Getting blamed for an accident I didn’t do

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Stewart2017, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Not just that. You need to have your business agent completely involved and threaten to get an attorney involved if they want to :censored2: with you.

    Either there’s more to your story or you’ve got an especially dumb management team.
     
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  2. Stewart2017

    Stewart2017 New Member

    Ok good to know. And I’ve had a couple of comments suggesting that I’m lying or not telling the whole truth. But the sad part is this is all unfortunately true. I too don’t understand why they are trying to hold a hearing and charge me with something they know I didn’t do all to just make the guy quiet.
    how did they make you go about it? Did you have to attend a hearing?
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    In ups defense

    All package car driver are known liars and thieves

    ( or at least treated as such)
     
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  4. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Member

    Great advice in this thread. You didnt do it? Great you didnt do it. They measured the damage at the building and it doesnt line up? Your car is not damaged? No witnesses or videos?

    Honestly if it were me i would press charges for defamation just to get this :censored2: business owner to :censored2: his pants.
     
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  5. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    You're dirty...
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Defamation would only apply if the business owner decided to take this dispute public. Right now it is still in house. If he were to go to the media, print or social, and falsely accuse the driver BY NAME then there may be a case for defamation of character.

    Although I have never heard of the company having a hearing for an incident where the evidence just doesn't add up it could be that they are doing it just to make that guy shut up.
     
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  7. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Member

    Ah didnt know that. Today i learned something
     
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  8. FedUPSer9816

    FedUPSer9816 Member

    Many years ago at Express I once got blamed for cracking a slate sidewalk. The lil old biddy called the cops on me, and was telling any passer by of what she alleged I did. Ok one tire briefly went on the curb as I pulled in to parallel park. I had been on the route for years, her sidewalk was about as old & broken up as she was. But I was young and dumb then, got charged with an accident, FedEx replaced one slab for her. Now I know better. Don't accept blame for something you didn't do.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you may have cracked her sidewalk.
     
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  10. FedUPSer9816

    FedUPSer9816 Member

    Or maybe she saw opportunity. Explain the rest of her broken up sidewalk.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Perhaps she saw you drive over that as well. :)

    Of course she saw the opportunity to get her sidewalk repaired on FedEx's dime. You didn't help by briefly hopping the sidewalk as you were trying to parallel park.
     
  12. FedUPSer9816

    FedUPSer9816 Member

    Lol, true that. You'd thought I was attacking her the way she came out screaming at me. Cops, manager, it was a whole production. Live and learn.
     
  13. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    I had a similar experience many many years, long before telematics existed. Customer calls in & says UPS backed into her garage door. Supe grabs me one morning & asks me about it, I tell him I've never backed into that driveway & know nothing about it, he says he'll go out to investigate it by measuring the marks, and asked again if I know anything about it, I said "be my guest". I see the Supe the next morning, he's just shaking his head. The marks were nowhere near where there'd be from my P1000 and were blue not brown. He explained this to her & she just "figured" it was a UPS truck & called it in. Needless to say, anytime it rained she never got a DR bag & I never rang the bell.
     
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  14. Fuzzy Brown

    Fuzzy Brown Member

    If they had any evidence you did it you’d have been fired by now.
    Have your steward tell them put up or shut up.
     
  15. Stewart2017

    Stewart2017 New Member

    That’s what I thought. It just worried me when he said “ you won’t be fired.. knock on wood” ... just didn’t know if they could actually fire me for something I didn’t even do. Not sure if I’m stressing over literally nothing. But on top of that it’s been A week and a half since I was suppose to have that “meeting/hearing” that never happened. And they haven’t said anything since so I’m just hoping they’ve swept it under the rug.
     
  16. Kanovic

    Kanovic My job is fun

    A0852F68-7105-4720-A96F-AABB1C1D4729.gif Plead da fif
     
  17. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    WRONG! as an isolated member of 2Rep, we had many hours to discuss American law and things such as this.
    Allowing it to become an issue is defendable.

    ne laisse aucune trace (Leave no trail)….

     
  18. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Swept what under the rug? You didn't do :censored2:. Any veteran driver would tell management to make their :censored2:ing day if they were in your situation.

    I still don't understand why your management team didn't back you up immediately when there was no evidence that you'd done any damage. It's not in the Company's interest to take responsibility for a false damage claim either.
     
  19. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    Box OX...................

    You're kidding Me!

    2REPs ...

    I came from UPS in the Airline and I've been lucky to go up the Ladder.....
     
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!