Ordering Uniforms

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownman2075, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    Is anyone else having trouble ordering replacement uniforms for the colder weather? I’ve been told that since Twin Hill got wind of UPS switching uniform manufacturers that they stopped producing uniforms under the current contract with them. I’m being told that additional uniforms won’t be available until January. In the mean time, I’m down to 3 pairs of pants and a ripped coat from last winter, down from 5 pairs. I will be shocked if these 3 pairs will last to January. When I questioned management what happens when these last 3 pair are no longer wearable before January, what do I wear to work, jeans? The supervisors response was “learn to sew.” If I’m not mistaken, under contract isn’t UPS required to provide uniforms to drivers? Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. Sweeper

    Sweeper Where’s the broom?

    Ask them for a sewing kit and what they’d like you to code the time out to.
     
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  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    What the heck ya doing that three pairs of pants won’t last three months? I mean, ya, it’s in the contract, order them or file, but really?
     
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  4. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Well it is the cold time of the year and fat people do like to eat.
     
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  5. Sissy Brown Short Shorts

    Sissy Brown Short Shorts Active Member

    Yeah we just had that talk absolutely no hoodies or other non UPS approved winter gear this year but, nothing being ordered is showing up.
     
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    They hand them out here.


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  7. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I would file a grievances against that Supervisor. Their response did not treat you with dignity and respect. One your uniforms are no longer in good conditions show up in jeans and a hoody.
    Bet they find a way to get you some uniforms.
    Remember Management is the ENEMY.
     
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  8. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    Basically, you are having the same problem? Maybe some of the other drivers on here could ask management what is going on and see if the story consistent? If this is really going on then where are they getting helper uniforms from for peak?
     
  9. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    It’s insane that I would have to file a grievance for a new :censored2:ing coat and pants. They usually care about appearances. Northeast winters and winter weather are rough here. I think it’s the road salt that chews up the fabric over time and weekly washing. I use tide, maybe it’s not the most gentle on fabric. Don’t know. My holes are usually in the knees from kneeling on the truck floor moving around excessively heavy packages like furniture, beds, mattresses, ... I can’t be the only one who has noticed more and more excessively heavy packages over the years. There was another company before twin hill that had better quality uniforms and I had less problems with them back when I was an Article 22 air driver and I would wear the uniform loading trucks on the midnight shift and I never had a problem with holes.
     
  10. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    Lol. Smart ass. :P No, I’m not fat.
     
  11. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    Excellent response. I will use that. Thank you.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's still considered early morning for me so I could still be half asleep but did you just say road salt is chewing up your cloths ?!
     
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  13. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    Absolutely, it chews up the leather of my work shoes. It destroys the road. I go through work shoes more during the winter months. Why wouldn’t wet pants that get dissolved road salt on them not be chewing up the fabric of the pants. Salt changes the pH of water to become corrosive. Depending on the type of salt used can make water slightly more acidic or slightly basic. Either way it is corrosive to fabrics, roads or the environment. Imagine what happens when breathing in that aerosol mist kicked up by other vehicles.
     
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  14. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    You can't order uniforms this time of year because its peak and they have to worry about helpers and all. Also since they only give them seasonal helper vests there is no money available to order uniforms until the middle of next year. You will however be threatened with losing your job if you are not dressed to the satisfaction of the non-essential employees.
     
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  15. brownman2075

    brownman2075 Member

    Ok. Looks like I’ll have to contact my local rep for advice on what to do.
     
  16. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Damn--I should have saved all my UPS clothes I burned at my retirement party and sold them. I bet I burned 12 -15 pairs of pants. I tried to turn all that stuff (pants- shorts-shirts and jackets) in at work but the center manager said "what the hell am I suppose to do with that stuff" so in the fire they went. Nobody at the party wanted them but they did take all my UPS socks. P.S. They burned good.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    One time my jacket was ripped so I started wearing an orange vest. Jacket was ordered fast after that.
     
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  18. Sissy Brown Short Shorts

    Sissy Brown Short Shorts Active Member

    Last year they didn’t give our helpers uniforms. Won’t have them this year either.
     
  19. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    same here , we gave them a yellow vest lol...
     
  20. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    That means helpers are vested?