Broken mirror in bldg?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Climbingtheladder, May 17, 2014.

  1. I'm a qualified TCD and sat air driver. After sat run backing into parking spot that was tight! Prob 4 -5 inches clearance on either side I pushed my mirrors forward instead of pulled in . As I was backing up my angle was close and it pinched the mirror and cracked the glass portion of the smaller convex mirror. In a hub where new drivers get DQ for hitting a pkg car pulling out in the morning ( granted sup was in the passenger seat with them) kind of got me slightly worried they will try to pull some management BS and do the same to me. I know a mirror isn't a hugedeal and sup Said just don't worry about it still kind of worried it will be a different story if it falls into the wrong ears. What do you guys think?
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have broke lots of mirrors. Tell them what happened and hopefully the boss says to write it up on the DVIR and that will be the end of it.
  3. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Since you already informed a supervisor, just write replace mirror on the DVIR.
  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Mirrors have been known to break while they are being adjusted.
    Dry rot, I suppose.
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    There are a lot of clumsy thumbs around mirrors.
  6. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I have a box full of mirrors in my satellite center that somehow migrated up to me from my old center. If I break one I just become a mechanic for a few minutes upon returning to the building. If you really need one I guess I can list one on ebay.
  7. mdnj88

    mdnj88 Active Member

    I broke the truck next to mine last week right in front of center manager. I thought he was gonna kill me but he used his keys to take one off a truck that wasn't being used and we fixed it together. He said were all good. I owe him one.
  8. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    1st post after realizing I drunkenly registered many months ago...
  9. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    Put it on lunch, and immediately drive it on over to automotive for a chat.
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Mirrors break all the time, as does glass. I have had both side windows replaced and a few windshields.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    They are not going to charge you for an accident! I believe a tier 1, costs the center 1600 bucks...............................expensive mirror!
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've broken quite a few mirrors in my 18+ years of driving and have never had to report one to management. Wrote up in DVIR and replaced the next day.
  13. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    You could always say nothing and blame it on the PT Car Washer.

    I wonder how many times Car Washers (let's not kid ourselves, Car Parkers) have been blamed for scratches and broken mirrors. They leave plenty of that yellow fibrous material from the gas pump pylons all over the cars to make them suspect.

    Not saying I've ever done that, just saying that I could. :)

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  14. degill7994

    degill7994 Active Member

    In our center if you break a mirror it's an accident. $2 mirror $1600 accident go figure that's UPS math for you.

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  15. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Exactly! accident...wink wink
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Usually they look the other way over a mirror, they do break easy while "adjusting" them. I broke one with a new division manager once, she decided to charge me with it. She sent two supervisors out to take pictures of the tree branch I hit while driving up a long driveway (1/5 mile)during a thunderstorm. They even measured how long the driveway was to gripe about it. I would have made Circle of Honor two months ago, it cost me.
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Sorry scratch!
  18. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Where I'm from, we call this: :censored2: end of the stick.

    You got robbed, sir.

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  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    And they wonder why I toss their safety crap back on the counter to be disposed of.
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  20. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Its all work your butt off, follow the rules...........and one small error, and your a POS!
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