Alright, starting to just get impatient and nervous, so wanted some input. Thank you in advance. Almost 2 weeks ago i came in to work as usual and the division manager was at our center interviewing drivers...i went last with union steward waiting in office. Asked me about an incident from the previous week which i fessed up to. Basically i made a derogatory comment to another driver(guy) who had wronged me out of spite. They told me they were doing an investigation and i would not be working that day. So i clocked out, gave my diad to the rookie who was called in to work and went home. No work the next day. The following day was told to show up to work at 8am. Came in in browns, said they were terminating employment. Went home. Spoke with union steward later than night and teamster rep later in the week, set up a meeting for the following week. They had no other ammunition really against me, i apologized, took responsibility for my actions, promising this type of thing would NEVER happen again. The 2 suits, myself, and the teamster rep were in this meeting. Thought it went very well, we talked over many root issues which led to this altercation and all parties agreed things at our center need to change. After the meeting, the 2 managers left for 6 or 7 minutes, came back and said they were not prepared at this time to extend employment to me. Now, being with the company for only 5 years and a part of a small center never seeing anyone really get fired, i was devastated and in disbelief. As of now i am maintaining contact with the union rep and my local steward and have a date set for a "panel" meeting out of state on like the 19th or 20th of this month. I've read quite a few termination/fired threads on here before posting and have seen people asking why it's always the wife who comes on here, lol, it's because they, if like my wife, are freaking out ALOT more and are so much more emotional than I am. Very bumpy time in my marriage this is becoming. Any advice and/or further questions are welcome. Perhaps just general comments on what to expect going forward. BTW, i'm late 20's, married 7 years, 2 kids, been with UPS 5 years. I am unsure as to how many details i can reveal besides to my own family at this time. At first, they said they were doing an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment. Later, the termination reason was more about "unprofessional conduct" but was falling under the anti-harassment/anti-violence/unprofessional conduct policy or whatever. I'm sure this post sounded rambling in nature and i left things out, please start up a conversation, ask questions, whatever, i have nothing else to do right now.