Dumb Things Mgmt or L.P. has told you, only to later have to backtrack on

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    "Clean In, Clean Out"

    no Bluetooth

    various "we're not paying for restroom time" schemes

    no drinks in cab

    no tools

    not supplying flashlight batteries (grievance settlement decade ago)

    no union pins

    put personal items/radio in pkg car/tractor before punching in

    print maps before punching in

    meetings off the clock

    driver can represent you instead of steward

    dolly can ride in cab

    packages can ride in cab

    no lights? No heater? Broken springs? Flat tires? ok to go on road

    Drive to lunch location and to next stop on personal time.

    Call in and speak to specific manager before coming in when finished (manager on vacation lol).

    Not raise hood to inspect steering/brakes on pre-trip

    Not perform full 7 step brake test

    Not paid for Holiday if calling in sick day before

    No boots with shorts

    No camera phones

    Drivers liable for bad C.O.D. checks

    No Front Door D.R.'s

    No note-taking during meetings

    No copies of documents you sign

    Punch out at gas pumps

    No going home for lunch (house on route)

    I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot....
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  2. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I like the Bluetooth issue. One day we were told not to use bluetooth. Then, I kid you not, the very next day we had a corporate PCM that said that the company recognizes that bluetooth allows us to go hands-free but that they ENCOURAGE us to pull over. We were also given a hand out that we were supposed to sign that stated exactly that. I carry a copy of it in my truck.

    As far as the other things on your list goes........ the bulk of the contradictions I notice are between safety rides, harassment rides, and whenever questions about methods are asked during PCMs. Anyone with a decent memory will notice many contradictions during those three things.
  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Apparently, the management people who text me and call me on my cell phone for work issues are unaware of the rule that supposedly prohibits us from having cell phones in the cab or using them on company time.
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  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I never answered my phone while driving. One day, however, I had just pulled over for a stop when it rang. I answered, and it was a supe asking me where I was so he could bring me a late air.

    I asked where he was, and he said he was just crossing XXX bridge. I told him to hang up and pull over after he crossed the bridge and call me back.
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  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I was called into the office one morning because a fellow driver had taken a dozen stops off me the day before without permission from God. He knew I had family plans that evening and wanted off a little early. I was told to "quit playing in the sandbox". (never did figure that one out but it was a saying that was used by us guys for years when we were told something stupid).
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    The Bluetooth situation is an issue in the building. It creates interference with the smart scanners causing the scanner portion to disassociate from the base unit.

    And before anybody says that is rubbish. The issue was fixed in our center when we asked driver to shut off all bluetooth when returning to the building.
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I used to turn Bluetooth on just to see if it would mess with stuff.

    (Yeah, I was one of those guys.;))
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  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You always came off as more of a basic flip phone kind of guy to me.
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If it was good enough for Kirk ...

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  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Much to OnG's consternation, I'm an Apple guy, and a mid-adopter.
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  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

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  12. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    I think it's complete rubbish. Bluetooth only works 30 feet at best. If it's losing contact there is a problem with hardware they are using, probably because it came from the lowest bidder. Feeder drivers & shifters are driving all around your building and walking through with bluetooth on all the time. More likely it's that crappy breakroom microwave that has had food nuked so hard in it that the seal is bad. Microwaves are very hostile to wireless. In general, UPS buildings are hostile wireless environments. All that unshielded electrical for the belt system, lots of concrete and metal, the fluorescent lights....basically it's usually buildings designed for 1950's technology being wired, but not adapted, to today's tech.
    I guarantee every driver isn't shutting off bluetooth when they return to your building. But being UPS, it's always the driver's fault.
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  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    When the early DIADs kept crashing UPS tried to come up with excuses to blame drivers instead of admitting the hardware was unreliable.
  14. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    All drivers MUST hit their FIRST stop in Orion! 30 seconds after PCM, need you to help another driver with air...
    -But I won't hit my first Orion stop since these are before mine.
    - have to make an exception today

    - ok boss, no problem
  15. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Deliver to the address on the SPA label - no exceptions!!! It's always right!

    The koolaid was potent when they rolled out EDD.
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I was working a 22.3 preload/porter gig when PAS/EDD was being implemented in my building.

    The day we went live, I was loading three horse trailers going to satellite routes. I saw at least one bad PAL for every five pieces. When I called my supe over, he just grinned and told me to follow the PAL.

    Good times.
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We are told address label trumps spa'd label 100% of the time.
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  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    this is the WINNER!!! now you can close the thread and make it a sticky. ha ha ha
  19. At the PCM we're told to take the training in the board in regards to damaged packages. Then I follow said training later that day and told don't do that just bring them to the office. Good times, good times.
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  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    but, our diads have bluetooth