Hurricane Matthew!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by hellfire, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Mandatory evacuations, state of emergency, possible cat 4 hours after start time, and START TIME IS NORMAL AND EVERYTHING IS BUSINESS AS USUAL...Safety first!
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  2. scooby0048

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    If UPS is stupid enough and thoughtless enough to run the operation in the affected areas, I keep my fingers crossed that they don't but if they do, I hope everyone stays home or evacuates. A box isn't worth a life.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's not supposed to get really bad until Thursday night. No reason to suspend operations for two days.
  4. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    Normal start times here. Every route possible on the road.
  5. I live on the West Coast of Florida and we're expecting Tropical Storm force winds in this area. The bridges around here shut down into one of the more major cities at 50 MPH gusts.. I don't see how our center is planning on operating knowing well enough that most people won't be able to come to work, or if we are able to come to work, get home once the bridges shut down.
  6. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    Profits before people.
  7. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Guess you know more than our meteorologists, our local government,and NOAA.
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  8. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Do what you have to do to keep yourself out of harms way!
    Management cares more about cardboard, I would care about me if in that situation!
    As if any discipline would stick in this case?
    They would look like fools to even consider that!
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  9. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I would refuse to work if I felt unsafe. I didn't think people were even supposed to be on the road during a state of emergency?
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Has an actual "stay off the roads" state of emergency been declared yet?
  11. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    In the OP he mentions state of emergency? Quit acting like a manager for one thread!
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are several different stages when it comes to states of emergency, ranging from travel is discouraged to stay the hell off the roads or you will be ticketed.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Did you ever experience a real hurricane, Dave?
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  14. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Discouraged is good enough for me to stay off the road. Your box from Amazon isn't work me getting hurt, or worse.
  15. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    I'm sure others on Floridas east coast will chime in soon.
  16. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    FedEx express is having its employees off by 2pm on Thursday and off Friday

    Meanwhile nothing from ups. I will have 80-100mph winds in my area fri. it would be nice to have some time to pack up everything outside the house and make other preperations. I also have an elderly family member who I have to get situated before the storm. Schools are closed Thursday and Friday

    If my power goes out which it probably will, I have a good feeling come Monday there will be tons of no call no shows.

    Dave, under what statute can a police officer ticket? This is America and we have the right to commute even though it might be unsafe and stupid. Curfews are technically unconstitutional. I drove through a hurricane/tropical storm years ago to get Chinese food. A cop pulled me over told me to go home, I got my Chinese food with a friend and went home. The news said everybody needed to be off the road, I was starving and the Chinese spot was open. This was a cat 1 storm that was only a tropical storm by the Tim it got to me. I believe this was hurricane jeaneane. Damn storm was on top of us for a whole weekend.

    Once the winds get over 80-90mph :censored2: gets real. Anybody who has experienced this can agree
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  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's only wind.
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  18. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    I understand your concerns.

    My building took a full hit from hurricane Charlie. I have posted in the past that we were told NOT to return to the building until UPS told us to.
    We had drivers over an hour south of the center in the path of the storm.

    I called in to return after having a funnel cloud pass directly over me. I was told that I would be terminated if I returned.
    I returned to the building as winds were blowing rain straight through the building. Nothing was ever done to me for my actions.

    By the way-the county EMS services had already stopped running when I went back in.The limit here is 45 MPH sustained winds for them to terminate service. If UPS thinks for one second that they could make a termination stick in these conditions, they are even worse than I ever thought!
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  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Why not just go park somewhere and sit on the clock?
  20. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    I take it you've never been thorough a proper hurricane?
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