Sleeping on the belt

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by UPSjacks84, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. UPSjacks84

    UPSjacks84 Member

    So I'm in school Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a class from 8-11 AM and on Wednesday and Friday the sort typically starts at 1:30 pm. I don't have time to do much after my class lets out so usually I just go right to work and have nothing to do so what I've been doing is I get to work and no one is on the floor because preload gets done around 9 am and I just secure and verify the belt on my PD and take a nap on the belt. Well on Friday I guess I forgot to secure the belt and they turned it on up front and it didn't wake me up so I was sleeping and I rode down to the end of the belt and slid down the shute and onto the rollers and I made such a noise that one of our specialist supervisors heard it and came in and saw me so I explained what happened and I was wrote up and they sent me home for the day. Am I going to be fired or what? I explained it was an accident and I just forgot the secure the belt but he was :censored2: at me. What's going to happen?
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  2. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    That's one of the funniest things I've ever heard.
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  3. call you business agent. He should be able to explain it for you and was it away.
  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Please find another place to sleep. They usually have a conference room or training room.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Is this guy your BA?
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of the basics of conveyor securing is that the person who secured the belt is the only one who can unsecure it.
  7. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Why would you not just find a chair or something to sleep on? Instead of sleeping on machinery?
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Next time try sleeping on top of a package car.
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  9. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    That's a funny one. I wouldn't worry too much.

    Next time at least be in a tote box.
  10. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    I would like to refer you to rule #3 of Slips & Falls.
  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Was the nap good?
  12. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    why can't you sleep in your car?
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  13. Brownslave688

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

    Why do you even need a nap?

    I worked from 4pm ~ 9 am when I did preload. Had a 1-2 break between jobs. Never napped.

    Get to bed at a reasonable time at night and you should be fine. I
    Assume you're a young college kid.
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You're lucky you werent hurt. Enough injuries occur while walking on the belts and slides on the clock. What you did was moronic....lesson learned. Don't ever do it again. They fires a seasonal unloader on the spot last peak who thought it would be funny to ride on the back of the bulk cart (bulk trains).
  15. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Don't know about your hub, but we have designated areas you are allowed to be at if you are off the clock.
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The belt is so soft and comfortable. Easy to see why the OP would sleep so soundly.
  17. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    We used to play a game called "belt bowling" on black Friday no less. But sleeping on the belt and sliding down the shoot that's a real pisser. You were not stealing so you "probably" will get to keep your job maybe a couple of days off though.
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  19. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    you're lucky you woke up before you ended up in some over goods warehouse.
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