Tattoos

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NewBrownie, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. NewBrownie

    NewBrownie New Member

    iam starting my two weeks of trainning on the 11th
    and iam going to keep my arms covered..i dont know
    if it will hurt my chances if i wear short sleeves..i ordered
    all long sleeve shirts..anyone know if it's ok ?

    Thanx:cool:
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    I saw a pkg driver just this afternoon that had his brown shorts on and a long sleeve shirt. Obviously for the reason you are concerned about.

    It's not a secret about having to cover tattoo's. It might benefit you, as well as impress your instructors, if you were to wear a long sleeve shirt......they will know why.

    good luck
     
  3. rngri4

    rngri4 New Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    I don't know where you are, but here where I am tattoo's are not issue, many people have them on their legs etc, and make no attempt to cover them up. If I need to slip out from behind my desk and shuttle or something, I make no attempt to cover them up. One of our union stewards has about 8 on her legs, they are covered pretty much, and no one has ever said a thing, but I am sure it is different elsewhere.
     
  4. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    Try to keep them covered, if its not an issue today, it will be tomorrow.
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    You're new, Summers almost over. Keep them covered till next Summer.
     
  6. NewBrownie

    NewBrownie New Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    Thanks for all the advice,,ill wear my long sleves and stay coverd up. iam in central nj:cool:
     
  7. A Cowboy

    A Cowboy Guest

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    I have a tattoo of Mike Eskew kissing Fred W. Smith is that something I should cover Up?
     
  8. xkingx

    xkingx Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    some division and center managers like to harass you about them..others dont...im sure they already know you have tats..most managers find out info on the drivers that are coming to their center...
     
  9. Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??


    Kissing him where??
     
  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    a forehead FedEX tatoo is unacceptable
     
  11. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    Use your imagination.
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    just dont show them the B you have tatooed on both butt cheeks so when you bend over it says BOB
     
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    That one will be fine............

    Ups feels you should not have them, keep them covered til you are in, then let them fly as long as not offensive, to anyone, which will be hard.
    Depends on the mgmt, some dont care, others make the guys wear socks to their genitals to cover them if necessary. We had one driver who had a tribal insignia, and had to wear his sock to his knee to cover it.
     
  14. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    Re: How does UPS feel about tattoos??

    exactly my thoughts. :thumbup1:
     
  15. Hangingon

    Hangingon New Member

    So it's starting up again. In our PCM they handed out a paper and told everyone to list every tattoo they had where it was and what it was, visible or not. They said it was a directive from Corporate.

    Isn't that an invasion of privacy if it is not visible? Our steward just shrugged when we asked him.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    HAHAHhahahhahhaa!!!!! I DO hope you're kidding!

    I posted their new guidelines poster which includes tattoo guidelines here.
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    It's only an invasion of privacy if someone asks to see them.

    You work for a company that has an image to try to maintain. These are the types of things that seem ridiculous to fight.

    You probably feel as though drug testing is an invasion of privacy too, right?

    What about driving records; those should be held private too?
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Random drug testing, absolutely I consider that a violation of privacy. If you have legitimate reasons to suspect that someone is using on the job that's a different story.
    Driving record is different, that's a regulated privilege granted by the state and obviously if you are going to be driving a company vehicle for a living then your employer has a right to know if you're a problem driver.
    Until I see some corroboration I have a hard time believing the OP about filling out a tattoo form, that seems awfully excessive. If the company can't see it, they don't need to know about it.
     
  19. 10damon

    10damon New Member

    Im with Jonesy on this one
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    After you fill out the tattoo form, you are required to strip so they can photograph each tattoo. This photographic documentation is available for the management team to view in your Pittsburg.