Discharge for misload

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jacobram, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. jacobram

    jacobram Member

    I received a discharge for misloads and did not grieve it within 14 days. My question is can I be fired for this? It's been about 2 weeks since the deadline of the grievance.
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  2. If your sup remembers it I would be shocked. Coming from a sup.
  3. jacobram

    jacobram Member

    Thanks for the reply. Obviously I will talk to a steward tomorrow just in case. But does anyone know if there is a deadline to which they can persue a discharge?
  4. SafeYARDdog

    SafeYARDdog Member

    Did you get warning/ suspension before discharging?
  5. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Basically, if you did not grieve a suspension or discharge within the the time limits specified in your area, that means you are accepting the suspension or discharge. In the case of a suspension, your management will most likely schedule when it is most convenient for the company.

    Some areas have an agreement to 'automatically grieve' suspensions/discharges.

    Once the grievance process is started, the discipline is on hold until your steward or business agent agree to it (or negotiate a lesser penalty), or it advances to the next level (usually a formal labor-management panel or committee).
  6. jacobram

    jacobram Member

    I received a suspension write up about 6 months ago. I was never suspended for it though. Thank you hondo.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Perhaps management should slow things down if missorts are the main concern?
  8. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I dont jnderstand you guys who lpad package cars and get misloads. All you have to do is take your time. One box at a time. Maybe you guys deserve being disciplined for your ignorance.
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  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    2 weeks and you didn't take 5 minutes to grieve it?!? What else is more important to you than trying to keep your job???
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Or the op should take it upon themselves to slow down.
  11. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Did you receive a warning letter before this suspension letter?

    You say you did not grieve a discharge within 14 days? And it's been 2 weeks since the 14 days were up.

    That means they discharged you over a month ago. And you're still here? Something's not right.

    Are you sure it was a discharge letter and not a warning letter with wording "up to and including discharge?"
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  12. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    One box at a time will get you fired. Who is showing their ignorance now?
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  13. undies

    undies Active Member

    If you stop getting a paycheck, you're probably fired.
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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    One box at a time...who the hell taught you how to load a PC? Have you ever heard of.....here's a UPS term...."an optimum carry"???
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  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    I have never....in my almost 9 years on preload....seen a preloader with seniority fired for misloads. I know a guy who got double digit misloads once or twice a week for months..,he still works here.
  16. Most if my misloads are because if bad PAL labels
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    YeS...we call those Spa's here....they don't technically count as misloads against the loader. I've never seen anyone written up for multiple spa error misloads....maybe in
    some buildings.
  18. jacobram

    jacobram Member

    I'm probably one of the safest and slowest loaders when it comes to package cars. Which generally means at the end of the day I have another guy sprinting in and out of my other two trucks trying to finish fast for whatever reason. That's what gets me the write ups. Anytime i have more than one misload I get written up. That means if I misload one box the entire day and another guy misloads one I'm getting a write up every time.
    As for why I didn't grieve it. I didn't know the date of the actual write up to grieve it, when I asked management they basically just gave me the run around on letting me see my disipline folder. I asked 4 days in a row including involving a steward. The last time i asked was a Friday and by the time Monday hit I had forgetten about it. In my building there has never been a preloader fired for misloads I'm just wondering if that just means they've never been fired after grieving
  19. jacobram

    jacobram Member

    And yes I received a written as well as a suspension letter. My steward told me not to bother grieving either of them
  20. jaymz1999

    jaymz1999 New Member

    Not everybody's perfect like you!! ( you ain't even know it)