What would you do???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by spudlevi, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. spudlevi

    spudlevi New Member

    What would you do?? Myself and another driver are out of option days and we both call in sick on the same day. I get a warning letter and nothing happens to him! That isn't right at all , but having issues on what to do and how to grieve that. What would you do if you were in this boat of getting punished and not the other??
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    So you want to get him in trouble along with yourself?
  3. spudlevi

    spudlevi New Member

    No!! Not at all, that just isn't right at all and along the lines of discrimination.
  4. spudlevi

    spudlevi New Member

    Do you think that is fair?
  5. packagesmashet

    packagesmashet New Member

    How many occurrences do you have in the last 12 months. Any thing over 5 you can get a warning letter.
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    How would throwing another employee under the bus make you right?

    I know this wasn't your intention but I see it all the time. A boss tells driver A he can't wear his brand of boot. He then turns around and says "Well driver B has the same boots". This doesn't make you right it now just make him go after driver B and you!

    Like mentioned before I'm sure you don't know his history. Go to your rep of you think your being singled out. Otherwise just zip it.
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  7. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    In a nutshell, no it wouldn't be fair to give one a warning letter and not the other. It's only a warning letter, and let's make sure you actually get one before you go crazy. Management will say things and do the opposite here so enjoy the ride. On the days you took off did you always call in or did they call you? That would sting if they called you a lot asking you if you wanted the day, and you said yes, and look where that got you! Warning letters are just that, to correct a behavior, and usually are protested, but no grievance.
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We grieve them here. All comes down to your attendance, if you good on that, grive it, if not, go to work or get suspended the next time you call in.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Call in tomorrow. That will teach them.
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  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Life ain't fair. You got a warning letter, and he didn't, suck it up and move on.

    Don't call out next time.
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  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I'd be more concerned about burning up all your option days and we just started the 8th month of the year. Sounds like you have an attendance problem. Management is trying to nip it in the bud. They are sending you a message. I'd heed it and come to work even if I felt like sleeping in. If you REALLY are sick and miss work the next 4 months, look for more and increasing discipline.. Grieve every one and bring a DR excuse any time you have to go to a doctor. Maybe he had some of his days off together, and you took yours 1 day at a time, causing more incidences. Good luck to you.
  12. spudlevi

    spudlevi New Member

    I can take that! I like a straight answer. And yes your ABSOLUTLY correct
  13. spudlevi

    spudlevi New Member

    Thanks for your comment brother
  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    call in sick.

    you are welcome. ( advance )
  15. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Were you sick?
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    that's irrelevant.
  17. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    No, it's not.
  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    The way I verbalize it to our drivers is; I ask them to not try and bring themselves up, by bringing someone else down.
    Teamsters don't do that, period.
  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Depends on the area and supplement.
    Most of us are covered under what is called a no fault attendance policy, while several enjoy a limited number of paid sick days.
    With a no fault policy, it doesn't matter why you miss, it's an occurence, hence Cement saying "irrelevant".
    If you have sick days, you better be sick or will be subject to being accused of dishonesty if you aren't...and they can prove it.
  20. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    My position is, that if you are out of option days and you call in sick (although you are not), don't come on here crying about a warning letter.