openly gay drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by City Driver, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    was just wondering how it was over on the other side of UPS about openly gay drivers

    we dont have any (males) now, but about 3 years ago we did, and the guys harrased him so bad that he quit

    we only have 1 female and she is a yard jockey and she is openly gay
     
  2. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    as for the female, probably the best stance to adopt when surrounded by a bunch of truck drivers
     
  3. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    How in the world do you know the sexual preference of your co-workers? Just because a guy talks about hunting,football, knows mechanics,bashes gays, etc....might be a closet gay and his way of blending in.

    I propose this question to you: What if one of the most unlikely guy in your workplace confided to you that he preferred male partners, would you treat him differently?
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    He checks them out when they are peeing in the yard.
     
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It's just a job, why do you even care what your co-workers do on their own time? If I saw someone harassing an openly gay driver I would report them to HR. People should have the right to come to work and do their job without getting hassled for being different. The guys you work with sound like some real class acts.
     
  6. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    I'd tell him or her that's was more than I need to know!
     
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    He did say "openly gay".
     
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Why are you wondering?
    Thinking about coming out?
     
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    We have 2 open ones at our centre, 1 male , other female.

    The male is really crazy though.
    He won't go 1 or 2 minutes into a conversation, without showing his gay pride.
    Even when the new center manager or sup arrived... first thing he had to say , is that he is "different".

    He took a few packages off me , a couple of times, delivered them ofcourse in my area, and my customers...
    Again, he would introduce himself as being gay.

    Hated it, because, sometimes I got harrassed, buy 1 or 2 companies (with younger receivers, and even older ones), teasing me, how my buddy was doing, and if I live with him, or go out with him, etc.

    For us normal guys, it's kinda like going up to a secretary, and telling them, btw, I'm single.

    I think it's wrong ! Keep it to yourself !

    And to top it off, I never seen anyone cry more in our center.. not a female or male as he did.
    Heavy workload, = tears.
    And for some odd reason it works for him... management listens to him.
    Unlike the rest of us with a "suck it up" response.
     
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I am unaware of any gay male drivers in my building; I'm sure they are there but my male gaydar doesnt work very well.

    A significant percentage of our female workforce is openly gay. My female gaydar works pretty good, probably because my sister and many of her friends are gay.

    It would not surprise me to find out that there is an unwritten policy at UPS that encourages the hiring of gay people. From a purely economic standpoint, gay people are statistically less likely than straight people to become pregnant or have kids, which typically means less absenteeism issues and lost time due to maternity/paternity leave.

    This is just a hypothetical observation on my part and in no way a value judgement. I personally am a staunch supporter of gay rights but I understand and respect the fact that others might feel differently.
     
  11. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    do you know what openly gay means??

    these arent just guys i see at work every once in a while, well go out drinking on the weekends or play poker, things like that.....we get to know each other
     
  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    In my building it's a sorority for lesbians...or should I say a fraternity.
     
  13. PobreCarlos

    PobreCarlos New Member

    sober;

    Re: your....

    "It would not surprise me to find out that there is an unwritten policy at UPS that encourages the hiring of gay people. From a purely economic standpoint, gay people are statistically less likely than straight people to become pregnant or have kids, which typically means less absenteeism issues and lost time due to maternity/paternity leave."

    I've never heard anyone else express their thoughts on the topic, in quite that way. Interesting....it's a whole different slant that I'd never even thought of considering. Now you've got me wondering if, perhaps, there's some hard data floating around that could back up (what appears to be, at least) a pretty well-informed opinion.

    From my perspective, I doubt if there's an "official" policy as such, and I kinda' (not absolutely) doubt that there's even an unofficial one...but now you've got me wondering if there should be.

    Kinda' caught me off guard me with that one, I must admit.
     
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Don`t worry City,the last report from the CDC say that homosexuality isn`t catching for now but if you ask nice I`m sure the gay guy would be glad to bend you over and give you a shot.

    MY opinion and I`ll stand by this forever is the fact that the people most offended,worried,and apt to "bash" a gay person is the same group of people so insecure in their own sexuality that they actually think they can "catch" gay and or need to attack a gay person by what ever means to "prove" that they are straight.
     
  15. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    i said the guys, not me, i dont have any problem with gays, thanks for asking
     
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Why do I get the feeling that when city talks about "the guys", what he really means is "me and my buddies".
     
  17. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    he was a road driver, he worked a completely different shift then me i probably saw him 4 times in my life
     
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    OK Klein,let`s look at your statement with just a slight adjustment in wording,shall we.
    One of the best drivers in my bldg is a woman who is gay. Not openly,she choose who she tells,the rest can piss off. She is not mannish,actually she is quite pretty. But I most admire her because she has more guts and will stand her ground on anything she feels is wrong. I am proud to be friends with her.
    Personally,who gives a damn. Other than the busy bodies who crap virgin snow and have nothing else to worry about. Some of the worst things done to others have been done by heterosexuals, so what do we have to brag about.
     
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I`m not asking,none of my business. Just as it`s none of your business. So if your not "concerned" then why stir up a hornets nest on a Saturday morning. What were you hoping for? To rally up the troops around you and all scream Fag?
     
  20. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    i challenge you to find one thing i have said to make you think i have a problem with gay people


    if you look back and read this thread you will see i said nothing to make you think that, and if anything is stirred up in this thread it wasnt by me