Unethical Tactics Management Uses to Retaliate Against and Harass Drivers

browned out

Well-Known Member
This topic was most likely already addressed numerous times on the BC. I think it deserves to be pinned at the top of the forum.

Here are some of the dishonest tactics management resorts to when they want to discipline or discharge a package car driver. This list is in no way comprehensive. Please add your own tales of management dishonesty, retaliation and workplace violence.

1. Management placed a customer's prescription drug package inside a driver's cooler while on a safety ride.

2. Management in our center has stacked business packages against the wall of the truck in the rear of the truck. These packages were literally stacked like decks of cards on top of one another the long way. Management then jammed/wedged a giant package between the floor and the shelf in front of these packages. The package literally could not be moved by one person. The package was crushed into place so it could not be moved. These packages were missed. I am not aware of any preloader hiding business packages behind a giant resi misload.

3. In an attempt to make it appear a driver is padding their miles and stealing time; management has removed package(s) from the car in the AM. The driver searches and searches for these packages, especially if they are in an extended area. The driver can not find the packages because they are not on the car. Later in the day when that package car driver is away from the car delivering inside apartments, eating lunch in a restaurant, etc; the unethical, retaliatory supervisor opens the back door and fires the missing packages back into the car without the driver's knowledge.

4. This is a new one to our center. A driver asked for some pickups to be covered. Normal procedure is just hit accept the cancel and that is it. One of the drivers pick ups to be cancelled was the UPS store close out pick up. But for some reason; there was a message attached to the cancel. It read 'we have had someone else sweep the UPS store pick up but YOU STILL NEED TO CLOSE IT OUT.' And the pick up was pulled from that drivers board. The driver caught this and asked his/her management team for clarification as they had received conflicting instructions. The pick up was no longer in their board but they were directed to close it out by a message attached to the cancel accept.

5. Management has placed NDA packages on drivers' cars after the driver has returned in the PM and then attempted to prove the package was on the car all day.

6. Management has placed/hidden 10 or more very small parcels not in EDD in package cars.

7. Management has forced/coerced drivers under duress to write false statements targeting other drivers.

8. Management has literally walked on the heels of a driver's shoes in an attempt to intimate that driver into walking faster.

9. Management has fabricated what they saw on entire on area observations and disciplined drivers based on these lies.

A comprehensive list of unethical, retaliatory management tactics is essential to protect all drivers that mgmt. wants to get rid off. We have to stick together. Make a safety concern known: Some or all of the above tactics may be coming your way. The same thing with an ethical or harassment complaint.
 
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UnionStrong

You can go now, scab
This topic was most likely already addressed numerous times on the BC. I think it deserves to be pinned at the top of the forum.

Here are some of the dishonest tactics management resorts to when they want to discipline or discharge a package car driver. This list is in no way comprehensive. Please add your own tales of management dishonesty, retaliation and workplace violence.

1. Management placed a customer's prescription drug package inside a driver's cooler while on a safety ride.

2. Management in our center has stacked business packages against the wall of the truck in the rear of the truck. These packages were literally stacked like decks of cards on top of one another the long way. Management then jammed/wedged a giant package between the floor and the shelf in front of these packages. The package literally could not be moved by one person. The package was crushed into place so it could not be moved. These packages were missed. I am not aware of any preloader hiding business packages behind a giant resi misload.

3. In an attempt to make it appear a driver is padding their miles and stealing time; management has removed package(s) from the car in the AM. The driver searches and searches for these packages, especially if they are in an extended area. The driver can not find the packages because they are not on the car. Later in the day when that package car driver is away from the car delivering inside apartments, eating lunch in a restaurant, etc; the unethical, retaliatory supervisor opens the back door and fires the missing packages back into the car without the driver's knowledge.

4. This is a new one to our center. A driver asked for some pickups to be covered. Normal procedure is just hit accept the cancel and that is it. One of the drivers pick ups to be cancelled was the UPS store close out pick up. But for some reason; there was a message attached to the cancel. It read 'we have had someone else sweep the UPS store pick up but YOU STILL NEED TO CLOSE IT OUT.' And the pick up was pulled from that drivers board. The driver caught this and asked his/her management team for clarification as they had received conflicting instructions. The pick up was no longer in their board but they were directed to close it out by a message attached to the cancel accept.

5. Management has placed NDA packages on drivers' cars after the driver has returned in the PM and then attempted to prove the package was on the car all day.

6. Management has placed/hidden 10 or more very small parcels not in EDD in package cars.

7. Management has forced/coerced drivers under duress to write false statements targeting other drivers.

8. Management has literally walked on the heels of a driver's shoes in an attempt to intimate that driver into walking faster.

A comprehensive list of unethical, retaliatory management tactics is essential to protect all drivers that mgmt. wants to get rid off. We have to stick together. Make a safety concern known: Some or all of the above tactics may be coming your way. The same thing with an ethical or harassment complaint.
Where the hell do you work?
 

browned out

Well-Known Member
Where the hell do you work?
In a place where the Dark Side of Brown is preeminent. It is not everyone in supervision. But it has been an epidemic in this area. It is also a very company controlled Hoffaland Union here. The Union and the Company work together to get rid of drivers that file too many grievances, address safety concerns or expose ethical concerns. Discipline and Discharges based off of these lies and retaliatory management actions often stand at the State Panel level.
 

542thruNthru

Well-Known Member
Where the hell do you work?
It's browned out. I wouldn't put much stock into what he says. Best to just nod and keep moving. :)

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browned out

Well-Known Member
If you are in Florida i know who your boss is.
LOL. Not FL.

There's more than a few managers and supervisors companywide that operate with no sense of human decency and lack a moral compass.

If one of these bullying, retaliatory, dishonest, unethical, harassing, workplace violence inflicting management types come after drivers; there should be a help sheet so these drivers know what to be on the look out for
 

quad decade guy

Well-Known Member
This topic was most likely already addressed numerous times on the BC. I think it deserves to be pinned at the top of the forum.

Here are some of the dishonest tactics management resorts to when they want to discipline or discharge a package car driver. This list is in no way comprehensive. Please add your own tales of management dishonesty, retaliation and workplace violence.

1. Management placed a customer's prescription drug package inside a driver's cooler while on a safety ride.

2. Management in our center has stacked business packages against the wall of the truck in the rear of the truck. These packages were literally stacked like decks of cards on top of one another the long way. Management then jammed/wedged a giant package between the floor and the shelf in front of these packages. The package literally could not be moved by one person. The package was crushed into place so it could not be moved. These packages were missed. I am not aware of any preloader hiding business packages behind a giant resi misload.

3. In an attempt to make it appear a driver is padding their miles and stealing time; management has removed package(s) from the car in the AM. The driver searches and searches for these packages, especially if they are in an extended area. The driver can not find the packages because they are not on the car. Later in the day when that package car driver is away from the car delivering inside apartments, eating lunch in a restaurant, etc; the unethical, retaliatory supervisor opens the back door and fires the missing packages back into the car without the driver's knowledge.

4. This is a new one to our center. A driver asked for some pickups to be covered. Normal procedure is just hit accept the cancel and that is it. One of the drivers pick ups to be cancelled was the UPS store close out pick up. But for some reason; there was a message attached to the cancel. It read 'we have had someone else sweep the UPS store pick up but YOU STILL NEED TO CLOSE IT OUT.' And the pick up was pulled from that drivers board. The driver caught this and asked his/her management team for clarification as they had received conflicting instructions. The pick up was no longer in their board but they were directed to close it out by a message attached to the cancel accept.

5. Management has placed NDA packages on drivers' cars after the driver has returned in the PM and then attempted to prove the package was on the car all day.

6. Management has placed/hidden 10 or more very small parcels not in EDD in package cars.

7. Management has forced/coerced drivers under duress to write false statements targeting other drivers.

8. Management has literally walked on the heels of a driver's shoes in an attempt to intimate that driver into walking faster.

9. Management has fabricated what they saw on entire on area observations and disciplined drivers based on these lies.

A comprehensive list of unethical, retaliatory management tactics is essential to protect all drivers that mgmt. wants to get rid off. We have to stick together. Make a safety concern known: Some or all of the above tactics may be coming your way. The same thing with an ethical or harassment complaint.
Ok. We'll take this at face value....

You have recorded evidence of all this?

You are talking about a vast conspiracy with legal consequences.....

With all this going on, shouldn't be too hard record.

Salting a drivers cooler? Really? If me, I would have stopped right there(when discovered) and called the police....see?
 

Yeet

“Cell-phone Yeet”
Ok. We'll take this at face value....

You have recorded evidence of all this?

You are talking about a vast conspiracy with legal consequences.....

With all this going on, shouldn't be too hard record.

Salting a drivers cooler? Really? If me, I would have stopped right there(when discovered) and called the police....see?
Whose side do you think they would take? It was found in your cooler. It would be your word against his and possession is 90% of the law. Good luck and I hope you have a good lawyer.
 

raceanoncr

Well-Known Member
Here, I said, HERE, management was too lazy to attempt ANY of these stunts. Exam:

Seriously hurt my back one day in P/C before I went to feeders. Called and said I was at last pickup and had 20-30 resi stops left. I can drive but not walk. Here's two choices: I will drive back to building NOW and you find someone else to run these stops or you can send someone out to ride and run and I drive. Which?

They sent Supe. Overweight, flabby, etc. All stops were in ritzy area with 1 or 2 house per block. Of course, nobody home. He started out running and came back with parcel in hand. I said you have to go two more houses, don't you, as per UPS standards for indirect (no release in those days....all signature with a few exceptions). He sighed and did for a few stops. That ended quickly. Standards went out the window that day. He said if you won't tell, I won't tell from now on. Agreed and we had great working relationship from then on.

He went on to become center manager and, I think, region manager later when I was in feeders.

So, here, could they even have attempted HALF of these offenses? No.
 

BigUnionGuy

Got the T-Shirt
This topic was most likely already addressed numerous times on the BC. I think it deserves to be pinned at the top of the forum.

The sky is falling.... again.


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Here are some of the dishonest tactics management resorts to when they want to discipline or discharge a package car driver.


And (as always) none of them have happened to you.

In a place where the Dark Side of Brown is preeminent.

I guess you can rip off that phase now. His website is inactive.

LOL. Not FL.

As many times as you have posted it....

Local 243 in Detroit Mi.


Home of TDU.

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