Employee damaging packages while loading trailers "On Topic"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bacciagalupe, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. I've been loading with another employee who seems to enjoy throwing boxes. Not simply dropping them onto the floor from waist height, throwing them. Sometimes they will pick a box up off the rollers and lift it to chest height then forcefully throw it onto the floor. I have heard items in the boxes break. One day there was a mis-sorted hazmat, they threw it out of the truck from the trailer, over the platform onto the floor. Should I mention this to my supervisor, steward, safety (because of the hazmat) or all of them?
     
  2. Did you try talking to him?
     
  3. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    Talk to your steward, and have them talk to the employee. It will only be a matter of time before the steward has to represent the person in a termination hearing
     
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  4. Driver7906

    Driver7906 Active Member

    Sneak a video of him doing it. He doesn't deserve the job and he doesn't belong there.
     
  5. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    That is horrible advice.
    The situation can be handled better than that. People do stupid things all the time when working in the building
     
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I have no sympathy for :censored2:nozzles who have no qualms about launching hazmats. Sometimes it’s not immediately apparent that those items are damaged or leaking inside the box and they hit the road. And in an enclosed truck, the fumes from those items can make drivers sick. I’d mention it to a supervisor once and no more. It’s an immediate problem for management but not a fight you need to take up if Mr. Throwey gets offended by your mentioning it.
     
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  7. I haven't spoken to them about it. This may sound like an ignorant reason, but it's not my job. I don't want to get involved in a "my word against yours". I like to go to work, do my job and leave without any drama.
     
  8. You also don't wanna be a snitch.
     
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  9. I'd rather not get fired for recording inside the hub
     
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  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Well then why even bring it up

    Snowflakes

    SMGDH
     
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  11. Driver7906

    Driver7906 Active Member

    Yes, people do dumb things everywhere but damaging customers' packages and the contents inside should be an automatic firing. In my opinion, its about as bad as stealing.
     
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  12. Rutherford B Hays

    Rutherford B Hays gun accipere, et abire cannoli

    There are ways to go about rather than going straight to management and getting a reputation as a rat.

    From the Teamsters Constitution

    that he will not divulge to nonmembers the private business of the Union unless authorized to reveal the same;
    to never knowingly harm a fellow member
    to never discriminate against a fellow worker on account of race, col‑
    or, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual
    orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other
    legally protected group or class; to refrain from any con‑
    duct that would interfere with the Union’s performance
    of its legal or contractual obligations; and at all times to
    bear true and faithful allegiance to the International
    Brotherhood of Teamsters and his Local Union
     
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  13. Why bring it up? Let me answer that for you. Because it's a problem.

    I shouldn't have to be the one dealing with another employees incompetence. That's managements job, is it not? Not wanting to deal with managements problems doesn't make me snowflake. SMGDMFH
     
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  14. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Rat? What kind of car you drive? High high is you deductible?

    All on-toplc ramifications of being a workplace rat.
     
  15. Driver7906

    Driver7906 Active Member

    I think being a good Teamster is also being good worker who does their job the way they’re supposed to. We have too many worthless, lazy guys who are not only bad for the Company but also are bad for the Union and make us look bad.

    Guys who steal or carelessly break or damage packages are no good for anyone. They’re bad employees and bad Union members.
     
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  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Then don’t

    Why come here whining about it like a 12 year old girl
     
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  17. The bad ones usually get weeded out.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    So you say it's not your job to report him but then turn around and ask us if you should report him .

    Let's try adulting for a bit . If it bothers you that much say something . If it doesnt then don't .
     
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  19. Days

    Days Active Member

    Ya you’re like me OP. I have too much guilt to just damage people’s boxes and it bothers whenpeople mishandle them. Unless you know what is inside the box, don’t toss it.

    You shouldn’t toss packages in general because that will cause injury and more likely than not the boxes aren’t being packed tightly when thrown so you’re going to have to rearrange them anyway.

    I also know there’s people out there that look forward to getting there packages and it can make their day when they get home. If they come home and the shipment they’ve been waiting for is ruined, they could very literally have a breakdown and cry
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.


    Is it that hard to say yo quit throwing :censored2: man.
     
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