Can i Be terminated for performance while on my Probation Period(20 Days There)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by swagsince91, May 29, 2012.

  1. swagsince91

    swagsince91 New Member

    I have no writeups or nothing can I really be terminated legally? I come in early everyday. I make progress everyday manager said I'll be fired on Friday
  2. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Get in the Union !!! You can do this Day 1. Find out who your steward is and fill him in on whats going on and being said. Most stewards can hold the company or this manager accountable for his actions. If they do fire you on friday, then file a grievance on it. Yes you can file a grievance even though your not in the union. Good Luck to ya.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Unfortunately, yes you can.
    Good luck in life.
  4. swagsince91

    swagsince91 New Member

    Our hub is very undermanned and he expects one man to unload a trailer full of boxes one every 3 seconds in the hot heat and if we slack off he threatens the workers
  5. swagsince91

    swagsince91 New Member

    Haha thanks I'm going to need it
  6. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    But you dont have to make it easy on them swag. Stand up for yourself on this one and you will keep your job.
  7. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    If you are within 30 days of start, you are probationary and can be relieved of duty at anytime without within the 30 days without cause.

    The below is on the Atlantic supplement and I am pretty sure all the other supplements follow the same guidelines.
    you need to find out why they are letting you go.

    A new employee shall work under the provisions of thisAgreement but shall be employed only on a thirty (30) work-ing day trial basis, during which period he may be dischargedwithout further recourse, provided, however, that theEmployer may not discharge or discipline for the purpose ofevading this Agreement or discriminating against Union mem-bers. After working thirty (30) days within a ninety (90) con-secutive day period, the employee shall be placed on the regu-lar seniority list and his seniority date shall be the first dayworked within any ninety (90) day period of his employment.He shall be placed on the seniority list of the classification inwhich he worked. In case of discipline within the probationaryperiod, the Employer shall notify the Local Union in writing.

  8. swagsince91

    swagsince91 New Member

    Well its for not pushing out enough packages an hour which is impossible because the belt is small and has to be stopped regularly. One man unloading a.whole tractor trailer seems unfair
  9. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Keep working, and hope it's an idle threat.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It sounds to me as though he is simply trying to light a fire under your butt.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Like the UPSer's told me "Do whatever you have to in order to make book..."
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Various management people have been trying to light that fire under my butt for 30 years. The marathon for this old fart is almost over and my backside is charred but I'm still in the race!
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'm willing to bet this is hat it is.
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Tell him never mind Friday, I'm outa here! Then watch him beg you to stay.
  16. jcohen

    jcohen Ottawa Preloader

    How do we get into the union on day 1 as I was told that we need to have 90 working days before we can join.
  17. jcohen

    jcohen Ottawa Preloader

    I agree with you, we have the same issue at our facility, the primary is way to small and they try to push to many packages onto it and they have to continually stop it.

    Yea, having one person unload a full trailer is unfair. Out of curiosity what size of trailer are you unloading as I've unloaded a full 53' by myself a few times.
  18. TechGrrl

    TechGrrl Space Cadet

    Since the unload standard they like you to work to is around 1200 boxes per hour, that sounds about right. Unfortunately, they don't have seasonal adjustments for summertime...keep hydrated.

    As far as I recall, the reason it is called "probation" is that they can terminate you for any reason or none at all.
  19. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Well if he told your going to get fried on friday, and your not in the Union. Why are still you working? Would you rather put fired on a resume or quit.
  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Make sure you slap some steak sauce on that well done ass so they can kiss it when you bounce.