Hurricane Faye is on the way!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wornoutupser, Aug 16, 2008.


Will UPS close centers for Hurricane Faye?

  1. Yes, employee safety comes first!

    2 vote(s)
  2. Possibly-each center will have a safety decision on a case by case basis

    26 vote(s)
  3. Let the drivers go and handle it! We are professionals!

    16 vote(s)
  4. What Hurricane?

    13 vote(s)
  1. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    Hurricane Faye is projected to hit Florida early next week.

    There has been discussion on BC about bad weather and center closing. Vote on the poll!
  2. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    Not sure how it's going to be handled. I'd would hope there are no accidents or injuries related to the storm. Of course the next couple of days afterwards are just going to SUCK.
  3. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I was in Florida when Hurricane Wilma hit in October a few years ago. I talked to a delivery driver and they shut down for a day. He was working out of a rental to clean up the 1 day backlog.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Weather conditions particular to a region of the country are usually accounted for in the contract supplement for that region. For example, the supplement for Upstate NY talks about the procedures to be followed if operations need to be changed and/or stopped for snow emergencies, which I am sure are not in the supplement for Florida or Arizona. Likewise, hurricanes are not covered in our supplement but are sure to be addressed in the supplement for Florida operations.
  5. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Firstly, it's not a hurricane.

    Secondly, it still has more land to traverse so it probably will never become a major deal, if a hurricane at all. (maybe cat 1 if you're lucky).

    They don't even close down mcdonalds unless it's a cat3.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I assume WalMart would require a Category 5 in order to close.
  7. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Infact, it's possible that if Fay ever does become a hurricane, it'll be when it scrapes off the east coast of Florida and intakes some of high-octane gulf stream fuel. At that point it might become a low-end cat 1, but it'll have bypassed Florida.
  8. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    haha. Nope, Wal-Qaeda never closes. There's enough supplies to feed an army there. *whip snapping* now get back to work!
  9. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    And at what point does UPS consider it unsafe for their drivers to be out on the road? Regardless of how strong it's going to get. There are going to be some strong winds (sustained and gusts). It's not an issue of how much rain, it's an issue of wind, downed tree limbs, other businesses that close, etc.

    How strong do the winds need to be before UPS pulls a driver off the road?
  10. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    A projected path to the west of Florida would cause rain bands and tropical storm force winds (also, tornado threats) to be tossed around for the whole state. Seen it before and it will happen again.
  11. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    I understand that majored in Meteorology for almost 3 years.

    I'm not so sure Fay comes in the west of Florida, either. Maybe right through the state. Not much difference, really...

    If it's only a TS, then you can bet that you'll be out there delivering for as long as management can squeeze out. You know the managers will be trying to play meteorologist too, messaging your board "ETA? ETA?" while you're responding "when the emergency vehicles unblock the road" out in 60 mph tree-snapping winds and blocked roads.

    Of course if there's hurricane warnings, you should really just stay home, period. Book off.
  12. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    On topic: I think a state of emergency is where you don't have to work.

    In 1991 we had a hurricane this way (they dont happen often) and a state of emergency was declared before the storm, so everything was closed that day.

    If there's no state of emergency, UPS will probably work you. Will it be safe? Heck no. Where do you draw the line? What do you think?
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Right up to the point he has an accident he`s expected to work as directed and follow all safe driving procedures,etc. Right after the accident he be charged with an avoidable for not having the common sense to take safety procedures to get out of the storm and prevent an accident.
  14. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    It's only a catagory 1 and we are far enough inland that we would see a lot of rain and maybe a couple tornados... We know our HABITS and where to assemble in the event of a hurricane or tornado... We are notified by word of mouth... etc... etc... etc...

    Last time they went around and got everyone's phone numbers and called to come in/not come in...
  15. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Wal-Qaeda ! Now thats funny.... You made my whole day.
  16. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  18. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    The governer of FLorida has issued a state of emergency for at least a portion of Florida.

    When this goes into effect, all non-emergency vehicles will not be permitted on the road.

    Enjoy your mini vactaion and stay safe out there! (tropical storm, hurricane, whatever she eventually may be )
  19. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    UPstate nyer tell us more your so smart.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What is your problem (other than your inability to spell, write, and form complete sentences)? It is a good thing for you that breathing is an involuntary function.

    Your posts often make little or no sense and usually serve just to give the rest of us something to laugh at while discussing grown up stuff, which of course does not interest you.

    I will do you a personal favor--if there is a thread that I know that you will be reading I will make sure to use little words so that even you can understand it.
    Lasted edited by : Aug 17, 2008