Management weaponizing area observations

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Limper, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    It's a full court press from management in our building. Area and intersection observations are the new harrassment tools.

    In our center any driver who has attendance issues, 9.5 grievances, or over allowed hours are targets for this harrassment. And......they're in rental cars this time around, so spotting them is difficult.

    A driver in my group(Attendance problems) was followed 4 days in a row, nailed for not using three points of contact each day, and is now facing 3 day suspension(4 when you count the 1 day).

    Our local is on it, but so far no relief from over supervision.
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  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Don't get mad, sue!
  3. feeder05

    feeder05 Active Member

    never have understood why you let that bother. we have language in the cintract about harassment and being over supervised...learn the contract then file
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    This driver could eliminate the harassment by showing up on time.
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I would love to have 3 days off.
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  6. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Show up on time and do the job the way they want you to. Problem solved.
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  7. Sheep DAWG

    Sheep DAWG Member

    UPS has already been reported to OSHA for using safety as a tool for discipline. I urge each center going thru this to file a complaint thru OSHA. you only have 30 days from infraction. Management is being instructed to say they saw infractions even if they don't . They all have that dreaded disease " Lie-a-beetees .so we need to get them help. And yes we do have contract language to protect us, but when the Union is letting the grievance process drag out for a year, it gives management a little to much time to make a good employee look like a bad one. So OSHA unfortunately is the faster process.
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  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Butt getting sore?
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Do the fake 3 point.

    Why are folks late for work?
  10. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    So one of the issues that place a target on one's back is over allowed so the solution is to enforce the methods that make the day longer. I always get a kick out of this concept.
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  11. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Think it's funny when dumb dumb center twerp tells drivers that they are doing intersection observations in front of the building today and guys are still rolling out on their cell phones or looking at their ...they heAr something and still don't care... In one ear and out the other..
  12. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Screw em
  13. 1Low59

    1Low59 Active Member

    What gets me the most is when the Safety Committee is out doing observations with management in the morning.
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  14. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    True. All you really need to do is tap it. Doesn't say grab hand rail. Says use it. Me - I work really slow. I grab it to slow me down
  15. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Ours used to use rentals about 2 yrs ago. Only thing is. They work give them selves away. Lately my manager texts me he's gonna come observe. So far he has cancelled it 10 times.
  16. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Rentals can be difficult but not impossible to ID. We look for cars backed in to driveways. They always, always back in.
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I never understood that. Maybe once a year or so, any more than that, a person needs to leave for work earlier.
  18. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    We have the same 3-4 people show up RIGHT AT the start time every day
  19. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    Now they are going on private property? Wow.
  20. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    That's the only way to do it why do I want to come in an hour early and sit there with a bunch of guys and moan and groan about the company moan and groan about my hours but then I don't want to get onto the 9.5 list....