UPS Drops A Very Important Package

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Drops A Very Important Package - 06880

    Brian O’Shea got a job with UPS during college, and never left. He worked his way up the management ranks, doing important undercover theft work up and down the East Coast.

    In late 2008 he was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. He kept working through brutal chemo. In fact, he used vacation days for treatment. When his supervisor encouraged him to take disability leave, he refused. His motto: “I live for my work.”

    “Brian was so proud when he signed the paperwork UPS sent in December,” his sister Sharon recalls. “He was very happy, knowing UPS would take care of his 4 children after he died. They each would receive a monthly stipend for 10 years. That would be a life-changer for them. He had total belief in UPS, and was so dedicated to them.”

    Brian died February 21.

    “Someone in Atlanta headquarters said that because he died 7 days before he officially retired, he was still an employee, so he was not entitled to retirement pay.”
     
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Why is corporate America simply obsessed with being A-holes at every turn?
     
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  3. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And yet you defend one the biggest corporate A-holes.:confused:
     
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Where's Mr. One Less Package for a situation like this?
     
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  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    same way you do. Keep showing up.
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    All of the people who posted on this original headline (non UPS Joe Blows) seem to think UPS management personal are covered under a Union contract and think their Union should do something about this. Just goes to show you how uninformed people can be. They don't realize upper UPS management eats their underlings and there isn't much of anything they can do about it.
     
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    "Eats their underlings"...lol. So true.
    Just like average Joe blows don't know how hard we work....they also have no clue what kind of
    company we all work for...they hear ups...oh yeah all a bunch of lazy, overpaid teamsters.
     
  8. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    Just like ups to crap on one of their own
     
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  9. bluebiker

    bluebiker Member

    Something doesn't seem right. Under the ERISA Act he or his heirs should be entitled to something from his pension even if he quit or died suddenly.

    I'd be interested in knowing the outcome of this case, (although I'm glad I'm not in management).
     
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  10. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Finally, they hired a lawyer. It was not easy. “It took a month to find someone in Boston who was not already on retainer to UPS,” Interesting.
     
  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    One can only hope somebody in Atlanta steps up to do the right thing for his family.

    I feel ashamed for giving this company 34 years of my life after reading this story.
     
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  12. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    So Sad but True..eat their own, more so since going public
     
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Took the words right out of my mouth, minus the swearing, ranting and raving.
    Eat their own.
     
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  14. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    When we go out and del, we are told to do the right thing may be ups should do what they say instead of stabbing one of their own in the back
     
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  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Next time you think anything they do for you, is because they care, think again.
     
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  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The UPS Pension plan is a very tightly worded legal document.
    The person's family cannot be paid via the UPS Pension fund ... it would be an illegal distribution.
    Hopefully UPS will find a way to honor the intent ... I don't know how but I hope so.
     
  17. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Do you sincerely believe ups will do anything in this case other than hide behind the legalese, partner?
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What you call legalese is actually contract language designed to protect both the employer and the employee. Any deviation from this language would create a precedent in the event something like this happens again in the future.

    Suppose the employee were covered by a Teamster pension plan. Do you sincerely believe the Union would do anything in this case other than hide behind the legalese?

    Sad as it is the employee's family is more than likely out of luck.
     
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  19. bluebiker

    bluebiker Member

    I just remember no matter how bad they treat us, they treat each other worse.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Who is "they".
     
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