Crashed and Burned on my 30 day driving probation

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Bitcoinz, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

    Well, I didn't burn but I did back into something today, with my supervisor in my truck. It was minor, but never the less, it was an accident. Damn, what a :censored2:ty day. I waited so long for this... Guess I will find out what happens in the morning...I'm suppose to call...

    At least the Giants just won :\

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    What region do you work in? In our local a minor accident is not an automatic disqualification per the contract.

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  3. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

    Northern California.

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Check your supplement. How "minor" was the accident? What did your sup say?

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  5. Corky_Calhoun

    Corky_Calhoun New Member

    Do they like you?

    That's what it boils down to.
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  6. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Better get on your knees.
  7. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Sup will probably get in trouble for not getting out and watching while you were backing. I heard thats a hot topic now.
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Agreed but that still won't stop the driver DQ if he hit something.
  9. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    It is an embarrassment to the supervisor, he will get nailed to the wall. Even with qualified drivers, on a ride along, they get out during backing.
    I bet that was an ear shattering crunch to him..............
  10. Whatbrownwontdoforyou

    Whatbrownwontdoforyou Well-Known Member

    Don't worry if they disqualify you.......those who can't do the driving job become supervisors at ups

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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Tell them the sup distracted you.
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  12. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    The most important rule of backing: Stop backing if you hear a crunching sound!
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of our former on-cars drove for 15 years and our current center manager drove for 12----so much for your theory.

    To the OP---you will be disqualified and will have to wait a year to try again. The sup in question will get an earful from his center manager and DM on a conference call this morning.
  14. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You know what you call those on cars? Idiots. Why go into supervision once you see the bs they're subjected to?

    The on road will get an earful?? For a mirror? Take the truck to the shop, new mirror on....don't tell anyone shhhh
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If this is your 1st or 2nd or 3rd day driving, you should expect to be DQd.
  16. Bitcoinz

    Bitcoinz They wanted my "Avatar" pic.

    I survived to live another day! After hearing some flak of course.
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  17. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest

    Just don't be surprised if they lead you along for 29 days then say no. They have put allot into training you and may just need a body. But some areas are really hurting and they may keep you out of necessity. If you are disqualified don't be a whiner or they will remember next time you try.
  18. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    What? That doesn't make much sense...The sooner they train someone new the better. He would have quite the solid case for a grievance if he does well and they disqualify him 3 weeks later for the backing accident.
  19. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Tell them he was reciting the 5 and 10 in your ear.
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I hate that. I start driving by stuff and then they shut up.