tattoo policy for PT management?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tuffcookie, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. tuffcookie

    tuffcookie New Member

    i am a PT pre-load sup in CT and have been so for the past 3 years. i am a female and have 2 full sleeves of tattoos, which i had when i was hired. shortly after becoming an hourly, i was promoted and nothing was said about my ink, until now. we have a new district manager and he is insisting that i cover up. it's the summer time and i refuse to wear a long sleeved shirt to work - i don't come into contact with the public so i don't see what the issue is.

    can anyone share any info regarding the UPS policy on management persons with tattoos? i am pretty sure that he has no case considering my tattoos are of flowers and other girly thing - nothing offensive here!

  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Well, you're management, so if they say you can't have it, you can't have it. No union to go to bat for you or anything, I honestly have no idea what the Management policy is as far as tattoos go, but I'm sure they're frowned upon.
  3. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Haha!!! Promoted!!! Sorry though, you are at the mercy of the company with very limited rights.
  4. tuffcookie

    tuffcookie New Member

    not having the unions protection - i get all that. was just wondering if anyone here knew anything about the policy. some of my drivers are heavily tattooed like i am and its not a problem (and they are the ones out on the road, interacting with customers)...we'll see what happens.
  5. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Here in Phoenix it seems more PT management are all tatted up than not. Even neck tattoos are not required to be covered up.
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I think you are bound by your district manager's choices. They've harassed a few drivers here for tats but then I see a lady, who is not an hourly, who works in our automotive department wearing dresses that show her shoulders and arms and her right shoulder is completely covered in art. It must not be an issue for her.
  7. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    they seem to have no issues at my hub, i see alot of pt sup walking around with tats and not even trying to cover
    them up. i saw one guy just covered in them including his hands while some other sup likes talking about them and showing
    ‚Äčthem off to other ppl.
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    He has a very good case. He is the district manager and you are a part time sup.
  9. Should of stayed teamster
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You are at the mercy of your boss. Do as I say, not as I do.
  11. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    If you go to the personal appearance guidelines on UPSers, it says that tattoos must be covered with an article of clothing for all full time management, part time supervisors, specialists, administrative, and technical employees.

    They further clarified the policy last year to read: "Existing Employees who Obtain Tattoos and Piercings: If an existing employee chooses to acquire tattoos and/or piercings that violate the Personal Appearance Guidelines, then the employee will be required to conceal them. If they are not reasonably concealable, then the employee will not be allowed to work, and will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Orthopedic braces and other support devices are not allowed with the sole purpose to cover up a tattoo." I remember reading another part that said you can basically kiss any future promotions goodbye if you have visible tattoos.
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A well placed Tat on a fit women, not bad. A big tub of goo all full of Tats, not so much.
  13. RitchieDavies

    RitchieDavies Trollkiller

    Promoted shortly after becoming a preloader?!? Wow, whose... nevermind.
  14. bsmart

    bsmart Member

    Do the drivers have full sleeves too? If the drivers have full sleeves then I think that you could make a case but in the end if your DM says then that's the way it will be.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    we need proof !!! Pictures Cement !


    Promoted to PT Sup.:rofl::rofl::rofl: thanks I needed that.
  17. tuffcookie

    tuffcookie New Member

    it would have been nice to stay teamster, but the teamsters aren't the ones paying my bills...i was barely bringing home $125/wk as a hourly!

    also, why is the phrase "promoted to PT sup" so funny? i needed to do what was best for my family...being an hourly just wasn't cutting it, so i submitted my letter of intent and got my 'promotion' - no sexual favors here, since that was implied above!

    @brownmonster, im NO tub of goo!
  18. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    We laugh at "promoted" because it's not a promotion. We understand your reasoning for it though, more money (maybe for the first few years)? I hope you enjoy stealing union work from your former brothers and sisters. Maybe don't buy full sleeve tats and you won't need so much money?
  19. tuffcookie

    tuffcookie New Member

    chickenlegs, i got my tattoos 10 years before starting at UPS.

    and how am i stealing work from my 'brothers and sisters'?
  20. RitchieDavies

    RitchieDavies Trollkiller

    True, Chickenlegs but do you have to be so harsh? We're here to give advice on this situation, not bash her for being prpmoted or her tats. If she says she needed the money to support her lifestyle, so be it.

    As for her situation, they should at least cut her some slack. Like she said before, Drivers get away with this all the time and they have to interact with the public. Making her wear long sleeved shirts over her tats is ridiculous. As hot as it is? If they had a problem with it they shouldn't have promoted her. Now all of a sudden, she has to wear longsleeved shirts in the summer? That's f'ed up.

    P.s. That was just a joke, Tuffcookie. I was just foolin' lol.