"On Topic" How would you want it handled? The same way?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    To My Fellow UPS Workers,

    The purpose of this discussion thread is not to gripe or complain about conditions at UPS, management, the Union or for that matter anything at all about UPS. The sole purpose of this discussion thread is to discuss the following work-related issue with other employees as an initial step in engaging in some concerted activity to bring this issue up to the company as a group.

    It is my hope that by addressing this issue in concert we will not only be working for our own mutual aid, protection and improved working conditions, but we will be working for the benefit of any and all coworkers that may have been adversely affected by this issue.

    I read the News Headlines about a dog getting run over by a UPS truck and how it was handled.

    The story about how the incident was handled troubled me. I thought this topic should be open for discussion in the UPS discussion forum.


    How would you want the situation handled if your dog was run over by a UPS truck?

    Sincerely,
    I
     
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  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    If he ain't on a leash he's fair game!!
     
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  3. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Walk away.
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Call animal control or the local police dept.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is a reason we are told to stay out of residential driveways.
     
  7. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Personally if it was my dog and didn't work for UPS, I would sue. While accidents happen, a dog is sometimes considered a member of the family so that's a big deal.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Dogs are considered property in New York.
     
  9. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Really? How does that work in reference to your taxes?
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Pay a dog tax.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Owning a dog has no bearing on your taxes.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You don't have a dog tax in New York? In my state it is a county and city tax.
     
  13. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Does that mean they can be claimed as a dependent also?
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    No animals are considered property. If they are hogs or cattle or chickens they could be claimed as a farm business expense.
     
  15. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    I feel like a dog should be able to be claimed. Think about it. You have to take care of it like a child by feeding it, medical expenses, etc...I have two, it's not cheap but their worth it.
     
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

  18. What happened if your unleashed dog ran out of the house and bit a little child causing serious harm and or death?

    Yes it is tragic but its not my fault you was an irresponsible pet owner.
     
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  19. Brownslave688

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

    I don't even know what your asking?

    How was it handled that you had a problem with?


    Hit a dog on a public road (I have done this before) keep on trucking.


    Hit a dog in a driveway (I have done this before) tell the owner you hit their dog and keep on trucking.
     
  20. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    If it was my dog that ran out onto the street and got killed, I'd remind myself that the proportion of dogs with alleles that make then run into the street just decreased and that's a good thing for the canine gene pool.

    Then I'd get a new dog and hope this one was smarter.
     
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