And what was UPS gonna do in the face of a court order. THese people are breaking the law that the elected officials put into effect. If they dont like the law, then they can vote these people out. But until then, they are breaking the law just as much as the person that ships that really funny weed through us. And we do provide information on that also.
Lets keep it simple. No gray area with integrity. If this company is shipping cigs to states like the ones listed below and avoiding the state taxes then that activity is illegal. Not slightly illegal or some illegal. Its illegal and if UPS is asked for this information they should provide it.
Roboto, I am a Government snoop, but just a part-time one. My full-time job is working with and for UPS. Tie and Danny said it well. Read their messages slowly and you will understand.
God forbid we should turn on our customers that are breaking the law. Hell, we could ship crack and make a killing. That's not what we do though. We have no room for customers or employees that are less than honest.
You know some people are just too stupid to understand that when one of our customers use UPS to violate the law, the authorities have the right to come in and look at our records.
JUst like our COD policy. People were getting around claiming incometax by using our company for deliveries with cash cods, and had cods under a certain amount. Now because of the gooberment steping in and telling UPS we had to change things or get punished, we changed the COD policy, and of course now do not take cash at all.
Its not that we wanted to narc on our customers, its that we do not support illegal activities and have to respond to the gooberment when they legally come to us for information
Dammor sez "We have no room for customers or employees that are less than honest."
from the article...... a UPS spokesman said that his firm was not the company that had provided the information and would resist efforts to obtain the information. "We keep confidential information confidential," said UPS spokesman David Bolger. "We are not a tax collector."
Roboto this is clearly two different issues. One being the legality of shipping cigarettes to avoid taxes and the other maintaining the confidentiality of our customers. We are sitting here debating an issue that we don't know the answers to . We don't know if one arm of UPS is truthfully saying he never gave the information while another arm of UPS may have given it. We really don't know anymore than the one article we read . Of that we don't know how much is accurate. This is asinine to sit here and try to argue details that we are not privy to.