You can't make this stuff up....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Apparently our center failed some audit or neglected to properly file some meaningless paperwork last year, and to correct that oversight it was necessary this morning for the entire work group to sit thru a 5-minute PCM on....and I swear to God I'm not making this up...."Heat Stroke Awareness".

    Thats right...75 drivers standing there for 5 minutes and listening to a "safety committee" member lecture us about the warning signs of heat exhaustion and the need to stay hydrated on hot days.

    Its January. Its 39 degrees and pouring rain outside. The fog from our breath was visible in the unheated shop where we have our PCM's and everyone was wearing coats and gloves and stocking hats as we listened to this drivel.

    It frightens me that we are actually paying a salary to the genius who would (a) take the time to audit which lectures our center was given last year and (b) decide that paying 75 drivers for 5 minutes apiece at the overtime rate to listen to a heatstroke lecture in January is a prudent fiscal decision.
  2. Prickle

    Prickle New Member

    This is what UPS mgt has become, step on a dollar to pick up a dime!!! I am sure all of the drivers were busy thinking how dumb is this safety meeting instead of listening, but at least someone got to put a check mark on paper.
  3. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Let me be the first to congratulate your management team on their heat stroke results for the week. Obviously refocusing the work group has had the desired effect.

    Doughnut anyone?
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Maybe they did it in January so you would be so shocked that it would be ridiculed and brought up for a long time. Nevermind that giving management to much credit there not that sharp.
  5. worthlessdriver

    worthlessdriver New Member

    We had the same pcm here. They wanted us to sign a log to show that we were there. I also thought it was an odd subject to be talking about in January and then to sign a log, very strange.
  6. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    This was just a reminder to turn your heat off in the cab for 15 mins. every hr. as to not become dehydrated from the dry air. It's also a fuel saving measure for the trucks as we are trying to go green and not burn so many dinosaurs while we're trying to stay warm during our breaks at the end of the day.
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    What's next? A pcm next week on the potential pitfalls that can occur during halloween?
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I long for those dehydration days. It was 0 when I got home! It was below that for the wind chill all day. Our pcm was of course about other accidents and injuries in our district, because of the inclement conditions. OOPS, no it was because we dont do something right.
    No it does not matter that peak is over, and the peak numbers are still stuck in the brain of dispatch. Same number of stops - jumpers, and observations from hell.
    Big brother is here. We can freeze our :censored2: off, but dont forget to grab that handrail, ( even tho, the snow is the same level as the step, )and look at your mirrors ever 5 to 8 seconds...even though you cannot see a thing when you do as they do never wash the trucks..............
    Not complaining but sometimes when you look in the realize the only one who really cares about your safety is YOU. The one trying to make it home every night,,,,the most important stop.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Plus the one on proper nutrition and how it will help us through puberty.
  10. brownelf

    brownelf Member

    we're starting 15 min early Monday for a building evacuation drill, why they do it in the winter when its 10' out is beyond me. Hope we don't have a slip and fall in the parking lot while we're doing the drill.
  11. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    We did our drill a couple days ago. Perhaps they do it around the same time of year per corporate policy, dunno but it only sucks on nights it's raining here.
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Don't worry in July you will get the PCM about frostbite.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I guess because emergencies do not always occur during the summer months.
  14. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Art. 6, Sect. 1, pg. 15, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING!
    If they want a signature, give them your union hall number.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    They are unreal arn't they !! We got hand outs on eating healthy and drinking cautions for watchin the God dam Super Bowl !! I started drinking heavy after the Pats got humilated last week !! where was UPS for me last Sunday ???
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Maybe UPS could have blocked better than the o-line did for Brady.
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Cry me a river you had to drink it up Sunday. Try being from Cleveland and then you will need to drink. You have Brady, Bird, Boggs those damm Redsocks world series teams. F an a three super bowls and like a dozen NBA championships. Plus you have hockey. I've got Jose Mesa Ernest Byner and don't let me forget Labron trader James. Thanks buddy now I'm going to start drinking right now!!!
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You`re only a five hour drive from Chicago. Come on over, we`ll take care of you.
  19. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Come on Cach if I wanted to do something like that I would just be a Steelers fan.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  20. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Tickets to the game tomorrow a'int cheap!

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    2:00 PM Soldier Field in Chicago, IL $325 - $4350