Fired for runaway.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BrownTexas, May 14, 2014.

  1. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Had a runaway in a mall parking lot. Driving an 1980 4 speed and force of habit had me leave it in second gear. Parking brake was to tight so I didn't use it since I figured I was on a level enough area. Minimal damage to the car that was bumped. Anyone ever get their job back for a runaway? Got my fingers crossed.
     
  2. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Good luck. You're gonna need it.

    If you do come back, follow the damn methods. Leave it in second gear and no parking brake? You do know that you can adjust the parking brake, right?
     
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  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You know you can write the parking brake up for repairs at end of day or have it repaired before you leave when you find it on your pretrip, right?

    You are aware of what a pretrip is?
     
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  4. Listen to these two posters. Go and accept responsibility for what you did. It's your fault. Tell management you are stupid and take your lumps. Keep apologizing and telling them you were an idiot. This will take some of the pressure off you if you go in like this. Tell them you won't make this stupid mistake again.
     
  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I've seen one person get their job back after a rollaway.

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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Offer your male supervisor any favors to help you keep your job...any favors...
     
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  7. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    We had a roll away about 15 yrs ago. Driver had 2 weeks off. He will be leaving at the end of this contract also. In today's UPS I'd pray. Or, jump up and down in joy. Depending on your attitude. Good luck. Keep us posted
     
  8. I am shocked by your post!...........not!
     
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  9. Have some mercy on the poor guy. Im sure he feels bad enough as it it. Like none of us, hasn't done something stupid at one time or another? Hope you get your job back young man. Good luck
     
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  10. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    It's not a lack of mercy. It's called a kick in the ass. Hopefully, he gets his job back, and hopefully he cuts the crap and knocks off the shortcuts. The only thing he didn't say was that he left the truck running, or that he jump starts it. I mean, how much of a hurry can you get in by doing what he did. There are mistakes and then there are boners.

    Hopefully he gets lucky and learned his lesson.
     
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  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Minimal damage may help. At least it didn't roll through a building.

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  12. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

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    You should come back if you have a relatively clean record and no one was hurt..
     
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  13. Brownslave688

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


    Tires aired up lights work. Lets roll. Jk
     
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  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Kick the tires and light the fires?
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My former on-car had a rollaway when he was a driver.

    Caused much more damage than what you described.

    He got promoted shortly thereafter.
     
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  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I know of two. Both are still with the company. One was because of mechanical failure. One was because he got in a hurry and forgot to pull the parking valve.

    If you keep your job then learn a lesson.
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Tires aired up? Lights work? What, is there a DOT audit going on?

    Did it start? Hit the road sucka.
     
  18. AKupser

    AKupser Ice Queen (Elsa)

    LOL, isn't that the Pork chop express' line?
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In the example I gave he made it across the 4 lane road unscathed. He wasn't so lucky with the new car lot across the street.

    Turns out it was mechanical failure.
     
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'm seen people fired for worse and get their job back....and people fired for less than did not. It's kind of a crapshoot..lol