Took Package Car Keys Home

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mrbrownstone, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    When I got home this evening I realized I still had my package car key. Is this grounds for getting in trouble tomorrow. I live almost 40 min from my center so there is no way and probably no point in taking them back tonight.

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  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    No you are fine they have spares , just make sure you bring them back tomorrow
     
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  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I took them home on a Friday before my vacation once. Whoops. Lol. O well. It happens all the time. Don't sweat it.
     
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  4. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    If worse comes to worse mechanic can just change out the ignition. But they have spares. Usually in a black box somewhere in the cab.
     
  5. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    Just be ready to drive the biggest P.O.S. struggle-buggy in your building's fleet tomorrow. That's what our carwash guys do to us when we take the keys home.
     
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  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I wish we had that option. Used to go to the spare key box and if we did not have a spare shop would change the key lock. Takes like 5 minutes. With the new FOBs and no spare FOB and no spare key the shop can still change the key lock and make it go. A lot of extra work for everyone else.
     
  7. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    You guys still have keys? No fobs?

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  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    worst case scenario is they won't be able to find the spare set. Your package car won't be able to be moved, fueled or washed. Someone will have to push it out of the way to put the lineup in. Your ears will spontaneously burst into flames from the people talking about the :censored2: who took their keys home. Like someone said, you'll probably get the spare with the bad clutch for tomorrow, but they will get over it. How did you get the keys with a big brass disc on them past our ever vigilant security guards?
     
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  9. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    I know there are spare keys in my lock box. I just hope they figured out the code. The code is actually not my center code it has the code for another center in my building that it used to belong to.

    Lol the vigilant security at my center doesn't bother drivers at all. They won't stop you from just walking out. They only seem to go after hub employees.

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  10. Do an on call, let them pick up your keys!...lol
     
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  11. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    Lol that would be great except the hub that delivers to my house is in a different location then the hub I work at.

    Oh well, I will be there in the morning anyway.

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  12. Atleast this isn't the olden days...when we had real keys. How many old timers,left them on a shelf? Atleast once or twice?
     
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  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Locked mine in the back once. 30 minute drive for the mechanic to bring me keys. Luckily I was walking distance to a fast food joint.
     
  14. Atleast In the old trucks, you could pry the bulkhead door open. Screwdriver and your clip from your delivery records
    Usually did the trick!
     
  15. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I can remember going to lunch and closing the bulkhead door(hadnt been closed all day) and when i got back from lunch the Bulk Head Door key wouldnt work. I did my best sell to my on car that it HAD been working all day ,until then! We both laughed it off when he brought me a spare key.............do something like that today and the Telemactics machine would explode
     
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    an old timer who actually locked their bulkhead? most drivers back then had the door pegged with a folded up delivery notice. I noticed the other day I still had one of those big stainless bankers clips from the old delivery records in the bottom of my feeder bag.
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The old wooden bulkhead doors had :censored2: in them. A driver here locked the keys in the back. Just happened to be in front of a sporting goods store. Borrowed a fishing pole and hooked the keys.
     
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  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Anytime I have gone home and realized I had my keys still I call in an let the nighttime OMS know so he could pass the word onto carwash so that they can get the spare. no big deal.
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Before the stupid fobs, I just carried a spare set in my pocket.


    Now that I think about it, somewhere along the line, I ended up with a master key that fit every bulkhead and rear door lock in our fleet. I am pretty sure I still have it someplace.
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I never had any trouble losing keys----------they were always in the ignition.
     
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