UPS Drivers Describe Unsafe Culture of Fear

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

  2. johnny_hotdog

    johnny_hotdog Member

    Wow! That is some crazy stuff but honestly doesnt surprise me all that much.
  3. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    I'm stunned :/
  4. jaker

    jaker trolling

    That whole story seam to cover PT to feeder guys complaints
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Damn, I thought my building was bad. Our managers straighten up when we start talking about feeling unsafe.
  6. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Have never seen anything like that in my years. Especially nowadays with "safety" being on the forefront. I can see it happening though getting the wrong person in charge.
  7. Edd Orion

    Edd Orion Member

    Work safe, until it gets in the way of production
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  8. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    Wow, that's disgraceful
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    More crying than a Cankles Clinton rally...

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  10. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    Seems like something out of the national inquirer(sp)..... Is this website legit?
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  11. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    It must be everyday when leaving the building I follow another PC and notice his brake lights don't work. When checking during the pre trip the lights work cuz we force the pedal down but while driving only a little pressure is used to slow the vehicle. Ive been thinking how dangerous this is, especially where I live where everyone is in a hurry home and tailgate constantly.

    It seems like everything these guys are saying is commonplace at UPS, we all deal with it, they just found a way to outnit into words and on paper.
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That's amazing they were able to get 34 people to put their necks out like that. Much respect.
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  13. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    If their is a case number then the lawsuit is real.
  14. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Reasons like this is why every employee needs to grieve every instance of harassment and retaliation. You never know when it might come in handy after tons of people from your hub are tired of it and get attorneys involved

    I'm not gonna lie the retaliation used to scare me from filing greviences. now I'm a bit older and smarter. all that any perceived retaliation gets my management team is more greviences. My paper trail is already as long as i95.
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  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Is this UPS freight? Sounds like a freight operation
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  16. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    I have seen most of these complaints over the years. however it was never pervasive. the armed guard thing we never saw.

    some of the complaints sound like very isolated cases. perhaps one instance from a bad supe. maybe they were trying to "pad" their case. maybe this will stop all the short cuts they try to take.

    I spoke to the DOT at the scales several years ago and they said they used to cut UPS a lot of slack by not doing as many inspections and such but he said they don't that anymore as UPS started taking advantage of it.
  17. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Wow, they should consider joining a union.
  18. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

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  19. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    No amount of intimidation will ever make me speed up a pre-trip. You have to know what is covered in DOT pre-trip. I usually get the guideline book, called the Green Book. It has all DOT regulations. Know the DOT required items, and stand your ground. If someone tries rushing you, just ask them, "Which part of the Federal DOT pre-trip are you instructing me to skip?" It will be the last you hear of them rushing your during a pre-trip, or, for that matter, instructions to drive when some kind of equipment is broke.

    This kind of stuff never gets past the first time it happens, if ever. Our suits know better. Our problem, is we have an ever growing number of feeder drivers who just don't concern themselves with proper pre-trips, because they are in such a hurry. And not because management pushes them...they only do it out of sheer stupidity.
  20. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    The people filing this lawsuit better be able to document all of these charges. If you have 34 people who can
    testify and prove all these charges are true, UPS has a big problem. But how much is talk and how much is walk.