Need advice?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Moe25, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Moe25

    Moe25 New Member

    hello i have been with ups over a year now.I'm originally from Algeria,which is a Islam religion country. Since i have been unloading,the sorters im unloading to would shout "terrorist" directed at me or come on :censored2:en terrorist" as to hurry up. I know they are high senority guys and are cool woth sups that around which i know they probzbly her that as well. Should i go ahead and report this.i dont wanna risk my jobs by doing this though.any advice?
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  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Unfortunately lots of people who work inside seem to have a first grade education.
  3. SafeYARDdog

    SafeYARDdog Member

    You won't risk anything by reporting that. If i were you, i would talk to human resource/ full-time supervisor then ask to move to loading or another area.
    ps: Next time, give them a finger.
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Give it back to them. "Terrorist"is an offensive name call, so call them some fitting names in return, see how they like it
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Ignore them. If they keep it up, give them a tired / bored smile as if to convey "this doesn't bother me and please come up with something original." If you let them know it bothers you, they win.
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  6. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Find your Union steward. Explain the situation. Tell him if it doesn't stop you are going to talk to management. Reiterate how uncomfortable these people are making you. Give the steward a chance to make them stop. You could also call your business agent and do the same. These people who are talking to you like this could get fired for this. As union brothers and sister this isn't what we are supposed to do. Try and be the better person and find a solution that won't hurt you brother.

    As a side note 20 years ago when I was a par timer I was known as someone that would tell someone who was a prick like this that I could meet them somewhere. If they met me I'd fight them. The new ups is a zero tolerance for workplace violence now days and they will fore you in a heart beat. I've watched people lose it almost every time at the JAC.
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have to reframe from the 100 inappropriate responded that I have.
  8. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Feel bad for you due to those ignorant "co-workers".......basically I would confront them face to face
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Get with your steward and inform him of the problem, see if he can defuse the situation with a one on one conversation with the offender. If this fails is take it to management with said steward who can confirm they attempted to settle this with no resolve. If a conversation with your management team and steward ( always have a steward with you), inform them both that you'll be going above them until it does get resolved.

    You have every right to perform your work in a harassment free environment. The offender may think he's funny and not mean any malice, or he may just be a prick, either way you have a choice to do something. You can either lay down or stand up, your choice.
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  10. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    They are probably joking, however this is the mind set of highschoolers. If you feel they are disrespecting you then try telling them that one on one. I'm sure if you are sincere they will stop. If they don't stop then definitely report it. You are a grown man and shouldn't have to deal with immature situations like that at work.
  11. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I think you mean refrain. But anyhow, these coworkers are complete morons. Definitely report this to the shop steward, business manager, etc. Keep going up the chain until you get results. With all the negative publicity UPS has gotten lately I doubt they'll ignore this situation.
  12. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    What ever happened to the BROTHERHOOD of teamsters? You never see this kind of s--t in my center and the union guys are always looking out for each other in one way or another. Quarrels are a rare sight.
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  13. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Put the onus, on the Local Union to help resolve the issue.

    It shows a sign of solidarity with your fellow Union brothers.

    Going to the company, should be the last resort.

    Once they are involved.... there's no going back.

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  14. Moe25

    Moe25 New Member

    Thanks for the replys and advice you have given.
  15. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Interesting suggestion of going to the steward, I imagined it was the steward. ;p
  16. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Why should he go to his steward? A steward isn't a baby sitter. They are there to educate and make the company live up to the contract. Not tell someone to stop being a bully.
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That is painful to read on so many levels.
  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    how do they know your muslim?
  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    And those elementary school kids don't grow up when they go driving. Couple guys i worked inside with still act like children.
  20. Moe25

    Moe25 New Member

    They just know.Small hub everyone knows everyones business