upser working for the post office

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by hotsplash, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. hotsplash

    hotsplash New Member

    i met a guy in south jersey says he works for ups as a preloader and is also working for the post office. i thought being that he is in the teamsters union he couldnt work for the post office?
  2. abc123

    abc123 New Member

    I was told by a sup that we could not work for the post office, Fedex, or The UPS Store because it is a conflict of interest. Not sure if the teamsters have a policy on it but UPS definitely does.
  3. ibshines

    ibshines New Member

    They don't own you. what you do when your aren't there is none of their business.
  4. p228

    p228 Member

    One of my old coworkers did both. Everyone knew but no one cared.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We used to have a PT shop steward who was also a PT shop steward at Airborne.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I knew a guy in Ohio that on his UPS lunch break ran an entire Fedex Express route.:peaceful:
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That should have been your first clue it was bs
  9. abc123

    abc123 New Member

    Apparently it was, however I still think it's a conflict of interest.
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    His "interest" is feeding his family. No conflict IMO.
  11. abc123

    abc123 New Member

    It's a conflict of interest because it assumes that as an employee to a company, you want it to do well, so that they can pay you. If you're working for a competitor, you're helping them out and hurting your company. Also, you may know trade secrets that you could share with the competition. We only have like 2 competitors, why not just get a job somewhere else?
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's just a job for most of us. We work because we want our family to do well.

    I would agree with you if it was a management employee. Most of us peons don't know any trade secrets that everyone else doesn't already know.
  13. abc123

    abc123 New Member

    It's just a job for me, as well, it's just that I'm a business student and by definition it is a conflict of interest. Most employees don't know "secrets" but a lot of businesses don't even want to risk it. I know someone who got fired from a gas station because he worked at another gas station.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have a four year degree in business and while you are technically correct that it would/could be a conflict of interest, I can assure that you any hourly who chooses to work for a competitor will not be in a position to either possess or share "trade secrets" nor would be asked to do so, especially those working in the hub. You may not realize that there are many former UPS supervisors currently working for FedEx so if there are any "trade secrets" to be shared they would have already been traded.
  15. abc123

    abc123 New Member

    Oh, I know, I'm just a sorter. You know how they drill "business ethics" into your head in class, though ;)
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will soon learn that the ethics you learn in the classroom have little relevance in the workplace or boardroom.
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    ...or real life.

    Real life is providing for your family. There is 9.6% unemployment, and this poor guy is lucky to have his 2 pt jobs. Might be nice to think he can just get another job somewhere else, but that's not todays reality. I say nice job taking care of your family, brother!