Guard Shack, Guns, Security

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cachsux, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We have brand new No Guns Allowed signs, both verbal and graphic, at every entrance this week.
    I asked the guard if they were allowed before? He only laughed.
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Our guards are just rent-a-cops who never had guns.
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I think it would be better if the guards had them.
     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Only USPS is allowed to go postal. I think it has something to do with seeing the inside of mailboxes.
     
  5. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    Wonder how he brought a gun into UPS. At my hub security is worse than TSA, practically strip search us. Very sad, rip
     
  6. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    You can easily bring a gun in my facility. Not to mention the people that get passes to bring their entire vehicle in
     
  7. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Years ago a driver picked his gun up on his route during lunch and brought it back to the hub and even got a property pass for it. A temp wrote the pass. The driver was later fired but it's very easy to get guns in even if you walk thru the guard shack. Not to mention anyone can just drive right in. There's no gate
     
  8. TheFigurehead

    TheFigurehead Active Member

    I don't know about your hub, but at mine, as long as you have your id, no one looks twice at you on the way in, and there are no metal detectors on that side. We definitely get tsa'd on the way out, though.
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Same in my building....it'd be no problem to bring a weapon into work. It's a scary thought...
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Here they only checked people entering if someone threatened management. Then a couple of weeks later back to just flashing ID as you enter.
     
  11. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Only the largest facilities have security. And the security generally isn't there to prevent you from bringing weapons, etc. into the building, but instead to ensure that you're not walking out with iPads, etc. (stealing). In my building, there is no metal detector when you walk into the building, nor do they search your belongings. Just when you leave.
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We had NO security at my center. You were free to come and go in and out of any door in the building. No gates or fences. No one gave a rats butt if you were carrying a lunch box or a suitcase to or from your package car or private car. Just an open building with a parking lot. Most of the time there wasn't any management hanging around in the evenings----especially on Fridays. Every full time employee and some of the part time had their own key to the building. For many years we were allowed to use the building on weekends to work on our own cars or wash them. They only stopped that practice because some shade tree mechanic just about caught the building on fire using starter fluid and management heard about it. We only had one case of theft that I know of in the 30 years I was there. A gal loader stole a pair of blue jeans out of an open box and got caught.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That was back when UPS actually trusted its employees. And respected them.
     
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  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    At CACH, we get fingered so you don't have to.
     
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  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Is that why Indecisi0n wants to transfer there? Or was that Upstate?
     
  16. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    davetri, what do you mean worse than TSA? It has been my experience that TSA has always treated me fairly.
     
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Actually a lot of what I posted is still true now. Except that now days there is so much management one of them is always hanging around-----except on Friday evenings.
     
  18. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    There is absolutely no security at my hub except for cameras... you bring whatever you want into the building into basically any door you want.

    When drivers get back to the center most of them drop their stuff off at their car which is basically a stones throw from the air doors. yea our hub is tiny.
     
  19. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    We don't even have cameras or anything resembling a fence.
     
  20. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I feel it's just a matter of time before a major gun incident occurs.