Anything in the contract about unsafe work environment?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigBrown609, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. BigBrown609

    BigBrown609 Member

    Luckily for me I wasn't at work today but right in one of the neighborhoods I deliver in a cop shot and killed an unarmed teenager. The shootings are normal in this city but I'm afraid of the fallout since it was a cop shooting an unarmed teenager. I'll be there tomorrow. Is there anything in the contract about not having to work in such a volatile area? Unsafe conditions or anything? I have a family I'd like to go home to
  2. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    Whenever I hear gun shots I call my center manager and tell him I'm done with that particular area for the day, how should I sheet the remaining stops?

    It's only happened a few times but still... once they start shooting they've lost their UPS priveleges for the day.
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Ever have police barricades blocking off streets so you can't even get to some areas to deliver even if you wanted to?
  4. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    Yep, unfortunately on those days I have to swing back around in the evening.

    I do my hood stops early for a reason.
  5. undies

    undies Active Member

    If you genuinely do not feel safe, speak up and let your management team know.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Someone still has to do the deliveries. Maybe your management team can arrange for the deliveries to be made in daylight hours. I guess I am fortunate that even the worst parts of my city isn't all that bad. Certainly not life threatening.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I don't even have a trailer hood, let alone a hood.
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I have trailers but no hood
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    But they need their flat screen tvs delievered so they can watch daytime tv in between crack hits...
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  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Man, you guys deliver in some real craptastic areas. I'm not sure I would be a driver if I had routes like Tooner.
  11. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    We all know all they need is another crack hit, and they very well could shoot the ups man to finance said crack hits with all the loot...
    Gimme da loot, gimmeeee da loot!!!!