They won't let me quit parking cars

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Claytonias, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Claytonias

    Claytonias New Member

    Before peak season started I said I would park cars for the building every morning since the person who previously did it would be cover driving. I have broken a mirror once and told them multiple times time and time again that I do NOT want to park these damn cars anymore (THEY CLAIMED I WOULD NOT BE DOING IT AFTER PEAK SEASON). I do not feel comfortable doing it and have filed grievance to the union who has done absolutely nothing to help me. Is there a way (other than wrecking again) to make them stop forcing me to do this. They say they I will be in trouble if I don't show up and it just doesn't make sense to me. Many people before me have quit doing it after a few days because they felt unsafe. Also I am not even near the lowest seniority... Please help.
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Just park 'em, be a big boy.

    We all have smashed a mirror or two before, no one will really give a rat's behind.
  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Yeah except for the driver who loses 20 min dealing with the broken mirror in the morning
  4. He should care. Smashing a mirror DQs him from driving, if that's what he wants to do in the future

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    That would be a shame. Given the conditions I see, that is an eventuality.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I wouldn't want to do it either.
  7. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Just do it slower.
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Take all the time you need. Usually a higher seniority job as there is little physical labor involved. I assume most all of your cars have power steering. If not take even longer. Always try to park from the drivers side.
  9. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Not if he makes good enough friends with the shop workers
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Work as directed. Also as 104 stated ------slower
  11. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Good experience if you ever wanted to become a driver.
  12. Do anything to avoid another accident. When in doubt, secure vehicle, get out and check....a lot.
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    One reason you don't volunteer for anything that you don't want to do permanently.
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  14. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Dude your getting paid to do probably the easiest job in the hub. Why again are you complaining?
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  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Our car washer who also spotted the trucks loved doing it. He said it gave him experience on how to drive a demolition derby car. Probably three days out of five I would have a sup drive my truck out of the building for me because it was literally parked against the next one over. Them sups can scratch the hell out of a truck and nothing happens to them.
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Man up and park em' sissy boy!

    Broken mirror? No big deal. The shop can put them in with their eyes shut. In fact, you actually helped the driver by giving him/her a clear piece of glass!
  17. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Tell them, (a full time sup) that you don't feel safe parking the cars. If they still make you do it, do it really slow as to make sure you don't get into another accident.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We fuel and park our own vehicles in my center.
  19. Claytonias

    Claytonias New Member

    Thank you to most who answered. I'm just going to keep on and go slow.
  20. mva1985

    mva1985 Member

    Are you PT or FT? As per the contract if there are FT employees available PTers are prohibited from moving package cars.