I wanted to share a recent story of a long time driver getting fired for dishonesty....and eventually getting his job back at the State panel. Long story short...... Driver sheets packages showing several stops instead of one. (Note: Actually three different adjacent business locations (addresses)... all to the same owner). Driver gets fired for dishonesty. Driver attempts to defend himself and explain his actions. Discharge gets sent to State panel....whereby the driver was asked to call from the State panel hearing and offer apology to center manager for being "Dishonest". Union representation tells him that the only way the driver will get his job back is if he ADMITS to being DISHONEST. Driver maintains that he recorded that stop in a consistent manner through pervious OJS rides, etc.. The real issue that inflamed management was that the driver was not only defending himself, but that he pointed out that management was actually the dishonest party by PULLING business stops from his route, marking them as KC (when they were not actually closed).....and then putting them back on his route the following day..... To add insult to injury, yesterday that driver during his first day back in service went out with a driver supervisor. The driver sup did NOT know how to properly record that particular stop. The driver had to show the on road sup the correct method of recording the stop without the company claiming he was being dishonest. As ballandchain and many others have stated on BC, UPS goes way too far in their pursuit of some discharges.... up to the point of making false and often humiliating claims. My position is that dishonesty is a "two way street". I have actually filed a "Dishonesty" grievance on a full time supervisor.......asking that that supervisor be reprimanded...."up to and including discharge". This was for falsifying a timecard.... I urge you to do the same if and when that opportunity should ever present itself..