KING OF ENGLAND as Supervisor.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Some supervisors, act like the King of England, when it comes to managing. They feel they must micro-manage your entire day.Why does it show no activity for 5 minutes on the report? they ask. Well maybe I was going through the load looking for missloas or maybe, since it has been a hot summer, I was drinking water. This is not the 14th century, my thought was were done with this in America.
     
  2. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Most kings get beheaded.
     
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Long live the King....
    Sorry, but the micro-managing is not only live and well but is growing in strength everyday. Read Sober's latest thread on Telematics.
     
  4. nhguy

    nhguy New Member

    UPS1990
    Your supervisors asking you because someone higher up is asking him!!!

    "Remember the big fish always eats the little ones"
     
  5. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    We had a king like that a few years ago. He was fired for fixing the numbers. The peasants celebrated with joy.
     
  6. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    The king is dead...long live the king!:whiteflag:
     
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know about kings as supervisors. But we do (really!) have one named Elvis in my Center. He drives a Mustang instead of a Cadillac. We also have one whose actual name is Maverick.
     
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    His parents must have watched Top Gun too many times and felt the "need for speed".
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Or:

    "There's always a bigger fish"



    Extra credit if you can name the movie!
     
  10. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    "UPS-One Company, One Brand, One Vision"
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    There is an easy way to deal with the micromanaging supervisor.

    All you have to do is stop thinking and do your job like a brainless drone. Quit using common sense. Whenever there is any sort of a judgement call to me made....instead of making it yourself, use the phone and let your supervisor make the decision. Force him to expend so much time, energy and effort on micromanaging every last detail that he will become overwhelmed with it.

    It can be done. Its also kind of fun to watch.
     
  12. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    If this were to happen, he'll just turn into the headless horseman. The King, is making it very difficult for this Prince to spend time with his Princess.
     
  13. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    I saw mine as Napoleon Bonaparte. Little men, big attitude.
     
  14. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    I LOVE doing this! Our building is kind of messed up (new building soon!) where customers will corner drivers at the turn in counter and DEMAND where their package is.

    Well, the easiest thing to do with an angry customer, tell'em you'll go WAY up the ladder for them and get a sup...Hey, Mr/Mrs Sup, I have an angry customer here...'Well, you handle it driver' 'No, I don't know how to handle it, UPS didn't train me in disgruntled customers' then finish punching out :D