Failed breathalyzer

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by riley45, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Not if you're a seasoned veteran.
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  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I can't disagree with your line of thinking, but I don't know of any UPS facility's

    that own and maintain their own machines. Because it happens so infrequently

    they just take them to a hospital or urgent care type facility.

    True alcoholics build up a tolerance.

    Just like this guy:

    UPS driver charged with DUI after blowing .316 while making deliveries

    .316 is almost 4x the legal limit, and this guy was working. The average person would

    (probably) be to the point of alcohol poisoning.
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  3. ski or die

    ski or die Ski or Die

    Had a pkg driver in one of our centers who would go out partying and come straight in to the bldg. about 3 am. He would go up to the dressing room and sleep it off on the bench, how he never fell off the bench beats me. When the other drivers started coming in, they would wake him up. He never was busted for alcohol. I was the center clerk so seen it happen several times.
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  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Preloaders did the same thing

    Only they didn’t sleep it off

    Walked in and started chucking boxes
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  5. DRporch

    DRporch Member

    who uses mouthwash for dry mouth
  6. riley45.
  7. A good attorney knows how to dig into the key elements of a case to discredit or suppress info.
    He should talk to one. It's worth the $250 appointment.
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I'll save him some money.

    The case has to be adjudicated through the grievance procedure first.

    Then.... and only then.... should he contact an attorney.
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  9. Depends on if you trust your local representation.
    I'd have all my bases covered personally.
    For those who trust their representation I would think differently.
  10. Covemastah

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

    So what happened @riley45 ??
    How is your situation going ???
  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I slept in the parking lot of Minneapolis Hub so many times it wasn't funny the 1st 10 years of my career.
    There was a bar down the road....go there after work for drinks and dinner. Shut the bar down and then drive back to UPS to sleep in the parking lot.
    We partied hard back then.
  12. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    Did u have them test the machine before ur test to make sure it was registered at triple 0.
  13. BrownMonk

    BrownMonk Old fart Package Car Driver

    It doesn't depend on his representation. The courts have ruled that anyone with a contract has to exhaust the grievance procedure before they go to court. If he chooses to terminate any part of the grievance procedure, he will lose in court because he didn't follow through with it first. Courts will throw it out.
  14. BrownMonk

    BrownMonk Old fart Package Car Driver

    Good question.
    The readout on the test result strip usually has the time the machine was zeroed on it. The second test is usually done at about 1/2 hour to verify the original result.
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ...and this, boys and girls, is why UPS is, and always will be, a union shop.