UPS Driver wearing shorts in below zero temps!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MN FEEDER, Jan 19, 2012.


    MN FEEDER New Member

    There's a UPS package driver in Austin, MN that wears shorts year round even in sub-zero weather. Not only does he look utterly ridiculous it is extremely dangerous should his truck break down or if he has an accident. I'm wondering if this is a UPS dress code violation?
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Several feeder guys here do also so apparently not. Just hope they're higher on the board than you so you can move up when they freeze to death.
  3. Southwestern

    Southwestern New Member

    We have a couple of morbidly obese guys that wear shorts year-round, even in freezing temperatures. On occasion management has asked them not to, but after awhile, they don't care.
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Who cares its the least of your problems if you work for the new UPS.
  5. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Yeah,, fact is IE says its not cold, they got the memo.., you will to
  6. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Yea, but do feeder guys really have to leave the heated cab for that long? Just wondering?
  7. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Every building has one of these clowns.
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Nope not a violation.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I've always thought it looks stupid and unprofessional. MHO.
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree, we have one too. And we had one that wore his winter coat, when it was 90. dont get it, thinks it loos silly, to each his own. Maybe they orered uniforms in April and havent got them me.
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I call them "image drivers", which could be an oxymoron when you think about it?
  12. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    Who really cares?? Get a life thread maker!
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    A significant percentage of the drivers in my included...wear shorts all winter. It doesnt get below zero here, but it does get down in the 20's. I only wear pants if i know that i will have to be putting on tire chains in the snow. A couple of years ago it got down to 11 degrees and there were several included...were still wearing shorts. Its an Oregon thing. We dont use umbrellas either.
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I used to have a rule that I would wear shorts until the snow was deep enough to get into my shoes. If my feet got cold, then I got cold.
  15. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Makes me feel like a real sissy.

    Above 60 degrees, I wear shorts. From about 60 to 45 is a pants day, below 45 I wear pants with Underarmour.
  16. uber

    uber Guest

    I like when Stacy wears shorts and shows off those legs :)
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    So do we.....:happy2:
  18. AssistantSanta

    AssistantSanta New Member

    Even after sunset? During the day, I was surprised how hot I got as a helper. I could be dressed comfortable for sitting around in heated office on a 30 degree day and I still start to cook if there's sunshine. Temperature didn't matter as much as sunshine.

    As for your concern regarding accident, I'm not sure if the risk is serious enough. Kids and some adults wear helmet while riding a bike, because head injury is usually the most serious of all injury for a fall. So, what do you suggest? Require helmet as uniform during elevated risk of falls?
  19. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Well now we have the answer! You should have worn a helmet.
  20. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    We had a center manger who would not approve new pants for a driver (actually for any one), he was wearing the same pair of pants forever.

    Finally one day he came in wearing long underwear with shorts on, said his pants riped and this is all he had. It was funny as hell, he got the day off, and 5 new pants nda 2 days later.