stupid things drivers have done to get fired.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by underworked1, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. underworked1

    underworked1 Active Member

    What are some of the stories from your center? A lot of drivers have been fired multiple times, for something stupid they did. Not reporting accidents, banging someone's wife, etc.
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Smoke a bunch of crack.
  3. Brown Down

    Brown Down Member

    One guy thought having a beer on his lunch was a smart idea.
  4. Delivery!!!

    Delivery!!! Member

    A sup told me drivers in Germany are allowed to have a beer during lunch. A culture thing I guess.
  5. PhatAzz

    PhatAzz Active Member

    Police officer notices what appears to be an abandoned PC in a cul-de-sac. Also notices the bulkhead and rear door are open as he can see through the package compartment. Calls it in and drives to vehicle to investigate. Driver is sitting on rear bumper smoking a fatty. PC filled with smoke.
    He's gone.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Stealing the bosses sunglasses, caught them at the guard shack.
  7. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Taking a water bottle from a package because he forgot to bring his water bottle that day.
  8. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Driver got accused of sexually harassing a customer. Apparently he did it so much they set up a camera and got it on video. Driver was also married.
  9. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    A guy had a 750ml of jack in his lunch box. I believe he drives for FedEx now.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Had a driver do that to his helper several years back. Terminated immediately.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had the same happen two Peaks ago. Helper came in off road crying uncontrollably. Driver, who was already on a last chance agreement, was terminated immediately.
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    People need to respect each other. Is that that hard to do?
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  13. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    I heard a driver once smoked a mailbox and didn't say anything about it. He built a new one for the customer and she called the center to thank him.
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  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    In the drug and alcohol training they give us a scenario.

    "John is in feeders and on his lunch. Since he's technically off duty, can John have a margarita with lunch?"

    Our idiot OMS actually picked yes for that one.
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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Did he pass?
  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    She failed miserably
  17. TheBatman

    TheBatman New Member

    We had a driver with a crack problem. When he would go broke, he would meet up with his dealers and fill their cars up with the company gas card. He got away with it for a while. He got caught when they went back to the gas station and watched the video.

    We had a driver sexually harass a coworker. He was fired and got his job back. She quit and sued. UPS settled with her. He later was accused of harassing a customer and was fired but the customer quit her job and they couldn't find her to take her statement. He got his job back and still works for UPS.

    Before EDD ,we had a driver during his probationary period having trouble making his time. He came up with the idea of DRing and stashing about 30 residentials behind a dumpster on his route. He would go back to the building, punch out, and go back to run the stops out of his personal car. He got caught when someone passing by saw him and called the center.
  18. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Just to show you have things have changed. This is about mid early 80's. Had a driver who was trying to make seniority used to
    have his wife come out and meet him and give her packages to deliver in her car while he delivered out of the package car. That way
    he looked great on paper. Really needed the job. Made no secret about what he was doing. Ended up getting the job and going into
    management and stayed 30 years in various jobs finishing up as a on car sup. Good guy. Well liked.
  19. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    They sell beers in German McD's!
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Beer is like soda pop to a German.