So. Cal feeder drivers getting canned.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kicked Your Dog, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 23 Year Upser/SoCal Feeder

    This week in south Cal district a dozen or more feeder drivers were termed for stealing/time dishonesty. Does anyone have any info as to what was really going on and how to avoid getting the axe based on this week's actions?
  2. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Have not heard why, but if you do not want to get axed, don't steal time. And I am not being a smartass.

    If you get a 10 minute break, take 10 minutes. Do not finish your break and sit there for 5 more minutes.

    Same with your meal.

    If your loads are ready, hook them up and leave. Do not hang around for 15 to 30 minutes before leaving.

    When you are done, clock out. Don't hang around on the clock talking for 10 minutes.

    I have seen terminations for all these scenarios. And there are more. You basically know when you are stealing time, even if it is only 5 minutes here and there.

    I saw them fire a guy for taking 2 minutes extra on his break. Yes, he had other issues, but this is why they fired him.
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I never knew a feeder driver who didn't get his 60 hours a week in ---if that's what he wanted.(just saying)

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    If someone is getting fired for 2 minutes in a union job, there has to be more to the story.
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  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Being in Socal and waiting for my chance to go feeder , I haven't heard a word about this

    But then again socal is really big
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They moved the time clock for the feeder drivers from the mechanic's shop closer to the manager's office because the guys were hanging out in the shop area before punching out.
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Those days are long gone Rod !!
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Upstate keeps telling me that too.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's been confirmed: Not true.
  10. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    we had guys putting their kids thru college with their talking. bosses never said nothing to them because they were popular.

    then we had a guy that was threatened with termination because he was at the dolly pile an extra 3 minutes because he was speaking to me. funny thing was we were talking about a safety thing about dollies. i had to testify to that fact. bosses did not like him because he was always arguing with them about something.

    what made me sick was the guys at dolly pile or anywhere else for 10 minutes about anything but work and they never got talked to about it or a warning.

    most of these guys justify it by running and gunning and taking shortcuts to make up for it. BS.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Hide in the bathroom if you must steal extra time.
  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    We got more than a few guys who are just straight up robbing the company on a daily basis.
  13. jaker

    jaker trolling

    And now you see why are the micro management and the reports that show everything
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I see it too. Makes it that much harder on everyone that is doing it honestly.
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    These guys woulda been walked out years ago if they pulled these shenanigans in delivery but in feeders no one seems to care.
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    In feeders a driver can clock in and get paid to spend 45 minutes getting coffe and shooting the BS with package car drivers and local sorters.

    In package the driver would be walked out the door the next morning for that. Possibly after they return to the building.
  17. muthatrucka

    muthatrucka Member

    Don't fall off the toilet. It happens, just ask the supervisor who split his head trying to spy on a feeder driver in the bathroom.
  18. Bratty Brown

    Bratty Brown New Member

    That's not true in this mass firing. The time they were wasting was at their turn around point. At least that's true for the drivers out of our building that got canned. I bet those drivers will be back at work next week...
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    And once again. image.gif
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  20. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Were they waiting for the trailers to be hooked up...and refused to take break?
    Or were the loads ready to go and they were just wasting time?

    If they were waiting for the trailers to be ready without taking break they were "engaged in waiting" not "waiting to be engaged". According to the US Department of Labor " being engaged in waiting is compensatable time.

    Read the link...
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