Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust

At one of our branches, these two Home Delivery Teamsters hate each others guts. OK, it happens. There's a few people in my 23+ years that I wasn't too fond of either.
This one big wig wasn't getting his paper every day. The carrier was insistent he was delivering it. The manager, we'll call him D, would go out and check it. It would be there but still the big wig is calling in. Hmmmmm. Looks like someone's stealing it.
This goes on for a while and supervision is knee deep in this. Their solution, as always, is to fire the carrier. (that shows how progressive in thought supervision is at my company)
Well, D goes up to check the delivery yet again. What does he find, but his arch enemy. (we'll call him C) C is caught red handed stealing the paper from the big wig's house. C, under questioning, admits to stealing the paper the entire time this has been an issue. So, C gets the axe.
Now, you've gotta be pretty stupid to get caught. C parked right in front of the house so when D drove up, their cars were nose to nose.
If it had been me, I would have denied it. Its a "he said, she said" scenario. And, I wouldn't have parked right in front of the house. Sometimes, we hire idiots on both sides of the equation.
And the worse part is that C put the carrier's route at risk just to get back at D. I've been an adult carrier and its every single day. There's no "calling in sick" or anything like that. And you can bet dollars to donuts that the carrier really needs the money he makes off the route.

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