Got fired

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by SaltsareFunny, May 9, 2014.

  1. notcoolman

    notcoolman Member

    I got fired last night. Taken into office shown a picture I posted on facebook of me working. I got terminated. union steward says its not looking good. I been there many years as a loader. I want my job back but doesnt look good. I had the pic private so not sure how it got to anyone It was nothing bad in the pic just a picture of workflow I was getting. Anything I can do. Called teamsters and I get directed to a line no one answers. got business agent lie and they dont answer either
    Last edited: May 9, 2014
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Keep in touch with your steward and make sure you get ahold of the BA ASAP.

    Tell the truth. If you knew better apologize and tell them it will never happen again. If you didn't know tell them you didn't know. Apologize and tell them it will never happen again.

    Lets face it if you've been employed here for awhile you should know better. Own up to your mistake. Beg for mercy and all will likely work itself out.
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  3. Johney

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

    First of all NOTHING is private once it's on the internet. I believe most if not all UPS buildings have a no camera policy. If they don't like you......good luck in your future job search.
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  4. ncupser82

    ncupser82 Active Member

    Ouch! I usually have to write my BA an email to get in touch with him...if you have a membership meeting coming up go to it and speak with him there...oh and you might want to reevaluate your friends on FB (maybe not friend supervisors) because that's the only way UPS would've gotten that pic (if your pics are set to private)!

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  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    This is becoming a big problem. I repeatedly warn people about social media . I believe there are cases at the NLRB currently. My own son got called on the carpet out of work with a doctor's note arm in a sling and got tagged in a bar on a pic on another person's FC page and some little twerp campaigning for PT sup honors took the pic to management. It didn't hold water but this is an example of what happens. Last week I counseled someone to stay of FC (phone app) during working hours. Can you say stealing time?
    Not C man, get with your BA ASAP and have a meeting with management to get your job back. The only help here is this advice. Read this and call the hall !!!
  6. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    The company will almost certainly wait for you to go to a local level hearing to get your job back. If you've done it before and you're asked, then definitely fess up to it. Don't lie.
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  7. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I was going to shoot you a private message but I can't access your page. Inbox me.
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Sorry, that sucks. To the OP, we are not allowed to take pics inside the a loader for many years, you should know this. I'm guilty of the same offense as you, but I'd never post ups pics on the internet anywhere with my real name attached. This thread is a prime example of why many of us, myself included, are adamant about protecting our identities on BC. Hopefully, being truthful and apologetic will get you your job back.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    This is just one reason I still don't do Facebook, making yourself known as to what you're doing to everyone sometimes isn't a good thing.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am on fb but only to stalk my kids. :)

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  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere in sick and some FB friend posts a pic of you taking bong hits at a party. Facebook is not worth losing your job over.
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Had someone here who called in sick, was out of days, and posted on Facebook skydiving pics. Good thing was since management lets people go home all the time they never can discipline for attendance.
  13. notcoolman

    notcoolman Member

    yeah that was stupid I should have known better just seen others do it ad didnt think anything about it now I am sitting at home with no job. :anxious:
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Lets people go home..what's that like? lol People are stupid.
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    You'll have a chance to be heard. Be honest...don't lie and assure them it'll never happen again. If you're not a chronic discipline'll probably get your job back.
  16. Karma is a bitch

    Karma is a bitch Be careful what you say

    Ups has nothing better to do. So what if you took a picture of you working. It just shows me your proud of where you work
  17. Brownslave688

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

    My mom threatens my brother with this all the time. All she asks is to let her know when he's hoping on a plane to take a weekend trip. He can't even do that.
  18. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member

    This is perfect advice. Own it and apologize. Let it be known at your in house that you'll gladly consider this a suspension if you could please return to work.

    I hate FB, Twitter, Vine, etc. It has become a "look at me" society. At some point ya gotta grow up and concentrate in the things that really matter in life.
  19. Just find another job.
    Coca Cola is hiring!

    This is my humble opinion and I write this alone in Vegas.
  20. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    The pic was private? You might want to check your facebook privacy settings.

    Assuming you had your privacy settings set up right, someone ratted you out. Surely you're not FB friends with any of your sups right? How about the hourlies you work with? Sounds like someone you're "friends" with screwed you over.