Article 35 & "return to work"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by A Watchful Eye, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. A Watchful Eye

    A Watchful Eye New Member

    Part time Preloader of 10 years. I was an idiot about a month ago and tested positive for alcohol, grieved it thru Article 35, went thru the ASAP treatment program and counseling classes. I'm curious to know from those who've previously gone thru this and it came time for the "return to work" process, what exactly does it consist of or what takes place. Thanks.
     
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Lots of peeing in cups
     
  3. hellfire

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

    After the test inline images of unknown origin will be common. Hi please find my resume.
     
  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Don't forget the warranty
     
  5. hellfire

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

    Glad to see you know what I'm talking about
     
  6. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    how does one test positive for alcohol?
     
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Never heard of a breathalyzer?
     
  8. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    Obviously you dork, I'm just not sure why a preloader would need a breathalyzer test
     
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Uh... that not what you asked. No need to get hostile you're making $125 bonus every week.

    We've had plenty of preloaders tested after holidays. When you show up at 3 am and you were partying till 10 or 12 at night it's pretty obvious.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...with little to no notice....
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They do not administer the breathalyzer at the UPS facility. They will bring you to your local medical facility and they will either administer the breathalyzer or draw blood.
     
  12. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    Brotha I'm not hostile.


    Not drinking before work seems like an easy concept, no?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps they are exhibiting signs of being impaired.
     
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Just as easy as not drinking and driving. Many people still do it though.
     
  15. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    A lot of random drug and alcohol tests....... So make sure u answer the phone when they call you out.
     
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Once you ask for help or take help you are owned by UPS you cannot drink you cannot use drugs you either want to work or you don't
     
  17. A Watchful Eye

    A Watchful Eye New Member

    Thanks for the insight. The whole process has been long and stressful/complicated just like anything thru UPS and this treatment program. So basically no alcohol even in my own free time outside of work for te full year that I signed away to allow random testing?
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are entering the program to get clean. If you are not serious about getting clean do everyone a favor and quit now.
     
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  19. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    You almost lost your job if it wasn't for union protection.
    Most employees would have been discharged immediately.
    After going through this, I would think your mind would be about sobriety.
    Getting drunk and going to work around heavy machinery could hurt you or your fellow employee.

    I'm not going to judge you, we all make mistakes and learn from them, but I wouldn't drink on a "school night" ever again.
     
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  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You can't be buzzed on pre-load? How bombed were you?