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UPS appearance standards?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by danny_379, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. danny_379

    danny_379 New Member

    It's gonna be hard for me to comply with the UPS appearance standards. I'm that type of guy who has facial hair that grows very fast and hates shaving frequently. I break out easily too while doing it. :knockedout: Will UPS get on my butt if my facial hair is like sandpaper? You know like 3 days after shaving? Is this policy strictly enforced?
  2. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Yep.... pretty strict.... the only chance is to get a doctor's note saying you can only shave so often; and even then you are going to be in for a fight. Or convert to a religion that requires a beard
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    As long as you work an inside job, you will have no problem. If you want to work as a driver dealing with the public, you have to decide if you want the paycheck or like your whiskers better........
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter if you hate shaving frequently, UPS don't a care. Your best bet is to go to a dermatologist and have them note that you havepsuedofolliculitis barbae (showing that you break out in a rash after you shave). They will still send you to their doctor and try to have them give you medicine to reduce the rash, and if THAT doesn't work then they'll allow you to have a beard. However, there are only two drivers in our whole hub (both of whom are in my center) who have them. It is difficult to be allowed to have one
  5. j100701d

    j100701d New Member

    In Vegas drivers have goatees.
  6. danny_379

    danny_379 New Member

    I don't really get rashes, but I do get cuts easily.
  7. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    what happens in vegas....well you know
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I don't shave on the dadily mainly because i breakout easily from it which in turn causes me to cut myself in turn making it look worse. I shave Monday, Wednesday and Friday and no more. Nothing is said. But I'm also of Irish descent and we're not exactly known for our flourishing facial hair. No one has ever said a word to me about having a day or two worth of growth.
  9. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member


    :happy-very: Yes they will, and should.
    I remember so well back in the 70's, in a redneck bar on Telephone Road in Houston, Tx., a 6'3'', 220lb man asked me why I cultivated on my face that which grew wild on his butt,
    that is when the fight started.
    UPS pays me over $80,000.00 a year to be clean shaven and I gladly shave everyday.


  10. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Really?
    Never heard that before.
    My Grandmother, on my mothers side, was born in Waterville, in county Kerry.
    My great, great Grand Father, on my fathers side, was born in the Antrim Region of northern Ireland.
    My facial hair grows at least a 16th a day.
    Ergo, I shave daily.
  11. Taco

    Taco Member

    You're doing it wrong :P
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain. I shave the night before then again before i go into work in the morning. Its not as bad the second time (before work) because the hair isn't as long.
  13. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    We have had drivers sent home for not shaving.
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If I end up having 5 o-clock shadow (at 5am) and it`s noticed I just tell them I was clean shaven when I started work, maybe you shouldn`t work me so many hours.
  15. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Invest in a electric razor. They do not cut as close. I also have sensitive skin and since using a electric razor I don't have any issues. It's also faster and easier.

    Make sure you maintain the foil and clean the razor after each use.
  16. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    If this was the case in my center, 1/2 the drivers would come in without shaving.
  17. over9five

    over9five Senior Member

    I am a big believer in appearance standards. Right now, every day in CHEMA, you will see Feeder drivers wearing t-shirts. I hate this, and I don't understand why management allows this. Some CHEMA Feeder drivers should not be allowed on the road based solely on the image they are projecting to the public.

    I may mention this again. I am Over9five. People know me. I have power.
  18. bumped

    bumped Active Member

    Being a satellite driver you should get by shaving once a week and wearing sandals everyday.
  19. danny_379

    danny_379 New Member

    I'm gonna have to get a doctor's note. Their policy is ridiculous! I just shaved last Sunday and some guy from the HR department said my stubble today is not acceptable! The thing is, I have razor bumps on my chin and and some redness on my neck so I really don't wanna shave today because it will make it worse!
  20. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    Men or women?
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