UPS Response to the superstorm on the East Coast

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I was checking out and I noticed that UPS is providing 1.5 million in aid.

    This is very impressive.

    I also saw that the hub in Edison, NJ was completely flooded.

    I haven't really heard of any real personal stories here about the storm.

    Does any BrownCafe members have any significant stories to share about the impact to themselves or their loved ones brought upon them by this storm?

  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Not to be funny but I got some real wet feet so I went out and bought two new pairs of boots.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    A friend of mine that lives in NJ just got his electricity turned on yesterday (Sunday.) He is a very happy camper.
  4. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    We were told that if anybody had a generator that they were willing to loan to a UPSer in the affected area, UPS was collecting them and would deliver them to those that needed them.
  5. Nickfury7

    Nickfury7 Member

    Supervisor from my hub went to NJ to help out for two weeks
  6. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    i was on vacation :cool:
  7. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Monday 5am, log into UPSers and it showed building open.
    6am get text from Sup we are working
    8am at work and told we would work for about 4 hours.
    830am told we are not working to go home and we are not getting paid.
    Friday grievance filed for 8 hours.
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    The lack of planning on their part constitutes a grievance on mine. Cha Ching
  9. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I'm in the Edison building. Completely trashed. They were literally throwing dead fish out of the building, all furnishings destroyed, lost a number of packages, too.

    There were drivers and supervisors helping in my center from Pittsburgh, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Chelmsford, MA; and Jamestown, NY, aside from the drivers that were brought in from surrounding buildings.
  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Same thing here. Hoping to get a nice 8 hours for nothing :D

    Our center manager was standing around us all while about 20 drivers were filling them out, to which he announced "You're not gonna get paid for those, it's a waste of paper".

    A.) Who is to compensate me for my wasted time that day?

    B.) since when does UPS care about wasting paper? 6 page D.O.K. packets for 70 drivers each week to regurgitate pointless drivel?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This one is fairly straightforward---if you are told not to report before start time you must use a personal/optional/sick day if you want to get paid for the day. If you are told to report and are then sent home you are paid for the day. KOC has a valid grievance for which he has his co-workers should be paid.
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Art 17, Art 53(my supplement), Art. 50(my supplement) and all others that apply.
  13. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Not that this applies to me, but a few drivers in my center had personal days they wanted to burn to avoid taking a no pay day, and our DM told them they couldn't. No discussion available
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your DM is wrong.
  15. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Lost power for 48 hours, my hometown of Belmar NJ lost its boardwalk and most businesses along the beach.
    worked 9 hour days as a preloader in Edison to get the 100,000 packages not delivered while we were closed. Took us a week to get the operations back to normal