Crazy request from management.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Cementups, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Tell it.

    One of our drivers in another center in our building was told tonight that he was to go back out and "break into a letter box". They told him to they would give him a pry bar and some tape and that he was to break into the box. While giving the WTF look he quickly noticed a less senior driver present and pulled seniority and left it to someone else.

    I personally would have refused unless given that order in front of a union steward. You won't see me destroying UPS property on purpose without a witness there during the request.
  2. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Can you hear me? I am laughing out loud. (You can figure out why)
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I would have told my boss to hop on the car and show me how to do it!
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Our one driver said he would have hooked a chain to it and drug it back to the building and told the on-car that he couldn't get in so he brought it back for the on-car to give it a shot. HA HA HA HA!!!!
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    A pry bar and tape to break into a letter box? Is there a driver with the last name Macgyver in your center?

    As far as I knew, boxes have codes.......isn't management supposed to know what they are? They could at least know ONE thing other than who doesn't know their depth of knowledge
  6. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    You couldn't make this dookie up if you tried.

    I had to cover a letter-box a couple years ago...inside dbx, 90 min after the office complex closed (normal driver has the key?)...

    Messaged the center, "Doors are locked, no one's inside, can't pick up this letterbox", etc.

    OMS sent me a message: "Try using your credit card or a knife if you have one to get the door open...or look for a window you can climb through..."


    My response: "Absolutely not, coming back to building".

    We're UPS, we'll break into your building if necessary to get that ARS!

  7. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    Ok but what happens when the code or lock is broken?

    In my center a letter box would not open two drivers at the box trying to open it. What did mgmt. do, they took the box put in back of the PC and bought it back to the building. The next day they put the box in a sups. pick up and he drove it back out, damaged door still not working. I dont even kmow who fixes this stuff but they came out and put a new box in that day.
  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I've been on vacation in other states and seen letterboxes and I've wondered if they opened with the same code...
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You replace the box. They are steady hounding us to make sure our equipment is in proper working order, someone should also make sure that the boxes are held to the same level of functionality.
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Easy as 1-2,3?
  11. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I was curious about this too,yes they do.
  12. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Same here!......................................... any 2 year old could figure out the code to our letterboxes and to the lockboxes in our cab for the extra set of keys!!Too much technology not enough common sense!!!
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have two codes in my area. I have heard there is a third.
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, 12345
  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Years ago we had a driver that couldn't get a box open one night. He got it in the package car somehow and brought it back to the Hub.
  16. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I don't understand.
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    To open Letter Boxes
  18. upsman68

    upsman68 Active Member

    I have a box that the pick up /not pick up sign does not switch over. I've told my sup about it for a year now. No one has fixed it yet. I have to use an info notice and write on it picked up and then I put the time.
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have had that also. May be the batteries need to be replaced.
  20. terrymac

    terrymac New Member

    I helped load one in the back of letter center van and followed him to airport. pelled the back off with sups/management watching ,moments before the last can was being loaded, all 6 letters made service. from there.