TEXAS tattoos and drug test?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OG MIKE, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    hi i live in texas,im gonna start working as a package handler and work my way up to package car driver one day...just wondering the policy on drug test (not that i use) just wondering...but i do have one tattoo on my fore arm..can i just wear a long sleeve? thats what im planning to do,and the drug test thing,im just wondering if they drug test package car driver..just wanna know hows my job gonna be in the future
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Definitely ... get clean.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tattoos are not a big deal in the hub but can be if and when you become a driver.
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm a Texas Ex Driver and this is the correct answer.
  5. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    If you get injured or are in an accident there will be a drug test, which is common in any job, but not an issue if you don't use anything illegal. Tatoos have to be covered if you drive or have customer contact, is my understanding.
  6. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    Why would you be asking about drug testing if you don't do drugs? Just wondering. Your tattoo is the least of your worries.
  7. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    Initial screening includes drug test. Periodic DOT physicals do not screen for drugs. Non CDL drivers are not tested after initial screen unless there is reasonable cause (fit for duty testing) to suspect drug abuse.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He was just wondering...just wondering...just wondering...
  9. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I was just wondering how does one go about selling cell phones that have fallen out of packages?

    Not that I would ever do that but I was just wondering what my job might be like If I ever become a driver.
  10. BCFan

    BCFan Active Member

    Go ahead with the drug usage but stop the tattoos while you still have some blank canvas left.... all upsers have a crutch they lean on some are drugs some are booze and some is the power we get from filing on ignorant sups working to get paid double time BC
  11. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    oh really! wow im surprised that every one put the tattoo thing isnt a big deal cuz on the ups website it says they dont allow visable tattoos..well thats great news for me..i really didnt want to remove it...oh and well i was just wondering because i was really close to becoming a border patrol agent and one of my BP buddys told me they get random drug test,and it didnt bother me cuz i dont use but thats just some thing thats part of the job in customs..didnt join cuz i didnt like the over all job,very long hours,not that much room to move up and mostly its just not for me..what they do every day just doesnt interest me,not my ideal job
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think there are a few members here who would enjoy being part of the Border Patrol.... but I digress....the visible tattoo policy is for anyone who interacts with the public. You will be just fine in the hub. If you do ever become a driver you may have to wear long sleeve shirts.
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yeah, for a friend....
  14. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    Tats have never been an issue for us, a lot of the drivers (including myself) have visible tats & can't remember anyone being spoken to about covering them, but I guess just like anything else, it's handled differently in different areas.
  15. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    How much did that tat cost now? but im sure its cool
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  16. secfan-n-big12land

    secfan-n-big12land New Member

    if u even have 2 ask about drugs thats not a very good start. starting in the hub there is no drug screen atleast here in the south west. once u go drive thats another story, all tattoos must b covered. have drivers here who have 2 wear long sleeve shirts and pants-working in 105+ weather from end of may-end of august. those tats are not so cool now!
  17. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    my tat costed $150..its about 5 inches in length and about 5 and a half inches in width..its my family crest,my grandpa had it on his arm also...its an 18 hundred eagle with a crown and holding things on his feet..looks tight...well i guessw im gonna have to wear long sleeve in hot ass weather..i live in texas but in might as well be the desert...ive never regreted getting it until i read the ups web site lol but then again the hoes LOVE it lol
  18. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    the hoes ? you have a long road ahead of you befor becoming a driver. we have all been thru it so i wouldnt worry about your tat for while goodluck . skanks s a better word the hoes ho bags
  19. OG MIKE

    OG MIKE New Member

    lmao! bitches and hoes lol
  20. stepitup

    stepitup Member

    ....oh God, I can see where this ^ is headed! Someone please derail this soon to be offensive thread. Never mind, I'll start........."sure was windy here in Michigan today"