Whites Creek Pike - Nashville, TN - Beer and Drugs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Laynesplace, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Laynesplace

    Laynesplace New Member

    This is my first post, and a very frustrating issue.

    I work at the White Creek Pike hub in Nashville. While sorting this morning one of the guys working beside me was complaining about how hard sorting is and that he couldn't keep up. He wreaked of weed. He was late coming back from break and one of the managers told him, "Man, your odor is pretty stout and you are late from break." Guy replies, "Man I had to put my weed in my car. It was weighing me down"

    So not only was the guy smoking weed on his break, but carry it in his pocket.

    Why would they not fire this guy? He is slow and complains about how hard the work is, and obviously impaired while at work. He use to be an unloader and he complained so much they moved him to a sorter.

    Does anyone think this guy and others like him are a safety issue to himself and others?

    Previously the same manager said something to a guy about smelling like a brewery. Dude actually told the manager he had gotten drunk in the hub parking lot before coming to work.

    I understand there are many people at these hubs that drink and do drugs, but when a manager calls them out on it, and it is obvious they are impaired.....are we that desperate for workers that we need workers like these two guys.

    This has happened on numerous occasions. Looking forward to hearing replies.

    Thanks.....
     
  2. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    I work at the Creek , first I ever heard of any of those types of shenanigans.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My building has had several employees terminated for both drugs and alcohol use. Usually a word to wise is enough but when guys come to work falling down drunk it is too late.
     
  4. Bren_dan

    Bren_dan New Member

    A lot of the guys I work with recreationally smoke weed. I don't really care. I sort of thought that was the norm when I started working here about two years ago, because people would come in stoned or come back from break smelling like reefer. But it never seemed to effect their production. I asked one of my fellow employees about all the weed around the warehouse, and his response was, "didn't you know what UPS stood for? You work for the United Pot Smokers buddy."

    So maybe my hub is an exception. But that kind of behavior certainly wouldn't raise an eyebrow around here.

    I don't think weed's the issue anyways, I think you're just dealing with a lazy individual who isn't that good at his job.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Sure...a co-worker being drunk or stoned on the clock isn't the issue...till someone get injured because he does something stupid.
     
  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Whats almost as bad as well are Customers that reek of weed so bad it leaves a lingering odor on you.
     
  7. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    Clean hairy, try not to go inside and hang out with them for so long!
     
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  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    On two occasions I have approached a residence to make a delivery, smelled weed, and heard someone taking a bong hit thru an open window.

    What I did...was to walk silently up to the door, listen carefully, and wait for the exact moment that they pulled their thumb off of the carb hole in the bong and had maximum lung expansion. At that precise moment I pounded on the door and barked out "UPS!" in a deep loud voice in order to scare the hell out of them and get them to start coughing uncontrollably.When they were finally able to answer the door, their eyes would be red and watering and snot would be running down their noses and they would still be coughing and gagging a little. I would then smile, get a signature, and politely say "have a nice day" as I walked back to the truck.
     
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  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Was he still breathing?
     
  10. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    I'm surprised he's the only guy to bitch and moan at your hub. The guys I hear constantly muttering to themselves I stay away from. There are plenty of them in my hub. The world is out to get them. And they always seem to get along together. If you hang out with five miserable workers, chances are you're the fifth guy.
     
  11. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Is the creek hiring?
     
  12. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Yes , they are hiring as always .
     
  13. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Aren't you guys glad us mechanics are subject to random testing?:biggrin:
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We lost a package car mechanic to random testing. Lost a PE mechanic (guys who fix the belts) for being under the influence of alcohol on duty. Yeah, climbing ladders and working on 480 volts equipment drunk.
     
  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

  17. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Ours aren't. Sounds like they are signaling you out.
     
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  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All of our mechanics have to be CDL certified and subject to random testing.
     
  19. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Class A with doubles and tanks. Gave up the hazmat endorsement. Tack on the M3 endorsement and my license cost $110 to renew.