Door to door salesmen

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by booka72, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. booka72

    booka72 Teamstergal

    Anyone heard of insurance agents coming door to door to talk to upsets about insurance?

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  2. booka72

    booka72 Teamstergal

    Upsers. ..oops

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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This UPSer would be upset if one of them came to my door.
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Tell him no Jehovah witnesses and slam the door in his face
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The union is selling names via the insurance mailers they send out. Nothing is free...
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I take those mailers, stuff everything, including the outside envelope, in to the return, postage paid envelope, and send it back to the company. I didn't join the union to get this crap in the mail.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    What, no handshake and welcoming???
    No supporting the bettering of themselves? It's just their job.
    You said there would be opposition for anyone standing in their way.

    Here's your words.....
    I will always support those trying to better themselves.

    I will always oppose those who stand in the way of their efforts.
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I had to fill out form because my Local upgraded our accidental death policy by 500 bucks. When I clicked send it says a rep will contact you. Why can't anything be free without an up sell?
  10. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    This happened to me a while back. Two surprise visitors while I was outside watering the plants. I was a little :censored2: off at my husband when I thought he agreed to meet them. They kept talking and talking. I finally stopped them by telling them that I had my license and if anyone was going to buy supplemental insurance, it would go through me and I would get the commission, not them. Those union insurance reps never bothered us again.

    Sadly, there is nothing you can do to prevent them from "door knocking or cold calling", other than tell them to their face to go away and never come back. It is actually a common practice in certain areas of insurance.
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We had the same thing happen awhile back but it was people supposedly selling insurance through the VFW. (a free $1,000 policy but they have to come to your house so you could sign for it). The wife had taken the call and got suckered into setting up an appointment for the next day. Long story short---they never showed -they called later to set up another appt.--I had answered the phone- told them to send me the form for the free insurance part of it and we wouldn't be meeting them at the house.. Never heard back from them.
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    How do you know that ??

    Hasn't Liberty Mutual contacted you ??

  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I get crap in the mail all the time from insurance companies that are "Teamster Union" endorsed. They usually even put a big IBT logo on the envelope to make it look official.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I got one of those crap insurance cards in mail today that pays 50% :surprised: of prescriptions!
  15. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    Some of these aren't crap. Look into it, but don't buy anything until you research thoroughly!
  16. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Let us see some pics.

  17. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    You're right. You joined because you are not in a right-to-scab state. Bless those states
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If I knew how to post pictures on here I would be dangerous. I can manage irrelevant Youtube videos but thats about it
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Liberty Mutual, no - Teamsters life- yes. The $1000 of insurance is free, but be prepared to get a sales call.

    I guess the union gets some money for all this?
  20. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    You guess wrong. The Union pays for the insurance on your behalf and depending on experience (yearly claims paid) gets a refund. The offered insurance is from a Union insurance company. No one is under any obligation to buy any additional coverage.