Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by burnedbeyond, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. burnedbeyond

    burnedbeyond New Member

    hey all!

    i'm thinking of moving and applying to a hub but had a question maybe some of you could answer for me. i've been working at fedex for almost a year now and enjoy it for the most part. the location in the area i'm thinking of moving to only runs two shifts that would not be cohesive with working two jobs. i've been interested in ups for some time now (worked seasonal a few years back before starting fedex). there's a ton of people at my center with tattoos and it's not a big deal. what's ups' stance on hiring people to work on the inside with visible tattoos? also, what about the other handlers on the inside view's? i know that i'll most likely never be able to be a driver with them and that's ok. rules are rules.

    thanks guys!!
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    No problems with tats on the inside. We have one Cover Driver that is getting his removed by laser now. He used to have the outlines of flames on his legs and arms, we call him "Flamethrower". I guess we will have to rename him after a few more treatments.
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You could be all tattooed up like a NBA basketball player on the Denver Nuggets and you would fit right in no problem.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I have come to the conclusion that the tatoo policy varies by location there are serval people in my building with numerous visible tatoos showing and nothing has ever been said.
  6. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Yet another FDX Mole....I'm telling you all that they are here and you need to be careful what you say.
  7. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker Trucking is I

  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I'm a driver at UPS and all my tats are non-visible in uniform. There are several drivers in my center with lower-arm/ lower-leg tats clearly visible and it's not much of an issue, but that's my center. From what others have said, it's an issue in other centers/ other parts of the country.

    As far as non-driver inside work goes, tattoo away.
  9. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    This is the #1 reason why I have never got a tatoo. My tastes have changed over the years. Even if you get one in your mid 30's, are you still going to like it at 45? I guess things like kids names or relatives would work for me. Other than that, I'm not sure.

    As for tatoos at UPS, I see a handful or two of drivers with them visible through the uniform. Heck, we have one with a tatoo on his head and its allowed. I guess he can hide it by growing his hair in so maybe its the best place to get one? ha ha
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    As long as you're not tatted like the YAKUZA, you shouldn't have a problem.:wink2:


  11. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    They are strict in my building on tattoos. We have one guy who wears pants and long sleeves all year as a result of his tattoos. I have tattoos on my legs, so I'm in pants year round. It doesn't bother me much. I never wore the UPS shorts to start with.
  12. burnedbeyond

    burnedbeyond New Member

    thanks so much for the replies, guys!! very much appreciated! you've eased my mind.
  13. burnedbeyond

    burnedbeyond New Member

  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    We have an air exception driver that does his own tattoos and is tattooed like the yakuza . . . on one side.

    Our old CMs never paid much attention to it. A year or so ago though they came around and took pictures of any drivers with visable tats and told everyone that if you get more you will have to cover them up. I wear tuck in long sleeve shirts no matter the time of year. I think it looks more professional. Everytime I order pants I never get them though. I didn't order them at first.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  16. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    careful why?
  17. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Get one on your forehead that reads: " I am a dork".
  18. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    LOL, that would make sense!
  19. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Did they pose? I think the one finger salute would have been appropriate. A la LiLo.
  20. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    I always wondered if you got a UPS shield tattoo and made it visible, would they really have the galls to say that it could be offensive to the public and needs to be covered up? In which case I'd be wearing comfy jeans and a t-shirt to work until all the shields were taken off the browns ;) On the other hands, knowing UPS, they'd likely just sue me :(