Driver Asked To Postpone Funeral

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anonymous6, May 20, 2012.

  1. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    drivers father-in-law picked the wrong time to die. driver was asked by dispatch supe to postpone funereal to next weekend because of driver shortage next week.

    sad but true.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I call BS.
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    OrangPuteh usually don't do BS, unless it is something about a twin brother
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I don't want to believe it but unfortunately I've witnessed something similar to this when a center manager's Dad passed away during peak. Some at UPS can truly be heartless bastards at times
  5. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Sick, if true....

    But I can't imagine anyone dumb enough to ask.
  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I can't imagine someone dumb enough to not tell the offending party to kick rocks. If I have a funeral to attend, I don't care WHAT time of year it is. I'm goin'
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Good God, the fun I would have filing an Art 37 grievance on that one.
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Let's see how many people you sucker in on this one! LOL
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Or something about an abandoned car in the UPS parking lot covered with snow and plowed over by snowplow


  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That would be hilarious.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I can see a sup asking this in a joking manner around here but not sure I could ever see it happening for real.
  12. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Sad but true!
    Many years ago when I was a steward, represented a fellow employee whose grandparent passed away during peak. center manager had the balls to call us into the office and ask that the employee work through peak and he would grant funeral leave after the first of the year. I asked him if he proposed putting the deceased on ice to benefit UPS and walked out.
    Next day he came up to us and clarified that he was proposing that the employee not attend the funeral but take the days off after peak to do his grieving.
  13. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    i guess i deserve the bs claim cause i like to have a little fun here once in awhile to stay sane.....but it;s true.

    the driver happens to be a good friend of mine and his dad in law has been ill for awhile and he just passed. the week before the holiday is maxed out vaca wise and we have had a lot of xtra feedere work lately.

    if you still don't want to believe how heartless this co is I don't know what to say. it is what it is.

    I feel bad for my buddy.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I don't think even today's UPS would think like this but you are always dealing with individuals and I'm sure there are some people like this in the world ... and UPS.
  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Does the fact that you are the only one to post twice count?
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    can't he just say "no"?
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My father (not my Dad) passed away a few years ago shortly after Peak had begun. His final arrangements had been set with cremation and private ceremony at the convenience of the family. Since there was no immediate need for me to be there I requested the week between Christmas and New Years off, which was granted. We then held the ceremony and settled his affairs.

    Had my relationship with my father (not my Dad) been closer this would be a different story.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Actually 3 times if you are taking count, not that it counts.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think people who count posts need to get a life.
  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    My grandmother died in 1998 at 4:00 AM on Christmas Eve. I got the phone call right before I was getting into the shower and getting ready for work. I went in to work anyway, my dad and uncle were there to deal with her affairs and we had all known it was coming. I didnt want to screw over the guys in my loop who would have been out until 10 that night trying to cover my route. I had already missed one day of work the previous week when she had the stroke and I spent the entire night at the hospital with my family thinking that she would die immediately. In 25 years at UPS that is the only time I have ever missed a day of work in the month of December.