What was UPS thinking?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upschuck, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    A group of eight current and former employees of United Parcel Service in Kentucky have sued the company saying they faced racial discrimination, poor treatment based on race and retaliation after they complained.
    The men also contend an effigy of a black UPS employee hung from the ceiling outside the manager's office for four days.

    The rest of the story> http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ups-employees-claim-racial-discrimination-24074529

    Some not very bright decisions, don't know what was intended, but you just have to shake your head and wonder.
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  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It sounds like more is going on here than the news reported.
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  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Never know,what's going on....down South! Some people think the civil war,Is still going on!
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  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    There always is.
  5. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    Racial discrimination? Nawwww every single person in management is italian...oh wait :/

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  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I lived there for awhile....no:bsbullf:
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    No southern hospitality?
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Felt like I was In the 1950's....not the early 1980's....just saying....Bo and Luke Duke,did say Hi....yankee...lol
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Daisy didn't ask about me? :sad2: Feeling like 30 years behind? Sometimes that is a good thing. Sometimes not.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    She did say...'where Is my frog?" I wanna give him a lil...something, something!
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    To me, a toboggan is a sled but it is also a cap. I think they used a UPS cap as a head. If this is racist, I guess we better change our uniform color because I see a whole lot of racism being worn all winter.

    No mention of the union either which I find very strange. I would like to know what the charges for dismissal were. ..."The men say they were punished more severely than white employees for "alleged workplace infractions." Two of the employees were fired; two others resigned, which the lawsuit says constitutes "constructive discharge."...
  13. I have one word for you. Kentucky.
  14. Why are we talking about me? Bo isn't any part of that nonsense.
  15. My favorites on that show were Cletus and boss Hogg
  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Not Daisy??....hmmm
  17. She was cute don't get me wrong but I find great value in humor and those two names are iconic.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    And I have two words for you Cinci nati.
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  19. Easy there tiger I'm not trying to start a war here. Why don't we slam west Virgina also.
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member


    Not really sure how prostate cancer is considered a "black man's disease" per the lawsuit article. Never heard that before, just heard it developed in males after 40.

    Looked it up from Wiki - " In the United States, prostate cancer more commonly affects black men than white or Hispanic men, and is also more deadly in black men."