Management video taping drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browned out, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    We had a driver terminated a few years ago for stealing time. Management hid in the bushes and video taped this driver stealing time. The driver was terminated as he should have been. Is management still using video on observations?
     
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes, they fired one here and he got two weeks back pay.
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Sure. Where there is a stupid teamster there will be a video of them.
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Video tape them back. Let's see what they actually accomplish in a purported 12 to 14 hour day.
     
  5. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Any more info?
     
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes, he was waiting for a customer to tape and box up some RS packages and was thumbing through a magazine right next to the counter. Management video taped him doing this and told him he was fired. When confronted on how management knew he'd be there and the reasoning for video taping apparently it came out that said management told the customer to take some time packaging up to see what the driver would do. (read framed) Needless to say management backtracked and basically begged said driver to come back.

    I'd like to add they have been going after this driver for some time but they can never nail him because he does it 100% by the book. Management has been over zealous trying to get rid of this driver through multiple center manager's and driver sups. They always seem to come up with some over the top way to try and terminate him and it always blows up in their face.
     
  7. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    I hope he hired a lawyer and sued!!!! That's worth quite a bit of coin.
     
  8. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I foresee damaged packages in this customer's future.
     
  9. TechGrrl

    TechGrrl Space Cadet

    WTF did they expect him to do while waiting for the customer? That sounds like the stupidest thing on this earth to do...good goddess, WHERE are these guys putting their brains when they come to work?

    I vote for the local to have a really strong chat with the brain dead district manager, with the labor manager (do we even have such anymore?) listening in.
     
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    so..did they beg the driver to come back because they knew they were in deep sh.. if this employee filed a lawsuit....another stupid waste of money.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They have Labor managers. Named Vinny, and he likes proscuitto. :rofl:
     
  12. undies

    undies Active Member

    Is it illegal to record phone conversations with your management team members?
     
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Do you remember Linda Tripp? I found out, in NY, only one party has to be aware of the recording.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why in the world would any driver stand there and wait for a customer to pack and tape RS packages? It is one thing to wait for something that they are shipping out on their dime but I do not wait for returns to be packed/taped---they will be there when I come back tomorrow.
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    This is the mentality of a runner.
     
  16. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    Sounds like common sense to me
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Read a little more carefully--I will wait for pickup pieces that the shipper processes for their customers---I will not wait for them to pack and tape returns that they had all day to do.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Keep up the great customer service. I am sure they appreciate it.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They do---they appreciate that I wait for their shipments and understand that I cannot wait for their returns, which they had all day to prepare.
     
  20. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Be sure to tell the customer how to run their business.

    I could be wrong but wasn't it you that said in an earlier post that you had ".....customer issues."?