drug tests in orlando

rod

Retired 19 years
that would wipe out all the preload, car wash, clerks, unload and half the drivers and management at my old center.
 

trickpony1

Well-Known Member
fyi.........homeland security forcing ups to drug test....!!??

It's not uncommon for the company to claim a government agency is requiring things that it (the gov't agency) really isn't requiring. I've seen it happen before.
I would have the Business Agent personally call Homeland Security and see if this is true.
 

OldManAllowance

Well-Known Member
Trickpony seems suspicious or is that paranoia? Once again it must be something the company is up to. Nevermind we might have someone operating heavy equipment high on something. The drug testing will be for those working at gateway facilities. Hey Trickpony, don't let your suspicions stop with UPS. Maybe the Business Agent is in on it to!
 

Jones

fILE A GRIEVE!
Staff member
Hey Trick,

I notice you have your own personal troll, does that come from being a senior member of the Brown Cafe? :laugh:
 
E

edAHFg

Guest
Hey Trick,

I notice you have your own personal troll, does that come from being a senior member of the Brown Cafe? :laugh:

No, it comes from the solid record he has developed being a loon.

Have no fear, you'll get there eventually.
 

wildgoose

WILDGOOSE
Good Lord there will be a huge line of new people waiting outside the guard shack with red tags around there neck waiting to be escorted in after they figure how many cannot work under the influence. Just like construction they can`t wait to get to the pub in mid afternoon. People have a hard time facing reality of life ?
 

sendagain

Well-Known Member
We once had a guy who opened up chemicals in his load to get high and twice had to have paramedics come help him. He ended up in management. I think we had a President like that once too.
 

rocket88

Active Member
Whats so "looney" or paranoid about thinking that UPS is doing something completely on their own under the guise of "sorry, required by Dept. of Homeland Security." In my 21 plus years,I have been lied to so many times by mgt. that I swear given the truth just once I would hardly know what to do with it.
I also learned a long time ago that just because UPS says it is so, doesn't necesarily mean it is so. Call your B.A. and have him call Dept. of Homeland Security and verify.
Also in closing, I have absolutely nothing to hide. Just like Miranda Rights though, you are entitled to certain privacy rights and general workplace rights. The argument that if you feel uneasy about testing or question the validity of the orders concerning testing is somehow associated with guilt or having something to hide is both very sad and laughable.
 

trickpony1

Well-Known Member
Whats so "looney" or paranoid about thinking that UPS is doing something completely on their own under the guise of "sorry, required by Dept. of Homeland Security." In my 21 plus years,I have been lied to so many times by mgt. that I swear given the truth just once I would hardly know what to do with it.
I also learned a long time ago that just because UPS says it is so, doesn't necesarily mean it is so. Call your B.A. and have him call Dept. of Homeland Security and verify.
Also in closing, I have absolutely nothing to hide. Just like Miranda Rights though, you are entitled to certain privacy rights and general workplace rights. The argument that if you feel uneasy about testing or question the validity of the orders concerning testing is somehow associated with guilt or having something to hide is both very sad and laughable.

Rocket88-Thanks, excellent post! I'm glad to see there is someone else who has a grasp of reality and doesn't subscribe to the "....if it came from above it must be honorable and correct" philosophy. You don't seem to be one of the innocent, impressionable and wide-eyed individuals on this board.

Jones- Yes, I was blessed with my own personal troll. I guess I should feel honored. If it's the person I think you are referring to he/she/it implied once that I was gay based on the nature of my posts. I do, however, recall a different post from this individual that had content, flow, reason and was somewhat enjoyable to read but those posts seem to be the exception rather than the rule.
 

rod

Retired 19 years
your secret is safe with me. A happy car wash is -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the only thing I can think of is "happy"
 

satellitedriver

Moderator
As long as UPS pays for the test, then I am OK with it. The looney toon argument that UPS management is using Homeland Security as an excuse to invade ones privacy boogles my mind. If you are riding dirty, you sorry ass should be busted.
 

toonertoo

Most Awesome Dog
Staff member
As long as UPS pays for the test, then I am OK with it. The looney toon argument that UPS management is using Homeland Security as an excuse to invade ones privacy boogles my mind. If you are riding dirty, you sorry ass should be busted.

I agree test me every morn, I pee when I get there anyway.
No big deal, know Im clean, Im driving for a respected company, and if Im not clean, then fire my butt. Do the world a favor, just dont let me get welfare when Im fired, coz Im a loser. (refer to the post in Martin Luther king thread)
Have a good night!!
 

satellitedriver

Moderator
I agree test me every morn, I pee when I get there anyway.
No big deal, know Im clean, Im driving for a respected company, and if Im not clean, then fire my butt. Do the world a favor, just dont let me get welfare when Im fired, coz Im a loser. (refer to the post in Martin Luther king thread)
Have a good night!!
Agreed with your MLK post.
 

ncrtscisme

Well-Known Member
Drug testing is so bogus. One person gets fired because he took a puff from a joint at a party 2 weeks ago, while someone else is a raging alcoholic who can't wait to hit the bar after work and he's the one who keeps his job. Until they can come up with (and start using) a test to determine if you're high while on the clock, I will stand by my opinion that it's a total invasion of privacy. What someone does in the privacy of their own home (and NOT at or just before work) is their business and nobody else's.
If UPS decides to drug test in Orlando, then they will have to do it everywhere...makes me wonder how many more jobs will be cut just to cover the cost of the tests.

This avatar is for you, Mikey-boy!
 

helenofcalifornia

Well-Known Member
Teamsters are going to say something about this drug testing in Orlando if it really is happening. Have you seen how many pages in the contract is devoted to drug testing? This will not be taken lightly by them I imagine.
 
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