Fired for Unreported Accident

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Enjoi0523, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    Today I was Article 52'd by my Center Manager for not reporting an accident. It supposedly happened on Tuesday.

    On Tuesday it was raining and I was in a P1000 and went to make a U-Turn at an intersection. After clearing the intersection and deeming it safe, I proceeded to make the U-Turn. At the end of the turn I felt the rear tire (passenger side) hop the curb. I didn't think it went into the grass but apparently (photos) showed that I did. It was not to my knowledge that I went into the grass but he said that because I didn't report the incident, it was an integrity issue.

    I told him that any time I thought there was a potential for something being considered an "accident" I always called it in. I had a road sign tap my mirror while parked (very windy day) in the past and called it in. I had someone two seasons ago slide a ladder off their van into my truck and called it in. He didn't care and feels that I did this intentionally. I have been a safe driver my entire UPS career without any accidents or injuries and even just received a safe driving award not too long ago.

    Last month they tried to fire me for "Job Abandonment" because I finished my route early and never went out to go help someone. That got tossed. The month before that they coded me as terminated to payroll and I had to wait three weeks before I got paid. I feel like they have been trying to constantly harass and fire me for anything and everything. What do I need to do to prepare for this? I've already filed a grievance and called my B.A. but haven't heard anything back from him yet.
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  2. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall donut!!!

    You ran over some grass and that is an accident???? Stop trying to rush out there and be the hero....seems unlikely that something like that will stick.... let the BA have a day or two, I’m sure they will get back to you.... one more time: STOP TRYING TO BE THE HERO....ITS NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE TRYING TO COVER YOUR ASS FOR STUPID THINGS THAT HAPPEN...
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    When you go in front of an arbitrator don't say a single word. Go into the meeting with a boombox, place it on the table with the volume turned all the way up and play this:

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  4. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    I wasn't rushing. I don't rush. It was raining and there was poor visibility. I thought I only bumped the curb. Unless you're referring to the last incident about being finished with my route early. That was just three bulk stops and a UPS store sweep and I finished them by 1pm.
  5. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    Where the hell do you work?
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    And you just went on home without seeing if they wanted you to help?
    Did they pay you guarantee 8 hours that day
  7. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    Never heard anywhere at any time if you hit grass it's an accident
  8. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    Just a reminder I was told by the older peeps when I started to call everything in. I get a branch streak across the side of my truck I call it in. The sups get annoyed by it but I don’t care. Better safe then sorry
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  9. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    So please fill us in on why you are being targeted...what did you do?
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  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    If you put a tire track in someone's grass it is
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  11. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    When they walk you to the gate for something that trivial there is generally a whole lot of backstory.
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  12. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    Yes someones yard 100%. Not a curb.
  13. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    He said photos show it did
  14. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Don’t let push you to join Al qeda
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  15. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    No way in hell this sticks. They can't assume you knew you went into the grass and even if you did that should no be considered an accident. The termination will not stick so don't worry. At the worst you will have some time off, but a BA worth a damn will get you back pay for the time off.
  16. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    I go through grass all the time. Just blame the FedEx guy.
  17. Why did you do a U turn in the intersection?
    He/she didnt hit a curb they ran over a curb, probably a sidewalk, and through someone's yard (who probably saw the whole idiotic thing go down) and then it was probably called in.

    If you hit a curb while you're taking your cdl driving test you were disqualified on the spot.

    U turns in intersections, driving up over the curb, and then through someone's grass. Great.
    Making your fellow employees proud again.
  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    What does it mean to get "52'd"???
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    A big girl slaps you in the face with’em
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  20. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    I thought he said he made a u-turn at an intersection, meaning at a light with a small grass median. If hitting grass making a u-turn was an accident a lot of people would be calling everyday.