I was fired because a manager didnt like me (follow up)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by The-UK-Guy, May 3, 2007.

  1. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    I was schedualed for arbatration June 1st , four weeks from now , but I was contacted by Ron H 2 days ago and notified that there will be no need as he has successfuly negotiated my return to work .
    Thank God , its been a long 8 1/2 months .
    I would like to thank everyone for there concern and all the help and advice sent via e mail etc I appreciate it very much so.
    The question still remains , I wonder if its just coincedence that the union stepped up to bat and ended this nonsense 2 weeks after posting the letter that I wrote to J hoffa and just a week after writeing to the NlB,EEOC Cal OSHSA and a ton of other government agency`s ? or would I be returning anyways if I had sat idol and quiet ?
    To be honest , I dont know and dont care ! I am returning to work as soon as I am released by my doctor , the thought of 10 hour days 150 stops and being written up for takeing my lunch 2 minutes late sounds GREAT about right now and I cant wait ( wonder how long I will remain with this attitude) to be back on the road .
    Thank goodness there are some people at UPS who are able to think outside the bun, so to speak.
     
  2. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Since there was no arbitration, do you get back pay?
     
  3. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    Back pay is not an option because I hired a workers comp atterney to settle a previous injury (that happened before I was terminated ) so I have been on workers comp.
     
  4. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I forgot to tell you congratulations!!! Also, I wonder what Tie will have to say about your good fortune. LOL (twice)
     
  5. Cole

    Cole New Member

    I told you they had no case bro!

    Congrats! You are entitled to backpay because you were wrongfully terminated, thus they didn't want it to go to arbitration. Possibly the union negotiated a "no backpay deal". If you chose to go for back pay, you could file for the difference in your regular wages and workman's comp etc...because workman's comp pays quite a bit less.

    That is completly your choice though. You showed them you were no push over, and both sides knew they had better get on the ball. If you filed with OSHA I assure you that weighed in too.

    Congrats again bro!
     
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I think it all comes into play. If you had just laid down coz you said you knew you made a mistake, you would still be gone.
    Im sure none of us will never know the complete story with all the details, but last time I checked most of us still bleed, therefore we will make mistakes. Unless it was blatant neglect, you shouldnt lose your livelehood over it. You must have had some good qualities or you wouldnt have gotten back. You've learned alot and it was costly, it will continue to be so. Dont screw up, dont carry a grudge, go to work to make money, not friends, (no more tacos with sups) take them home to family. And good luck. I wish you well.
     
  7. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    I`m sure the Tie Guy is happy for me ! ( well Maybe ) He`s not so bad , Ive read a lot of his posts and seems like a pretty honest and straight up Kinda guy, If you belive in something theres nothing wrong with expessing your opinions thats everyones god given right , even Brown Cafe member " RAW`s " , no matter how ignorant or stupid they may be . Its still a free country.
     
  8. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    WHAT YOU SAID ?? :*******:
     
  9. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Great News ! Maybe some morning if your tired you can reach in your " gift basket '" in front of management and snort a line of cocaine for energy ! It`s so called " drivers " such as The U.K. Guy that keeps management off the butts of us good drivers. In 20 years I have never even recieved a warning letter!!:thumbup1: Keep on `truckin !
     
  10. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I think I'm entitled to take my share of the credit. :thumbup1:

    UK . Good luck . Learn from your mistakes, move on. no more taco's and beer.
     
  11. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    You are a driver Raw ? I thought you were in managment ! Cocaine is so 80`s, you need to stop watching Miami Vice re-runs stop kissing managment butt and remember we are supposed to be teamster brothers , Brother. Dont be mad ! Be glad !
     
  12. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    Sound advice Tie, I intend to leave the Tacos and Beer for when I`m in Mexico.
     
  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

     
  14. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    Thanks Trick, Retirement, I cashed out all my retirement so I wouldnt lose my house . 15 years worth made about 3 house payments so back to square 1 for me in that department . Not to worry I still have my house and I will be looking into IRA`s . It was quite an eye opener finding out how little I had in the retirement fund.
     
  15. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I don`t kiss anyones butt. A glance at my post`s and one will see I give help when I can but I have no tolerance for what sounds like a BS story or a story with many pieces missing. I am just as blunt to a BS management than I am with a BS teamster brother. And not just on a discussion board on the internet.
     
  16. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I usually dont buy alot of crap people talk about on this site either. Its just like a telephone tough guy but with a computer. From what I could remember, the story did sound like horse s$%#, but UK did answer all the questions that were asked of him.He also named his building and the center where he worked. I am sure one of the suits could have contacted his center to verify if his story was true but did not. Im sure there are 3 sides to this story and would die to find out the truth but will never know. He is innocent until proven guilty and gets my thumbs up. Welcome back.
     
  17. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    Welcome back. I think many people are in similar situation when it comes to retirement and not planning to take care of themselves. Fortunately you realized it now and hopefully will be able to prepare for the future now. My opinion is save as if their is no pension and no SS. If there is you'll have one sweet retirement. If it isn't there, you'll still be doing OK. I know a lot of people on the board indicated they are doing a good job with 401K's, IRA's etc. But I'm sure most of us would agree we should put away at least a little more for a rainy day\retirement.
     
  18. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    UK guy,
    Is that a picture of you in your avatar? If so, I retract all the doubts about you breaking a bottle open with your teeth and so on.
    Aces High
     
  19. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

     
  20. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I tried that. He gave me names and a center phone number. I called the center phone number and it was a UPS 1-800 type number. Most of the names did not check out. We have a global email listing of every person at UPS with a UPS email address. The only name that checked out was the name of the current center manager. None of the other names were listed. with that said I still have not totally discounted his story because his spelling is pretty bad at times and its possible he totally misspelled the names he gave me. But another odd point i suppose in this strange , strange story.

    At that point after thinking about it some more I aborted this effort because technically I really have no need to know the details of this case. I can certainly question or challenge whatever points he posts here but I have no right to actually post case details I may discover by making that phone call to the center.

    Would anyone care to research the union side of this issue?