No More Uni Ordering??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thom1842, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. thom1842

    thom1842 New Member

    We just got a PCM that our center will not be ordering anymore uniforms for the drivers, and we just have to deal with what we have. I guess if my pants rip in the butt the customers just get to see my boxers.

    Anyone else get this PCM? I think it's absurd, so much for our professional image.:biting:
  2. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Surely you can't be serious?
  3. onewithedd

    onewithedd Active Member

    As long as your shoes are nice and shiney, no one will notice the duct tape holding your trousers together!
  4. thom1842

    thom1842 New Member

    It's what we were told. I guess we all just go until we don't have any pants left intact.:headache:
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Show up to work without a uniform and clock on. They can pay you 8 hrs to sit in the office or they can get you a uniform. Your center manager has the ability to order the uniforms, you just need to give him the motivation.
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I successfully filed a grievance last year to force the company to comply with Art 16 of the Western Region supplement which requires them to provide suitable uniforms. Find out which supplement applies in your area and as soon as your uniform request is denied, file. The language is very clear.
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    He is serious, and don't call him Shirley!

    I would take this a step further and show up wearing only boxers.
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Two words; brown thong.:sick:

    Your uniforms will be shipped Next Day Air, no questions asked.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You could even get one of those logos that fell off your socks and glue it front and center.
  10. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I would think the company would decide what is suitable and that subjective evaluation may have changed since last year. Many other things that were done last year are not done this year.

    Keep us advised on whether a grievance makes any headway.
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    By any reasonable standard, uniforms that are worn out, torn or missing buttons are not "suitable" and I have no doubt that this standard would be upheld at panel.

    Under Art 16-uniforms and Art. 23-maintainence of standards, the company is clearly obligated to provide and maintain an adequate number of suitable uniforms for each employees, and provide laundry and repairs (hems, buttons etc.) for same.

    It might take some time and hassle thru the grievance procedure, but eventually a grievant will be successful at forcing the company to comply.
  13. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Well, we all do what we got to do. soberups uses his own white socks covered by brown. What I do is when I see the opportunity is buy my own pants( eek, why do that) . Well, when I am in sears or jc pennys sometimes they have brown pants that are about 20 bucks a pop. I carry a bit of brown ups fabric with me to see if it is a good enough match. When they made the switch from cintas to twin hill a year and 1/2 or so ago . I placed my order with the same measurements i used with cintas and lo and behold, the pants barely fit. They looked good but movement was restricted esp. in certain areas that will remain nameless. I stuck with my old pants for awhile but one day in sears, I found the holy grail: covington brand brown pants. I tried on different sizes and found the perfect fit. I love these pants . They are more stain resistant , they are practically wrinkle free without ironing. Some of you might say; I shouldn't have to do this but I choose to for the sake of being comfortable. UPS Shirts are fine by me. I get them a little bigger than I need so that any movements don't stretch the fabric and burst the seams. Eventually, I figured out what size pants of twin hill fits me and I got my pants but I still choose for the most part to wear my own. They actually look better. I have more pants than I need which is better than needing more pants than I have.

    I also have pants that are a little bigger to accomodate the long underwear I use in the winter months.
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Plus you can now deduct these pants as a business expense.
  15. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    damn right!!!:wink2:
  16. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    They've used duct tape and brown paint to patch the vehicles. It only makes sense to do the same for our uniforms.
  17. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    When I was a new driver back in '78 I ripped out my pants and called in to the office. I told them I needed them to bring me out a pair. The sup said hold on and put his hand over the phone. I heard him tell my center manager and then heard the center manager say, "Screw him, he only has a few hours left" The sup got back on the phone and told me to keep working and they'd bring them out.

    I went to lunch and after lunch I called them and asked where the pants were. The sup told me to keep working. I told them I couldn't as I wasn't wearing any underwear. Twenty minutes later I had new pants.
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    UPS has always maintained a drug-free workplace, and this was no exception. Just say "no" to crack.
  19. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    We just got the word last week. No uniform or supply ordering for 2 months. I can't wait for our centre to run out of waybills and info-notices. Whats next? No more buying fuel for the trucks?
  20. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Don't worry we ran into the same thing at Express.
    But uniforms can be ordered "as needed" through management.