My UPS conspiracy theory

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownsfan, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    I think UPS is using the netflix business approach to streamline their business. If UPS can lose enough customers, then they would have to fire drivers to cover the loss. So now UPS is smaller has a lower overhead and now they can focus on the real money maker, UPS business deliveries. I can see them coming out saying there sorry and that they will resurrect this great company from the wreak it has become.

    Well in order to do that we need to lose our union status, so we can be more efficient and more profitable like the old days. So with the union gone they can make top wage $15 dollars an hour. Now, With the money saved in the form operating cost they then start a residential only company like fed ex. This new service would deliver almost 2oo stops a day, in the right area and now even the residential volume is making money.

    The last thing on there list will be bringing in the drivers to load their own routes therefore eliminating all part time positions as well as all the part time money spent on healthcare and the like.

    I know it sounds crazy, but never, ever, ever doubt the lows these greedy bast***s will go to make or save a buck
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Am i missing something here? Does the company not make a profit?
     
  3. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    I think you are on to something, but, I think the goal UPS has is this. Force a strike in 2013 to break the Union, pay lower wages and health and welfare package.
    If this means they lose even up to 50% of the business fine lay of the drivers but now they can lower prices to work to get business back that they lost. WIth lower wages they increase profit and over time.

    Also with a weaker union they would be able to really turn the screws on the drivers and force us to work even longer hours, be able to fire the drivers they dont like much easier.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It is all yours. LOL

    I'll pass it along to Scott.
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sounds like they are taking notes from Verizon's book.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We all should be taking notes from Verizon's book.
     
  7. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    darn, you gave it away.
     
  8. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    My theory is we will have have a contract in place by the end of summer 2012
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    fingers crossed!!
     
  10. steward71

    steward71 Active Member

    I have said it before and will say it again HOFFA, HOFFA he is our man if he can't F us managament can. Go Hoffy.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Barney just gave me 'The Look' because I woke him up cuz I was laughing so hard!! LOL!!:rofl:, again!!
     
  12. hembone

    hembone New Member

    You're right it sounds crazy.
     
  13. hembone

    hembone New Member

    You're right it sounds crazy
     
  14. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Yes, the landline end goes on strike and lately I've been hearing ads about "home connect" or something like that from Verizon Wireless, (a non-union company).
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was stopped at a red light outside the Verizon facility and had a chance to ask one of the guys if there was any progress--he told me that there has been no movement by either side. Ironically one of our former supervisors who later became a driver is now a Verizon technician walking a picket line.

    The Verizon hourlies have been picketing outside of our local Verizon Wireless store, which surprised me as I thought that they were a division of Verizon.
     
  16. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    Everyone is entitled to their own theory, but I do know that creating PTmers to load the trucks was one of the most profitable moves UPS has ever made for this company
     
  17. Thanksups

    Thanksups New Member

    If they lay off drivers then the drivers will take over the preload for top pay which ups wouldn't like
     
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Orangputeh, I am still partial to your theory that aliens run UPS.
     
  19. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I believe that the Verizon stores are independently owned and operated but the money for the wireless service contracts still go to the coffers of Verizon, (minus whatever sales commission the stores get).
     
  20. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    When you were writing your thesis, were you also craving lots of munchies and giggling uncontrollably like a little girl? LOL