Package Driver shoots dog

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by neartom, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. neartom

    neartom Member

    A package driver at my center shot a dog April 2nd, was fired April 7th, local hearing was April 16th. He has a panel hearing April 21st. Does anyone have any advice?
  2. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    I don't believe it. Since this is your first post put up a link to some documentation. Then tell us what center where.
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I agree least, I really doubt that the Union would even take the case unless there is a false accusation of the event.
  4. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Definitely need more information for anyone to be able to have any kind of input.
  5. neartom

    neartom Member

    N. E. AR. Center Seriously...Can't make this stuff up. Driver said he wants it to go to panel. Desperate to get his job back. Any advice?
  6. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Hmmm....wonder what the Union can do regarding carrying a loaded sidearm?

    Driver wants to go to panel? Driver is obviously, then, stupid.

    On the off chance the OP is for real, driver should look for another job, quickly, in the hope that the other shoe does not drop. Which it probably will.
  7. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    ups will not allow us to carry (even if licensed). so if i get stabbed by a junkie, or shot in a hijacking do i have any legal recourse? the company is prohibiting me from defending myself , and they provide absolutely NO security to us on route. so if i get hurt/killed on route would they have any liability?
  8. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    I'm certain you would get a warning letter, post mortem, stating it was an avoidable accident.
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    In today's world of "sue, see if it sticks" anything is possible.
  10. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    UPS will cash in the large life insurance policy they carry on their employee`s though...:dissapointed:
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I don't care who you are, Yada yada yada!!!

    ....that was funny!
  12. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    What do you think your Diad is for? Or your trolley?

    I used my trolley to fend off 3 armed robbers holding up a jewellers 5 years ago.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    And lacking a knife, I've defended myself many times using only my stylus.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Maybe he meant photo shoot?
  15. Kraetos

    Kraetos Preload, Loader

    I thought the same, I can see how he would get fired for doing this on company time.
  16. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    im serious im disarmed and left defenseless by ups; and they provide NO security for me on road.

    and NO im not talking about defending ups/customer property thats not what im paid for. if someone seriously is trying to jack the truck and i think they actually are going to use violence im dropping the keys and taking off. im talking about some crazy meth-head or w/e i think they do have liabilty as a result of their policies
  17. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Don't bring the gun to the panel meeting.
  18. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    You can't be serious. I won't even call you Shirley.

    Every morning you wake up & go outside you take a chance, it has nothing to do with UPS. The liable party is the one that hurts you.

    Any moron who brought a gun with him to deliver packages was a disaster waiting for a time to happen.

    You want advice? Use soap on a rope when he gets incarcerated - less likely to drop it.
  19. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    What a coincidence! I used my jewelry to fend off some trolley robbers a few years ago.
  20. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Back to original post: I don't think this guy has any chance of getting his job back. (if this is a serious post)