note from center: turn in uniforms

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by blueterrior, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. blueterrior

    blueterrior New Member

    yes this has never happened in my four years at ups. my driver gave me a note from our supervisor saying all driver helpers are to turn in theyre uniforms tomorrow. its only the 23!!! they also said that some of us would be called back to work the last week of december, so then they would give us new uniforms if that happened. ok, this doesnt make any sense, why take our uniforms and ultimatley let us all go, then call SOME of us back and give us new uniforms? why not just let us keep the uniforms, and only send notes to those that are not getting called back? i called the center manager but she already went home for the night
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Because they said so and it's there company.
  3. blueterrior

    blueterrior New Member

    i understand that, i just want to know why.
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Your asking the wrong people if you want to know why.
  5. blueterrior

    blueterrior New Member

    whatever then
  6. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    It is the Golden Rule . . . the one with the gold makes the rules.
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Are helper can turn there uniform in next thursday or Jan 3 or 4. No uniform turn in no last check.
  8. blueterrior

    blueterrior New Member

    im used to being let go on the 3rd. volume is skyrocketed this year and theyre letting half of us go early, wheres the freaking sense in that? my driver said it was bull:censored2: too, he doesn't want to work an 11 hour day by himself.
  9. blueterrior

    blueterrior New Member

    im used to being let go on the 3rd. volume is skyrocketed this year and theyre letting half of us go early, where is the freaking sense in that? my driver said it was bull:censored2: too, he doesnt want to work a 12 hour day by himself
  10. siredline09

    siredline09 New Member

    thats UPS For you welcome to the shi**
  11. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    Don't kid yourself. You'll be getting back the turned in uniforms. If you're lucky you'll get the same one's you already had.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    This is to comply with Homeland Security concerns that UPS uniforms be controlled and not be accessible to non-UPS employees.
    The UPS uniform gets a person easy access and a nod instead of scrutiny.
  13. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Your telling me that it's the uniform. I thought it was my good looks and charm. ;-)
  14. Magnus

    Magnus Member

    Despite having this same rule of thumb over at my Center, I have NEVER been made to hand my Uniform in on the 24th. We're just out too late for that to be feasible and even if I did drive over there, NOBODY in Management would even be there to "confirm" that I did in fact hand it back in.

    I'm not about to make my Driver wait at the nearest fast food joint while I change into my personal clothes on that last and busiest night either, we're both tired and just want to get home.

    Nope, I keep it until they cut me my last check and hand it over then - always and nobody has said a word to me edgewise about this being a problem. I believe they're more concerned about the newbie Helpers they don't know if they can trust, rather than us Seasonal Veterans.

    I wouldn't worry about it unless your Driver has explicitly told you today to hand it in to him/her tomorrow. If not, then hold on to it and kick it back to your Helper Coordinator when he/she goes over your Rehire Rating mumbo-jumbo in early January.

    However, if somebody calls you demanding it be turned in NOW (at any point tomorrow), you had better hop to it.
  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The only uniform item that my helper has is a brown pullover jacket, which she wears over a sweatshirt. The uniform pants they issued her were about 4 sizes too big, so they are wadded up on a shelf in back and she has been wearing black jeans instead. When we are done tomorrow, she will hand me the brown pullover and get her check and call it good.

    A lot of the helpers around here dont even have a uniform at all, or they just wear a jacket or vest or baseball hat that their driver loaned to them.
  16. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    Except AT UPS!
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    All my helper has is an old jacket with the old logo. I'll get it back today.
  18. Super64

    Super64 New Member

    Got this message to, going to play it by ear.
  19. I<3Logistics

    I<3Logistics New Member

    here in tualatin oregon thats whats going on here :(
  20. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    So there was some truth behind the 2006 uniform rumor.

    UPS Uniforms

    Government Warning regarding purchase of UPS uniforms:

    There has been a huge purchase, $32,000 worth, of United Parcel Service (UPS) uniforms on eBay over the last 30 days. This could represent a serious threat as bogus drivers(terrorists) can drop off anything to anyone with deadly consequences! If you have ANY questions when a UPS driver appears at your door they should be able to furnish VALID I.D.

    Additionally, if someone in a UPS uniform comes to make a drop off or pick up, make absolutely sure they are driving a UPS truck. UPS doesn't make deliveries or pickups in anything, except a company vehicle. If you have a problem, call your local law enforcement agency right away!

    TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY! Tell everyone in your office, your family, your friends, etc. Make people aware so that we can prepare and/or avoid terrorist attacks on our people! Thank you for your time in reviewing this and PLEASE send to EVERYONE on your list, even if they are friend or foe. We should all be aware!

    Kimberly Bush-Carr
    Management Program Specialist
    U.S.Department of Homeland Security
    Bureau Customs and Border Protection
    Washington, DC 20229