contract says no cell phones allowed?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brndnpnt, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. brndnpnt

    brndnpnt New Member

    My ups New Orleans, says no cell phones allowed at ups starting Aug 1st per contract. Does anyone have information on this. They are switching to a new security contract in the guard shack also with new guards. Man I feel like I am treated like a criminal.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    What is your position at UPS?

    Drivers are allowed to have them. Depends on your local as whether ptimers are allowed.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I started in 1995 and no one, I MEAN NO ONE had a cell phone and we all survived.

    You can leave it in the car and get your 0 messages and full Candy Crush lives when you punch out.
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  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Well that is just crazy talk right there. I guess you expect people to earn their paychecks too? Fascist!!
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  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    My hub goes through this every couple years(clean in, clean out) but always reverts back to allowing them after grievances filed.

    If it was in the contract, then they would of enforced it already, not when a new security force comes in.
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Having phones really isn't the issue. That is easily controlled by using stickers on phones. The real problem is some people want to spend more time on their phone than working.
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  7. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    Depends on where you work at. I worked at a center and we could bring in phones/iPods. The hub I work at now doesn't allow phones unless I get a security sticker which requires the original receipt o_O

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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    How'd you do it?

    Please tell me more grandpa. ;)
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  9. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    I kind of miss the days before cell phones. The digital addiction these days is :censored2:ing out of control.

    When I go skiing I am amazed at how many people have to constantly stare into their cell phones on the backside of a mountain.

    Its :censored2:ing ridiculous. :annoyed:
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  10. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Started in '95? Rook.
  11. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Can't wait. There are couple lazy :censored2: in my hub that spend too much time on their phones instead of working.
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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    :rofl: Another example of why Heff is awesome!
  13. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    You had a paper thing called a "map." You also carried some quarters to use a "pay phone."
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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    We can bring in whatever we want....ipods, radios, phones. I'll admit I do text while :oops:
  15. laffter

    laffter Active Member

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  16. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    we also had paper and clipboard(no DIAD)……..hell even bicycles in the beginning…change is good
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Waaah......why don't you run to management and tattle on them?
  18. sportsjock

    sportsjock Member

    We can have phones but it's in our supplement we don't have to use them for work. I don't use my personal phone for work. If the office want to reach me ODS me.

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  19. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Many hubs are banning them for PT'ers due to "security" reasons. It should always be contested under maintenance of standards via the grievance procedure, in my opinion.

    We've had too many people in the past have legitimate family emergencies wherein their family members attempted to contact them by calling the listed hub phone number and the company never followed up with informing the employee.

    That being said, there are a fair number of people that do abuse their phone privileges (Facebook, texting, etc. on the clock) and that should be addressed individually via progressive discipline (verbal warning, write-up, warning letter, suspension) rather than a sledgehammer solution like banning them from the building.
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  20. sportsjock

    sportsjock Member

    Yep they started this in our hub this week. They claim their has been a rise in thief. If you have a phone it must be registered with IE with a UPS security sticker on it. Mainly they are targeting the Preload. A few times I have delivered packages and the contents were missing, and I notified my sup that something was going on. I would find receipts from the box on the shelf in the trucks. This didn't start happening until the switch my loader. It's happen to several drivers.

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