Working With Family

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ohioUPSer, Nov 7, 2018 at 11:07 AM.

  1. ohioUPSer

    ohioUPSer New Member

    I have worked at ups for going on 2 years now at night on the reload. My brother was recently hired to help us as seasonal but was told he could not be a permanent hire unless one of us went to the preload? Is this true? i have heard of family working in the bigger centers but mine is small so i have no idea. Thanks
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Who does Mom like better?
     
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  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Is one a Supervisor? We have plenty of brothers and father/son working together.

    But I don't know if the Union can help with this though it doesn't hurt to ask your BA.
     
  4. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Don’t ask don’t tell
     
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  5. ohioUPSer

    ohioUPSer New Member

    we are both in the union
     
  6. OrionIsDaddy

    OrionIsDaddy Member

    It's pretty much up to your local HR and sort manager to decide. Buried deep it says technically you are not supposed to work in same building as family.

    We have brothers on preload together here and even a part time sup who supervises her mom's belt during their shift. Again, all up to your building management.
     
  7. CentralSup

    CentralSup Member

    At my building, as long as one family member isn't in management supervising the other family member, it is fair. We have several brothers that are working same shifts on preload and local sort. Even have a PT sup on the local whose two brothers work preload.
     

  8. Same here where we are. No management. Only hourlies.
    We have multiple brothers who are drivers.
     
  9. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Look as far as I’m concerned if this company is now considered “Felon Friendly” then we sure the hell better be brother friendly.
     
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  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Our building has a mom, two siblings and one of their kids, so three generations of family members.
     
  11. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    We have a supervisor directly managing 2 family members, I guess it’s different everywhere.
    And yes the family members do seem to get away with more or their mistakes are looked the other way. Yes, I am writing down each occurrence in my little book to bring out one day if needed.
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    As with everything else at UPS---each center makes up their own rules depending on what they feel is best for them. At my old center right now (and its a small one) there is a father, his son and 2 cousins all driving.
     
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  13. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Let’s see
    I’ve had 3 of my sons
    My wife
    Daughter in law
    Son in law
    All work in the same building
    Times are changing
    UPS is finding help wherever they can get it these days
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Gee I remember when UPS was a great company and you didn't have to worry about your sleeze bag relatives working along side you. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    We have a mom and 2 sons working our preload and for a while, 2 other brothers working the preload together.
     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Any of them named Darrell
     
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  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    the other brother
     
  18. ohioUPSer

    ohioUPSer New Member

    Anyone related to a misty?
     
  19. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    or a brotha from anotha motha