UPS & Cell Phones

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dis In Franchised, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Dis In Franchised

    Dis In Franchised New Member

    It amazes me as I watch UPS slash & cut benefits for the employee. How many of us use our cell phones for on the job duties? What does that save UPS? How effective would UPS be without that constant communication with the employees? AND WHO PAYS FOR IT? WE DO! ARE WE CRAZY? My phone must ring at least 20 times a day for UPS business. Keep taking from us UPS and I for one am going to shut my phone OFF @ work. CAN U IMAGINE if we ALL DID?:ohmy:
  2. Dis In Franchised

    Dis In Franchised New Member

    Calling TieGUY.............:lol:
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  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Have you ever heard of Caller ID?
  4. maybrown

    maybrown is not a woman

    Using your diad to communicate with UPS. Don't give your cellphone number to your supervisor. Noone knows how you use your phone for business or personal purposes while working!
  5. Dis In Franchised

    Dis In Franchised New Member

    Yes & I have it and until a recent issue I never cared about using MY phone for company business but as I watch the waste & the greed that is this company I have come to realize how much the company is saving and how much worse things would be without cell phones. Companies pay you for miles when you use your car for work maybe UPS should pay us for minutes used for UPS work
  6. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I've thought about this too and I'm not sure what to think. It could be considered stealing time since we are the one's paying the cell phone bill. UPS would not like it if we stood around for minutes without doing anything or putting it in as break. UPS also wants us to study the 10 point commentary and the 5 point thing on our time. Isn't that also stealing our time? One of my coworkers asked about being paid to study them at home and was basically laughed at. It seems like a double standard to me. If UPS wants honest and accurate breaks and lunches inputed into the diad, shouldn't we deserve the same when it comes to calling us on our cell phones and expecting us to study UPS material on our time at home?
  7. cast

    cast New Member

    Nobody is making you use it for your job dont answer your phone or turn it off.
  8. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    You study UPS stuff on your time? MUHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAH!!!! Now thats funny!!:lol:
  9. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    You know those letters bunched together with spaces in my post? Those are called words and sentences that you have to read in order to comprehend. Try it and you understand I said that is what UPS wants, not what I do.
  10. mis_load

    mis_load New Member

    To communicate with drivers UPS should use the diad. I know in our center, they use the diad to communicate with us. Sometimes they will call on the cell phone, but thats not too often. Know on the other hand how many times do you call you supervisor on they cell?? Do you think UPS pays for there calls, I know my supervisor cell rings all day long. Especially after about 2pm., when they are on car doing S&V's and Safe work methods. With almost 30 yrs in I have no problem if the center calls me on my cell. Sometimes its time sentative and sometime it not. I really don't care when they call. Because I know that I have called them on their cell. Sometimes the new generation of drivers I just wonder?? I know that I have seen changes and some or good and some I wonder about. But I make good money, and will do what is needed for our customers and company. Also, about a month ago our center brought in a state policeman to talk about distracted driving and cell phones where top on this list.
  11. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    If your phone rings 20 times a day for UPS business, then you are just as guilty as the ones you are posting this same message against.. Why did YOU give your number to UPS??? Why is UPS taking from you?? You were the fool who gave your number to management!! Remember the beepers we had?? UPS provided us with those...Must be why you got all those red boxes and zero rep power.....
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    If you're using your phone for business purposes, hen log each of those calls and calculate your percentages inyour monthly bill so that at the end of the year you can write them off on your taxes. It is a viable tax write-off.

    And it's not like you are paying anymore for your service monthly. I know I don't use my monthly alotted minutes. To me is UPS wants to call me, which is usually an urgency thing, then by all means call so we can have the problem rectified. I provide a service to my customers and I would like to provide the best service I can. Even some of my customers have my cell phone number. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
  13. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Its not the company I'm sorry I gave my number to, its my customers!! My phone rings at least twice a day from customers requesting an early deliver or pick-up. This I don't mind, but they call when I'm on vacation on a thursday when they KNOW I haven't been there all week, lol.
  14. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    If you use a cell phone (regardless of whether you use it for UPS business), do yourself a favor. Find the number of the towing service used in your area and save it. If you break down in the middle of nowhere, one of two things could happen.
    1. You call in and they (the center) immediately forget about you. or
    2. They come looking for you and have no idea which direction to head once they leave the building (believe me, it's been done).

    At least you can coordinate things on your own with the towing company who most likely will have no problem finding you. And in the dead of winter (for those of you up north), you'll be glad you took this advice.
  15. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    From a mechanic stand point it make's it alot easier to call the driver and find out what the actual problem is. It also make's it easier to find the driver because now I can call you and get perfect direction's from the driver not the oms sitting in their office. For feeder driver's it's even better I would rather talk to the driver than getting a call from a state cop or hearing about a problem from 3 different driver's who talked to the driver via a cb, the actual problem usually changes 2 or 3 time's by the time I get the call. If your that cheap and worried about the cost hit'm for an extra 10 minute's a day to cover the cost. Most cell phone plan's nowaday's it's almost impossible to run out of minute's before getting charged!!!
  16. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Whats the point? You gave them the number which is why they are calling you. If you're not conducting company business on the phone then you should not be using it while you're on the company clock. You should probably leave it at home or turned off in the back of the car.

    While we're on the subject what benifits did ups slash and cut?
  17. steeltoe

    steeltoe New Member

    I know that there is no real solution to this, but it really irritates me that no one can get in tough with me if my family has an emergency. I work on the inside. We are not allowed to have cell phones, yet there is no one in the office to answer an emergency phone call. I had a fellow employee whose 2 year daughter had a compound fractured arm. It happened about 20 minutes after he arrived to work. His wife was histerical. She tried and tried to call the building, NO ANSWER. He found out about the issue when he arrived at his vehicle after work. I have never seen some one go postal, but he was close. His wife tried to call the building over 25 times. There is no excuse for this, a person should be able to be reached if there is a family emergency.
  18. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    In Feeders it's a must to have your cell phone,..In pkgs,do what you want.When I was in pkgs recently it was a double standard.Mgrs told us not to be on your cell while driving or you can get a warning letter,so why do they call us all the time when we are driving?I was even told not to wear/talk on my bluetooth...So next time your doing Co. business on your cell,pull over and talk and get paid for it.Record your minutes on paper and let your sup know if they ask you why your over allowed.
  19. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member


    -Write the phone off on your taxes...
    -don't answer it...
  20. Dis In Franchised

    Dis In Franchised New Member

    Hey sorry to stir the pot, this was not the place to do it. I have unresolved issues with my employer (UPS)and I guess in my frustration I got carried away. As for all the red dots, that I still don't understand, I guess I got to thank Tie Guy for that. I am new on this forum & still learning how to use this site. I have many thoughts on how UPS does business & treats their employees but we all do. So again I am sorry to start this crap it was just out of frustration and a little anger & disgust at how my company is treating me and my family