Warning letter

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Birdblue, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Birdblue

    Birdblue Member

    I was wondering I was talked to by both my manager and union steward last night about mis loads and was told that I will be receiving a warning letter and I was curious once I receive the letter does that mean I can be fired at anytime for anything and if so what can I do prevent this from happening and what should I do about the letter?
  2. Pizza

    Pizza BrownCafer of the Month

    It is not a big deal.
    File a grievance for harassment.
    Go on about your day.
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  3. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    No they have to go through progression. Next is suspension then termination. But why don't you slow down. It's not a race. You can't get in trouble for working at a normal pace. You CAN get fired for going too fast and having misloads.
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  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    It should work like this LSD
    Letter, Suspension, dismissal

    But, it seems they make the rules as they go
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Used to, there had to be a verbal warning first. Has it changed since I retired?
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    They can (and did start to) toss out warning letters like party favors. Devalued them to butt wiping level.
  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The OP didn't bother to say how long they have worked preload.

    Can the OP be responsible for things that happen when they are not in physical/visual proximity of their pkg cars?

    Who's to say the PT preload supe isn't throwing pkgs on just to make them disappear at wrap time?

    Are the drivers or supes doing splits or add/cuts after the OP leaves?

    Unless the OP is present to guard their trucks until the drivers leave there are too many hinging variables to blame the OP. I've seen the "three ring circus" that occurs in the AM.
  9. Pizza

    Pizza BrownCafer of the Month

    I have had drivers that did not want to run a stop that was out of the way. They just put it on another car that can run it.
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  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Stop loading stuff on the wrong trucks
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  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    File a Grievance for the warning letter.
    You can't watch your trucks 100% of the time and anyone could throw a misload in the.
    File a Grievance for Harassment and Excessive Discipline.

    Basically bury them in grievances.

    Anytime a Sup touches a box file a grieve.

    Grieve everything and enforce your contract
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    You file a grievance protesting the warning letter.

    Unless you agree with it.

    It's not harassment to be held accountable for misloads.

    Excessive discipline ? A warning letter is just that.... a warning.

    Hence, the reason for the warning letter.

    If you have others helping you load, it's a definite possibility.

    But, there aren't random people just throwing pkgs in trucks.

    The workforce isn't that motivated....

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  13. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    We used to say a warning letter and a dime would get you a cup of coffee. I suppose a cup of coffee is more than a dime now.
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Wow that's fascinating! Tell us about the time when you were in the Civil War grandpa!
  15. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    When a supervisor wants it to look like his area is clean, or if he has an hourly he wants to get rid of, there are definitely "random people just throwing pkgs in trucks."
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  16. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    he still uses typewriters
  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    not entirely true. Random people do throw stuff in your trucks because they dont care
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  18. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    Or because they do care about looking clean or getting you fired. Or because they just want to go home. Or because creating drama is the only entertainment to be found at UPS. Or because the driver was rude to them that morning. Or because they want their supervisor to look bad for misloads.

    There are a million reasons for all of the sabotaging and everything else in the hub. And that's why it happens so much.
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Nothing use to beat getting a cup of coffee while lighing the street oil lamps right?
  20. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Thanks.... for giving everyone a "heads up".