Talking not allowed while loading?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by jrh, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. jrh

    jrh Member

    I found some info in the archives but I am seeking clarification on this matter. I heard somebody saying company rules allow for a policy of no talking except to communicate about your immediate work. Is that allowed? Luckily my dock isn't like that but the thought of being transferred to a place like that is pretty bleak.
  2. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Does talking keep you from working at all? If it does then you've got a problem and you can be disciplined for it, not likely to amount to much but you can be disciplined. If you can still work at a fair pace while talking you don't have anything to worry about.

    Hell if talking with coworkers about things other than immediate work got me in trouble I'd have a novel of an employee record.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Apparently some people's ability to multi task is below the level of walking and chewing gum (or talking while still working ) at the same time.
  4. RealPerson

    RealPerson Active Member

    They try that from time to time in my building. They say if you are talking you are not focusing on Safe work methods. They have even wrote it on my safe work methods observation sheet. So, when they come around to ask me safety questions, I shut the belt off.... HA It goes away for a few years...
  5. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    they tried doing this at my hub a few years back. i got rushed out my building a few times for talking to employees when i was leaving the
    building anyway. the only way to put a stop to do this is by completely stopping what u r doing and pay 100% attention to your sup everytime they say something.
    everytime they make me sign a paper while im on pickoff i just leave the belt running while i let a whole bunch of stuff go by, take my time signing while
    sup gets :censored2: about it when he can only watch in horror about all the stuff that went by.
  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Heck, if they want you to sign a paper, be sure to ask the Sup MANY questions, and to clarify everything on the paper. This takes time where even more work goes sailing by!
  7. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    You ever hear that old saying, don't believe everything you see or hear? Theres your answer to that retardedaszzz question lol. Sorry I had to go there but the thought of not talking at work to your fellow employees is ludicrous.
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  8. When they start talking that smack is when I'd start taking a poop at least once a day not on break.
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  9. I never poop on break?
  10. Me either.
  11. Me either.
  12. Me either.
  13. Me either.
  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    its probably people who stop their work to talk to other employees that they are speaking of.

    we have guys here in feeder who are putting kids thru college with their talking.
  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    So when you see a box bop your Sup on the head and they ask if you saw it, and if you did, why did you not warn them?
    "We were instructed NOT to talk while working!"
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  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Might have something to do with "over allowed" in packages also.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had one driver (now retired) who would spend his mornings BSing and then had to bust his butt in the afternoon just to get back to the building on time.
  18. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    We had a sup that tried to make us shout the names of the truck as we loaded.. as a way to avoid misloads. It only caused a jam of irregs because, with all the yelling, no one got the warning that their irreg was coming up. Plus it was exhausting.. I think I lost my voice even.
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I'm sorry but I think that is hysterical. Just look down the belt "RED!" "BLUE!" And someone thinks that will make a difference. I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face loading while doing that. Hopefully that sup is gone.
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    surely that sup was promoted
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