Laziness? Unfamiliar? Or am I an butthole?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by atronatomic, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. atronatomic

    atronatomic New Member

    Hey guys and gals!
    Been lurking on Browncafe for a while but this is my first post.
    Let me start by saying that I'm still relatively new to UPS (6 months) and work the preload shift. I can honestly say that I love my job and most of the people I work with. I'm in my 20s, have a wife and child in school. I more or less started to work at UPS to help get in shape and make some extra pocket change (recently went through a MAJOR career shift and focus is now on my wife's endevours).
    As far as I can tell, especially reading on how other hubs operate, I can tell that our hub is pretty cool. Our Supervisors are awesome, upper managemt is legit (although I know our SUPs catch the stank), union stewards are good, the shift always seems to run smooth, and most of us have a good time while we do it. Safety is encouraged everyday.
    Now for the not so good...
    This is my first Union job. I was origionally born and raised in a Union city and my Grandpa was a HUGE UAW member/supporter. I can understand and completely respect what Unions have done for America. Please don't get me wrong or think I'm a union hater.
    So...with that said, I'll cut to the chase.
    In my hub, which like I said, is really lax compared to most (from what I've read about on here), the only people that seem to be causing issues and problems are the super gung-ho union members.
    I keep being told by a select few to "stop working so hard, you don't get paid by the package", "better find a buddy to put that bulk up, it'll probably take more time", "just leave it"...all sorts of stuff. I shrug it off and chug on but I'm wondering if this is the same everywhere.
    I understand plateauing or getting burned out on a job but it seems that these folks are intentionally being :censored2:s just to be :censored2:s. My biggest fear is that this ISN'T what my Grandpa would imagine.
    Which brings me to my most important question...
    Am I an :censored2: for thinking this way?
    (Seriously)
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nope. Unions promote mediocrity.
     
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  3. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    ^^Take it from a "real" a**hole.
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Merci beaucoups.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Hard work, but remember, it is a marathon, not a sprint.
     
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  6. And look left,right, left. Before you cross the street.
     
  7. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    En Français? Très Bien monsieur.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Any more cliches you want to throw out there?
     
  9. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    *Cliché. ;)
     
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  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Nope, that about sums it up. Better than your advice.

    And you disagree how?
     
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Was he talking to you?
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't---I was just being a smart ass.
     
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  13. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    If you continue to work here and go full time you'll feel differently.
     
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  14. Because he is a :censored2:ing idiot.
     
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Yeah, you are pretty good at it. :)
     
  16. atronatomic

    atronatomic New Member

    Thanks UPState! Although...you wouldn't like me, I have tattoos :p
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why does his attitude have to change?

    (It will but it doesn't have to)
     
  18. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    You, being a smart ass????!noooooooooimage.jpg
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I heard you were a potty mouth the other day. :)
     
  20. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    You mean there's a time when you're not a smart ass?

    When?