How can UPS have different rules everywhere.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownsfan, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    The one thing brown cafe has thought me is the shield is the same, but the operating rules that govern UPS vary widely from location to location. How can this be? This hub backs to save miles, this other hub is forbidden from backing. One hub has plus or minus 15 on their pick ups, others don't. One buildings padding stops, is another buildings business as usual. The list goes on and on. How can this be?
  2. trweber

    trweber New Member

    The day you try making sense of UPS you've already lost...

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  3. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Bottom line:
    We have the same corporate guidelines, however CMs and DMs come up with their own rules and some give unethical directives contrary to corporate policy. The only real valid local/regional difference is due to a supplement or rider. Aside from that, management should essentially be on the same page.
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  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    work as directed.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    When you have a company whos whole business plan revolves around for the most part unattainable numbers you end up with people who don't care how these numbers are met--just as long as they can keep the next person up the ladder off their butt. The system is ripe for creating cheaters, liars and shortcut takers --- on both sides. If someone (hourly or especially management) can get away with not following the rules to make their numbers look better you can be sure they will do it if it. Hourly at least has some Union protection. NO RULE at UPS is carved in granite when it comes to how rules are interpreted when dealing with an employee. It all depends if you are one of their favorites or if you have a target on your back. That is why no two centers work under the same rules.
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    STUG referred to local centers as franchises with each operating on their own set of rules.
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Each center is like a company within the company and management gets their bonuses based on the profit/loss within that center. Which also leads to numbers game with different departments trying to pass costs along to someone else even if it costs UPS more money as a whole - as long as that center shows more "profit".
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Best to imagine a big carnival wheel. Spin it. Where it lands is today's special.
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  9. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

  10. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    If that's not the truth...
  11. Because Logistically it just makes sense. These manages and supervisors being ignorant to the contract and the rules is by design. They can say they didn't know. That has a lot of worth in there world.
  12. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Life's a lot easier at work at work stress wise when your not on the radar. The jobs nothing but 1 big mind game that's all. You figure out how to play it and roll with it. There's a lot of places in life where you play Hollywood. Ill play like Ali n play the rope a dope with you all night long until I get what I want or what i'm looking for after i've set you up with the reverse mind trap. Don't be that person who has the game played on you, come up with you own game for manipulation to get you where you need to go, but don't make it to over the top obvious. Be a smooth criminal not a stupid criminal and you'll find the job too be a lot easier mentally and less stressful, along with alot of other things in life also. Just have to use the power of your mind and think outside the normal box most people live and think out of.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Using all caps only serves to magnify any spelling and grammatical errors.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Trying to convince others that you know it all is a waste of time.
  15. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    States have their own problems and every hub is going to have different accidents and issues that arouse new rules and regulations...

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  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Nobody knows it all, you do what works for ya in your own way. Everybody has different strategies and techniques for how they do things, that's for sure. Its all good as long as that person is comfortable in the way they do things, that's all that matters.