In case of “health emergency” (coronavirus)

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by undies, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    I’m curious what would happen if crazy things happen like in other countries, cities shut down, people told to stay home.

    Would this be considered a lay off if we can’t deliver?
    Any ideas about compensation, unemployment or would we be forced to use PTO?

    I don’t think this virus is a danger, but the way other people are acting I think it will be outrageous if it spreads any further.
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I would suppose it would be like a flood or other natural disaster. An act of God.
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Well we are hourly.. so if we don't work or use a entitlement we don't get paid.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We had a mustard gas scare recently. It ain't fun.
  5. Eat Sleep Fish

    Eat Sleep Fish Jig Master

    You shouldn't be anymore worried about this overblown coronavirus than you would the flu. Just wash the hands regularly people and don"t put your hands in your mouth. Damn there are a lot of naive people out there!
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    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Just study the history of "the bird flu" in l997 and "SARS" in 2003...I am trying to remember if any special precautions were taken except maybe wash your hands.

    It would be interesting to see the statistics of how the DOW did during those years?

    I do recall traveling to Canada around 2003 and people were in an uproar during the SARS epidemic.

    Maybe an overreaction to all those zombie movies over the last couple of years. :getwell:
  7. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    Hmm fingers in mouth can lead to bodybag. Sounds like a great service job.
  8. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Look up the statistics, not the news prior to an election. 2800 worldwide have died from Coronavirus. Flu kills 300,000 to 600,000 people worldwide.
    I’m more concerned with getting hit by a car.
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  9. undies

    undies Active Member

    Like I said, I’m not personally worried about my own health.

    My worry is the way it’s being treated and how people who have it are being treated along with the area where they live. If some sort of quarantine happens, it would surely effect us as delivery drivers.
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  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    you don’t work you don’t get paid unless you have days available

    it’s not that hard to figure out
  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

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  12. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Fun fact: every presidential election year also has the Summer Olympics, and is a leap year, except once every 3 out of 4 centuries. Coincidence?
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  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  15. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    If I get Corona virus from someone at work shouldn't it be workers compensation, I wish I know.
  16. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    We all have guys who have regular work ailments who have trouble getting coverage. They will send you into a bug zone in a second. (Make sure you type in all those board touching signatures required)
  17. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

  18. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

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  19. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

  20. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    With a mortality rate 20x that of the flu, if it does spread as much as the flu, the death toll will be 7 figures.

    But at this point I believe the panic will be more harmful than the virus.
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