Do they really want to fire all of us?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by RobbyD, Sep 14, 2016.

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Have you been fired?

  1. Yes

    20 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. No

    43 vote(s)
    68.3%
  1. RobbyD

    RobbyD New Member

    Ive worked at ups for 20 years, currently am a package car driver. My experiences and the stories I've heard are unbelievable. Are not employees the biggest asset of a company? All the training and experience why are they so set on getting rid of all of us? I have 3 kids and a family and am considering changing jobs do to the appearance of instability at the driver job.
     
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  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I would bet at the minimum 80% of the drivers (guys and gals) I worked with were fired at one time in their career. One I know of was fired 3 times. I was once. Everyone but one got their job back. The one who didn't get it back never fought it--he was ready to quit anyway.
     
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  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    If you give them a foot in the door. They will try. Cya
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Close a few times and plenty of warning letters.
     
  5. sandwich

    sandwich Active Member

    Don't worry about stories you hear. Just show up on time, do your job, don't do management any favors, punch out go home and repeat.
     
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    You have 20 years in? You'd be an idiot to leave.
     
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  7. Brownslave688

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

    I don't think they actually want to fire everyone. They want the appearance that they can fire you at anytime.
     
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  8. RobbyD

    RobbyD New Member

    Not leave switch to some combo job in the building. But I don't like the night shifts I'd rather stay a driver just not sure it's a maintainable position.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do the job as if your on car is sitting in the jump seat and you will be just fine.
     
  10. no more than 9

    no more than 9 "Livin' the Dream"

    Also, stay under the radar.
     
  11. Management by fear.
     
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  12. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    They fire one every now and then, just to put the fear in all the rest.
     
  13. no more than 9

    no more than 9 "Livin' the Dream"

    Only if you let them.
     
  14. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    32 years, never fired, no warning letters
    I'm in auto-pilot, baby
     
  15. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    How have you never got a warning letter in 32 years!?
     
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    We must be twins
     
  17. You have nice twins.:-)
     
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  18. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Some managers see firing employees as improving the center by eliminating a bad employee. The thing is the center manager only has the BS numbers UPS created to go by so people get targeted sometimes when new managers come in to "fix" things at a bad center. This is where flying below the radar comes into play. But as long as you say you are doing your best, don't do anything dishonest and don't steal they can't touch you.
     
  19. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    I'm that freakin' good!
     
  20. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    :hugs:
     
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