Games played by management

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brokedownandbrown, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Brokedownandbrown

    Brokedownandbrown New Member

    A couple of months ago, division sent two on car sups to meeting and told them to improve numbers or will be looking for new job. Numbers never improved and their still around. Just another way to see if they could get drivers to save their beloved sups job. Sup comes in and states that his job is on the line and needs everybody to help, guess that did not work!
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    what's there to say be safe look sharp don't get cut.
     
  3. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    they should have fired him after he made such a bonehead statement.

    Just proves we hate everyone equally.
     
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    so in essence were all just one big dysfunctional family.
     
  5. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    But definitely. And we should insist our parents NOT be in the country club lest they ruin our happy little home.
    :devillangel:
    Unfortunately, some good folks' jobs are being unduly threatened, and it's ALL originating at the highest level.
    Truth, not conspiracy theory.
     
  6. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    UPS sure loves their scare-tactics, but crying wolf only works so many times

    do your job to the best of your ability, fight for your job if they try to take it, and the rest is out of your hands
     
  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    If you work your lunches and breaks, perfect attendence, have zero misloads, no late airs, flawless pickup compliance, never stand up for yourself when violated; you CAN make it through a career at UPS without being unduly threatened in some cases. I firmly believe it.


    What fun is that, though? :D
     
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The better option is to be familiar with your contract and involved enough with your local union that you can tell the difference between legitimate threats and empty rhetoric.

    I know what I can get fired for, and I know what I cant get fired for. If I am doing the job safely and to the best of my ability, following the proscribed methods, and being rigorously honest and ethical....I have nothing to fear. And when the petty harassment and pathetic attempts at intimidation do come my way, I can see them for what they really are and not let them bother me.



    Fearful people make stupid decisions. I can make smart decisions and be a better, safer and more productive employee because I dont have to be afraid.
     
  9. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    +1

    I know it's been said before and most of you will never understand it until you do it, but, The methods and the contract will set you free. I assure you that the better you know the both of them, the less stress will be involved in your life.
     
  10. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    +2 the methods set you free
     
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    That was the premise of the UPS related talk today at the meeting; follow the methods, let the company deal with the consequences.
     
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Amen
     
  14. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    i follow the methods but are they the trump card over contractual language?
     
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    There is no trump card methods just help you get your 30 years.
     
  16. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

    It is much more fun to fight UPS.
     
  17. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    Amen.
    I don't generally find fighting fun, but it beats the alternative.
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Probably the most critical part of the contract...from the standpoint of job security.....is the part where it says you have to work as instructed.

    If the contract language is being violated then there is a grievance procedure to deal with it....but in the meanwhile you have to follow instructions unless you are being told to do something that is unsafe.

    Working as instructed and following the methods means that when their "plan" doesnt work and the wheels are coming off and the sparks start flying...it isnt your problem.

     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The Union always told us that "UPS management has the right to run their company into the ground if they want to". Sad - but true.
     
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    +1,000,000,