Hey everyone, this is my first post here. I found this site after not being able to sleep the past few days and obsessing about my situation. I would appreciate any point of view about what to expect. I was driving the Friday air shuttle to our airport and punched out at 00:30. I was then needed in the morning to deliver Saturday air. I came when the air got there, at around 9:30. We had an unusually large amount of packages and one worker was on vacation the another had called off early in the morning. (not an excuse, just explaining my motivation) So I was sitting around with my sup waiting for my time to start. At that point it was inevitable that we were going to miss roughly 4 air packages commit times if I waited to start until 10:30. (Needing 10 hours off work, D.O.T. regulations) The idea came up for me to start working and that we would adjust my time so it showed I punched out at 00:00 the night before so I could start at 10:00 that morning. I was the one who physically wrote on my time card the 00:00 after he instructed me to do it. I began looking up my package addresses and loading my truck early and started. The exact time was not 10:00, it was earlier, but he said he would just change it to 10:00 and that he would add the extra time on at the end of my shift to cover the time I missed by starting early and adjusting my Friday night time card. He then entered my time incorrectly, off by one minute, and it set off a red flag that I had only 9 hour and 59 minutes off before starting my new shift. This led to an investigation and questioning me on what had happened that day. I was asked by security to answer some questions and I had no idea what it was about and didn't have a guilty conscious because I didn't realize the severity of what happened. I refused the need for union representation because I wasn't thinking I had done anything wrong and it was a huge mistake. I admitted that I had physically changed my time card at the instruction of the sup and had started work before receiving the proper time off, 10 hours. So after I was questioned and signed my statement I was told I could go back to work and I drove that night to the airport like normal. The next day I come in and my shift is covered and I am told that I am being fired for dishonesty and it is a cardinal sin. My center manager didn't want to fire me, they said verbally, and that they hoped I was able to get my job back because I was not trying to steal time and that my sup is responsible for the dishonesty charge. But the firing still stands and here I am, a few days later, unable to sleep and awaiting my grievance hearing. I am beside myself how dumb I could have been for putting my job in danger to try and help not miss Saturday air commit times. I have only worked there for 5 1/2 years and have never had any other type of violation or warnings. I'm terrified of losing my job for good. Anyone have an idea of how this will go from here? I tried to be as brief as I could, thank you for taking the time.