suspended and need advice?

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by NoHelpUPS, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. NoHelpUPS

    NoHelpUPS New Member

    I was suspended. I was on the job and was suspected of alcohol after being there 5 hours. Was tested and blew positive. They suspended me and drove me home. I had my my local hearing after a week and a half and now after two months I am still waiting for my state hearing. Since then I have joined AA and have been clean for 6 weeks. I also started a rehab program. I have been with the company for 14 years. This is my first violation. Union is saying the company is wanting me to resign and not keep fighting and if I do I won't have a bad reference and I might get unemployment. I want to fight it and get my job back. My state hearing is scheduled now but my union rep is advising me to resign what should I do? Do you think its possible?. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Brownslave688

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

    You're a driver I assume?
     
  3. NoHelpUPS

    NoHelpUPS New Member

    Combo job, air driver and work at shop
     
  4. dinwpa

    dinwpa New Member

    definitely don't resign
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Fight fight fight
     
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  6. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Why would you go to work after you've been drinking? That's just idiotic dude for real.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Either than or he was drinking on the job...
     
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I would fight it....I'vee seen guys keep their jobs for the same thing.
     
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  9. NoHelpUPS

    NoHelpUPS New Member

    I was not drinking on job. It was the night before. Bad night. I've learned my lesson per the AA and the rehab.
     
  10. NoHelpUPS

    NoHelpUPS New Member

    I've been dry 7+weeks.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I realize it's not particularly relevant...but how high did you blow?
     
  12. NoHelpUPS

    NoHelpUPS New Member

  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    .24 and you'd been at work not drinking for 5 hours prior? That's a pretty high B.A.L...Did you leave the bar and come straight to work?
     
  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Damm .24 you should have known better dogg WOW lol
     
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  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yeah, that's 3x the legal limit in most states. I've seen 2 drivers over the years that came into work intoxicated and were checked. Both of them never came back, and rightfully so. That is too much of a liability for the company. On the other hand, I've seen drivers admit they had a problem, took a leave and went to AA. Got their jobs back, but had to jump thru many hoops afterward. I have 0 respect for someone who would come to work blitzed. I would say to go for it and fight for your job if you want to do that. Good luck to you.
     
  16. .24,you are not thinking straight!
     
  17. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Ya think? lmfao
     
  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Resign, we don't need guys like you around :)

    Thanks
     
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  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Yeah I don't get it either coming to work drunk like wtf dude. You got a good job that pays well, might be a pain in the ass, but its paying your mortgage, car and putting food on the table. Some people are just retarded about that kind of stuff I guess lol.
     
  20. 1 (800) SICK-DAY.