Fired for bringing back unscanned packages

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigBrownTruck420, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    Yesterday I discovered 5 misloads in my Truck, sent the messages with the DIAD and never got a response with what to do with them.. In my center we are not allowed to sheet anything as missed without prior authorization from a member of the management team.. I worked all the way up to my DOT hours due to the fact I was on a route that I had only been on a few times, and the truck being brick loaded.. Since I never received a message with what to do with the packages and not having time to run them, I returned to the building with unscanned packages on my truck. Once I parked my vehicle I went to the acting manager with my problem and explained the situation. I had not yet clocked out but he gave me another board and had me sheet them all as missed. Today I report for work and get called into the office with an article 7 termination...

    Is this something I can get my job back for or is this it for me and UPS
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you what you say is true you should be back to work very quickly.
     
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  3. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    Thank you for your quick reply. why do you think he would have me scan them with another board, instead of using my own?
     
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  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    To make them disappear.
     
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  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Have you contacted the union yet?
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Has he gained seniority yet?
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    I don't know. Shouldn't you ask him?
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I thought being the most helpful poster, you would know.
     
  9. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    I contacted my union rep right after I was escorted from the building. I have only been FT for 1 1/2 years, before that I had 4 months of reg-temp experience. So the manager made them disappear but still fired me for them?
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member


    How long have to been a driver?
    Do you get in trouble often?
    What region are you in?
    Have you talked to your BA yet?

    These are something you should answer if you want some solid advice.
     
  11. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    1 1/2 years as a FT driver
    Only attendance issues but nothing for awhile.
    I work in SE DC
    Not sure what a BA is
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    What did your Center manager say when you said you sent a message and no one answered you?
     
  13. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    god dang.

    UPS is using gestapo tactics
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    What was the off route procedure back when you were in Package?
     
  15. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    He asked me why I did not contact my supervisor directly. I told him that my supervisor met me on road to take 2 packages to a school for me and at that time I told him I had the misloads and that I probably would not have time to run them. My supervisor was to busy... to take them due to the fact ( in his own words ) the whole belt was :censored2:ed up and he had tons of fires to put out.
     
  16. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Called into office? Off-topic but hopefully you were on the clock and are paid for that time. If they're going to "walk me out" unpaid they best understand I am leaving faster than they are walking. :D

    I think you'll be okay...someone has an axe to grind now, and I'm sure it'll fall onto your supervisor team harder than you (in the end).
     
  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    If everything you are saying is true. I believe you'll be fine.

    Did you have a shop stewards with you? What did he tell you?

    I would also contact you shop steward and have him print out the msgs you sent to the center.
     
  18. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    Yes I was called into the office with 2 shop stewards. He did hand me a board and had me clock in so that I would be on the clock when he terminated me. My union rep already emailed me the messages that I sent to the office upon finding the misloads.
     
  19. At least it's an article 7 and you can still work in the meantime. Hopefully your steward file a grievance.
     
  20. BigBrownTruck420

    BigBrownTruck420 New Member

    I may have said the wrong article.. but its the termination where they walk you out right away