop with UPS. Maybe the Business Agent is in on it to!
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Hey Trick,

    I notice you have your own personal troll, does that come from being a senior member of the Brown Cafe? :laugh:
  7. edAHFg

    edAHFg Guest

    No, it comes from the solid record he has developed being a loon.

    Have no fear, you'll get there eventually.
  8. wildgoose

    wildgoose WILDGOOSE

    Good Lord there will be a huge line of new people waiting outside the guard shack with red tags around there neck waiting to be escorted in after they figure how many cannot work under the influence. Just like construction they can`t wait to get to the pub in mid afternoon. People have a hard time facing reality of life ?
  9. Route35a

    Route35a New Member

    you are sooooooooooooo funny
  10. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    We once had a guy who opened up chemicals in his load to get high and twice had to have paramedics come help him. He ended up in management. I think we had a President like that once too.
  11. rocket88

    rocket88 Member

    Whats so "looney" or paranoid about thinking that UPS is doing something completely on their own under the guise of "sorry, required by Dept. of Homeland Security." In my 21 plus years,I have been lied to so many times by mgt. that I swear given the truth just once I would hardly know what to do with it.
    I also learned a long time ago that just because UPS says it is so, doesn't necesarily mean it is so. Call your B.A. and have him call Dept. of Homeland Security and verify.
    Also in closing, I have absolutely nothing to hide. Just like Miranda Rights though, you are entitled to certain privacy rights and general workplace rights. The argument that if you feel uneasy about testing or question the validity of the orders concerning testing is somehow associated with guilt or having something to hide is both very sad and laughable.
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Rocket88-Thanks, excellent post! I'm glad to see there is someone else who has a grasp of reality and doesn't subscribe to the "....if it came from above it must be honorable and correct" philosophy. You don't seem to be one of the innocent, impressionable and wide-eyed individuals on this board.

    Jones- Yes, I was blessed with my own personal troll. I guess I should feel honored. If it's the person I think you are referring to he/she/it implied once that I was gay based on the nature of my posts. I do, however, recall a different post from this individual that had content, flow, reason and was somewhat enjoyable to read but those posts seem to be the exception rather than the rule.
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    your secret is safe with me. A happy car wash is -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the only thing I can think of is "happy"
  14. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    As long as UPS pays for the test, then I am OK with it. The looney toon argument that UPS management is using Homeland Security as an excuse to invade ones privacy boogles my mind. If you are riding dirty, you sorry ass should be busted.
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree test me every morn, I pee when I get there anyway.
    No big deal, know Im clean, Im driving for a respected company, and if Im not clean, then fire my butt. Do the world a favor, just dont let me get welfare when Im fired, coz Im a loser. (refer to the post in Martin Luther king thread)
    Have a good night!!
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed with your MLK post.
  17. alister

    alister Member

    I think he is still in office.

    Salon News | Book: Bush was arrested for cocaine in 1972
  18. ncrtscisme

    ncrtscisme Member

    Drug testing is so bogus. One person gets fired because he took a puff from a joint at a party 2 weeks ago, while someone else is a raging alcoholic who can't wait to hit the bar after work and he's the one who keeps his job. Until they can come up with (and start using) a test to determine if you're high while on the clock, I will stand by my opinion that it's a total invasion of privacy. What someone does in the privacy of their own home (and NOT at or just before work) is their business and nobody else's.
    If UPS decides to drug test in Orlando, then they will have to do it everywhere...makes me wonder how many more jobs will be cut just to cover the cost of the tests.

    This avatar is for you, Mikey-boy!
  19. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Teamsters are going to say something about this drug testing in Orlando if it really is happening. Have you seen how many pages in the contract is devoted to drug testing? This will not be taken lightly by them I imagine.
  20. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    interesting how an unsubstantiated one line blurb from an anonymous poster can get so many people to respond.