Is it mandated that you work no matter how bad the weather?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jonnyrico10, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Jonnyrico10

    Jonnyrico10 New Member

    2 questions here

    The last 2-3x we had a winter storm our PT supe group was alerted by text from our direct report that our building was open and that its mandated that we come in to work no matter how bad the weather.

    Also when our building is closed for bad weather we're told its mandatory to report to the nearest building that's still open, which is maybe 10-15 minutes away from current building while the hourly folks do not have to work.

    Now we have one annoyed supervisor that wants proof of this mandate that we have to come in during bad weather and that we have to go to another building even when ours closes and the hourlies don't have to work. People are tired of hearing UPS promoting safety yet not caring when it comes to very bad weather, not being able to make it in and getting written up or talked to about it.

    When some employees say they may not make it, the direct report just tells us how he made it with no problem at all because the highways weren't bad and acts as if because he made it, everyone else should. He forgets there are back roads that may not be plowed, people with cars that aren't great in the snow.

    I have a 4x4 so I always make it in during bad weather...its just the couple folks that will question our being open in the group text message.

    So are these 2 issues legit and mandated/mandatory?
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  2. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Contact the union and tell them what you told us.
    Would be intersting to hear what they have to say.
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  3. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    come to work , EC whole truck , go home ...(driver) to work , call into center saying your stuck in a ditch ( preload/reload)
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    You both missed the part about his PT sup group text. Don’t think he’s in the union.
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  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    My misunderstanding my union brother , thank u are a supervisor with 4x4 use your vehicle to pull out stuck pkg cars
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  6. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    you are a UPS supervisor with 4x4 , any incoming call to the center regarding stuck package cars you much use your vehicle to pull them out to save a tow bill
  7. Jonnyrico10

    Jonnyrico10 New Member

    We're all PT Supes so not union.
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Then you must obey your master
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  9. Jonnyrico10

    Jonnyrico10 New Member

    one woman called to say she couldn't make it, they asked another supe if he could go pick her up...which was about 20 minutes out of his way in a snow storm lol.
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

  11. Jonnyrico10

    Jonnyrico10 New Member

    that's what it feels like! Although people are questioning if this direct report is just talking out his butt with mandates and the such to force us to come in and feel threatened if we dont.
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I messed that one up.
    My words start at "...and when you tear..."
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    If you can get there, get there. Period.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Severe weather?
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  16. CoffeeStainedUniform

    CoffeeStainedUniform Active Member

    Stop whining. If you feel coming in is unreasonable, don't. If you get fired, it's proof your values are incompatable.
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  17. Jonnyrico10

    Jonnyrico10 New Member

    it's not me that's complaining...i make it to work without complaining. Its the younger folks that always have an issue. I was just curious if their concerns were valid if indeed having to make it in is mandated.
  18. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    @Operational needs isn't union either.
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Is this what the world has come to? SMH
  20. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    And make sure you charge the same as a tow truck... lol make them pay! Lol