Is this true???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevetheupsguy, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I have a 64oz. cup that I fill with either Tea or Water throughout the day. I was told today that if I get water it's okay, but if I fill it with anything else I'm supposed to count that time as break time.:surprised: I was told the same thing about the food that I bring along and eat throughout the day before and after lunch. I mean, I know you're not supposed to eat while you drive, but snagging bites from your sandwich before and/or after delivering/picking up???

    I use the the 64oz cup so I don't have to keep filling it up all the time. I also eat several small meals, (that don't interupt my flow), because that's what my body calls for as an athlete. Granola bars, home made sandwiches and such.
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That's the same thing I do also. If i'm On an ojs ride I use my common sense I usally don't eat to much other than at lunch. I only drink water from bottles from my cooler due to I wouldn't drink the water in the po dung town I'm in. I also only pee in toilets on an ojs ride.
     
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We are just told to hydrate. We have never been told it has to be only water. Why not Gatorade or something like that? I snack during the day too.
     
  4. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I haven't heard anything like this
     
  5. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    yes thats true...must be counted as break time if its not water...crews of supervisors are out checking cups /bottles ...so far 9 drivers have been fired in my building...also 6 other drivers were fired for having bottles larger than 16.9 fl oz in cupholder...its a large crackdown--so the 64 oz rule makes perfect sense ....8 other drivers were fired for drinking non-h2o fluids in the back of the vehicle to avoid the rule and were caught on video smiling as their thirst was quenched...they also said to not count as lunch,sandwich must be cut iinto no bigger than 1 1/2 inch pieces-no more than 2 pieces alloed per selection area...guys its hot wake up
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    This is freaking ridiculous. I've never heard of such an assinine thing.:knockedout:
     
  7. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Surely you jest...
     
  8. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    I read somewhere that anything over 60 oz. is not allowed by the DHS & TSA for UPS Drivers.

    Don't look behind You, but there may be some clandestine vehicles back there
     
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    What next?
     
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Now they're dictating what size cups you can have. I guess all you women with DDs are out of luck.
     
  11. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Ask them what your supposed to do if you run out of break time, HEAT STROKE?
     
  12. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Telle me it ain't so!!!!
     
  13. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member


    Sorry, but I'm not buying it.
     
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not only that but there are many rtes where a driver might be away from services (IE: gas station) for hours on end. What are we supposed to do, take a dozen 16 oz water bottles with us? I could go through a 16 oz bottle in a few minutes.
     
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's an a cup or nothing around here.
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    They are taking all the joy out of life! At least we still have the summer time views. They can't take that away. :wink2:
     
  17. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Who told you this Steve? And is it a district wide thing or just some over-zealous manager thinking he can squeeze a couple more stops out of you. I smell a "two week plan." This will only last until the next edict comes down the pike.
     
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I agree Helen. Flavor of the day.............................:sick:
     
  19. UPSF Peeon

    UPSF Peeon New Member

    really?
     
  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Sounds to me like some pinhead from corporate had a bright idea and wrote a memo.

    Apparently there is still some dead weight hanging around in the management ranks, even after the 1200 that were let go last month.