Fired for posting video on Facebook

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Worldportteamster89, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Upsteamster4434

    Upsteamster4434 New Member

    I was fired last night after being called into the security office and told a video I posted on Facebook was found by management. My grievance hearing is in a week and I need to know the likely hood of getting my job back. They said they have a zero tolerance policy, which is why I was fired, I was sincerely apologetic, letting them know it was a lapse in judgement. What do you think?

    I would also like to mention my steward had me put down Article 17(I) for reason on my grievance form.
     
  2. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    A video of UPS property?

    Are you a part timer or driver? If you're a driver, then damn, I feel sorry you lost a career over that.

    Facebook can easily be a poison. It ruins countless lives. I stay the hell away. I don't need my life plastered on a wall.
     
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  3. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Exactly, why would you be an idiot and post that on facebook? Duh everybody and their mom is on there, BONE HEAD MOVE HOMEBOY lol.
     
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  4. Upsteamster4434

    Upsteamster4434 New Member

    I am a pt timer, and yes on ups property. And yea I know it was retarded. But I'm trying to understand the likely hood that the union might actually be able to save me.
     
  5. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Since your a part timer they might be like forget this dude hes gone, but who knows dude, keep your fingers crossed. I hope ya make out ok regardless of the bonehead move. We all do stupidazz shiznitt sometimes bro.
     
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  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Slim to none...from the few people fired for doing the same thing in my building. Why do you think we adamantly protect our identities on Browncafe??
     
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  7. Did they follow the new language for 17 (I)? The district labor manager is supposed to call the ba to talk about it before taking you out of service. Ask your ba if this transpired. If not let me know in a pm.
     
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  8. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    This is why you DON'T "friend" your coworkers or management, and have your facebook set to private....
     
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  9. Upsteamster4434

    Upsteamster4434 New Member

    Yea tagging a co-worker is what got me. Believe me it's hard enough when I know its stupid. But everyone adding in their opinion of how retarded it was isn't helping.
    I would appreciate help in understanding what the current contracts can do.
     
  10. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    :goodpost:
     
  11. Johney

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

    Depends what the video was of? Banging the bosses wife? You're done.
     
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  12. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    What was the video of ? Irregardless you will be fine . How can the company validate that you were on the clock or that it was actually your finger pushing the send button . For all you naysayers I have been there and done that . It is my opinion he will be fine . Is your BA decent ?

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  13. Johney

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

    Did you miss where he admitted it was a lapse of judgement?
     
  14. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    :goodpost:
     
  15. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    DON'T JUMP OFF A BRIDGE SOME ONE ALLREADY DID IT.
     
  16. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    I guess I did , did you miss where I asked him what was the video of because I don't think he ever specifically said what ?
    After my incident"s" , me and our LP manager had a lengthy discussion as to what the company's position really is . Needless to say , I'm on facebook and youtube , not bragging but have numerous vids. and pics. from work at work , and knock on wood , I'm still breathing . IJS that's all .

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  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    1.Register with facebook.
    2.Leave brains behind.
    3.Rinse and repeat.
     
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You know the game....different rules for different people. I know 2 PTers fired for posting ups pics on FB...and one PTer who was just given a verbal warning to take the pics down.
     
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My guess is that it is going to depend on how poorly the video makes UPS look. If it is a vid of people throwing boxes into an already stuffed truck, I would say that things do not look good.

    I think it is interesting that older people think your firing will stick, while younger people seem to be, "no big deal."
     
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  20. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Facebook / What a load of CRAP

    A great outlet for insecure people who have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING else to do with their time.