Felony DUI as a part time employee

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BenjMTB, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. BenjMTB

    BenjMTB New Member

    I recently got a felony DUI away from work. I feel confident that I will keep my job except for the fact that I could be facing jail time. My question is what happens if a part time employee goes to jail? Automatically lose my job? I have a good amount of vacation time saved up, maybe I could use them while I'm away?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Huber law?
     
  3. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    Ouch...

    How foolish can you be bro? I have no sympathy for you...

    You could've killed someone. You deserve jail time but you're a brother so i hope you keep your job.
     
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  4. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Leave of absence doesn't cover jail time and unless you are spending weekends only in jail you're done.
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You may be able to arrange your vacation time to cover your jail time. Otherwise you are a no call no show and after three days you are done. Good luck with this. We all make mistakes but if you get out of this with your job you may want to consider your sobriety.
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Why is DUI a felony without an accident or bodily harm? A sober 80 year old kills a kid getting off the bus and that's not a felony?
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my state a third offence drunk driving is a felony punishable by 5 years in a state prison. Most serve a year to two years with good behavior.
     
  8. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    We had a guy lose his job after being behind bars for a couple of weeks. Good luck finding something else when you get out.
     
  9. Brnone4real

    Brnone4real New Member

    I have known 2 people that went to jail and kept there part time jobs.
    1 of them was gone about 3 weeks, and the other at least 90+ days.
    Do u have good relationship with management? Do u work in a big hub with allot of people ?
     
  10. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    maybe you can use your vacation while you are in jail? if its short time. one guy in my hub went away for 2 weeks used his vacation.
    another guy was able to leave jail for work and had to go back to jail for 2 months. i met another guy that was in jail for 9 months but went
    to the union to get his job back but he said his sister was someones secretary so he got his job back.
     
  11. Number24

    Number24 #24

    I know a hand full of bros who did jail time and have kept their jobs. But with your vacations racked up, it wouldn't hurt to use a couple just to be on the safe side.
     
  12. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 22 Year South Cal UPSer

    What happens outside of ups, doesn't need to be shared with your boss. That being said, schedule vacation accordingly and hope it works out. Most importantly, SOBER THE F' UP! That's coming from one Teamster to another. Grow up. A real man knows when to call a cab and not put the f'n innocent at risk of dying by getting crashed into by a a f'n drunk. Wake up.
     
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One DUI by itself is not a felony.

    It is the same in New York.

    We have a former PT sup who is the son of a veteran driver who just received his 3rd DWI. He lost his job here when he got his 2nd. He will be facing certain jail time and we all hope that this will be the wake-up call that he so badly needs to get his act together.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...unless it adversely affects your ability to get to and from work on a daily basis or forces you to have to miss time during the week...
     
  15. Billy Ray

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

    .....thinking the crossbar hotel might do both.
     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Talk to your supe.
     
  18. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Could be drugs involved.....or an accident that didnt involve another person. In NY, I believe its automatically a felony if, you have a minor in your vehicle while driving under the influence, or you blow higher than a .15.
     
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    And by the way....if you are facing jail time, and you didn't hit or injure anyone....chances are, this was not your first arrest.