Tattoo Policy

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dave8kerz, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. dave8kerz

    dave8kerz New Member

    Does anyone the official tattoo policy for drivers?
     
  2. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    the policy book says no visible tats..
    but it is a flavor of the month here right now so its cover them,next month it will be something else.
     
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    They don't really do anything about the older guys who may have gotten tatoos while they were in Vietnam or the service in general. Now if you were to go out today and get sleeves or bands on then they would have to be covered up.
     
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not at our ctr. We have more than 1 driver that has visible tats and nothing is said. Of course we have more than 1 driver that wears non approved baseball caps and nothing is said abiot that, either. Of course we have male drivers w/ earrings and nothing is said about that either. GETTING THE PICTURE YET?
     
  5. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Tribal tattoos prevalent at my center. Try telling a Samoan he shouldn't show his tats. And as long as it's not pornographic, who cares?
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What's wrong with pornographic? LOL
     
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Why scar yourself on purpose?
    I have found them easy enough to get from just working.
    I do have two tatoo's,
    both were made by a #2 pencil in grade school.
    Damn, it hurts to get poked by a sharp pencil.
    I can still see the "tatoo's", almost 50yr's later.
    BTW,
    both happened by accident.
    So, why does one scar themselves on purpose?
     
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It's art Sat. I have 2 and will get more eventually. It is an expression of who I am. Don't rag on me because I like tats. LOL I don't care for the tats that cover the entire body. I think that goes overboard but to each his/her own. I have a peacock and a dragon. The peacock for the colors, I like bright colors and the dragon is my personal protector. It reminds me that I have a right to be who I am.
     
  9. myback

    myback Member

    we have drivers with the nipples-holes cut out of their shirts
     
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    You are joking, right?:blink:
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The resolution to several grievances over UPS's tattoo policy at my building is that tattoos must be covered UNLESS they were visible at the time you were hired. All new hires are informed that getting tattoos that can't be covered up will disqualify them from driving in the future. If you alreadyhad it you can keep it, but you cant get any new ones unless you cover 'em up.
     
  12. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Whoa,
    I am not ragging you or anyone else.
    If you feel good doing it, do it and deal with the long term after effects later.
    Call it what you will, it is still self-scarification.
    I guess I am just an old poot and think no matter how artfully a tatoo is done, it is nothing more than an outward expression of an internal conflict.
    I know I seem disrespectful and that is not my intention, but I am saddened that you need an outward reminder of who you are inside.
     
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy


    SHE must be a real piece of work:happy2:
     
  14. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Maybe she really wants more sales leads?
     
  15. filthpig

    filthpig Active Member

    They're really not all that jumpy about it here. If you have one on your calf or somewhere else that is highly visible they can make you cover it per policy. They usually save this technicality for people they want to be rid of.
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Sorry Sat, I didn't need to say 'rag at me'. We all have the right to express ourselves, including you. I had a lousy week at work and am fighting with the comp. over a driver calling me a F****** B****** to a customer and I was taking my anger out on you.
     
  17. yea this became a big issue at my building today...all the big shots from the local were there. One of them had the gall to yell at me not to load packages (I wasn't). Are you a supervisor....ARE YOU A SUPERVISOR?!?! DON'T TOUCH THOSE. My hourly told him to go away (imagine that). He wasn't feeling well and asked if I could set up his cages for him until help from the slide arrived. Thats all I was doing not loading, not even advancing packages. I didn't yell back, I pretty much ignored him which angered him more apparently. Oh well

    I have no problem listening if you're speaking to me, yelling and disrespecting me, forget it, I've got no time for you, I would have loved to yell back, but our labor manager and division manager were there and they took care of him. What a goon (sorry guys, he was).
     
  18. PAUPSER

    PAUPSER New Member

    from what i know the policy is that you can have whatever tatoos you want but the have to be covered while on duty and our center manager strictly inforces this policy to the point of being sent home or being fired!
     
  19. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

     
  20. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    What's wrong with ear rings? There is nothing written about them.