Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by menotyou, Jan 4, 2011.
Has anyone else had their thermostat locked by plant engineering and set at 45 degrees?
My hub doesn't have a thermostat, I guess the offices do, but that's not really helpful for the hourlies.
We don't have a thermostat. Its been in the 20's all week. Bay doors open everywhere. If its cold outside, its cold inside.
I bet the plant engineering department area is set a lot higher than 45 degrees...
45 would be considered tropical at my old center in the winter----------------unless you were in the office.
Sad, but true.
What is truly sad is the person that you quoted has been retired for quite some time. He is unable to move on to the next phase of his life.
put on a hat, a coat, and gloves you will be warm. not a driver but just think of all the drivers and air dock workers that have to get out in the stuff everyday.
Employees in those positions expect to be out in the cold--there is no reason inside employees should have to work in a 45 degree hub.
Were the little people. They could give two s about us not being comfortable.
That's not very nice Dave.
He's having brain freezes from being too close to Canada!!
It just shows what a classy guy old Upchuck must be in person. Is it any wonder he admits he don't have any friends at work. I bet his own kids don't really like him.
OK, back in the dinosaur time......when UPS started out West, UPS did not have it's own place right away and rented a space from a gas station in Idaho Falls. The sort was out back, outside and temps. dipped to -31 (actual, not wind chill). The guys with stashes had them frozen solid to their faces. Those rollers were really cold and you sure didn't want to put your tongue on them or you'd end up like the kid in Christmas Story.
Old story, old times.........but 45 degrees inside a building is too cold today!
That isn't very nice.
45 that is a heat wave I drive around all day with my passenger side door open unless the temp goes below 25. I find it a waste of time opening and shutting the door especially when the latch doesn't operate correctly.
Hey we have these guys called "mechanics" and if you fill out your DVIR they can, and will, fix that for you because that's a safety issue.
45 degrees is what the thermostat is set at. That isnt what the actual temperature in the building is.. Just a couple of weeks ago when we were in a deep freeze the water pipes in our building burst. Ive been there almost 22 years and have never seen that happen
After measuring thousands of worker's body temps IE concluded 45 to be the optimum air temp for maximum production. As with all IE numbers, it is cast in stone and cannot be changed.
If they kept they building at 60 degrees like OSHA has said they should, those pipes wouldn't have frozen. You can't put a price on stupid. Winter is here. Living close to Canada can get extremely cold.
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