Do we get to grow beards in new contract?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by grizzlyadams, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. grizzlyadams

    grizzlyadams Guest

    On the lighter side of contract talks, I'll ask the ever present question, "when do we get to grow some beards around here?" Do we have some language in this new contract about facial hair. Seriously people, its 2007 not 1937, I don't think a customer is going to get scared if the ups guy has a goatee or even a beard. I'm not asking for a ZZ TOP kinda beard either just something well maintained on my face other than a mustache. Give me some feedback on this please!
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I picture a big old beard with frozen snot in it in the sub-zero areas at Wintertime. :tongue_sm

    :thumbdown:thumbdown:thumbdown on beards !!
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    That snot covered beard keeps us warm up here in the northwoods during winter. I would like to see a goatee being OK. I do agree I look rather menacing with one. BM
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    No beards. Neither Jimmy or Mike have them.
  5. gray squirrel

    gray squirrel Member

    I agree. I have been with UPS for 17 years, and have never been permitted to have facial hair, with the exception of a mustache. My old center manager used to ride me about it being too long. It seems our grooming standards are way out of date. Facial hair isn't a big deal, so why can't we have it?? I may do like some of the bald guys, and grow my mustache long, and do a comb over!!
  6. mrbubble

    mrbubble New Member

    :ohmy:I'm a carwasher and we can have facial hair, maybe you should be a carwasher?
  7. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    if you want long hair and facial hair go inside and work nights.
  8. Captain America

    Captain America SuperDAD to the rescue

    They want that clean cut Roman, 1950s white men are the only people, diversity is bad, look. If this ever changes I will probably be so old that I would be in a nursing home. :punk::wheelchai
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The grubby looking fools at DHL seem to be getting plenty of business
  10. ja4079

    ja4079 ja4079

    I sure hope they never allow beards!
  11. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Why? I look damn good with a beard.
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I had to laugh when I saw this thread title because at the same time Smiling Bob and the penial enlargement commercial was on TV. The thought of someone posting the following then came to mind.


    Folks, it's just a matter of time before we see this!

    BTW: I'm just looking forward to the day when I retire that I don't have to cut my hair anymore. Ah, my return to chest length hair I've not seen since the 70's. To bad this time it'll be gray but at least I still have it all!
  13. Not to brag but I dont need the enlargement surgery.........:lol:
  14. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 New Member

    There is a section in the new contract.

    Women drivers can have all the facial hair they want.

    Hang on men, your turn can't be that far behind!!:lol:
  15. wpnderboy$

    wpnderboy$ Guest

    I can't find anything in the contract that says anything about facial hair.

    Are you sure it's there? Where is it? What section and article?
  16. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Wish you wouldn't have brought that up. Started flashbacks from one of old girlfriends.
  17. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    It's a company policy. I don't think the Teamsters could change it even with a strike threat. It's not worth it anyways, its part of the reason why you are paid decently. I'd like to sport 5 o'clock shadow or a goatee, but I'm not willing to take a paycut and go to NoobEx.
  18. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Super funny thread between smiling bob and the women with facial hair!

    Maybe I'm old fashioned but feel the clean-shaven look adds credibility to our drivers. Customers can see exactly what each driver looks like, no hiding behind whiskers. And you guys/gals are so good looking! Honestly, I'd hate to see the beards allowed.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member


    I wonder if there has been any women drivers who have been sent home because they looked unshaven.
    That would take a lot of gall for a supervisor.

    But then again, Ive delivered to many "women" who could grow a better beard than myself
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I've delivered to a few bearded ladies. One I knew from high school when she was a he! He changed his name to Sue Jean. It took me a few seconds to realize who it was. It was very hard for me to keep a straight face whenever I delivered that stop.