Will I get my job back?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by UPSjacks84, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. UPSjacks84

    UPSjacks84 Member

    So today I was picking off like normal and when I pick off I usually have a big dip in. Today I was spitting my dip into a rather large water bottle and sitting it on the grating in the pickoff spot. My supervisor was talking to another employee underneath that grating and I accidentally kicked the spit bottle over and all the dip spit went on top of my supervisors head and down his shirt all the way to his shoes, he was covered. Needless to say, he was heated. He went and told the outbound sup what happened and the outbound sup went and got another employee who was capable of picking off and switched me and him out. He then asked for my building ID and walked me all the way out of the building. I've been at UPS for 6 years now and don't want to be fired. Will I get my job back?
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    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Call your steward ASAP. You probably will get your job back. You will need to do a lot of apologizing.
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why are tobacco products allowed in your building? They are not allowed in my building. Really getting tired of an AM air driver that has to spit all down the inside of the drivers door or all over the window. Worse thing is he uses a different package car everyday. Go work in a cattle feed lot. you will feel more at home.
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  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That could be considered battery, and thus a workplace violence issue.
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  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Would you consider farting on someone battery too?
  7. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Call your local and talk to your business agent
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    The vibrations from the belt knocked it over. It was an act of god.
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  9. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    I don't see how it could be considered battery. It wasn't intentional (was it?). It is gross and tobacco products should not be allowed to be used in the building even dip. Is this really any worse than a PE guy accidently knocking a grease tub over (for example) and a supervisor (or anyone else) getting dripped on?

    I think you SHOULD get your job back, call the union hall right away.
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Are there any supervisors or managers in your building that dip?
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

  12. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    Officially dip is against UPS workplace rules, BUT unofficially multiple supervisors dip on the clock at my hub, and spit when and where they choose...
  13. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Just spit on belt next time it will rub away as the belt goes around
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What hillbilly hub do you work out of?
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

    The dip king
  16. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Who, exactly, walked you off the property? Typically, even FT supervisors don't have the authority to terminate you and it has to be cleared by a business manager. What reason was given? Did they simply ask for your ID and march you out or cite workplace violence/company professional conduct?

    Depending on the area you're in, you'll know within 10 business days (that's the time frame we have) when you receive a certified in the mail stating the reason for your termination.

    It sounds like you need to be in touch with your steward/business agent and also the supervisor you spit on. You need to find out where you stand with the former and to see if you need to file a timely rebuttal grievance and owe the latter an apology.
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  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Cigarettes and dip are horrible and disgusting habits. Maybe this incident will make the OP reconsider whether or not its worth partaking in his. Probably not.
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Spitting on someone is assault but accidentally spilling a spit cup is merely nasty.
  19. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    Tulsa, OK. Rednecks not hillbillies, and proud of it.
  20. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    Why would he probably get his job back? I did not hear anything about a Steward being involved. I did no hear for what reason he was asked to turn in his ID and walked out.

    Call your BA now and tell him/her you expect your job and back pay.

    Accidents happen. Even if it was not an accident, the company did not follow the contract according to my supplement.