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fixerupper
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When my dad delivered newspapers in town
with a bicycle many years ago before leash laws he carried a squirt gun full of ammonia.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The UPS drivers union asked for A/C in the contract.
Company said fine and wrote a contract that reflected reduced driver pay and trucks with A/C.
The drivers chose the contract with more pay and no A/C.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My neighbor was a UPS 18 wheel driver .He took the truck home to use his bathroom and parked the wrong way . Somebody came around the corner and hit him . He was fired for having the truck at his house . He told me they fired him because a lift gate fell on his foot But in the gas station I got the true story . Teamsters got him some other trucker job . Not UPS.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have no idea but my small dog just goes nuts when ups backs into the drive way. he wouldn't bite anyone but sure barks loud at them.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


IO think the stuff they gave me to carry when I had my mail route was called Halts. Dogs didn't care for it. Never got bit in over 21 years, but did get the sleeve of my jacket grabbed once.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My son went to work for Fedex and didn't last until the probationary period was over. They paid him a salary and gave him so many stops each day he was out 14 to 16 hours a day. Then they tried to have him deliver hazardous material which he wasn't licensed for and was given an option to deliver it or quit.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I worked for the municipal natural gas utility I had more than one mouthy dog run smack dab
into the 12 inch crescent wrench I always carried to turn meters on and off. TDF
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

my lane is a mile amd a half long, UPS wont come down my lane, leave packages at the mail box
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If he has been bitten by a dog, he needs to sue the owner. Friend of mine had a dog that liked to nip. Not bite, just nip your ankles. Their dog nipped their water meter reader enough to leave a spot on his ankle. ER took pics, he sued, won a $25K settlement with their insurance. I have no use for mean dogs.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I worked for a utility, when we had to read meters or change meters, we carried dog cookies. I never saw a dog that didn't respond to food.
Every vehicle we have is equipped with a can of hornet spray and we have other family doing the same. I hate wasps!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jim, I was a paperboy when I was in school. A guy had a dog that had bitten me four times, and had tried many more. I had to go by his house to deliver to other houses. My leg was getting raw and Mom was tired of mending my jeans so she picked up a water pistol for me. She told me to mix 50/50 water and ammonia, but I put in straight ammonia. That dog had all four feet clawing in his face after I shot him, and I thought I was gonna have to shoot the owner too. From that day forth, all I had to do was point one finger at that dog and he'd run yelping to the house.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't envy any delivery person who has to deal with nasty dogs. There are more dogs than ever it seems these days, a lot of couples have dogs instead of kids ..... all kinds of advantages, they don't go to college and they only last about ten years. And of course having a matched pair to strut around the neighborhood with is ultra cool. UPS drivers up here are "different" than most truck drivers, it can be -25 degrees in the dead of winter and they ALL (and I mean ALL, I'm not exaggerating) wear summer shorts and the bare legs that go with it. Never could figure that out.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tell your son buy few large cans starting fluid,dogs dont like that
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One of my cousins worked for local fuel and heating company. He had to do a routine cleaning/service on an oil boiler and the customer had a snotty little dog that was notorious for running under vehicles and biting ankles when someone put their leg down to get out. He pulled into the yard and armed himself with a pipe wrench. Van door opened, Dog bit, wrench swung----Dog dead. OOPS.--------Loren
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Any UPS Drivers On Here? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-1206SWMO wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:39:52 08/13/19) Our son just finished his 30 day probationary period and is now a full time UPS driver in Kansas City,MO..Before this he delivered for Amazon for 4 months and liked it...He knew several UPS drivers and they helped him get on rather quickly..His number one problem is trying to deliver to people that won't control their mean dogs..He got bit while driving for Amazon...He was the third person bit by this dog....UPS trucks aren't real fast and about every day he gets yelled at and has the finger given to him..He just yells back have a nice day..



I retired from UPS after 25 years.........GREAT retirement, we carried broken ski poles that we salvaged from shops jn Telluride, they work good for dogs.
 
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