management freeze?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSer21, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. UPSer21

    UPSer21 Operations Supervisor

    Hey everyone. I have a question about this management freeze that is in effect. I was recently promoted into supervision, but haven't started yet because we're still awaiting approval from HR. My question is this: Does the freeze effect the hiring of supervisors or just pay raises for management? (4 sups have left which means positions are open) Also,would I have to wait until the freeze is over to begin my new job, or am I waiting on approval BECAUSE of the freeze. Thanks for any help. I appreciate it.
     
  2. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard of any management hiring freezes, only a raise freeze for all fulltime management. As far as I know part time supervisors still get their raises.
     
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Some places Ive heard are under freeze due to volume being down and cutting shifts
     
  4. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    The word has been that there is a management hiring freeze. This includes having a management person replaced.

    Generally, any approval would have to come from a management committee member.

    I don't know if you got in under the wire or not.

    P-Man
     
  5. UPSer21

    UPSer21 Operations Supervisor

    Well I haven't technically gotten in yet. I was "hired" before the freeze was implemented at my hub. Today should have been my first day as a sup, but the freeze was announced this Thursday for our hub. I'm guessing that I will have to wait until this freeze is over. Which hopefully won't be long. Its depressing enough that I should have already started my new job, but there I am still doing union work. Kind of a kick in the rear
     
  6. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    Its probably worth asking about. I'm guessing the freeze will be for a year.

    P-Man
     
  7. UPSer21

    UPSer21 Operations Supervisor

    I asked and was told it should def not last more than 6 months. If it lasts for a year I will probably lose my mind after working so hard to get promoted :whiteflag:
     
  8. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    At least you are still working, count your lucky stars.
     
  9. UPSer21

    UPSer21 Operations Supervisor

    Believe me I am happy to have a job. I know things are rough right now. Patience will be the key here it seems. I'll try to look at it as a positive because now I will have more time to observe other supervisors and how they do their job and compare management styles.
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    You are probably pretty young if that is the case. Yoru best bet is to actually figure out the jobs in the building and what people actually do in every facet rather than what sups do. just imo
     
  11. UPSer21

    UPSer21 Operations Supervisor

    I understand what sups do, and the other jobs of the building well. That isn't an issue. I always just found it interesting to watch other supervisors management styles. Do they yell?, do they compliment, or do they run the stone cold style where they seem to have almost no emotion. Ive noticed what works and what doesn't. Always something to learn by keeping your eyes and ears open.
     
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    You didn't have to type all of that, if you're a sup to be and under 25, you already know everything about everything. ;)
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Only if your name is drewed! :wink2:
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You mean like Helen? :happy-very:
     
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    There's a new Drewed in town....
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Omniscience, also sometimes known as being all-knowing, refers to Drewed's ability to know absolutely everything. This characteristic is usually tolerated by Brown Cafe members who know that he still has a lot to learn once the dampness subsides behind his ears.
     
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It would be alot easier to tolerate if there was actually some sign of improvement. So far I haven't seen any. Reminds me of my middle son. He thinks he knows everything as well. :peaceful:
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Both of my kids thought that I was totally clueless (and perhaps they were right:wink2:) when they turned 13. My daughter is 24 and is just beginning to realize that perhaps Dad is not as clueless as she once thought. My son is 21 and in his mind I can't buy a clue.

    Drewed means well and I admire his enthusiasm but he still has sooooo much to learn.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Just think, in 20 years he may qualify for the BC name UpstateAKUPSer! :bigsmile2:
     
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    He will learn in time. It's the same when we were kids and when our parents were kids and so on and so on. :peaceful: