Water and fruit

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by splozi, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. splozi

    splozi Guest

    It has been Summer here lately without it being Summer yet.
    I'm talking 84 degrees at 3am, with high humidity levels.

    Management has been buying bottled water and fruit (bananas, apples, oranges) for the preload shift and setting it out on a table before break time. I even saw an on-car sup walking in with a batch of stuff toward the end of the sort, so I guess they're doing it for drivers too. This happens only for mornings when it's in the 80's.

    Except today it was 72 with lower humidity and they still gave out bottled water (each belt got a box of water).

    I was kind of surprised by this. Management... buying stuff for its employees?
    Doesn't seem like something that happens based on how people here talk about management.

    Does this happen at any of the centers you guys work at?
     
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Not often,only on the disgustingly hot days.Most people forget to stay hydrated enough.
    If they don't have lots of cold water to drink,a lot of people will become useless.
    Then they have to do the work.
    It's not like they are buying lunch,it's a necessity.
    Where are you splozi?
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012
  3. splozi

    splozi Guest

    When we don't have any injuries for a certain period of time, management provides hamburgers and hotdogs for preload after the sort. I think we got that about 5 times over the past year.
     
  4. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I eat at home,I don't need ups to pretend they care.Maybe you are lucky,and have sups with realistic expectations,ours are just puppets moving around on invisible strings.
    You still never said where you are from...no details just a State would be OK.
    I'm in Toronto and it was really humid yesterday.
     
  5. splozi

    splozi Guest

    I live in a red state in the central part of the country.
     
  6. uber

    uber Guest

    Company credit card. Don't think its coming out of their pocket.
     
  7. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Of course not.
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Don't be so sure. That's not always the case.
     
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    90 here in Georgia and already had one driver suffer heat exhaustion today. A box of 2.99 water for an entire belt is called insurance, another thing they can say they did when someone gets heat exhaustion because they were loading a trailer with temps in the low 100's and offer you one 500 ml bottle water. Don't kid yourself, keep hydrated for you, not them. If you keel over in the back of the trailer all the money in the world ain't gunna help you.
     
  10. splozi

    splozi Guest

    I drink anywhere from 1-2+ liters of water over the 4.5-hour shift. Personally, I don't see how you can NOT drink water. It just feels so good, and you get to take a break for a few seconds that they can't yell at you about.
     
  11. klolx

    klolx New Member

    I dont even have the time to drink
     
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If you don't have time to drink you'll be one of the first casualties of summer. That's like saying you don't have time to be safe and take care of yourself.
     
  13. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Why so vague?
    Are you afraid of something?
    Is a red state one that has more walmarts?
    Lets guess...you live in Nebraska...right?
     
  14. splozi

    splozi Guest

    I'm in Oklahoma.

    A red state would be one that typically votes Republican. And yes, there are a lot of Wal-Marts. In fact, that's where management buys the fruit/water.
     
  15. uber

    uber Guest

    Haha, thats what they want you to think. Its actually overgoods.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our safety chair goes to Sam's Club to get the water and fruit.
     
  17. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Don't you people know this is the "summer of love"?
    With contract negotiations starting up you will see a significant increase in these kind of activities.
    Watch and see, count how many grill outs and pizza party's there are.
    Then vote NO anyway.

    It's hot every summer.
    Why does management now understand?
    I just told you.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    In Feeders on really hot days, they'll have bottled water for the shifter drivers.

    In Package, they'll have water when you come in at night (too late), occasionally in the morning before you go out.
     
  19. splozi

    splozi Guest

    What exactly are we supposed to vote no on? What if the negotiated changes are for the better? Are we still to vote no? Yeah, stick it to the man!
     
  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Yea, you're probably right.
    I'm sure it will be a super contract offer.