Does anyone like their PT supervisor

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by racerchaser, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. racerchaser

    racerchaser New Member

    They seem to take a lot of heat. I work the sort and anytime the guy try's to help out everyone gives him ***** for touching the box's. He's just helping out for 5 or 10 minutes to cover a responder (leaker) or if someone gets double unloaders
  2. KBlakk

    KBlakk Overworked & Underpaid

    Lots of us "like" our sups its just like ne other dysfunctional family, all hugs when things r on the up n up n as soon a downturn comes rev that bus up!
  3. BrownEvo

    BrownEvo New Member

    My PD had the greatest one didn't get mad and was laid back but when they would put you to another PD no THANK YOU lol. This is outbound by the way
  4. kelsokid18

    kelsokid18 UPGF Grunt

    Re: Does anyone like there PT supervisor

    He's a non-union guy doing union's work. I write down each and every time that my supervisor touches a package (even on the freight side), and if the time comes, I'll give that info to my steward.
  5. christian c

    christian c New Member

    5 minutes may or may not be a big deal, but give them an inch and they will take a mile
  6. things2auction

    things2auction New Member

    I have 2 really cool P/T supervisors. If either of them left I would probably leave too.
  7. knightablaze

    knightablaze Member

    I've seen a pretty steady march of incompetence at my center. There is one of our supes who seems to have retained some shred of dignity, however. I wouldn't say I like him, but I've hung out with him and it wasn't bad.
  8. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I don't dislike most part-time supervisors. Only the ones who think and act as if they are in a position of authority do I have a problem with. Most of the ones that work tell me they really have no interest in working, and in fact seemed relieved when I ask them not to perform union work. Its usually their direct supervisors who pressure them to get into a situation where they have no choice but to do union work. In my area they have nights where they try to pack the unload with more unloaders than sorters even if it means sending qualified sorters to the unload. Then the part-time sup has to jump in and do something or his/her area goes to crap, and they get yelled at for it.

    To some extent I admire some part time supervisors because I truly believe they put up with more **** than anyone else in the building.
  9. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    lately the PT SUPS are just glorified loaders. They just cant seem to stay away from a pkg. And boy do they pay.
  10. Ramned

    Ramned New Member

    I just got a new supervisor. He's 10x better than my old one, who I liked as a person but hated as a supervisor. He just became a supervisor...very laid back. He goes out of his way to help me...tells me what's going on, asks for advice, breaks jams every now and then and helps wrap up..probably not supposed to do that though. Real good guy.
  11. robot

    robot Large Member

    Nice guy huh? I give it a month before he turns into a grade-A ****** or quits.
    Lasted edited by : Nov 13, 2009
  12. Ramned

    Ramned New Member

    Nah...he's running a very low-stress belt..only 3 employees on it.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    Where I work we let the supervisors work all the time. What's the big deal it helps us get done faster. Some of the guys in my area get mad because they only get 3.5 hours but it's a part time job you can't make a living off of it anyhow.
  14. Osprey413

    Osprey413 Bull**** Coordinator

    Prepare to get flamed by every union employee on this board.
  15. allentown brown

    allentown brown New Member

    spare me a light please
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  17. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member

    Remember that every 5 minutes a supervisor works is 5 minutes out of an employee's check.

    Adds up fast!

    It's "nice" in the short run to have a manager help you out, but in the long run it means they will simply run with fewer employees.
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  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Our part time supes are usually invisible, especially when someone needs to make a decision on what to do with extra boxes.
  20. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Oh Boy.

    If the supervisors wouldn't work, and the part timers actually cared, they would make 4 hours instead of 3.5. We're talking pennies, but it's about the principle of the situation.

    Anyway, the part time supervisor position is really a joke at UPS. They don't really have any authority, yet have to take the most flack from the hourlies. At the same time, they get held responsible for anything going wrong, even when upper management doesn't give the adequate staffing or the tools to do the job. They are pretty much a scapegoat.