Quitting: And getting your job back

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gman042, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    We recently had a driver come in and quit. No notice. Been with the company for 7 years. I and several other drivers(even the CS) tried to talk him out of it when we heard what he planned to do. He was adamant and even went as far as to sign his letter of resignation.
    In an unprecedented move, management (CS AND center manager) held the letter of resignation for 2 days giving the driver a grace period to come to his senses and reconsider his choice. Which he did.
    Life is about choices and consequences. As a work group we cannot allow this driver to come back like nothing happened.

    What should be his consequence for being allowed to keep his job?
     
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  2. Ive seen it happen before with new guys.
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Was their a specific reason or extenduating circumstances as to why he wanted to quit at that moment?
     
  4. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief


    What can other drivers really do to make his job harder?

    Throw misloads in his truck at the end of preload? Not help him when your management directs you to? Cold shoulder whenever he tries to start a conversation?


    Hey now, starting to sound a lot like high school....



    [EDIT: Ohhhhh, maybe you could get together with a bunch of drivers with more seniority than the employee-in-question and bid him off his route.]
     
  5. Johney

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

    Nothing. As long as he didn't shaft everyone around him by bringing the load back unfinished. If he did? Beat down.
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Continue on like nothing happened.
     
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  7. He sure did get a huge break!
     
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Don't give the knuckleheads any ideas..;)
     
  9. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Help me understand why you feel compelled to must make this guy's life more miserable than it already is.
     
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  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lol you've worked here long enough to know....UPS is like high school! Who's fighting with this one....who's not doing their job right....who's sleeping with who? lmao
     
  11. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Our shop stewards do this, routinely.
     
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Nothing at all. We all make mistakes and make bad decisions. You make bad decisions when your younger and as you get older you learn from them. Obviously management n I hate even saying this, but maybe they liked the guy and had a little compassion for the guy. He made an indecisive decision from the get go, it happens, is what it is. Give the guy a break nobody needs to act like a freakin peckerhead jerknutt to the guy. You people are funny the ones who have hate in your heart for people. Friends or coworkers like that, who the hell needs enemies WORD
     
  13. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Sounds like he already 2 days unpaid to think about his actions. That sounds like plenty to me.
     
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  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Why do you care? Do your job and don't worry about his.
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Props to the center manager for doing the stand up thing.
     
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  16. :goodpost::goodpost:
     
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  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Why not? What does it matter to the rest of you? Why would you try and talk him out of it then have a problem with him coming back? Sounds like you guys are a tough bunch to work with.
     
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  18. We all make mistakes!
    Maybe something really bad,was going on in his life. he got a huge break.

    What if the shoe was on the other foot?
    What punisment should Gman,recieve??
     
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What does any of this have anything to do with you and why do you feel the need for retribution? Rather than try to hurt him why don't you try to help him.
     
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  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    If the guy did it more than once....I could see Gman's problem with it. But I'd bet almost every single one of us has all hit that wall at Brown at least once where we ALMOST quit. If you haven't....then either you haven't worked here very long or you're not paying much attention. Give the guy a break.
     
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