terminated...want my job back

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by spicybrownmouse, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    hi, i have been a ups driver for 20 years. recently i was fired. i took something off my truck for personal use and got caught. i have never ever done anything like this before and honestly have no clue why i did it to begin with. i obviously was caught and was fired friday. i want to try to fight to try and get my job back but dont know if i have a leg to stand on. i love my job and want it back but dont know if it will get me anywhere....does anyone know if it is possible to get my job back after doing what i did? who i should talk to? HELP
    thanks....:sad-very:
     
  2. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    First of all if you have stolen something you should just walk away and be glad that charges were not filed. I am a steward and i hate to represent theives! 20 f-ing years in at a job thats over $100,000 a year and you find the need to steal something?

    You are a reason that the rest of us that go to work and do our jobs and get looked at for everything just because of knuckleheads like yourself.

    I hope it was worth stealing because this job is just about impossible to replace.

    Just out of curosity what did you steal?
     
  3. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    Red beat me but I was about to say I dont think your going to find any sympathy from anyone on here.
     
  4. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    I have seen people fired for stealing time get their jobs back, (good luck), it may depend on what you took and what you said after you got caught, i'd file on it and just wait and see.
     
  5. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    first of all, i didnt post this to be attacked. i am terribly upset for what i did, and wish i could take it back. what i took wasnt anything worth taking and isnt any of your business. i am sorry for what i did, and have never ever done anything like this before. i returned what i took, not making it right that i took it, but am sorry for what i did and wanted to get my job back. i wanted to know why drug users get second chances but a 20 year driver doesnt?
     
  6. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    i know what i did was dumb. i am a hard working, dedicated single father of 2. one with a disability. i didnt post this to be attacked. i have a mortgage, and a car payment and bills to pay, and wanted my job back. i love my job, just made a mistake. please dont attack me.
     
  7. paidslave

    paidslave New Member

    It is in the contract. Stealing is a cardinal offense!
     
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    If your asking for help for being a theif, be ready to get beat by us for it, your not a ptimer at $8.50 an hour (not that thats ok) but your makin over $28 an hour. I can buy almost anything i want in cash, no credit because of our wages. If you dont want to share what you took than how can we help you? Did you use a dr bag to relieve yourself in?

    You came here tellling us buts and pieces yet you want us to help without knowing the whole story?

    If you want us to say "oh its ok, everything will be fine, everyone wants to hire an ex upser that has been fired for being a theif" you came to the wrong place pal. Just checking to make sure i still have my wallet!
     
  9. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    i was hoping you would be the one who replied because i saw you were a steward and was hoping that you would have some advice without the name calling. i took a 15.00 cell phone housing. i dont know why i did it. it isnt like i am hurting for money. i took it, got caught, was called in to the supervisors office with my steward and was told i was being fired. they wanted to phone housing back and if i left they wouldnt press charges. i returned the housing and turned in my stuff. i know i stole, please dont call me names, i feel bad enough. i swear i am one of the good guys who just made a mistake. 1 mistake in 20 years. i have no reason or excuse for what i took. being a steward all i wanted to know is if there is anything i can do to rectify what i did and get my job back. has this ever happened to anyone in ups history before and got their job back?
     
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Okay, not trying to beat you up at all. What did you take? Did you borrow the handcart to move something at your house? Did you steal a pkg, feel remorse and return the pkg? Did you steal something from inside of a pkg and return the item? The reason I ask these questions is because you're being very vague. If you want help from this forum, you'll have to be forthright so people can help you. I can see why 705 jumped all over you. He's being honest in his opinion. If we don't know the story, though, how can we help you? Try going at it this way. I'm sure someone will point you in the right direction.
     
  11. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    Because theyre not stealing there drugs theyre buying them. Red thats some funny crap about checking to see if your wallets there!
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Probably should start looking for a new job, Spicy. I think you should head over to Fedex. You have experience, and UPS can't tell them why you left the company.

    I assume a BA was present when you were fired? What did he say after they escorted you out?

    Also, I'd be very interested in learning how they caught you.
     
  13. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    thank you stevetheupsgy. im sorry for jumping. just please no name calling. i would love a solution or a posible way of going about this.
     
  14. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    they traced my sim card in the phone
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I call troll.

    Thought it was a $15 cell phone housing?
     
  16. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    they arent putting that i was fired. they are sayong i left on my own.
     
  17. spicybrownmouse

    spicybrownmouse New Member

    over9five, i dont understand your post
     
  18. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Im not going to apoligize for the name calling, but i wont use any more. Did you resign?

    When you look at your contract, cardinal sins, theft is one of them. There is no monetary value associated with it. Its cut and dry, you admitted to it and should really be glad that they did not press charges.

    I just won a case were a guy was accused of stealing a phone, but did not steal it and he was charged with felony theft by ups. Of course they will have to drop those charges but he sat in jail for 2 days.

    Move on fedex is always hiring ex upsers.

    Were you terminated?
     
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Okay, so I was a little slow on the draw and 705 basically said what I was saying. I'm sorry you made 1 mistake in 20 years. Apparently that was all it took to end your career. I'm sorry for your loss and the loss for your family. The guys I work with always say that if you're gonna steal something, it should be worth a few years salary. It is a terrible waste that you lost your livelihood over $15. Our whole existence at UPS continues barring "1 mistake". You are always that close to losing what you have worked so hard for. There are those people that would never even think of stealing, some that think of it but would never want to pay the price of being caught and those that do what you did and get caught. I'm sorry it had to end this way for you.
     
  20. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    you might as well keep the phone sell it for your retirement.:whiteflag: good every panel they send you to :sad-very:.