Take your child to work day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by lovemyupser, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. lovemyupser

    lovemyupser Member

    I need some idea's from the upser's family. My husband is a package car driver and I have the luxury of staying home to finish college. My daughter's school is doing a take your child to work day and I know with the husband being a package car driver that is hard to do since she can't really be on a package car with him. Our daughter really wants to go to work with her dad and we are trying to think of a way he can bring this up to his management and a plan that will work. I want to get some idea's from here before he brings it up. The date is for April 26 and our daughter has to get a letter on a company letter head with that date, time she was there and signed my management. Thanks!!!
  2. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    our building did this last year,about 10 kids came to work,they came in on the preload.
    none went on the road but they did take them for a ride in the training package car it seats 10.
    they also had them do minor things during the preload like work in decap scanning packages and small sort.they took a tour of the building.
    they also watched the training videos. then at the end they had lunch in the break room. when they were leaving the DM gave each a bag
    with t shirts and other UPS giveaways. they kids seemed to like the day.
  3. robot

    robot Large Member

    Haha I can only imagine taking out children on route.

    "See that guy at the dock? He makes me palletize all the deliveries. What a dick!"

    "No honey, I'm not crying. I'm just sweating <sob>."
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'm not a praying man but this would be something I would go to church for. Plus, I would work the day for free. Because I oh so want to look over into the passenger seat at 3 am and yell to the sleeping child (spouse too, pretty please?) "HEY! YOUR DAD JUST BACKED A TRAILER INTO A TIGHT BAY FOR THE 30TH TIME SO FAR TONIGHT WITHOUT HITTING ANYTHING OR KILLING SOMEONE! NOW YOU KNOW WHAT I DO TO KEEP A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD AND FOOD IN YOUR STOMACH AND WHERE THOSE EXPENSIVE SOFTBALL BATS COME FROM MISSY! ONLY 4 MORE HOURS TO GO AT LEAST! AIN'T THIS FUN!!!!!!!!"

    As far as the OP I don't see a snowballs chance of your daughter getting to ride with her father. Maybe she could go in before and see what it takes to get the truck ready to go and then go back at the end of the day to see what is done with packages picked up. As far as on route maybe you could follow in a personal car from stop to stop for an hour and she could tag along as he made a delivery to see that part.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The wife and I had a "make a child at work" night a few times. Does that count?
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I've been driving for close to 15 years and one thing I learned early on is that UPS doesn't care about me. If they don't care about me, why would they care about my kids coming to work, nevermind getting me home before they are in bed.
    Family doesn't matter to UPS because they can't measure family time on a report.
  7. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    ship her to hub early am nda to his center and open package there?
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Take your child to work day ?? Isn't that gonne be John Edward's defense ??
  9. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I am not letting my teenage daughters anywhere near those clowns I work with, especially the pre-loaders.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    They should have the kids load trucks. They can handle at least 3 trucks per child.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of our drivers brought his 3 young boys to work with him this morning. They were all dressed in their baseball uniforms. They were there as a visual aid to remind us (drivers) that schools are closed this week and that the kids will be out and about. They got to climb in and out of Dad's pkg car and each took a turn "driving". The smiles on their faces were priceless. Their grandfather brought them home after the PCM.

    We joked with the center manager that he should let the kids do the dispatch for the day.
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'd pass and take her to church instead.
  13. Brownfrown

    Brownfrown New Member

    If THAT ain't the truth, I don't know what is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Godless company.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I need a clarification here. When you say "take your child to work", do you mean MY work? Or just somewhere where they can work and bring in an extra income for the family? She's only 6 so I'm thinking she may be limited on what she can accomplish.
  16. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure, that speaking with your Husband's center manager before hand, he just might approve of him bringing the kids before start time and show them around. I once took my son to our Hub on a Saturday to pick up a package and he got to see and step inside my truck, this was definitely a treat for him.
  17. Floyd Gondolli

    Floyd Gondolli New Member

    Cool, a driver helper in April. "here Billy, run these off for me".
  18. Brownfrown

    Brownfrown New Member

    Personally, I wouldn't want my kids ANYWHERE around UPS. Don't want them getting any misguided career ideas.
  19. brownIEman

    brownIEman Well-Known Member

    My suggestion - Have your husband ask his center manager or HR representative about "My Most Important Stop". It is a safety initiative being done in many places where with the help of HR, employees schedule then bring in members of their family, usually at driver start time. The family members get a brief tour and usually some trinkets. Photos are taken and usually posted on a safety board in the facility. I know in my area, HR is more than happy to get volunteers for these, and will help schedule and get buy in from the center management team. I am sure they would be happy to get a letter for your daughter as well if you let them know up front.
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    America is not the land of the child worker sweat shops anymore. But give us time, we'll get back to it.