Dogs Saved by UPS Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by over9five, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  2. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Probably a runner gunner that didnt hang around long enough to give a name.
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I doubt it. A good runner gunner wouldn't have taken the time to call the fire department in the first place!!!
  4. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    in a related story, driver fired for talking on cell phone while driving as he was being observed by management
  5. balland chain

    balland chain Member

    When I was a delivery driver, my sup told me I was not to even talk to my customers, much less save a dog on company time. I am sorry to say, but no matter what I come across while on UPS time, I will just keep driving. No good deed goes unpunished at UPS. If a driver pulls up on a (example) car on fire and gets out to help, that driver would be stealing time.. In Charlotte NC that is the way it is. I would not stop no matter what the situation is. UPS of course would spin it to their advantage if a driver "saved" someone/thing, but if they dislike that driver, he/she would be fired for stealing company time. This company has left me with a very bad attitude because of the way they treat drivers who are doing the job by the methods, following all habits, but they dislike because they stand up for themselves.
  6. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I understand where you are coming from.

    However, I will always try to do the right thing. I may not always succeed, may even cause myself more harm, but I will not pass on the opportunity to help someone out.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I think the dog was named Spot.
  8. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

  9. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    inb4, i hope he coded that time off, make changes to fiery conditions, etc etc
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I would code it out as unpaid time, sick on road whatever. If I could save someones something life, I would, no matter the consequences. I think some of you are tongue in cheek so to say. I think most would do the right thing
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I don't know. The flaming crash of a hot dog wagon...............
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Whenever I rescue something or save a life I code it as lunch.
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    North Carolina.
    Right to work.
    Weak union.
    None of what you describe would happen here in Oregon. If I came across a car on fire, I could stop and render aid, call 911 etc without fearing for my job. I actually did stop once and help a woman who had driven off the road and submerged her car upside down in a creek. It was at night, she had just crawled up the embankment in the snow and was lying by the road waving for help. She was soaking wet and in danger of hypothermia. I stopped, put on my 4-ways, called 911,gave her my jacket, and let her sit in the jumpseat with the heater going until the ambulance arrived. The entire incident took about 25 minutes. I told my supervisor about it, and he said I did the right thing and he didnt even mention the time. We are UPS, we dont just drive away and abandon people who need help.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    That's my center. The home owner stopped that driver today, gave him a big hug & thank you. That should be thanks enough for any one.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    A few calls to a local news company would change that.
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    No way it could have been a Runner/Gunner that made the rescue. Here's 3 reasons why:

    A- We all know RG's never make it past the mailboxes. No way they could have seen flames.

    B- It was 2:30. The RG is busy on lunch from 2-3, doing 18-20 stops.

    C- It is illegal to use the phone while driving, and since the RG's truck is almost always moving, it is near impossible to make a call. Add to that a full mouth as driver rams down a sandwich as he drives to next stop. Can't talk with full mouth.
  17. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    That all depends on how hot she was . Just saying !

  18. They say his name was Loyal Teamster

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    That's funny. I'll have to ask him if she was cute.
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    We are not only super Hero drivers but some of us are super good people. I can't believe someone would lose themselves and not help someone in need just because of this company.