I Smell A Thief, I Think.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevetheupsguy, May 22, 2009.

  1. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    What would you do if you had an inkling of a feeling, that a fellow driver was stealing packages?
  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Make your sup aware of a driver possibly stealing packages
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sounds like you'll have something to talk about on your OJS!
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I would not get another man in trouble because I had an "inkling of a feeling". Do you know it or not?
  5. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Here's the facts. Said driver has had umpteen missing pkgs, bad dr's, follow ups, etc... A customer came up to me and told me that this driver sold him a phone. I put 2+2 and that inkling is what I came up with. Does anyone know of a driver that sells phones? Maybe this is a side business, but I would assume that you could buy a cheaper phone from a phone store.

    Does that help?
  6. nobber

    nobber New Member

    Call your hot line number. It should posted in your building
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    This is something that you are going to have to figure out yourself Steve. You are going to get all kinds of bad mouthing about not 'ratting' out a another teamster.

    I do not approve of stealing. Personally, if a Teamster is stealing then that Teamster does not deserve to be a Teamster.
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't say a word, Steve. All you have are your own assumptions (circumstantial evidence, they'd say on tv!).
    You are going to bring a whole heap of trouble down on this guy, and even if he's proved innocent, the company will never forget that he was once suspected of stealing.
    Be reeeeeeeeeeal sure before you say anything.
  9. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    LOL, thus the reason for this thread. And will you stop looking at me that way, with your one eye. Not only are you creeping me out, but I'm ready to confess to the crime, myself.:surprised::wink2:
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I just thought... Doesn't everyone know you? Haven't you just now let the management team (who we all know reads your stuff here) know that the driver with the umpteen missing packages is also selling phones?
    I'm just not sure if this was the right way to go about it.
  11. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer


    You already ratted on him.
  12. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    No, No, No, this is a what if thing. DUH!

    The preceeding statement is meant to be misleading.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    If I'm not mistaken was there a story a while back about a PC driver selling stolen phones? Believe me, when they see a pattern on missing merchandise, LP will narrow it down to whose doing it.
  14. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    You would think so. Maybe it takes longer in real life, as opposed to TV.
  15. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    This thread isn't about ratting anyone out, already. The question that was posed is this. I have an inkling of a suspicion about this person.........WHAT WOULD YOU DO? It's not what would you not do!

    Trust me, if I knew for a fact that this guy was stealing, I would tell him to his face that he's a thief. Then I would go and "RAT" his butt out to the proper people.
  16. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Thanks for saying it is a hypothetical question - that would have been nice to know, oh, I don't know, in the beginning?

    From the information you have given, I have to ask this - what would we do about what? There is nothing there.

    Would I destroy someone's life, their family's life, because I had an "inkling" about something? Of course not. You don't act on anything unless you know something, and, from what you describe, there is nothing to know. There is nothing there.

    I would also know that UPS LP is pretty good at seeing patterns. Plus KARMA is a bitch. Be a spectator.
  17. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    If I had a suspicion a fellow driver was stealing packages I would do nothing. If I KNEW he was I would report him/her.
  18. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Read the fine print of post 12
  20. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    I had already. Still can't figure out if this is hypothetical (in which case you should do nothing) or if this is a real situation you are in, where you already inadvertently potentially destroyed someone's life by carelessly posting this on a UPS forum. When you should have done nothing.