Legal Matters

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by asymetricaljoe, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. asymetricaljoe

    asymetricaljoe New Member

    At time of hire (package handler) I had a misdemeanor retail theft (less than $10) on my record and pending charges of a felony possession with intent to distribute (2 pot brownies). The question posed on the application was "have you ever been convicted of a felony?" I answered, no. I recently took the plea, and was convicted. Should I tell HR? I may want to drive someday. I definitely want to keep working here. Sadly, this may not be my reality....
  2. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't.
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    You answered honestly at the time of the application, so let them find out the dirt.
    Keep your mouth shut and learn from your mistakes.
    We all have skeletons in the closet.
    Don't rattle the bones.
  4. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    We don't like you kind 'round here.:peaceful:
    Pot brownies? say no to [-]drugs[/-] US laws.
    OK so your best bet is to tell HR that you were busted for selling 2 pot brownies :batman2:?and take your chances.They like honesty.
  5. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Why didn't you tell the cops they were for consumption?
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    People used to die from that.
  7. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    You Plea Bargained two pot brownies down to a felony conviction !!!


    How big were those two brownies?
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Sixteen pounds
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'm hungry.:rofl:
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is a tough one. If you decide to keep quiet on this chances are you will be just fine. If you decide to tell HR about this it could have an impact on your goal to become a driver.

    As SD said, you answered the question truthfully on your application, so it may be best to keep this one to yourself.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I agree with Satellite too. You answered the question honestly. Leave it alone.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Does UPS run another background check when moving from one position to another? If not, definitely I would keep quiet. If so, it's a toss up. I'd hate to have in the back of my mind the hope of being a driver for years on the dock only to have that killed years down the line.
  13. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Good question, I don't know. If so, at that time he should be honest again.
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I don't believe they do, I think once you're in they don't look at anything (unless you receive a DUI, drug charge, or get arrested WHILE you are working there). If there is no reason for them to look, they won't. Only check they'll do before allowing you to become a driver is a driving record check
  15. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Another background check is conducted when a person makes the initial move into management.
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    OP might want to check with a union steward on that. Or maybe 407 or JonFrum might know.
  17. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    As far as I know they do not do another backround check when going from part to full time. As for telling, I would not help UPS. If they want to know they can ask. They will do enough looking under the microscope at your every move do not help them. If they ask then be honest but don't go aout of your way!!
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It's been awhile, but I'm pretty sure that when I went from loading to driving all they cared about was my driving record.
  19. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    They do check with Homeland security and fingerprint you for Airport ID's. Whether the convictions would be a problem I don't know, but I don't remember if they ask about felony convictions on that application.

    Also a Hazardous Materials Endorsement on your driver's license requires a Homeland Security background check and fingerprinting. A lot of convictions for that have to be over 5 or 7 years old to qualify, although you don't really need the endorsement for UPS, as we don't carry enough quantities to be placarded.

    Maybe you should look into getting the conviction expunged in a few years.
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I find that hard to believe only because it seems foolish on their part. It's one thing to have a part-timer walking in and out of secured facilities and completely different sending a driver out on the road with potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of freight. As grgrcr88 pointed out, they will look under a microscope for all kinds of reasons. It seems a no-brainer to me that they would run a background check.