Freight levels are down? My eye they are

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by kelsokid18, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. kelsokid18

    kelsokid18 UPGF Grunt

    Just got laid off and asked to leave the premises. I was told that "service and freight levels are down, the company needs to make hard cuts" and then got asked to "please clock out, do not return to the dock, we need to escort you out of the building"

    Which, to me, in my current position, seems like a load of bollocks! There is no way I see service levels being down. It might be that I just wasted half a day to go to work and get canned, but I think some short pointy headed little excuse for a manager wanted my hide nailed to the wall.
     
  2. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I looked at your past 18 posts and can see that you said enough to identify yourself(in addition to your location near your avatar). In addition, you said one or two things that would piss off management.

    Just a thought
     
  3. kelsokid18

    kelsokid18 UPGF Grunt

    You're probably right. Oh well
     
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I wasn't being judgemental about it. Sorry about you being canned/layed off. :sad-little:
     
  5. kelsokid18

    kelsokid18 UPGF Grunt

    No offense taken. I do realize that such is the nature of the economic times.
     
  6. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    you said you are laid off not fired, big difference

    unless you are the bottom guy at your terminal u shouldnt be the only one laid off

    they are suppose to call you back to work before hiring somebody off the street
     
  7. kelsokid18

    kelsokid18 UPGF Grunt


    I wasn't bottom guy, there were 5 others below me. Am I right to involve the union? I made the call to my Steward and to my Business Agent.
     
  8. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    check with them and make sure the 5 guys below you are also laid off

    you are talking like you got fired but said you got laid off