Management wearing brown driver uniform?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by you aint even know it, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    At my hub, the managers wear drivers clothes sometimes. What's up with that? I find out that I gained seniority since Monday, hence union. Woyeah!! Should I file a grievance on this?
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You can only file if they are doing a driver's work........which they don't like to do. They have to wear Browns anytime they go out on the road with a driver.
     
  3. But they cant wear shorts unless they have nice legs....Like Scratch !!!!!!!!!!!!:laughing:
     
  4. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I seriously don't doubt that they are working. I'm filing first thing in the morning tomorrow. Whether they like it or not.
     
  5. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member


    And risk getting callouses on their pretty soft hands?

    Nah, more than likely just doing a safety ride, or multiple safety rides and observations. Don't get ahead of yourself. Do some investigating first, THEN file when you have proof of them working. Otherwise you're just making yourself look like an ass.
     
  6. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    How am I going to investigate when I'm in a trailer 80% of the time lifting boxes? I think the best way to solve a problem is going after the snake's head, hence management.
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    U can't file unless you observe a sup working. Wearing browns means nothing at all. Probably just riding along with another driver.

    Love the gung ho about u but u need to talk to a steward and read the contract over over and over again.
     
  8. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I'm so old I remember when Management wore ties(even part time supes) and when Shorts were authorized for hourly,management were FORBIDDEN to wear them on an OJS.
     
  9. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    If there is NO problem, then there is NO problem to SOLVE.

    "Investigating" means talking to fellow teamsters, determining if a supervisor was actually performing bargaining unit work, and then, if a supervisor is truly working, then you can file.

    Just slinging around blue papers on assumptions and fantasy is a waste of a perfectly good sheet of blue paper.

    Down here, if a supervisor is working, the company is fighting that if you do not have signed and written statements of observation of the supervisor working from other witnesses (Teamsters), then it's pretty much thrown out and a waste of time.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I want to know where they got a brown uniform ... I thought they were greenish-olive these days.
     
  11. Bizzob232

    Bizzob232 2nd generation UPSer

    You have to sweat in them first for them to skew towards the army green hoax. Hence the pretty browns for management.
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    They send you home, according to you, early everyday. Making waves about things that don't affect you is a great way to paint a bigger target on your back, new meat.
     
  13. BrownBM

    BrownBM New Member

    Wouldn't even make it to paper, calm down Mr. Seniority.
     
  14. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    No offense, but if everybody had your "weak man's mentality", we would all be ruled by kings and queens to this day. I don't care if it makes me vulnerable, I'm fighting for what I believe in, fair is fair! I don't care about the repercussion. I don't even really plan on making UPS a career anyway. I'm going to fight for my co-workers who are being jerked around by these management snobs. My third week at UPS, one of my co-workers worked 17.5 hours and management cooked his timecard and put that he worked 10 hours. When he confronted management about it, he was fired the next day. How sick is that?
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    ​Wonder who will be next on their list?
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    ​Dave?
     
  17. Ill give you three guesses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. JDAM00

    JDAM00 Member

    A supervisor doing drivers work is something you can grieve. I caution you on taking an approach to your new job as grieve anything you can, and go after the snakes head. You are still newer employee, and taking that approach will usually lead to a target ending up on your back. I'm not saying be afraid of management and let these things slide, just know what you are getting into before you take it on. I see a lot of posts from people on here who tried to take on management, and are now in some sticky situations. I would take it slow. Talk to your steward about it. Let him know what you have seen, and come up with a plan with him/her on how to approach it.
     
  19. lateagain

    lateagain New Member

    Management are required to also wear name tags. There is another infraction to add to the list.... Go get em!!
     
  20. You forgot they are supposed to treat employees with dignity and respect!!! Whatever happened to that???!!!