I have been trying to learn a little bit more about towing and the different rules and regulations involved with it lately... Are you familiar with this website at all: www.twincountytowing.com? They seem to have a lot of good tips.
Mike, mike, mike, mike, mike! What day is it Mike?!It's...Paaaay-eeeee Day!That's right!
Well done, Mike!Thank you for standing up to big ugly brown! You and your counsel deserve every dime! Although, no amount of money can repay what those soulless ghouls took from you. May peace be with you now.
"If sexist comments are made in a workplace, but no woman is around to hear it, is it still discrimination?....."If sexist comments are made in a workplace, but no woman is around to hear them, are they still discriminatory?If a tree falls in the woods, but no woman is around to hear it.... did it still make a noise?
UPS is by far one of the worse companies, when it comes to the treatment of employees. They simply treat their employees like CRAP! The only good thing the company offers are high drivers pay + benefits. But, its simply another Walmart is disguise that scrap off the backs of the small man to grow the corporate coffers (corporate greed) with horrid work conditions. They offer little or no breaks during shifts, long hours, high injury prone jobs(loss of limbs to death), unsafe working conditions (a lot swept under the table), no incentives (not even a holiday party/turkey or gift card, only management gets incentives - with stock options plus), no appreciation of workers (if you fell down on the floor they will step over you to get packages out, instead of tending to the employee), lots of bullying, harassment, retaliation and even physical violence (yes, supervisors hitting works - and they are not fired for such actions) from management team, high nepotism (family, friends, sexual partners, all have jobs in the same facilities), menial pay ($8.50 starting pay for back-breaking work), high turnover rates, equal opportunity is next to none (VERY male dominated and only diverse on the LOW end of the pay scale) and they hire the WORSE supervisors/managers in the WORLD - with little or no educational background and zero background checks and/or drug testing. Criminals handling your mail? Ever wonder why cellphones and high value item goes missing before it ever made it to your doorsteps? Its not just regular workers, but many supervisors have been arrested for stealing high value items as well and few still have jobs with the company(google search). They simply reshuffle bad supervisors to other areas and facilities. The brand looks solid (from the outside), but if you every had the opportunity to work for the company you will realize it is a different perspective the way its run. Bad management for a long time have been plaguing UPS. They hire anyone to do the job. It is simply a matter of time before Big Brown, becomes Belittle Blue, because at some point the poor management will run the company to the ground! They don't pay any attention to training bad supervisors. Remember it was poor management teams that ran PanAm, Eastern Airline, Woolworth, Montgomery Ward to the ground. I haven't heard one management team said they "LOVE their CAREER" selection with UPS. It's always, "its sucks" + lots of regrets! Thank goodness workers have the Teamster Union, because if they didn't the managers/supervisors would have a field day with more mistreatment! Im happy for this former manager, I guess he now can go to work everyday and wave his middle finger "Take that Suckers"! Even if he might just get 1/2 of the money in the end, less legal fees. It's well deserved, and it sends a message to the CEO of this company that if you continue along this track other employees at other sites will use this case as their benchmark (sets a precedent) to SUE you TOO!
Congratulations..You deserve to get a hand shake!
Nice job, Man. Here's hoping that jury makes that 8 year wait worth it!
BTW, this guy rocks!
Look out! Here comes the "grammar Nazi"! "The case WINDED its way to the state supreme court." Uh, "winded"? I looked it up in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary and didn't find it. Perhaps a better choice would have been "wended", although I only found the word "wend" with no "-ed" definition listed. Perhaps it was that darn auto-correcter thing's fault, LOL!
Good for you, Michael, and congratulations for sticking to your principles (something that obviously his manager and others are lacking). UPS needs to seriously upgrade their sexual harrassment policy and ENFORCE it.