Discharged

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Upser949, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    I was discharged today for “theft.” I’ve been a full time package driver for a little over two years now (still utility). So what happened was I did a delivery and then grabbed a printer (delivered by amazon) on the way back, they have it on there door cam and everything. I don’t remember anything about the stop, but I must have grabbed it for some reason, btw I would never steal anything more or less a PRINTER! I didn’t get an odp or have a call tag for it. So my guess is it either had a double label or I just completely zoned out. The problem is that it came from amazon and claim there packages are clean with no double label. I met with the head of security a couple of times, and all the evidence points towards me stealing it, can’t locate the package etc. I know if they check telematics they can see I didn’t stop anywhere off route or anything like that. On top of all that the resident filed a police report, it’s just all bad. I have a panel hearing to try and get my job back and he said it won’t be for another 3-6 months. Sooo yea feel kinda screwed for making a simple mistake, any input would be great. I didn’t steal the printer.
     
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  2. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    So where is the printer?
     
  3. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    They can’t find it
     
  4. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    Door cam footage. And "they" can't find it?
     
  5. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    I delivered one package and grabbed an amazon delivered package on the way back to my truck
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    He brought it back to the building in his truck. I believe he means they the company can't find it.
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I might have done something similar a while back... I delivered to an apartment office and there was a printer on the floor with an RS label on it. I grabbed it, scanned it and put it with my pickup pieces. Turned out, the printer was delivered by DHL and the company put the RS label on the outside because DHL would not return something with a UPS label.

    Even though I scanned it as an RS, at that time, UPS did not tie or track special counts packages to individual drivers. It was kind of a cluster, but the customer did eventually get their printer back.
     
  8. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    Sounds like a your word against theirs situation. The evidence against you isn't good, they have you on camera taking a printer. From the "looks" of it, you stole the printer, not saying you did. You will be lucky to get your job back I think :/
     
  9. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    Ya this was a resi stop I didn’t even scan it
     
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    How does one make this honest mistake? No call tag ,nothing on pkg to indicate a pick up? Sorry think he's toast.
     
  11. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    Ya kinda have that feeling :/ I might have taken it, but I didn’t “steal it”
     
  12. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    A lot of people in my area leave packages outside for returns, but yea I think I am too
     
  13. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    You're at the mercy of the panel. The printer being found would be a big help, then it can be written off as a mistake. But without that printer then I think you're a goner.
     
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    He had almost the same thing happen at our buildings. Guy took a package that was del by the PO and he picked it up on the way out. On camera and everything.

    Nothing happen to the driver.
     
  15. Why wouldn't you scan it?
     
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Its was at a hotel though. Not at a Resi
     
  17. Upser949

    Upser949 New Member

    I was trained just to scan nda pu’s
     
  18. scooby0048

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    If what you say is 100% true, somewhere the resident must have a tracking number from us or Fedx. If you indeed picked it back up and had one of our labels, it could have ended up back in the system but even at that, there should be some way to locate it. Even if the package did not have one of our labels, it should have still went to overgoods where the contents and container description would have been noted.
     
  19. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    Can you see the footage? Are they sure it was you?


    Are call tags or RS pickups typical that are left outside ones door?
     
  20. Then you was trained wrong.