What would you consider as age harrassment

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Does it happen when you are 40?
    Does it happen if someone calls you Gramps?
    Does it happen when someone mentions you hair is greying?
    Most of these things we would laugh off. Its life.
    What are some things that would be a sign to you at any workplace that they want you gone.
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I was in my prime in my 40's. I guess when they lighten up my load because I can no longer perform to UPS expectations I would consider that age discrimination.
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  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Ha ha, that would be consideration! Would you not welcome that????
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have noticed dispatch has lightened me up when I cover for vacation air drivers to the point where I do feel I am being discriminated against. I just accept it as payment for all the other times.
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I honestly only think it's when UPS tries to get rid of you because you are slowing down. Calling someone old timer, or gramps isn't disrespectful. That is just my opinion. I see it as a good thing. Calling someone old timer, is sort of like acknowledging them as being a veteran, and that they know the ins and outs and have long paid their dues.
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  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree with that. I call the old guys, old timers its a friendly acknowledgment.
  7. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I do the ones that I know. And they call me rookie. Just how it goes, I'm sure I'll be called rookie for the next 5 years at least. lol
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm greying and balding at 54. There is no sign that they want me gone. I want me gone.
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You can't hurt my feelings anymore. The day I turned 50 and my wife razzed me about being able to get a senior discount at Perkins was the one time I felt "old". Now I take advantage of every discount I can get.
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  10. We have a driver in my center everybody calls Grandpa (insert name here). I always felt uncomfortable calling him that out of respect until one day he introduced himself to a new sorter as that. I asked him if he minded and he laughed and said "I have grandkids your age!" Whenever he comes in he gives whoever unloaded his truck and whoever washed his truck last candy. During peak he would bring cookies in for all the sorters too. You wouldn't want to not be a PTer and have your hand on the cookie plate.

    I guess now that I think about it, he really is kind of like a work grandpa to all of us.
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  11. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    Sounds like a cool guy. The PTers sound like children.
  12. All college kids just trying to get by. They appreciate the acknowledgement of their work.

    I'm lucky to be in a pretty good building.
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Do you feel the company.... is trying to "force" you out....

    Because of your age, or physical conditioning ?

  15. Brownslave688

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

    I saw a driver age discriminate against a helper once. The poor older gentleman was right behind him.

    The driver yelled at management. Grandpa isn't going with me he will just slow me down.
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    "Geezer" is over the line.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Oh, wow....not cool. The ethics of older generations would outweigh a lot of what younger ones could bring to the table.
  18. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    At my center a young black driver was given a older black gentleman as a helper for Christmas, the driver told the helper "homeboy you goina have to run so we can both go home" the old gentleman replied " my days of runnin are long gone homie" made my day lol
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thats just wrong
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    There are 5 of us, and yes. But belittling me in front of others only makes me want to stay.....a little bit longer