UPS Socks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Coconut225, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Coconut225

    Coconut225 New Member

    Has anyone else had any issues with the UPS socks? I literally had one tear that was brand new putting it on the first time. For what we pay they should be better.
     
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Did you order the right size... I'm going go a year with the 6 pair that I got..

    https://www.twinhill.com/gensite/index.jsp?thClient=upscatalog
     
  3. stepitup

    stepitup Member

    The UPS socks we are supposed to purchase through Twin Hills are far too large for my feet...these are what I buy, I love 'em, the "diabetic" description means no tight binding at the top and no large bulky seams in the toe. They help wick moisture too. Better sock for a better price. The color matches our uniforms perfectly. Received them in three days.

    Sole Pleasers Brown Diabetic Quarter Socks

    They come in women's and men's.
     
  4. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Twinhill is the place to go. Have had mine 6 months with no color fade or holes in the toes. Course a bi-weekly pedicure helps on the whole hole thing ! Buy the 6 pack.
     
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Rather than spend my hard earned money on crappy, made in China socks, I just cut the bottoms out of mine when they are threadbare and wear white cotton socks underneath them. I would be more than happy to spend $5 or $6 on a pair of quality, American-made socks but since that isnt an option I will just keep on wearing my 15 yr old "ankle bands" with the old logo that have faded from brown to dull grey. I even have a pair of the original "gold stripers" from the early 90's...when shorts first became available...that I wear from time to time.
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I remember being asked by a customer who noticed the gold bands around the top of those socks if "my socks were being held up by rubberbands". And she was serious.
     
  7. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I just tried ordering socks from Twinhill !!!
    HIGHWAY ROBBERY

    We work for the "best shipping company", and they are going to charge me 10 bucks to ship a 6-pack of ankle socks UPS ground F U

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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I buy used pairs online.
     
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I do this also.
     
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Socks supplied by UPS for free was one of our contract proposals. Think how cheesy they will be when the employer has to buy them.
     
  11. jaker

    jaker trolling

    My sup said to me why are you out of uniform , I said for what because you are wearing black socks I said I will buy some ups ones when ups gets me some new uniforms that don't have holes in them , That was some months ago
    Have not heard anything since
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    If your uniforms have holes in them, they are no longer "suitable" and the company is obligated per the contract to replace them.

    Instead of wearing them, discard them. Continue informing your management on a daily basis that you are almost out of wearable uniforms and that you will soon be reporting to work in street clothes and clocking in anyway to receive your guranteed 8 hours. Force the issue, dont complain about it.
    The uniforms exist. They are available. There are warehouses full of them ready to ship. This isnt rocket science people, it is another standard example of UPS greed and stupidity and it will only end when enough people start showing up to work without uniforms and clocking in. We can beat the uniforms out of the company one grievance and one 8 hr gurantee at a time. If this occurs on enough occasions and in enough locations, if enough YouTube videos start popping up showing drivers running routes in street clothes, or if enough daily reports show 8 hrs paid to a driver who was sent home due to not having a uniform...some cubicle-dweller in Atlanta with the requisite level of authority will take notice and write a memo ordering this foolishness to stop.
     
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid


    A reasonable compromise might be to require that the socks be made in the USA instead of China, and of decent quality. We should also be allowed to have them sent to us at the center via UPS "house mail"... the same way that our issue uniform items arrive....rather than being forced to pay full freight for delivery to our homes.

    I'm fine with paying for my own socks. My complaint is with the monopoly that Twin Hill has on them, and my lack of choices regarding quality, country of origin and shipping options.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    +1
     
  15. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member


    That's not right, you wont have to break a toe, it will probably just fall off.
     
  16. phoophiter

    phoophiter New Member

    No, but I rip out the crotch of my UPS pants and shorts usually on the first day.