Post # 1
Suppose you had a co-worker who had his driver’s license suspended for driving under the influence, but yet he was still driving to work every day. Would you say something to the boss?
Part of the job involves driving to the bank every day. Of course during the interview you can’t ask if they have a car, but he would have been asked if he had a way of getting to work and the bank every day. I feel like, because driving w/o a license is illiegal, that would have also been lying during the interview to say he could do that.
Am I overreacting by wanting to say something? The guy is fairly new but I never have trusted him; I just have a weird feeling about him. I want to say something to the boss but I don’t want to come across as a snitch that’s just trying to get him fired. What would you do?
Post # 3
Even if you have a suspended lisence, in many cases, you can still get a “license” to drive to work and back… I can’t remember what it’s called exactly, but your co-worker may have one of these.
You might ask your co-worker about it directly if you’re concerned about it…
ETA: If he stops at the bank on the way to or from work then that would be totally within the work license conditions.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t get involved at all.
Post # 5
I would not say anything, mainly because it could have been a mistake from the past and they are trying to get a fresh start and get there life back together.
I know someone who has a DUI. They were actually exactly at .08 limit when they were pulled over but they were still given a DUI. They were someone who never drank alot and only drove that night because they did not have a ride home.
Sometimes even honest people make mistakes.
If they mess up on the job or is a theat to your life or others, then I would mention something. For now, just be a active observer.
Post # 6
I think this is absolutely not your concern. He’s not drunk while he’s driving and this isn’t something that affects his job performance. If he’s new, it sounds to me like you don’t know him that well…he could have just made one bad choice, as we all have in some manner. Do you think maybe he has rubbed you the wrong way and you’re just looking for something to fault him with?
Post # 7
I agree with the pps…I would not get involved
Post # 8
amnystik is correct. After a DUI, you can apply for a restricted license that allows you to go to and from work. Your co-worker probably has this arrangement.
Post # 9
Unless you think he is drinking or has been drinking before or during work, its not your place to get involved.
Yes, drunk driving is one of the stupidest things EVER, but, unless you know all the facts, its not fair to judge him.
When I lived in NYC, a friend of mine left a party, got in his car, and realized he probably shouldn’t drive. So he started the ignition to warm the car up a bit, kicked the seat all the way back, and planned on sleeping for a few hours. 5 minutes in, a cop knocked on his window and asked what he was doing. He was honest and told the officer. The officer had him step out of the car and take a breathalizer, which he failed. He was arrested and charged with a DUI because the keys were in the ignition. So… just saying… it would suck if someone judged him just hearing “DUI” without the facts…
Post # 10
Thanks for the input, everyone. I will just keep my mouth shut for now.
amnystik and vaness13181 I didn’t realize there was such a thing. Hopefully he has that.
Honestly, like MilksMom suggested, I might be kinda looking for a reason to fault him. Like I said in the original post, I just don’t trust him. There’s no particular reason for that, there’s just a lot of little things that don’t seem right. So I guess when I found out about his DUI, I just automatically assumed the worse.
Post # 11
I agree with PP that he probably has a restricted license to allow him to drive to work. I know this because when I was hit and almost killed by a drunk driver 7 years ago, he was given the state minimum 90 days suspended license, but a restricted license allowing him to drive to work.
Though I don’t blame you, I would be disgusted too and probably ask him about it directly. If he didn’t have a restricted license, I would not feel in the least bit bad for turning him in. I have no sympathy for people with DUIs, since one almost cost me my life.