Music to my ears

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by collegiateworker, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. collegiateworker

    collegiateworker New Member

    Does the handbook or union contract say anything about wearing mp3 players while working on the preload?

    It would be great to listen to some tunes at work, but our big boss is against the idea. We are not even allowed to wear just one headphone and leave the other out.

    I'm guessing music is allowed at some centers and not others.
    Getting a hold of some written proof saying it's allowed would be great.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. sillyputty

    sillyputty New Member

    We can have iPods as long as it's just one earpiece in. The only thing they have ever made a big deal about is stereo cords- we have to use batteries, but that's a safety issue more than anything else. First it had to be three prong cords only, then they did away with allowing cords. They only enforce it at safety audits though.... Not sure if there's anything in writing. I doubt it.
     
  3. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    In Central Florida NO EARPHONES allowed... You must be aware of your surroundings and having one ear does not allow this... It really depends on your building and supes...
     
  4. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    I mozy around the hub all night with two headphones in ears and no one says anything. It all depends on the building and environment. If you have a manager thats a jerk, and especially a small building where everyone is kept track of, you probably wont be able to wear them. At least Thats how it was in the small buildings I was in.
     
  5. in my hub no part timers can have cell phones or mp3 players at all and you must have a pass from lp (ca):peaceful:
     
  6. Mr.Brown

    Mr.Brown New Member

    at my hub you can only have one headphone. But a lot of u loaders wear two, cell phones are fine as well
     
  7. But Benefits Are Great!

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    They are not allowed at our hub, yet everyone wears them. When asked to remove them, most people respond that they are safety items from noise, hearing aids, etc.
     
  8. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    wheres the logic in that! if anything its a compound of the 2 noises and much worse!
     
  9. But Benefits Are Great!

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    Never said it was logical - but it seems to keep the iPods on the people's heads.
     
  10. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    thats a pansy ass sup that buys that excuse lol afraid the noise is gonna hurt your ears? here have some earplugs, oh and dont pretend you dont hear me when you have them in bc it blocks noise, but not that much :)