twin hill vs riverside

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yeldarb, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    Has anyone noticed the poor quality of the new uniforms? I have Riverside clothes that is 5 years old and still in good condition, and I ordered some new pants, which have ripped out after the first or second time wearimg them, along with a ripped belt loop and button that popped off the front of the pants. Obviously UPS is saving money with Twin Hill in the short term, but over time will probably wind up costing more money, since the clothes dont last.
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Riverside made a much better uniform than Cintas or Twin Hill. We used to get our Riversides orders the next day by ground, if the OMS would fax the order in the morning. I ordered a couple pairs of shorts over a week ago and I am still waiting on them. I did buy 7 pairs of the ankle socks made by Rockport that Twin Hills sells for a slightly cheaper price than Cintas. So far they are holding out well.
     
  3. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    This subject has come up here a couple months ago. Along with what has already been said, I would like to add that the sizes are off---of course, running too small
    :sad-little:
     
  4. filthpig

    filthpig Active Member

    The fact that UPS put Americans out of work by buying (inferior) uniforms from China burns me more than anything.
     
  5. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    i jst orderd new uniforms this week ill keep you advised thanks for the heads up i thought it was just my weight gain that made those uniforms bad.:surprised:
     
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I went through my shorts last year before I put them away for the winter and replaced all the worn/ripped shorts and shirts. This week it finally got warm enough to wear them. Not sized correctly and the buttons rip off very easily.

    I am not impressed.

    TB
     
  7. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    Someone complains about the uniforms on here at least once a month. We need a sticky poll. We need to print it out and post it in every center.
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    What would fix the problem is if the bean-counter who decided to order this Chinese crap had to wear it himself for a few months. I think he would be making some different choices as a result.
     
  9. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    I doubt it...........what will be interesting is to see what this will cost the company in the long term. Of course, if they're going to ration uniforms, that cost may be hidden for a while.

    My first set of uniforms (way back when) lasted at least 8 years. Granted they were in need of replacement (starting to wear thru in places, tears in the short sleeves, etc.), but boy were they comfortable. Good old American quality. An attribute that has given way to quantity.

    It's not that these foreign countries are incapable of quality. But why should they waste their time and money on that when the good old USA will buy anything they produce as long as it's a dime cheaper than they can get it here?
     
  10. Average at Best

    Average at Best New Member

    When would said bean-counter ever have a chance to wear these horrible uniforms? Our controller and finance manager manage to get themselves out of every on-road situation that comes up - supposed to visit customers with the driver, ride with a driver on perfect safety monday, etc. Wearing browns is beneath them.

    And as for the sizing of Cintas uniforms - I've said it before, and I'll say it again - it's not just that they seem to run on the small side. They are also oddly disproportionate. I ordered some long-sleeved shirts where the tail is almost to my knees but the sleeves are hitting between my wrist and elbow. A new three-fourths sleeve shirtdress, if you will.
     
  11. IWorkAsDirected

    IWorkAsDirected Outa browns on 04/30/09


    That really bothers me also, I try to buy American whenever possible, and it just seems like I'm a union traitor wearing a uniform made in China.
     
  12. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    I'm sure because Twin Hill is owned by the Men's Warehouse has a lot to do with it.

    Anyone else having to bend over and kiss the Men's Warehouse ass lately? On Saturdays the MW gets Saturday EAM's. The packages have to be attempted between 8:30 and 9:00. If they aren't there a second attempt must be made within one hour of the commit time. This is the only place this absolutely has to be done.

    I'm not sure if this applies to the weekdays. But I have never seen or had an EAM for the MW during the week.
     
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I've had EAMs during the week for them. We have an 8 AM commit time and have to make two attempts. They don't open till 10, so I bring them back to the building.:bored:
     
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't the last contract have verbage about uniforms being
    union made or american made?

    And on the other hand, why cannot the union do something about this, you could stretch
    and say unfit working conditions.

    I must say I like my FedEx pants/shorts better than I liked my UPS pants/shorts..
    I don't know how I lived without the cargo type pockets on the legs.
     
  15. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I had summer uniform shirts that lasted over 15 years. The UPS shield was embroidered in gold thread above the left pocket. Talk about comfortable and cost effective too.
     
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I was more than willing to sew buttons back on or do minor repairs to my American-made Riverside uniforms. They would last for several years and were worth keeping.
    Since UPS has made a business decision to buy cheap Chinese crap...I'm done with all that. When a button falls off...I toss the shirt out and order a new one. If enough drivers do this, and hold the company accountable to the contract language, perhaps the expense of constant replacement will force UPS to reevaluate its decision.
     
  17. pawabrownboy

    pawabrownboy New Member

    Ya, the uniforms sure do become a problem when you "bend at the knees" instead of using your back, and your crotch area rips when you set the box down. I've gone through 3 pairs of pants in 6 months. I'm sure the situation will get taken care of in a timely manner. Cant wait til shorts season so I can wear my riverside shorts.
     
  18. PackageDonkey

    PackageDonkey Box Delivery Man

    Ya, thats happened to me too. I'm just glad nobody noticed. Lucky I was near my house so I could change my pants. I had a pretty noticable rip in my pants.
     
  19. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Brand new twinhills 3 pm shorts ripped in crotch new shirt put it on had hole in left pocket pen went right thru it they are bad clothes. no joke.
     
  20. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    Does anyone remember when we had Van Heusen shirts? They were great shirts. I kept my last 3 just for the sake of keeping them. I went through some boxes at our center after christmas to get something to trade in.:thumbsup: