Helper needs HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nmang2412, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. nmang2412

    nmang2412 New Member

    The past 4 work days ive been uncomfortably hot (i tend to run hot). Its been in the 40s here in chicago and rising tommorow its going to be in the 60s, its not their fault they cant see the future but they prepare us for the the extreme cold. Our uniforms are pants and pullover. i wear a lighter jacket a friend/driver gave me, he also has a long sleeve shirt and light vest for me. Anyways he doesnt have shorts i can borrow. Will i look retarded if i go buy a pair, they probably wont be the exact color?
  2. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Ask your helper coordinator. When I've jumped during the summer months, or before helper uniforms have arrived for peak, management has instructed me to wear something (t-shirt or polo & slacks) that resembled UPS colors, even if it isn't an exact match. So while I would presume there wouldn't be a problem, you certainly don't want to be caught & disciplined for being out of uniform. Always best to seek permission.
  3. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    wear the uniform provided... sweat is "good" for you..
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    In the future always get uniforms at least one-two sizes larger .
    On hot days your uniform will not be sticking to your body and on cold days you can safely bundle up extra clothing under the uniform .
  5. IslandGirl

    IslandGirl Guest

    Make shorts out of the could tape the hems,if not able to sew(tape works in a hurry!)..get someone to hem the shorts for you?'s easy..use brown or black one is looking that closely..
  6. nmang2412

    nmang2412 New Member

    if they were my pants i would have already, but when i turn in shorts instead of pants i would be screwd!!
  7. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Take at least a gallon of water with you.
  8. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Why are you worrying about it in the first place. This is a dirty, sweaty, hot, cold, wet and tough job. If you focused on what you are supposed to be doing instead of your comfort, you probably would do a good job.

    Get over it. It is what it is.


  9. nmang2412

    nmang2412 New Member

    Your right, ill just have to drink more water and bring an extra piss bottle. I know and like that this is a dirty job, but my natural body temp runs higher than most people. BTW, even though im uncomfortable i still do my job. This is why i have drivers constantly asking for me. So ill get through it!
  10. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    under armor heatgear.
  11. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    I sweat a lot too, man, even in these wintry months. I'm new at UPS but, from what I've gathered since early August, it's basically man up or walk off... Management isn't going to do more than the bare minimum to make working conditions comfortable (in my brief experience). I haven't experienced a heat wave with UPS yet, but I've been dealing with plenty of below freezing preloads over the past several months and the best advice I can give you is to dress in easily discarded layers in the cold and to have plenty of water regardless of what temperature you're working in. The running aspect of driver helping might facilitate difference advice, but from my experience that's about all there is. Dress for the weather while staying able to adapt to environmental shifts, and keep your body well-fed/nourished. After that, it seems to me like it's all about conditioning.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Boxer briefs help stop your balls from sticking to your thigh.
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I always think of what Elaine Benes says at the 36 second mark.....

    Seinfeld - The Shrinkage - YouTube
  14. nmang2412

    nmang2412 New Member

    Well i survived. I managed to scrum up some stuff from family and freind drivers i now have a pullover, jacket, light vest, button up long sleeve, pants, and shorts. Not bad for a helper! I can now work my ass off at a comfortable temp. Its funny cause you would never tell the difference between me and a driver.
  15. cosmo1

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

    Actually, the helper uniforms (around here at least) are only pants and the pullover. Maybe a knit hat when it gets crappy.
  16. nmang2412

    nmang2412 New Member

    Thats the uni they gave me. Ive been given permisson to wear the clothes that i have collected (as long as it has current ups logo on it). Ive ran into other helpers and some wear jeans and dont give a s#*t what they wear. One of my big "things" at any job is wearing that correct uniform.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Oh, I'm pretty sure we could.
  18. Brain Genocide

    Brain Genocide New Member

    That's what I got... I would call the office if I needed more uniform stuff. I'll probably have to soon, a Jacket would be nice.. 40F and the door is always open. Not Balmy weather,
  19. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    Yesterday it was over 70 here and I was sweating like a whore in church. As far as the jacket goes, there are places near us that the helpers would rather have a kevlar vest over a jacket any day.