On Topic: Maintenance with Integrity

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Sep 8, 2016.

  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 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.

    Work Related Issue: Maintenance with Integrity

    I have noticed many things broken and the general condition of buildings that I have been in are very, very dirty.

    I have noticed the same things broken for long periods of times.

    UPS calls the department in charge of maintaining and cleaning the buildings the Plant Engineering Dept.

    Do you think the Plant Engineering Department in your area maintains and cleans the Building with Integrity or not?

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  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    My building is pretty dirty most of the time. As are the package cars. No one writes anything up on them and leaves trash in the bracket where the trash can used to be. Pretty annoying, but it goes with the UPS theme for this year...."NO ONE CARES ANYMORE".
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  3. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Everything around here is filthy. Too bad OSHA got lobbied into staying away.
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  4. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Nothing short of a belt catching fire gets maintenance's attention anymore. The people who clean do a pretty good job though, considering how big the building is and what they have to work with.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    All I care about is my truck being clean.
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  6. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    This is because discrepancies get reported so much and for so long and yet, nothing gets done people lose hope and stop reporting, accepting the fact that whatever discrepancy was noted is now normal.
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Selfish bastid !!!
  8. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Yep it's :censored2:. They have everyone convinced that crappy working conditions are normal
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  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    What do you mean?

    OSHA can not be lobbied to stay away if violations exist in the workplace and are reported.
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I understand what you are saying but that is not really the problem.
  11. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    If in house reporting mechanisms fail then what is the obvious next move.
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Things are not getting fixed?

    What kinds of things?
  13. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    It is a factor in solving the problem and must be considered to change the problem.
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    How dirty?
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    So dirty even Inde wanted nothing to do with it
  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Our building is very clean. The package cars however are not. It may have to do with water conservation.
  17. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    The first step in solving the problem is for employees to learn their legal rights and employer's legal responsibility.
  18. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Getting people angry about a problem will motivate them to learn ways to solve the problem. UPS uses a certain set of methods to brainwash it's employee's into it's perverse system of values, leading to an acceptance of said :censored2: working conditions.
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  19. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover Member

    The trucks in our center transport more discarded bottles of Gatorade than they do actual packs.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    For once, I actually agree with Integrity.
    A safety issue in the area I work in is the location of the belt switches to stop and start the belts. I work next to a worktable which is situated alongside one of the main belts that slopes from shin level up about 30 feet high. The only shut off switch for that belt hangs from a swinging cable above the actual belt and behind my worktable (i have to climb on top of the table and reach over the moving belt to hit the switch to break jams).

    Jams are one thing....but If that belt had to be shut off in an emergency....the location of the switch and the path to it should be unobstructed. Pointing that out to management elicits nothing but a blank stare.