Cell phones and electronic devices in the UPS facility

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mixyo, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    Need some clarification on this. I was always under the impression (or told at some point?) that cell phones/electronics were NOT allowed inside the UPS facility. However I have started noticing other preloaders listening to iPods and part-time sups using personal cell phones. There have even been picture taken from inside package cars posted on this forum. So are cell phones and other electronic devices allowed? What are the restrictions (if any; such as taking pictures)? Consequences?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The answers to your questions would be location specific. A good rule of thumb for PTers would be to leave your cellphones and iPods in your cars. DO NOT take pictures!
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    When I was PT, PTer's were not supposed to bring in any electronics, although now I see the same thing as you. Preloaders jamming out to their hip hop music, on their cell phones and whatever. I would ask your local steward or management member for clarification on the policy before you bring in your electronics. Cell phone cameras are SUPPOSED to be prohibited inside the building, but many drivers in my hub have snapped pics of their "quality" loads, myself included.....just don't go bragging about it.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Good advice. Yes PT sups may have a cell phone and yes they play with them all the time. PT hourlies unless you are driving, NO. Upstate is right, YMMV.
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    as Dave said, it is mostly location dependent. As long as it doesn't become a distraction then it's usually not a problem.
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Our building is a major hub and cell phones and personal electronics are allowed, however you have to go to the LP office and get them registered and put a sticker on the device. inside employees can listen to music on their iPods or phones including ear buds as long as one ear is free.
  7. kevingcp

    kevingcp New Member

    Phones only allowed at break time for us. One earbud in as well.
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    In my hub, you can bring in whatever you want, no stickers required. Every once in a while my center manager will ban ipods for a week if misloads are high...like it makes a difference lol.
  9. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    They are allowed in our center because it is small. I was told the music was part of my miss load problem. Let me take the ear phones out and see how fast I get distracted by others including sups! I have gone a whole day with ear buds in and not plugged up to anything just to see how many talk to me. Was a fun experiment.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our PDS will turn the music off whenever the preload is falling behind.
  11. 100088

    100088 Member

    In our hub we have been allowed radios and then they were taken away, now they are allowing headphones in one ear only. Seems pretty reasonable now and everyone is quite a bit happier.
  12. airintrace

    airintrace Active Member

    Same here as far as you have to get the phone registered with LP. The main reason for that but what they don't always share is that this will show verification of ownership and that you did not steal the phone if the question is raised against you. There was a time that were having a problem with cell phones being stolen out of packages in the hub.
  13. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    FWIW I work at Palatine, IL. Maybe someone on this forum who also works there can clarify.
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Guy got caught with this camera phone setup in the ceiling of the mensroom stall.
  15. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less


    Who would want to watch a bunch of grimy, sweaty hub rats pinching off a Davis?
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Who is Davis?
  17. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less


    You gotta recognize this guy.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Chris Davis, who plays for the Baltimore Orioles, is currently leading all of Major League Baseball with 27 home runs.
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Angry because your Red Sox two best HR hitters still don't have 27 between the two of them?
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Angry cause our Red Sox are in first place, 2 games ahead of Baltimore?