Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Wally, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Around my parts, tats have to be covered. The game going on is drivers wearing coats until they pass the gates.

    Seems kind of silly. Could be a useful tool for management looking to harass or fire someone.
  2. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Have had mind exposed for 8 years. To this day they cannot produce appearance guidelines for me that include tattoos. If they do, I'd wear a jacket and long pants in August. Once I go down for heat exhaustion and they pay my hospital bills, I'll go back to work and do it again.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I wanted something badass but where I could easily hide it so I went with this:


    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    Skulls,flames & flipper = bad ass tattoos
  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    All mine are exposed but I don't have any that scream look at me
  6. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Got mine prior to appearance standards being implemented regarding them, they never say anything about them. But they're small and if we have an audit, I'll usually cover them up with a large (as in 4"x6") bandaid, to keep the buzzards off me.
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You wouldn't need to wear a long sleeve shirt or pants unless you're really tatted up. All they require is you wear one of those sleeve things like the guys who have sports injuries wear. They can be flesh colored, black, etc. If you have full sleeve tats obviously it would be easier to wear long sleeve shirts I guess.
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    New tats are a no-no, but any that you had prior to the new appearance guidelines being implemented ('04 or '05 I think) are OK.
  9. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    We have a bunch of supervisors with neck tattoos. I'm sure they never bring packages to customers picking up at the gate after hours.
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    In my area they said they don't care if a tat is new or old just can't be visible or have to wear something to cover it. Wonder what would happen if someone had an old facial tat and won a driver bid.
  11. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Ask for a copy of the appearance guidelines. You also signed one when you were trained. At that time there were no tattoo issues. Worst case, cover them inside the building.
  12. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    What the hell did the guys do back in the day that wore the wool pants and short jackets including bow ties in 90 degree weather....there had to be many a man go down with heat related issues...
  13. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    Back then we only delivered retail mainly, shirts, shoes, misc clothing. Their was no interstate service like it is now. You never had the bulk that we have now. I do recall one time I had to deliver a wedding gown that was on a hanger! It was fun back in those days!!
  14. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    i gotta tell you, covered or not, i don't want any tattoos around my parts
  15. abomb1220

    abomb1220 New Member

    I have full sleeves on my arms and cover them with tat sleeves. Last year the center manager decided he didn't like them and told me to wear long sleeves. We threatened to grieve on past practice and he left it alone.
  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

  17. Brownslave688

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

    I still wear pants until it gets above 95.
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Chicken legs?
  19. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    quit wearing shorts in the third grade
  20. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I wear shorts from March to Thanksgiving. Above 45 degrees is good for me.