Facebook and YouTube has gone viral with UPSERs voices

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by smart girl, May 11, 2013.

  1. smart girl

    smart girl New Member

    UPS wants social media..well they got it . YouTube has 804 post and Facebook is connecting us like never before. Does hall have FB?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Be aware that UPS monitors Facebook and Twitter closely.

    UPS does not monitor Brown Cafe normally since only UPSers come here.

    ​Just something you all should be aware of.
  3. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    i've heard of facebook; no clue what twitter is
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Can you explain? Why wouldn't they monitor a site where normally only upsers come. Is it because they are worried about general public perception??
  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    They have tried to discipline kids at our hub because of calling sick out then seeing them tagged in a pic at some bar. Also the teamsters have a Facebook page.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    UPS cares what the public thinks and so they monitor public social networks. Its a PR and customer service concern.

    UPS does not care about Browncafe "normally" since only UPSers come here.
    HR may monitor when changes are announced.
    I used the word "normally" because I would be willing to bet a load that the Labor and Contract negotiations group at UPS (and the Teamsters too) are monitoring this site in the last couple of months. But only in the Union Forum since that is where all the contract threads are.

    ​All the goober stuff, unfounded speculations, etc. posted here will make it easy for the Teamsters and UPS to debunk and put the spin on employee concerns.
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  8. SouthernComfort

    SouthernComfort New Member

    They can monitor as close as they want, they cant use it to discipline you. Harassment, yes.... but will that really ever change? Some days I feel I get harassed because my management team knows Ive got a blonde hair, blue eyed, tan skin, smoking hot woman with a Masters Degree... They think I "tricked her" or some crap, just because one of my own roads thinks Im a dick doesnt mean I treat her anything less than a queen. Best example to date was when we got engaged, of course she had pics on her FB and somehow I was the talk of the HUB about how ridiculous her ring was...I kept getting the "Arent you glad you work 10hrs a day so you could afford that big fat rock".... I feel this is harassment, but what can you do? Pick up a 12lb boulder and bring it in to your dispatcher and set it on their desk so they wont be jealous??
  9. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Here's what I love about the FB and twitter pages. We take DIAD training about not getting involved in emergency situations, for our safety and the general public's (but really just to avoid being sued). Every time some driver belly crawls across a frozen pond to save a trapped dog or dives into a raging river and saves a school bus full of kindergarteners, they plaster it all over social media. "Look at OUR very own hero in brown! Joe Schmoe from BFE, Indiana!" Milking the PR for all it's worth. If those situations had turned out to be tragedies, they'd be doing all they could to keep it quiet. Furthermore, our hero, Joe would most likely be searching for a new employer. Meanwhile, Annee, Seini and the gang at social media strategies would be "hard at work" playing on the Internet all day and earning a decent living.

    And Hoax calls us the greedy ones...lmfao
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Almost everyone is greedy ... it's just how one desires to position it.

    The only person that is never greedy is "ME" (generic ME).
  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I am banned from commenting on the Teamsters facebook page. LOL! It's lame because all I did was point out the hypocrisy of some of their posts and among the comments that were made about them. I was banned for that. Meanwhile.....others get to continue say things that would normally get them banned anywhere else. For the most part I supported much of what was on their but once in a while it was a bit radical. I mean it seems like a republican bashing page at times instead of labor related.
  12. ups hero

    ups hero Member

    So does that mean I can't take pictures off my arse and display it on the Facebook page??
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Please provide links.

    A google search of Youtube and on youtube returned zero videos within the last 11 months.

    I found 2 Facebook pages - one with 21 likes and one with 104 likes.

    With your ability to spot viral outbreaks well before they happen, you should look into that as a field of business.
    Companies pay big money for this type of insight.
  14. smart girl

    smart girl New Member

    The Facebook page is Vote No for UPS Contract
  15. undies

    undies Active Member

    That page barely has 1,000 members so far...hardly enough to make a difference in the vote. It is a start though...
  16. barely 1,000?? what if those 1,000 users get at least 10 co workers to vote NO , now you have 10,000 No votes :)
  17. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    It's a TDU fan page at best. I'm not thrilled with this TA, in fact in my personal opinion, it has "UPS Wins" written all over it. So my vote will be "no", but my heart will be with International. I guess you could say I'm a "Dance with the that brought you" kinda guy.
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Twitter is a young Twit, I think? Or maybe a candy bar?
  19. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    pretty sure my common law has one........
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Twit is present tense.
    What she has is past tense.