We are going through a difficult period and it is very, VERY, painful. I do not mean peak season. We have a very large account. From this account we have 10-20+ 53' footers every day. 5 or 6 of these trucks are loaded with 7500 cigar box size boxes. They must be unloaded in less than an hour. We do not have the facilities to be able to baby every single one of these packages. We know what is in these packages and trust me, the contents are not hurt by not using extremely strict hand to surface techniques suck as four corners. In the past, we, the hourlys, have talked about the helicopter effect and like things. Packages land softly where they are supposed to with the labels up and there is absolutely no damage to the contents. We have a new region supervisor. His pet peeve is sort aisle's throwing boxes. This is normally very understandable. With these trucks, it is not. This fine fellow has sent spies to our facility. They have taken very fine mens' and womens' jobs and insist that we baby these packages when they are about. We cannot get our job done. They are not around very often, but when they are, my job, that of sorting, is impossible. Of course, the unload is allowed to do whatever it wants to packages, the pickers do what they have to, but WE ARE NOT. Before, packages were decently handled. We had a christmas party last year that was wonderful. We had a good time and did extremely well. Now, we choose between job security and having a supervisor yell at us for turning off the belt. These supervisors are used to having truly amazing numbers, AND SO ARE THEIR BOSSES! Please understand that where I am from the work ethic is still extremely good. We are a little backwards. Many of us have been given letters because the spies got through and we were not told. There is a great dissention in the building not just between hourlys and the new management but supervision and supervision also. I have been told that it is just best to remember who my friends are and anyone else is my enemy! I wish we could treat every box as if it was our new friend (George , I am gonna hold him and hug him and pet him and love him). Also, there is a new definition of workplace violence. Apparently, these fine fellows say that curse words are a version of workplace violence. While in Iowa, maybe, but not where I am from. Don't misunderstand me, we come from a place in the Bible Belt with high moral standards, but we also pride ourselves on the ability to say something curse to one another and remain on each other's good side a day later (probably NOT the SAME day). "Zero tolerance" they call it. It is an extreme culture shift. This may be a larger problem than the above. Some supervisors have lost their jobs over the change in definition. If I were my supervisor, I may have lost my job by now. Thank you very much for letting me vent. If there are suggestions for dealing with this situation, please reply. Sarcastic and mean posts are expected but not welcome. Thank you again.