Termination

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rolltide_upser, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. rolltide_upser

    rolltide_upser New Member

    Why is it so hard to teminate hourly employees?
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    U N I O N.

    Actually, the same can be said for management. Very few get terminated, just moved around.
     
  3. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    Maybe because UPS has a big heart..
     
  4. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    Are you speaking from a personal point of view?? Did you yourself try to have a UPS employee fired??
     
  5. rebel

    rebel New Member

    Should be progressive discipline. Talk with, warning letter, suspensionand then termination. The objective should be to correct the problem. There are cardinal sins which would make for a easy termination. ROLL TIDE ROLL!
     
  6. muyl2

    muyl2 New Member

    I agree with rebel. Good practice. Also Union is not the only reason. Think Walmart, they're non-union. Regular associates are really treated with respect by mgt.(my family works there)
     
  7. maybrown

    maybrown is not a woman

    I wish they should follow the proper procedure.
    They terminated me by phone the next day after
    involving an accident.
     
  8. Dis In Franchised

    Dis In Franchised New Member

    Somedays I think termination would be a blessing.....
     
  9. Dis In Franchised

    Dis In Franchised New Member

    :hang:I know I could always quit.
     
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    That may be standard procedure to fire a driver after an accident.
    When the opposing attorney says the company didn't do anything to it's driver, the company can say, "we fired that driver but the union got his/her job back.".
    End of conversation.
     
  11. rebel

    rebel New Member

    maybrown, Did you get a ticket? Was it a serious accident? Did a ambulance pick anyone up? What I have seen is they bring you in and terminate you on the clock. Get with your steward and BA and go through the grievance procedure.
     
  12. maybrown

    maybrown is not a woman

    Thank you! I had my job back with the help from my steward. I had many supports from this board. That's why I love BROWN CAFE!
     
  13. rolltide_upser

    rolltide_upser New Member

    Yeah I did for gross insubordination. All the steps of progressive discipline was done, but the Union still only wants him to serve a one day suspension. The guy is kinda nuts, every time we had a PCM he would curse his supervisor and walk off. But if that was me cursing my employees I would be unemployed. Seems like the union is a blessing and a curse at the same time.....
     
  14. rebel

    rebel New Member

    You know what happens after a suspension. If he keeps that up his days are numbered. I'm sure there is a lot more to this story.
     
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    She hit someone in the rear and they went to the hospital.
     
  16. rebel

    rebel New Member


    That sounds like standard procedure to me.
     
  17. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I`ve seen many people get terminated, hourly and management both. Had a couple this year already.
     
  18. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    If that was you cursing your employess you'd be unemployed?? Are you management?? If so, You are wrong. I have seen cursing on both sides, no terminations...
     
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    It's hard to terminate employees because the IBT will fight for even the bigges bumb. On one hand it's a good thing that it's difficult to fire someone becuase many people don't deserve it. But on the other hand it sucks because drunks and thieves can get their jobs back. I've personally worked with plenty of people that should have been fired and not allowed to come back but they were never even warned. Probably because the sups knew it was a lost cause.
     
  20. rebel

    rebel New Member



    I have never seen a thief come back. I have seen several fired.