use driveways and sidewalks in ups publication

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    I have a picture from a UPS safety publication that was sent to my home. It has a package car driver completing a chalk drawing of a sidewalk with the caption USE DRIVEWAYS AND SIDE WALKS Does anyone know what facility this pic was taken in or know where I can find a copy. I believe it was in a 2010 publication like Inside UPS.

  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I can't read the lettering anymore ... it appears it browned out.
  3. GolfCart

    GolfCart Member

    our hub has a 2 acre rule . MUST stay out of driveways unless 2 acres or 2 football fields long driveway . HA ! HA ! I back into 90% of mine , I have dogs out in the county , so I do not listen to my boss . Yes , If I get caught he might try to write me up . They wanted us to sign a paper saying , " I will stay out of every driveway , unless its 2 acre or 2 football fields long" I put RTS , refuse to sign !!!!!!!!! I did not pay football , and I am not a surveryer .......
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Our Safety Chairman takes those big pieces of colored chalk and writes safety slogans on the concrete floor of our Hub that we can read when we walk to the DIAD rack. On the first day of this year, she wrote:

    "New Year,
    New Uniforms,
    New Attitude,
    Same Old Sh_t"
  5. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    i dont often LOL ,but i did when i read that =)
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Lol x2!
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Next time your Supe is along let him walk off 2 football fields. Idiots.
  8. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    My mailbox is 600 yards down the driveway from my home and I drive my P/U truck down the drive to get the mail.:mornincoffee:
    The way I approach this job/career, is that, I drive as close to the delivery point as I can.
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It is sad that we are actually paying a salary to the idiot who wasted the time, paper and ink needed to print up such drivel. Not only does this idiot hold a management position with our company, but he is allowed to vote and breed offspring too. Its kind of frightening if you really stop to think about it.
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    We had a driver sent home Tuesday because he was making a delivery at the end of a dead end road. The way they plowed the snow made it impossible for him to turn around. So, he was forced to back out of the road. Dirt road, very rural area up in Goose Bay. These are mainly seasonal roads that more and more people are using year round as they have sold they homes and are living at their cottages. This guy is a 24 yr veteran with a spotless record. He has delivered this area for at least 10 years. The call to send him home came from the district office. Local management had no say.
    They sent him home without pay.

    What did this accomplish?
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Did he get into an accident?

    Even if he did, sending him home without following the progressive discipline language in the contract accomplished nothing except for entitling him to his 8 hr gurantee without having to do any work.
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    And when he comes back, the idiots will beg him for a sales lead.

    How many sales leads do you think he will submit with his new attitude?

    All they do is stab themselves in the foot when they do stupid things like that.
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    No. No accident. Backed 1300 feet to get out of the situation(Long narrow dirt road-probably use to be a driveway) and to continue his daily duties. Nothing was said until the next morning. Big show in front of the others, ya know.

    He will get paid, and now the drivers morale is even lower. Great managing style, DM.

  14. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member


    I take the shortest safe path to and from the point of delivery whether there is a SUP on my car or not.
  15. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    So.....he showed up on the telematics report that he backed that far. There is no other way it could have been found out unless the truck told on him. I thought telematics was not supposed to be used to discipline drivers. Of course he COULD have been commended on his skill as a driver to get himself out of the situation. Let's focus on the negative though.
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Exactly. The report was used for discipline. It won't stick, and luckily the gentleman they have decide to pick on won't take this sitting down. He should be commended for his skills, as he drives a p1000 all over one of the harder to navigate areas of scenic retreats. The Thousand Islands is not an easy area to drive one of those bread trucks. His area is the northern part of the islands. Many roads very similar to what Sober talks about. We just don't have the elevation. Wonder person, extremely safe, work ethic beyond reproach. This is how they treat people like him. Sad.

    Why did I have this operation??
  17. GolfCart

    GolfCart Member

    Sent home and no warning letter or suspension , I call it win win !!!
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Thank you for the positive spin!! :bigsmile2:
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This is good to know. Anyone who finds themselves in this situation (it happens to all of us) should call it in. If they tell you to back it out flatly refuse and call a tow truck.
  20. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    he got to go home and be warm and dry for a day. Thats a acomplishment