Please dont yell at me tomorrow.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    For all the hard core, I know you enjoy it.
    But do you ever just get drained by being spoken to daily. When you have done all you can and know it? You run out of quippy comebacks, satirical statements, tired of doing the best that can be done, and it is never good enough. Does it drain the life out of you? Especially when its a problem, and everyone including them knows it. Wouldnt it just be nice to have things go back to the way it used to be when the job was fun AND we were productive. Numbers were a guideline measurement, not the Bible? Not that I would ever feel this way, just wondering if anyone does......
     
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  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    No, their words fall on deaf ears. I don't need someone to tell me if I'm doing a good job or not, I know I am. If you're doing the best you can, you are also.

    Make yourself happy with your own production first, their opinion shouldn't matter if you did the first thing. Remember, the only one who can make you feel bad about what they say to you is yourself, they use bully tatics.
     
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  3. mjjlohn

    mjjlohn Active Member

    Sometimes I back first and load my dolly on the wrong side and wheel it around


    Most of the time I just lead the charts, someone has to be #1
     
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  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Whatever floats your boat....
     
  5. I just give them... The look. When they talk stupid stuff. Sometimes I laugh, just to tick them off.


    That's just me,I have issues
     
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  6. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I never ever tire of either laughing at them,making them repeat the same same question four or five times,asking them which part of the contract i violated (and could you PLEASE show me where production is addressed in the contract?) or telling them that maybe,JUST MAYBE i'll skip my lunch today so my numbers will look better. Its a game I love to play every morning and I make certain to laugh and let management i dont give a rats arse about their reports
     
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  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Some, like Tooner I beleive, just don't want to hear anything from them, period. I mentioned bully tatics, much like a bully, if they know it bothers you, they can get to you. Showing no empathy towards them, show no emotion, just blank stare and imagine the Charlie Brown teacher.

    I know everyone has their own way of dealing with driver sups, some don't like the confrontation, others, like 728ups, use satire and facts to throw back to engage in a conversation. Just remember, they don't have a lot of time but to deal with a handful of people in the morning if you refuse to speak to them before start time. Come in, grab your supplies and head to your truck to do your job, make them chase you if they want to speak to you, and make them pay you every day to do so, this will help as well.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I usually just give them a blank stare with the occasional shoulder shrug thrown in.

    Drives them nuts.
     
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I used to just turned around and walk away-----I learned that trick from them.
     
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  10. Or from the wife?



    After she made you a sandwich.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy


    If I try that trick with the wife she just follows me. I've found the best one to use on the wife is the pretend you really care trick.
     
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  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I am trying to survive, its getting harder. Some days I am up for it others not so much, so I guess on the days I am less than feisty I should put them on ignore. Thanks to all
     
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  13. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    Who the :censored2: talks to you all day? There's about 20 minutes of my day where someone can 'talk' with me. Else they're going to have to meet me on area.
     
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Who said all day? I get there 1 minute to start time. I dont want them to talk to me at all unless I had an injury, or accident.
     
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  15. ArcherUTR

    ArcherUTR Active Member

    Sorry, misread your opening line.
     
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    You get to the point on this job where you just don't care anymore and their useless jibberish goes in 1 ear and out the other. Ill try harder tomorrow and walk away. Their harassment shouldn't even be getting to ya really, cause ITS ALL A MIND GAME.
     
  17. It's tough but I just try to find the positives in everything. I'm an eternal optimist. Like today, we were late by a minute, but my guys flew through smalls and loads looked great. Two great things over one bad.

    Or tonight we had a tight fit parking. We spent 25 minutes trying to move everything and wiggle it in. Positive? We worked well as a team, we communicated well, and we felt like we won a battle when it finally was done.

    I know it's tough at times to be positive. But it all will end someday. May as well try to find something good about it or you'll forever be in a bad mood. No matter what your numbers look like at the end of the day there is almost always a bright spot, it's tough to find at first, but you'll find one.
     
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  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah, who knew The Art of War was actually written about marriage.
     
  19. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I feel what you are saying and you know what the best thing that helped me deal with it ORION believe me or not

    But since I started following it 100% I don't stress about the things we normally deal with on road and now I have more window time and walking time to enjoy what's going on

    And when they approach me talking about the day before I just say I follow Orion 100% so if you have a problem with my day then you fix it
     
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  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Mgmt will always try to force and bully the ones they feel are the most easily influenced and they can squeeze more blood from. Forced production. Their techniques should not be taken personally because its a part of the culture of business management. I am not weak and/or malleable, those days are long gone. No more reacting to any of it.
     
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