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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by stevetheupsguy, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Last week while smoking the route I received a message saying to call the center manager. I replied yes, made a few more stops and called. I was expecting the center manager to say that I was doing a wonderful job, but to my amazement he said there was a customer concern called in about me.

    Apparently I had given someone the middle finger and shouted some choice words, as I was driving. Now mind you, I'll be the first one to call and say that there was some sort of incident, whether small or big. I went to the CYA school of driving, so that's what i do first and foremost, no matter if I'm in a hurry of not.

    Well, this customer called and said they wanted to make this a corporate concern because I apparently almost caused a death, or several deaths. After giving my center manager a chance to state the problem, I told him that this incident never occurred. I told him that I hadn't gotten into any incidents at all and didn't know what he was talking about. He chimed back that it sounded like something I would do. I was flabbergasted by his statement, telling him I was being falsely accused. He said, but they have your car number and license plate, to which i replied, "SO", this never happened.

    Long story, short, I'm going to receive a warning letter for this incident. I promise to God that this never happened and the accusation is false. The best I can come up with is that someone didn't like my driving and concocted this story. Shame on this person!

    My question to the forum? What should I do/would you do?
  2. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Cant really do anything until you get the warning letter. Then file a letter of protest on the warning letter and let it go.

    BTW, I would request a copy of the complaint. Then steer away from the person that called it in.

    IT stinks, but such is the life of the UPS man......

  3. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Find out who it was, get a restraining order and file a deformation of character suit. Hey, this person lied and tried to cause you harm in your personal and public life.
  4. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I forgot to mention, I've had 7 late NDA pkgs within weeks of each other, including 5 in one day, that I have not received a warning letter for. I was trying to run ground and air so I could smoke the route, not that it matters, but the fact that they overlooked this which I admitted to, yet are running with this complaint, makes one wonder.
  5. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    That is a bit extreme, sorry that happened to ya Steve. It is sad that someone went that far off the deep end to do an act like that for some sick satisfaction
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You are kidding right. Why would you try to run air nd ground if you didnt positively without any doubt know you could do it. That is proof on paper. The other is toilet paper.
  7. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    It is always amazing to me how quickly UPS will believe the word of a stranger with a phone over the word of a UPS employee. It would be nice for them to have our back once in a while.
  8. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Think hard Steve.Did you signal a lane change and when that guy would not let you in ,you moved over into his lane anyway,?
    Not sayin ya did,just that it's probably something like that.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey


    I think there is something you are not telling us and we are not getting the whole story or you are a troll. :surprised:
  10. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Defamation is the word you want; The porn site guy causes deformation of character.
  11. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    This is why I record my whole day with multiple recording devices. UPS and customers can burn you but if you had your cameras and voice recorders then your hole day would be documented.
    Whether you a runner or not; it is still a good idea to cover your a**
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    and if that doesn't work I have this "friend" named Squirrelly.
  13. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I know a guy that knows some guy's that can handle the job.:wink2:
    "Three Finger Louie" and " No Nose Nick" are available,
    if you know what I mean.
  14. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I'm not a driver, but is it possible telematics could vindicate you?

    If they say you did this or that while driving, perhaps there is some report that might prove your innocence?

    Although, it does occur to me that if this was the case, you or someone else would already have thought of it.
  15. Signature Only

    Signature Only Blue in Brown

    We had a driver accused of flipping off a customer and blasting down his street at 70mph. He called in a corporate concern and our center manager (the good one who was promoted), ran the reports (sparks, GPS) and found he wasn't within 3 miles of that area all week. Police arrested said customer the following week, (meth use and killing neighborhood pets) but the division manager instantly assumed the driver was guilty.
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    How are you and the ex getting along? Would she pull a stunt like this? Just asking as I don't know her. Stand your ground. Demand to see the reports in your rebuttal grievance- you must file one within ten calendar days of the warning letter. Do not put anything in your rebuttal about the late air. Don't give them ammo. Just state you would like to be able to face your accuser, as you did not do this. Could it be a cover driver and Corporate got the days mixed up? I have been mistaken for the fox in the fox hunt, so to say, so I feel your pain. When you get this cleared up, NEVER FORGET IT. Your center manager sounds like the majority of management I have met. Jerk.
  17. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Now that's funny; I don't care who you are!
  18. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Not kidding, though I hear ya. Normally I run by EDD, period, but when it comes to trying to get my time with my girls, the gloves come off.

    Exactly what I thought! I couldn't think of anything.

    LOL, dork.


    Was thinking this, as well. I think the EX wants me to work, LOL. The concern has the persons address and phone number, hmmmmm?
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It is a good thing for support to work, but, too many women are very spiteful. Being one, I can say that. It's not a good thing to be. Causes wrinkles, stress headaches, and ends up making you a very ugly person. Inside and out. Seen it too many times. It's not a female trait, only, though. FYI.:wink2:
    Hope it isn't her or a "friend" of hers. Lord knows, you are too nice a guy to have this happen to you. Good luck.
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    This is what you must do. Steve, make sure you file that letter of protest, do not blow it off.
    And then, forget about it...