Who Should I Tell About a Threat

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BigBrown609, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. BigBrown609

    BigBrown609 Member

    At my building we have a preloader who is also an air driver. Before he was an air driver he was a helper. He has a long history of drug use (he has been sober for 5 years now but will mention his past from time to time) and is extremely tightly wound. He's been my helper a decent amount and right away I could tell he had an anger issue. A serious one. Me and another helper have discussed it before and both agree he seems like the type of guy that would perform a shooting like the one in Birmingham. Wouldn't surprise me at all.

    I've wanted to tell someone but had nothing to tell management besides telling them he has an anger problem and they wouldn't do anything about it. Well, I was just told by the other helper that last week the guy with the anger problem got into an argument with someone else on the preload and made a threat about coming in with a gun and shooting people. He made the threat almost under his breath and only one person heard it. Who should I tell the other preloader to inform about this? Center manager? Supervisor?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You didn't hear anything.
  3. Gumby

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  4. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Effective Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, all UPSers will be expected to answer the expanded DOK questions.

    - In the event a disgruntled employee or consumer enters the facility with an active weapon:
    A. Where should you assemble?
    B. How are you notified?
    C. Has the "disgruntled employee or consumer with an active weapon" siren been tested within the past 12 months?
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  5. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I think you should follow the chain and report this to your sup. And document for yourself that you did. On the other hand, if you're friendly and on good good terms with the center manager, tell them.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    A. The nearest restroom
    B. By the sound of gunshots
    C. Wut
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  7. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    A. Take a tractor and drive off property through UPS fence if need be.
    B. The shooter will be targeting certain people hopefully he'll say go I'll spare you.
    C. Nope, they don't even test the evacuation alarm.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    D. Get the fudge out of Dodge.

  9. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    If you say something management will do an investigation. The accused has every right to face they're accuser. You could be event trigger the preloader needs to be pushed over the edge?

    If you don't say something, maybe something happens with the threat.

    looks like you will be playing russian roulette ?
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  10. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Threats should be reported to the police immediately.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    If only one person heard it he will most likely deny saying it. Then what?
  12. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    file a grievance....put everything in writing....Then you will have a written record of it in case something happens and the company did NOTHING about it
  13. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    plus clue your family members in...If something happens to you they will know WHO to sue the PIZZ out of
  14. BigBrown609

    BigBrown609 Member

    I'm not worried about him shooting me, I'm his favorite driver. I'm worried about other people.
  15. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    :2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns::2guns:<<<< does the angry employee look anything like this????????
  16. Future

    Future Victory Ride

  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Credible threats-----yes.

    Vague threats----no.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Tell Mommy? You heard nothing. If the other preloader wants to report it or not...that's his business.
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Might be worth a call to your EAP provider.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    A legitimate concern is one thing....making trouble for another hourlie is another.
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