PT cell phone ban

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nystripe96, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    As a pt worker, cell phones are banned inside, no questions asked. So the other night I brought my cell into the hub forgetting it was in my jacket. On the way out, security found it, but luckily did not report me. Are cell phones banned in every facility for PT's. If so why?????? I think its such a dumb rule, and the fact I can get fired for having one really annoys me.
     
  2. No they are not banned in every facility.
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    But they probably should be. There is no reason for you to have your wireless with you at work. You're there to work, not to text or talk on your phone. If someone needs to get a hold of you in case of emergency then they can do it the old school ways and call into the center/hub you work out of and talk to tour supervisor. Rules are rules. Once you have your own multi-billion dollar business you can make your own rules too.
     
  4. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    It's a contradictory rule. Everyone is there to work
     
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No, supervisors and management types are there to watch you work and instruct you as to what work to do.
     
  6. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    And what about the inside FT union employees with phones? I just find it ridiculous we can't bring a friggin phone into the facility. It's 2012 and everyone has one. A lot of us take trains to work from far distances. We're not gonna leave our cells at home. If there's an emergency I don't want the message relayed to me by someone else. I should know about it ASAP!!!
     
  7. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    quit
     
  8. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    File a grievance. See what happens. With any luck no one will be able to bring a phone into the building.
     
  9. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    it's because PT hourlies aren't as trustworthy as FT hourlies or supervisors, and at 9$/hr, you're more likely to be the kind of guy that likes stealing iPhones and selling them on eBay
     
  10. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I get that part of it. But its still very easy to prove the phone is yours and not stolen
     
  11. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    it's even easier to leave it in your car

    seriously dude unless you're a driver or a supe, you're better off going in there carrying nothing but your keys, ID, and maybe a drink/snack
     
  12. FAVREFAN

    FAVREFAN Member

    I'm with you man. It's a crock. At CACH pretty much everyone with FMLA has their smartphones on them, almost every driver, 22.3's and most management. Only part-timers can't have their phone.(unless they have FMLA) Total joke. I agree. The company needs to adjust to the times and just let it go allready. You just have to deal with it man. Peace.
     
  13. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    thats not completely true, as a full time driver we have to keep our personal cell phones in the back of our package cars. Which means we go without using it for hours at a time, if not the whole day sometimes. So its not really that big of a deal for UPS to tell you not to use your phone for only 3.5 hrs out of a 24hr day.
     
  14. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    who do you really have to talk to in 3 to 4 hours. for decades we didnt have cell phones , if you have to talk to someone that bad get a job as a 411 operator and dont use the excuse oh some in family needs me and all the other crap I say ban them,
     
  15. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    this post was 4 partime inside workers
     
  16. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    At my place, the employees caught the most stealing were...Sups. They are no longer allowed to park by the building, and have to go through security like the rest of us.
     
  17. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    I think a supe stole my red bull the other night.
     
  18. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    My phone is with me the entire day. No way will I miss anything when I'm at work.
     
  19. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I'm a driver and we have to get a sticker on our phone to clear security.
    This brings up a good question.Why are drivers allowed to have cell phones on the job?
    The diad is outdated?
     
  20. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I have a phone to keep in touch with friends and family as well as other drivers. We need to call each other to determine where we are meeting up for lunch.