My UPS guys knows and does not mind, plus he leaves a treat for the dog with each delivery!!!! Wonder why he gets a holiday tip :danceban:
UPS has a no weapons policy period and this includes pepper spray and mace. If you even have a gun locked in your car on UPS property you can be fired, however many of us do so. Basically it boils down to liability. UPS is so scared of lawsuits that they would rather put it's drivers in danger. We are easily replaced and cheaper to do so. Having said that the Diad IV makes a wonderful weapon using the carry handle.
If the numbers truly justify your opinion then I would agree that they (UPS) take the point of view that you are easily replaced. I doubt that is the case, but would like to hear the numbers. Many people like to say "we are easily replaced" but in fact that is seldom true from a cost point of view.
One would be too many.Quote:
If the numbers truly justify your opinion then I would agree that they (UPS) take the point of view that you are easily replaced. I doubt that is the case, but would like to hear the numbers.
Hell, risking the lives of their employees by not letting them protect themselves is too many.
no they aren't allowed to carry...we aren't even allowed to have guns/weapons on the property. used to be a internal memo posted in the back of the building saying something about not even being allowed to have weapons/firearms in our own vehicles in the parking lot but thankfully florida's new law took care of that :-D Don't know about up there in TN but here in orlando there are quite a few of us...its going to suck if i ever start driving for UPS some of the places i'm going to go to in orlando....uhg lol
I tell you guys what if someone was smart they would steal a UPS truck, there is a lot of valuable items on those things when the leave the station in the morning. Way more then one would would think.
Its important to remember that we as pro-gun carrying folks, basically do that under our own umbrella of liability. As an employee, you potentially drag your employer into your decision to carry a gun, the correctness of it aside.
There is also the commercial implications, "all our drivers are armed for your protection" Not sure that would sell to the majority of the public.
Not particularly agreeing with the decision, but I can see the other side of why.
At my work, we have a specific no gun policy. I don't particularly care for it, and would be comfortable carrying, but I would not be comfortable with some of our employees having even a sharp screwdriver. So, I see the reasoning.
honestly, if someone pulls a gun on me they can have the whole dang truck. I just hope that option is available. As Philman says there are some of my co-workers who are dangerous enough with an ink pen let alone a handgun.
oh yeah, my diad IV has landed across more than one dogs nose. it's funny to because they have a look of "what the hell was that?"
at least ups knew you were one of the good guys.
i wish all civilians could understand this..:yup:
I think he's just being funny. I see illegal activity frequently and unless it's violent crime I look the other way. There is no policy requiring us to report anything unless it is directed toward us. Besides that would slow us down and cost the company money.