I said I sign things that don't pertain to job performance. Safety habits, seeing habits, rosters for training films sure... but not "hey you missed 2 boxes going down the belt yesterday, sign this." The key point you mentioned is that not everything UPS wants you to sign is designed to "protect you".
I have to agree, Canon. I'm still new as an inside employee (this stint) but during my original stint, I'd sign the accurate
things they gave me to sign, including rosters, etc, etc et al. I missorted an NDA one nite, turned out to be a service test. Sup wrote me up, I signed it. I took responsibility
for a mistake. Never was written up again.
However, a few months later, they were doing handling audits. They sent an LP guy around to do 'em. This guy was a general a** to everyone. I saw him coming but continued sorting, thinking he was just keeping occupied. A few minutes later, he came up and asked I sign his clipboard. I was gettin my a** handed to me and asked what it was. He told me it was a handling audit. I shrugged and asked where to sign. He tapped the signature cell on his little table and I traced it back to the number. Thought, "No way!! This can't be right." Did it again. Confirmed it was a 40%. I looked up at him, scowled and snarled, "I'm not signing this! This is insulting!! I'm busting my A*S up here, keeping this unloader on and you're tellin me I'm not doing my job? Audit these other sorters and come back to me if you still want me to sign." He didn't come back. Few weeks later, he did 'em again. That time he gave me an 80%. I tried to resist being a smartass but I couldn't. I told him, "Found out I was right, didn't you?" Guy gave me a strange look and walked away. I was bracing for him to bring his boss down to ream me a new one. Never showed. And, yes, yes, I know how much sups hate giving these audits but this guy was doing the first round to be an A**H**E. Sorry for the long post. -Rocky