Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kis124, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    At our pcm this morning, we were informed that we need to hydrate BEFORE our shift...not during...I don't know about other people, but at 2 am all I want to drink is coffee. Sups in a extreme bad moods today more so than ever....:fightings:
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah it's pretty common knowledge u need to hydrate before physical exertion. You can't hydrate fast enough to keep up with the fluids being lost. However even though water is best your body really isn't picky about what kind of fluids it gets soda tea even coffee help keep you hydrated as long as its not extreme heat. I always try to drink a large glass of water before bed and as soon as I get up.

    Somehow my wife never buys the line that I'm just trying to keep her hydrated.....
  3. splozi

    splozi Guest

    I think her concern is that you are unable to supply her with enough fluid to keep her sufficiently hydrated.

    Maybe we should all pitch in?
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So is the OP saying they don't want them taking time to take a drink while they are sorting?
  5. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Drink a ton a ton a beer many hours before work, is what their saying...
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Obviously did not get his/her coffee before the sort.
    It is a good idea to hydrate as much as you can before the sort but you have to stay hydrated during the sort too.
    Bring a jug/bottle f water and fill up before the sort and at break and drink on area.
  7. ryansox

    ryansox New Member

    Oh yea they stopped giving us the water talk. One time the temp sup gave us a very interesting pcm every morning. Stop bring in our coffee was one day. Also another day they actually walked around asking us for our water bottles.
  8. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    We don't get breaks...they want us working every second. Give us a hard time if we have to de-hydrate..our start time has been 4:30..and shut down by 8...So no time for water they say...
  9. klolx

    klolx New Member


    ssshh no tears only dreams now
  10. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    dreams of retirement in about 20 years...
  11. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    ask them if they'll give more allowance in your planned day for the increase in bathroom breaks

    that'll be lulzy
  12. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    PCM's are the best thing on earth. Sarcasm?

    I remember, my old boss used to whine about bathroom breaks. Can you say urinary-tract infection? Not me personally, but you can imagine. Drinking tons of fluids, but whining about the consequntial bathroom breaks? UPS at it's finest.
  13. btrlov

    btrlov Member

    UPS abuses people so naturally its paranoid that it will be abused, that's why they whine about bathroom breaks... they abusive employees and the employees abusive them back. Its all nonsense.
  14. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    It really is nonsense. back and forth like children. The older I get the more I understand that people are just big-children. People never grow up, and they bring there behavior to work. They wear polo shirts and whine about too many bathroom breaks. ;)
  15. Dirk Balloon

    Dirk Balloon New Member

    This haha.

    Sadly, this is already somewhat true for me. Il take the hit and not drink water at times. If I stop sorting the slide will jam and then I am taking time away from my sup or the sorter who has to run down and help (I wish I could climb on the slide instead of using a hook).

    I actually do respect my sups and management. Feb - May our belt did extremely well, so now we are treated like competent adults.