Ridiculous warning letter

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sporh, May 24, 2012.

  1. sporh

    sporh New Member

    Just recently, a driver in my center received a warning letter for "pulling" his handcart instead of "pushing" it. This particular driver has been running over allowed a lot, but this is the most ridiculous warning letter I've ever heard of. Seems UPS is really splitting hairs out there to get more production out of its drivers, at least in our center....
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We had a driver get a warning letter because the driver was being observed secretly and he asked "Sherlock" for a pen when he pulled up behind him. said he should of had proper supplies even though his other pen ran out of ink. Needless to say it didn't go anywhere after he grieved it.
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    During my driver training, I was told to pull my cart because if someone was not paying attention, they would run into me instead of the cart.

    The supe that wrote the letter could be on a jag because of a recent run of shoulder injuries. During my rehab, the PT chicks said specifically not to pull the cart.
  4. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    trying pushing it through gravel.....see how that works out.
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Warning letters generally don't come on the first offense. People with a pattern of not following the rules tend to get them. There is a reason some guys get followed a couple times a month and some never do.
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​Exactly! Or over any uneven surface for that matter.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    try pushing a hand cart up a flight of stairs.
  8. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Just follow the eight keys to lifting and lowering.
  9. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    if you have a lazy or :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:ty driver, the only way to really get rid of them is to dog the :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: out of them with discipline until they leave
  10. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    My arms just aren't long enough to open doors with the cart in front. Pushing is easier on the shoulders, but pulling is often necessary.
  11. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    And this is the glaring problem with UPS as that viewpoint can be interpreted to any degree and be applied to anyone, for any reason.
  12. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    thank the Teamsters

    having a work environment where unproductive and lazy employees are protected as well as the hard-working is completely insane
  13. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    Welcome to America junior!! If you wanna play ball in america, you play by america's rules. And union protection is American law.

    Otherwise... go find another country to work in. I think China and North Korea would appreciate your philosophy!
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Funny, the same could be said about management, they just move problem managers instead of firing.
  15. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I was thinking the same thing. Workplace violence and sexual harassment are zero tolerance for hourlies, but managers will just get moved to another building.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Pedophilia will result in termination for both hourlies and management but will just get priests moved to another diocese.
  17. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Does that still happen? Is it really a "priest thing"???
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Oh yes that still happens---every time the church thinks it will all blow over another lawsuit is filed.

    That is what happens with a business where all you have to do is walk in, ask to be forgivin and walla-- all is forgivin and you start from scratch with no sins to your credit. Life should be so easy--and the whole celibacy thing and no women allowed is just rediculous.

    There-- I've done my fair share of pot stiring for the day.

    Don't even get me started on the subject of "buying your way into Heaven".
  19. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    So Rod, what do you think about buying your way into Heaven?
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Whatever happened to plenary indulgences?

    I still have a scapular tucked away in a jewelry box.