Visible Tattoos & Moving Up

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ShawnAtl, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. ShawnAtl

    ShawnAtl New Member

    hello guys I am 19 y/o very hard worker and very in need of a job. I live in Atlanta right by a UPS warehouse and i see an opening for package handler. My main concern is that I have tattoos on my hands (Religious) I know i know young and dumb but they are there nothing i can do about it.. I hear UPS is a great company to move up in I recently took my GED (waiting for results) and would love to grow with this company but would my tattoos screw me over when trying to apply for higher/better positions like Driver etc

    The main reason I am getting my ged is because i wanted to get my cdl license to drive trucks for a family friends company but id rather stay at ups if they don't care about tattoos....just seems like a cool place to work
  2. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Where in Atlanta are you seeking to apply? if its the Atlanta Hub on Fulton Industrial or the Pleasantdale Hub on Pleasantdale Road you'll have a 10-15 year wait to go fulltime,so tatoos arent a big issue at this moment. You can look anyway you want when you are a part timer. Our HR people seem to love people with tats,piercings,multi coloured hair and /or huge earrings.

    if you are seeking to apply in an extended center the wait to go FT runs about 6-8 years,and in my building we have several drivers with visible tats on their arms,legs and hands and they work every day
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tattoos are not a problem when you work on the inside---they may become an issue if you want to drive someday.
  4. ShawnAtl

    ShawnAtl New Member

    North Atlanta Roswell Location thanks for you response glad to know there's some folks with tattoos driving
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    These drivers may be grandfathered in as I believe the new policy is no visible tattoos.
  6. hellfire

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

  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    As with everything enforcement of UPS policy differ from building to building... I have a tattoo of an eagle on my right calf and nothing has been said about it there are also alot of people in my building with tattoo's on there arms....
  8. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    The individuals I was referring to are younger,lower seniority drivers. We had a change in Center Managers this year and he said he had no problems with them,as long as he didnt have any concerns over them. As has been noted, this policy seems to vary at the individual buildings
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    When I went through driving school, a guy was sent home because he had tatoos down both arms. He was told he would have to wear a long sleeve shirt (as he did for the interview and test drive) for the summer. There was a bunch of discussion and he went home.
  10. brownelf

    brownelf Active Member

    Whenever we have an appearance audit I cover mine with a large band-aid, the rest of the time they don't care. But I'm grandfathered in anyways, if they decide to revisit that issue again. As many have said it really depends on who's running the show at that location. Perhaps this is something to be addressed in the new contract, nowadays tatoos are common among the general public. Why should someone who's paid their dues part-time be DQ'd from a chance to go into driving because of a few tats, last time I checked we were still truckdrivers.
  11. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    4-19-09 TATU 004.jpgas a driver Ive never been challenged!
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  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Is that drool on your tank top???

    (can't help it, my filter dissolved last year)
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's probably sweat that stuff kinda hurts.
  14. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    probably spilled a beer
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I drive in the Roswell building, you'd be welcome with open arms. Management has been made aware of the grandfather rule for tattoos here on drivers. Inside doesn't matter as long as its not obscene or anything. We usually have openings for part timers here all the time as the surrounding area is "well to do" and competing for higher paying fast food jobs. The wait time here is around 8 years or so, maybe less depending on the next contract.
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I love tattoos. Nothing better then a fad you cant get rid of.
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You guys can get tats and bake cookies at the same time.
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Visible Tattoos & Moving Up

    Wow they even make our OMS lady cover her tat that sticks out maybe half an inch when she wears short sleeves.
  19. Floyd Gondolli

    Floyd Gondolli New Member

    It's cool now but when you get old they will look like ink blotches lol. Have at it.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You need a refesher course in "How to Spot Sarcasm".