The "new" no necklace and earrings rule?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by chevydog66, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. chevydog66

    chevydog66 New Member

    Have you guys heard of this one? I'd like to see where it is, supposedly in the red book. Was it reviewed by our union? How many more rules and regulations can our employer impose on us? Isn't that discrimination? Welcome to the new military named UPS.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    UPS has always had appearance standards for employees dealing with the public. They are just not enforced a lot of the times. I used to have long hair, but it came off when I went driving. It wasn't a difficult decision for me.
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Whats new about it.
    21yrs ago UPS did not allow necklaces (ie. wearing religious medals, gold chains, ect... if they could be seen.)
    As far as I remember, even the woman could not wear earrings.
    If you want to dress up to go dancing,great.
    At work, one should at least try to show a degree of professionalism and that includes personal jewelry.
  4. chevydog66

    chevydog66 New Member

    When will it end? Next it will be no wedding ring.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I would advise everyone not to wear rings. (wedding included). Your mate will really love your new look with one finger missing because you got it caught on some pkg or door or some other object
  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    This is a non-issue
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    That was the only exception in jewelry, when I was hired in 86'.
    As it should be.
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I learned this in the first year and I think it was when I had really long hair, and it got caught in the tape on a box while unloading a trailer, even in a pony tail. The necklace took me a little longer til I bought a really nice piece, black hills gold and it got caught on a box while unloading, and never found. A ring on the finger, nope, got caught in the door chain when closing it, which is when I realized it was a bad idea.
    I still have long hair but I keep it way back, even doubled tied most days, and I wear jewelry when it counts. Its not worth the hassle. AS far as I know earring studs seem to be safe, while I dont think males can have them. Yes I guess its sexist.
  9. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    You are right, Rod.
    I use to take my ring off and hand it to my wife when I went work in the coal mines and she would give it back to me when I came home. A friend lost his arm, due to his ring being caught while drilling.
    Having said that, UPS was the first job that I have ever had that did not have the obvious job hazards of wearing one.
    So, since then I have not taken it off. It would have to be cut off now.
    Your advice is good.
  10. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Is that a oxymoron?
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    in our center we have 1 woman that wears long hair down every day one man with earring several with visible or semi-visible tattoos (drivers) one prima dona clerk that wears large hoop earrings we even had a women show up last year for peak wearring heels (she didnt stay)
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My wedding ring is made of titanium so I don't worry about it bending or getting broke. Won't happn. I actually sometimes use it to help me hold on to packages at times
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    hope your finger is made of titanium also:)
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    earing studs?:) that's funny- you silly savage
  17. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I bet this (guy?) has alot of fun going thru airport security.
  18. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I hope he takes cover during a thunder storm.:laugh:
  19. toeknee2gx

    toeknee2gx New Member

    discrimination?? who's race,religion,gender or sexual orientation was being targeted?? stop throwing that word around..

    Your appearance represents UPS. If you need to wear a necklace or earings at work, then you should quit and work at a fashion store....
  20. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    Supervisors are taught to wear clip-on ties so in case their tie ever gets sucked in by a conveyor, they can be spared from impending doom.

    The only item I ever had an issue with was my watch. It would get banged up pretty quickly.