package handler- swore at supervisors, will i be terminated?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brob5111, May 9, 2015.

  1. brob5111

    brob5111 New Member

    Last night i lost my temper and swore at my part time supervisors and called them f'ing idiots. About ten minutes later i tried to speak with them again about the issue i was angry about, but then our full time boss (higher up than our fulltime supervisors) came up to me and said "is this the employee acting like a nut, cursing, etc." she then took my ID card and told me id be escorted out of the building. I begged her to give me another chance and that i am attending college on UPSes money so this would be horrible for me getting fired and all (if thats what was going to occur if i was escorted out) so she gave me my ID back and said if it happens again im done. Well, being it the weekend now i keep stressing and having anxiety about whether or not there are going to be further actions taken against me. I was told by both my part time supes, and her personally, that im getting another chance and if it happens again im gonna get fired. I also got a text from my part time saying im good for now after i asked him if i should worry. However, now hes not answering any of my texts about the matter which leads me to believe later in their meetings they talked about going through with discipline against me. Clearly im speculating and a bit paranoid but i have alot on the line. Should i be worried ? If all three of them told me i have one more chance and they gave me my ID back, then on monday when i come back is it likely that more will develop cause of this incident or did i luck out?
  2. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    He's probably tired of talking about the subject, and is ignoring your texts. Let it go and just show up to work on Monday.
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  3. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Maybe they're tired of you bugging them after they said you're fine. If I told someone "we're cool" about an issue and they kept bringing it up over and over I'd get annoyed and ignore them too.
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  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You guys beat me to it.
  5. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    If all you really said was "you f'ing idiots." And you have a witness that can back you up, then I wouldn't worry about it. Even if they did fire you, you would get your job back. Just be careful from now on.
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You can swear around management but you can't make it a personal attack.
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  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You should have let her "fire" you, then you go to the union and tell them of the wrongful firing without union representation and you'd have your job back in a jiffy and said supervisor(s) would be a bit of a pickle. And discharge or punishment must be served with a union steward present. I would bring the subject up with the union steward first thing to let them know what happened, beyond that......let it go.
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  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Even if a sup was clearly wrong, it always makes me feel better to sincerely apologize and tell him it's really upsetting for me (especially after the fact) to lose my temper toward anyone. Going forward sups know I never really mean it. They've just been going all Keyboard Cat on my angry buttons.

    But seriously, stop with the psycho ex boyfriend behavior. That'll get you in far more trouble than the original swearing.
  9. brob5111

    brob5111 New Member

  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    People do that to my sups quite often, the sups say nothing and walk off. One of the loaders that loads near my area was encountered by the center manager and was told he needed to sign a misload sheet, he yelled " I will not sign S*** so F*** you and F*** this place" nothing was done, the guys now a driver.
  11. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Sounds like a real winner.
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I've said much worse to both management and hourlies (all of which were suffering from spoiled driver syndrome) and I'm still at UPS. It's threats that they USUALLY don't mess around with.
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  13. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    Ya, I've cursed out my fair share of coworkers, supervisors and a few managers too - mostly over safety issues such as blocked egresses and packages falling out of the bins, etc.
    At least a couple of those times, I've been threatened with being walked out of the building, suspension and termination too. However, I'm still here.
    If or when I was wrong or out of line, I apologized. Sadly, though, I have yet to hear a manager apologize when he or she knew their actions were wrong.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    That's nothing. I know a driver who spit on the center manager and is still around.
  15. Number24

    Number24 #24

    No. Sups always swear at me lol
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I call BS.....
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    F*cking idiots is not a personal attack?
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Did I say it was or wasn't a personal attack in this case?
  19. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    I think it worked out better the way they did it.

    He learned his lesson, don't let it happen again, keep working...
  20. greengrenades

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

    No you aren't going to get fired, and you should have requested a union steward before she took you anywhere. I have cursed out just about every sup I have ever had. It's not right at all but sometimes you can't help it. You need to stop discussing it with management. You don't need to be texting them or talking about it at all. They can always use it later on if they need it. They aren't your buddies they don't care about you. Just show up do your job and go home. You are fine, I'd be more inclined to fire you if you kept texting me during the weekend about it.