convicted felon

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Batch, May 12, 2010.

  1. Batch

    Batch New Member

    Will UPS hire a convicted felon to be a package delivery driver? clean record for 14 years, not sex crime related.
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    As far as I know, no. I disagree with that, btw, my personal belief is that once someone has done their time and paid their debt, they shouldn't continue to be punished.
     
  3. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Its possible, just do not falsify your application. Answer truthfully when intervieed.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I asked my DM this question on someone else's behalf, and he told me the answer was no.
     
  5. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    I know that UPS has hired some Felons, Had a guy that put it on his application and was hired, probably a error by HR and the union fought his termination and won.

    Thats why I said its possible.

    I know several drivers that became felons while working for UPS, so why do they fight hiring felons?
     
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I know someone who was hired P/T as a convicted felon but was denied a driving job when his turn in seniroity came up. The company made an excuse to avoid having to fill the job with the person other than the conviction.
     
  7. Blizzard

    Blizzard New Member

    may not be an excuse. DOT has some language on this subject. Thats why they make you fill out a job application again.
     
  8. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    It might depend on the offense. If it is theft or drug related, I doubt it. Just don't falsify you application, what ever you do.
     
  9. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    This comment isn't directed at the original Poster . . .

    In the American Criminal Justice System it is almost unheard of for criminals to pay their debt in full to Society, to serve their full sentence (assuming they even got a full sentence), and to make all their victims whole.
     
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I'll bite, what is the crime?
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Does it really matter?
     
  12. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    It just might! Big difference between shoplifting a bag of pampers and robbing a bank at gunpoint and killing and shooting 2 guards on the way out the door.
     
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Dave if a 17 year old does something stupid and gets charged as an adult and convited or plead guilty to a felony, do you think this person still thinks or acts the same at the age of 30?

    I say this because I was not a good teenager, I made many bad choices. I easily could have been charged with a felony back then. Crap i did stupid stuff when I was working at UPS, staying out partying like a rock star and I went to work everyday. I dont know how many times I (when I was younger) drove home intoxicated.

    Now that I am a father I like to think Im a little more responsible. But a lot of the mistakes I made make me who I am today. IMO
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Good reason to teach the young ones that decisions you make today can affect the rest of your life. Harp on it and never let up !!

    Shoot, even dumb old Walmart won't hire if you have a record.
     
  15. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm pretty sure that UPS does not bond drivers due to the cost, however they probably have some type of self bonding. A felony might interfere with that. I seem to recall my application for UPS included the question if I was bond-able.

    The 17 year time span may be overlooked if the record is clean, even misdemeanors. Of course this is mostly guessing on my part.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What I meant was, is it really any of our business?
     
  17. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    The answer to the question you pose will be determined, in one way or another, by the original poster.
     
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Any chance of getting the felony expunged? Hollywood seems to have no problem getting their felonies evaporate.
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm pretty sure this would-be driver has a smaller bank account and a much smaller team of lawyers.
     
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Pretty sure the DOT prevents felons from holding a DOT card. That might include a DOT physical, but I am not sure.