Visable tattoos

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by jjrhea, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. jjrhea

    jjrhea New Member

    A lady at our center is being forced to wear pants in ninety degree plus weather all for a tattoo on her calf. Is there anyone out there that have run into this at their center? If so, what was the outcome?
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Actors makeup would cover it up. If she's inside, they have no right.
  3. jjrhea

    jjrhea New Member

    She's not. She's out on the road. Not even an neoprene sleeve was acceptable. Time for work. Thanks for your thoughts.
  4. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    UPS has the right to enforce reasonable appearance standards.

    In our area, the standard has been that "if the tattoo is not offensive and was present when the employer hired/promoted the employee to the driving position then it does not need to be covered up." Speak with your business agent to see how the standard has been applied in your local.

    It might seem counter-intuitive, but wearing long pants and long sleeves can actually be cooler if you are working in the sun. However, a breathable fabric such as cotton is much preferred over polyester. Perhaps she can approach her doctor for a medical prescription for cotton fabric uniforms.
  5. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    i have the declaration of independence tattooed on my arms,and the constitution down my leg and calf,its my "right" to share it.btw,after a few weeks of cola increase i will be getting a "hangover face tattoo"or the gettysburg address on my back,,,i cant decide.
  6. Thomas Aiden

    Thomas Aiden New Member

    Tatoo on my calf since day 1 sixteen years ago. I have never been allowed to wear shorts, neither will she.
  7. kurtkampy

    kurtkampy New Member

    In Wisconsin they use to be able to wear ace bandages, but now there are a lot of drivers with long pants and long sleeves.
  8. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Tatoos have to be covered here as well. The neoprene covers do the job. They are allowed here. As long as it's covered, I am not aware of what the contract language or UPS uniform language actually says though.
  9. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Some guys here will wear long pants to work and change into shorts on the road. Most sups don't care.
  10. uber

    uber Guest

    There's a feeder driver at my hub that has a huge neck tattoo.
  11. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Why would anyone have a tattoo of a neck? I would much prefer Woody Woodpecker chomping on a cigar!
  12. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    That's awesome.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Maybe he likes giraffes.
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My mother has a tatoo that says 'brownmonster'.
  15. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    ...but no-one can see it under all that fur!
  16. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    blacklight tatttoos company will never know you have them.
  17. PullmanPalace

    PullmanPalace New Member

  18. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    Our center manager has sleeves and regularly rolls up his shirt sleeves. Even before he came in, we have many drivers with visible tats and don't think anyone has heard anything about it.
  19. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Put the beer down and try this one again.
  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    At least he didn't roll up his tats!