UPS Socks. A new requirement?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by TSJ, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. TSJ

    TSJ Member

    I just received a '3 day suspension' for not wearing the UPS Branded socks to work on Friday. I've been wearing these regular brown socks to work for months and no one has ever mentioned it to me. My question is, is UPS now requiring us to purchase the Official UPS branded socks? If it's a uniform requirement, shouldn't they provide them for us? Also, if we do purchase them, can I have them shipped via fedex? Sounds like someone isn't playing fair. Apparently I will be having a hearing on Monday and I would just like a bit a fuel for my fire.
  2. Gumby

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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Did they give you a warning letter first?

    They have always wanted UPS branded socks when you worn shorts. Sometimes they are more lenient than others though.
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Somewhere...Cosmo's ears are Where do I get ups socks...are they available in blue? :eek:
  5. TSJ

    TSJ Member

    Warning letter for not wearing the proper socks? No. Gumby, Yes? I can ship socks via FedEx? When did this go into effect?
  6. TSJ

    TSJ Member

    I was hoping I could get them in red to match my t-shirt under my uniform.
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Yes,proper uniform is a job requirement.

    Maybe buy a pair?
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Were you warned/told by a sup to purchase ups socks prior to being suspended?
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They didn't follow progressive discipline procedure. Should get it taken out of your file, and paid.
  10. TSJ

    TSJ Member

    Not that I remember, maybe like 2 years ago. But I think there is a statute of limitations on that.
  11. TSJ

    TSJ Member

    Can anyone point me in the direction of the document that says in black and white that UPS Brand socks are required?
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I seriously doubt that they all of a sudden decided to give you a 3 day suspension for not wearing the proper socks with your shorts. Sounds to me like you may not be giving us the whole story.

    UPS has always required the official socks be worn with their shorts. I agree, they should be provided, but until then it is up to you to purchase them if you want to wear their shorts.

    No, you cannot get them shipped FedEx. They are shipped UPS and they are not cheap.
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  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    This is what the Contract says:
    They could make drivers wear a tutu if they wanted.
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  14. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    The first time they talk to you about not wearing proper socks and you get a 3 day suspension?

    Where I work, it would be a warning letter for 1st offense, a 1 day suspension for a 2nd offense, a 3 day suspension for a 3rd offense, a 5 day suspension for a 4th offense, and termination for a 5 the offense. It's called progressive discipline. They shouldn't start off with a 3 day suspension.
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  15. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Inde,would be happy!
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In my center, they tell the driver to punch out, go home and get the right socks on. If you are caught, they will not let you leave the building.
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Hey, I offered mine to everybody last year, shipping included.

    Not even Inde responded.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Used sweaty old socks....where do I sign up? :eek:
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    When they get on that kick here they make you put on long pants if you don't have the socks. Everyone just wears them now. Although some have the ones with the gold stripe around the top(like the original one's).
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special