Driver accused of theft..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Andwhett, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Andwhett

    Andwhett New Member

    Signed a package for a customer as he requested the day before, after doing so the package ends up missing and being worth around 12k. No it wasn’t placed in high value and the customer usually meets me on road to sign for his packages. This is a high end neighborhood and is not a busy street. I don’t have proof of the request and after the meeting with loss prevention and after making my statement. I was notified that I am suspended, pending investigation. This happened on a Thursday and am being told to return next week for a meeting.

    Note* I am a scratch driver and I make bonus about 3 days a week.

    I’m basically trying to see what to prepare for, what the possible outcomes are other than termination if any.
     
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  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Oops
     
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  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Beat me to it.
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    ouch
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Dum dum
     
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  6. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    A bonus driver not following the methods.
    Never happens.
    Better get the Resume Updated.
    Be sure to include how you don't follow rules if it means you can make more money.
     
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  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Why would you sign a customers name ?? Ever ?????
     
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  8. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    You may get job back with a nice long suspension , and , you’re buying the package !
     
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Nice guys finish last ,,,, Leo Durocher

    Sorry that happened to you , hope you learned your lesson , trust no one
     
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  11. Andwhett

    Andwhett New Member

    Lesson learned. Just hoping I don’t get the axe.
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    #bonusbaby
     
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  13. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Do you believe being a scratch driver carries any weight when they want to fire you to make you an example for other drivers? Not in the least. Signing for a package is an idiotic thing to do. Dishonesty is a cardinal sin. If you get your job back, spend your next paycheck entirely on powerball tickets.
     
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  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I hope you have 12k to give UPS.
    Also you will be fired.
     
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  15. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    Falsification on a 100 dollar package MIGHT be saved by being the Centers Bonus Scratch Baby. Falsification on a 12k package, bye Felicia!
     
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  16. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

     
  17. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    Never, I repeat never, sign a customers name.

    It is a crime to forge a legal document!

    Our building has seen 2 terminations stick because of this.

    Good luck, and get a lawyer.
     
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  18. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order

    Did you have any representation with you when you admitted this?
     
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  19. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    When you get fired, go camp out in front of the customer's house, tell him you're his responsibility now. It'll be even better if you have small children to haul along with you (ask relatives if you don't have any of your own). I bet that $12k item will suddenly appear...

    Seriously though, why would you think a customer's request allows you to ignore the rules? Even if you could prove the customer requested it, it would do you no good.

    Repeat after me:

    "I'm sorry, I can't do that for you."

    I have heard of people getting their job back after falsifying signatures, but not something that high in value. I would start by asking for proof of the value of the item. Many people who live in nice neighborhoods are "fake rich", and living above their means. Sounds kinda fishy that this person would vary from their regular routine of meeting you on route, ask you to do something illegal by signing for them for a package that he knows is so valuable, but the value was not declared, nor insured. You know UPS won't be paying out a claim like that without proof. Just something to think about, don't know if it'll help anything.
     
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  20. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    It's one or the other.
    If they make you pay for it they can't discipline you.
     
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