Management that smokes, 3 days until cold turkey

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by texan, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    27 June 2013

    A Management person that smokes told me that they were just informed that they have 3 days to quit,
    or they will be charged 150.00 a month in their benefits.

    1 July is the cutoff to mark I am tobacco free on next year's benefits.

    3 days, I hope they can do it.

    This person is not happy, and I will stay away for awhile if I can.
     
  2. quamba 638

    quamba 638 Member

    That happened at my FT workplace about a month ago. They needed information from their members, pretty much, if you're a smoker or not. THEN, you had to have a co- signer sign the paper saying yes, he/she smokes or does not. I think it was an additional 75 dollars per smoker/per month for that plan.
    I'm glad I don't smoke, and glad I have great insurance at UPS.
     
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I agree that we have great benefits.

    This is a UPS Management person that I respect, that treats others well, but smokes those cigs.

    3 day notice, quit or pay 150 a month.

    Short notice and shocker for smokers in management.

    As I stated before, this person's demeanor was not well, with this news.

    Imagine that you drink a few beers on the weekends, and being told no more, or 150.00
    a month more out of your checks to drink.

    I know cigs and beer are not the same, but they can be if abused.

    3 day...Even Lindsay Lohan was afforded more time to change.

     
  4. quamba 638

    quamba 638 Member

    My state also had a 1.60 cigarette tax that begins July first.
     
  5. JMBarnes

    JMBarnes New Member

    There are a list of FAQ's on the page, the only thing you have to do is commit to quitting by 7/1 and sign up for the program. You just have to be tobacco free by the end of the year. Even if you aren't you can stop smoking anytime in 2014 and they will give you back the money.
     
  6. Brownslave688

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

    I really don't get anyone under the age of 35-40 who smokes. We have known for a long time how bad it is. Don't start!!!!


    With that said. This is a slippery slope. Where does it end? Your overweight. Your family has a history of heart disease.
     
  7. Ghost of Jim Casey

    Ghost of Jim Casey New Member

    The slope will remain slippery...what if you drive a motorcycle to work, enjoy firearms in you off time, have a prior medical condition, live in a bad neighborhood (ie: Detroit aka New Fallujah), Obese, A medical Marijuana user.....
     
  8. neartom

    neartom Member

    Whatever happened to "Life,Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ask the folks who work for CVS if they are happy about the "surcharges" added to their health insurance for smoking and obesity.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member


    Ask the folks who work for CVS if they are happy. Just saying.
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member


    Nothing to do with the government.

    ​UPS did this all on its own.
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I used to love getting production rides from a supervisor who smoked.

    I could always tell when they were having a nicotine fit, and I would make sure to take my bathroom breaks in non-smoking areas thus denying them the opportunity to smoke.
     
  13. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I heard the smoking surcharge is only one part of that memo. The really worst of it kicks in 1/1.
    No spouse coverage avsilable
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Clarification:
    No spouse coverage if he/she is currently employed and is covered under a plan offered by his/her employer.

    Another cut in non-union employee benefits - employee loyalty and morale dying a death of a thousand cuts.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    ​You forgot walking through the woods and pastures and getting Lyme disease from ticks.
     
  16. airops

    airops Member

    The notices that we get are getting shorter. At least we received 2 weeks notice concerning pay grades and caps. This one was only 3 days. What's next?
     
  17. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Yes that's what I heard.
    Gonna lose some really good people.
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Retroactive reduction in benefits to be announced next week.
    You will have to pay UPS back.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That assertion requires some explaining.
    As stated, it stands on no logic.

    Oh yeah, it's BS ... I forgot. :wink2:
     
  20. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    My thought was that if anyone was on the fence, to leave or stay at ups, surely this would push them closer to the tipping point of leaving.

    BS??? But youaintevennome, lol