Hello upsers, I've been with ups for 8 years now As a local sorter / utility driver in Washington state. I went in for my dot physical last month and the doctors office made a mistake and administered a drug test. Was not random,I gave no reasonable cause. I failed the test for smoking marijuana. When brought in for interrogation I was honest and admitted to use thinking my punishment would simply be the s.a.p program. They told me to resign or face termination. I thought it was just a scare tactic and decided to face termination. Well they terminated me for it under article 28 section 2? Not giving me a chance to do the s.a.p program under article 35. They said that only applies to feeder drivers. What!? Grieved the termination, went to the center level hearing and begged to keep my job. Was just informed yesterday from my Union rep that they are proceeding with the termination. Now I am terrified. Busted my ass for 8 yrs, always honest, only 1 on road accident where I got stuck. Hardly ever got in trouble. Never smoked at or before work, and I'm flat out terminated!? Union rep says I can go to panel hearing but my chances of getting my job back are slim at best. Anybody have some advice on the situation? Anybody know how long I have until I lose my medical benefits? Anything I can do to try and save my job? Please don't give me the weed lecture, it became legal here in 2012, if I'd known punishment was instant termination I never would of smoked. Completely blindsided by all of this, and now I fear I'm ruined... Any advice is greatly appreciated thanks guys.