my husband was given shaft at 30 days

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by christy1234, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. christy1234

    christy1234 New Member

    my husband just got done taking the training. was on his 30th day - and heard nothing but great things from his manager, fellow managers/supervisors, they told him he was doing great. he worked so hard at his job - and they gave him a junk run for his training. he never had less than 150 stops. and he was a trainee. they told him he was an excellent drive. then for no reason --on his 30th day he was told not to come in. then they told him his numbers weren't where they were supposed to be. then he was told that someone would drive w/him the next day but then he got a text saying he shouldnt' come in. they haven't even given him a formal firing. they just never called him back. I think this is such a poor way to run a business. this seems strange to me that no one ever told him anything but great things then this happened. I sort of think they discriminated against him cause he is older. I cannot think of anything else. does anyone have any advice?
  2. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Sorry for what happened to your husband. I wish I could say that your husband's case was an aberration, but it's not.

    That's the way most UPS management treat people. Especially new people.

    Again, I am sorry it wasn't a better experience for him.
  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    This happens a lot. Don't know that you have a lot of recourse. Exact thing happened to my son. What it amounts to is they get a coverage driver for 30 days with no strings. Cut them loose, then do it all over again. It is the nature of the beast.
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    ya, have him speak to the supervisor in person instead of on the phone.
  5. christy1234

    christy1234 New Member

    thanks for your help. we were just counting on him getting this job. and he worked so hard. I feel so bad for him. thank you.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It is possible that your husband heard 1 thing and told you another.
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Maybe but we've all seen it happen...especially to older guys trying to qualify.
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  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    This never happens to PT sups going driving.
    A convienant way to work around the 6-1 ratio.
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  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    A lot of times complaining to the supervisor or even the center manager won't do any good, since 1 of them probably trained him, and recommended that he be cut loose and the center manager probably signed off on it. One is not going to make the other look bad. If you genuinely think he was done wrong, I'd go straight to HR. I have heard of them giving trainees do-overs. Just insist he go to another center for the retraining.
  10. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Get union involved even tho your not in it yet..union recognizes safety not numbers. If attendance was good and you have a good ba you'll get it back. I've seen it happen

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  11. Brownslave688

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

    Ill play devils advocate. Anyway hubby was lying because he didn't want the wrath of wife?

    What I mean is maybe he knew he was sucking?
  12. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    How old are we talking? UPS Package car is a young mans game.

    He could go work for FDX ground? There is a UPS driver on here named Upstate and he has a hard on for FDX ground.
    Upstate would be the guy to ask about getting hired at FDX ground. :laughing2::laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:
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  13. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    Yep. Once my center had a "fast track" trainee have an accident and commit a cardinal sin during their first few weeks on the job and they are still with the company.
  14. Fedex Guy

    Fedex Guy Active Member

    Just curious, but is this in MD? Sounds like a situation I just witnessed.

    Just to be clear, I don't work for FedEx. Crazy I know.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sorry for bad news but in reality your husband was never fired. He was never an employee to begin with.
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  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What was he running every day?
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Has he called them back ?????

    It's not believable that your husband wasn't talked to about his performance during his 30 days. You only know what your husband told you. He might have left some things out of the conversation he had with you as it seems that you probably want him to get the job more then he wanted it after he found out what the jobs really is like.

    Being a package car driver isn't for everyone no matter how bad a person wants to be one. The learning curve is steep you either have the ability to adapt or you don't. You have to have the ability to adapt to changes daily...

    A high number of stops on a route doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad route.

    I'd be carefully about saying they are discriminating against your husband because of his age that could be taken as they shouldn't have given him so much work because he older.
  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Age and ability is valid.
  19. Brownslave688

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

    well he kinda was. I will bet his checks said ups on them.
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  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No it's not whether your 21 or 50 your should be getting the same number of stops on the same route. It's not I'm 50 so I should have less stops.....