"Programs,Policies,and Practices"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OPTION3, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    This is a thread for people to post some of the Programs, Policies, and practices that are a thing of the past at ups…Good or bad. I'll start off with one… years ago we had things called TLA's…Talk Listen Act. A manager would sit down with you and actually listen to concerns you might have (company related)……Fairly informal, I never saw much of anything I said implemented but thought it was a fairly good "program"….Gone the way of the dodo. I was also told these were held (during postal shooting rampages years ago) to alleviate tension between management and hourlies..
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    TL&As were conducted with every employee at least once a year.
    There were follow-up forms that were turned into HR who then followed up to ensure the suggestions (id any) were followed up on and to ensure this was communicated back to the employee.
    TLAs went the way of the dodo after industry deregulation, cost containment and the 97 strike.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    He said dodo
     
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  4. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I miss safe driving and service awards. They used to have some decent stuff and it was kind of nice to get an atta boy now and again.
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Save those memories.
     
  6. atta boy!
     
  7. Rico

    Rico Active Member

    Ah, yes. The floating black 6V flashlight with the UPS logo engraved on it. One thing I didn't get back in '97 was an exit interview. Just a note from my Metro saying to leave my uniforms and other UPS property on his desk. I kept my name tag. And one of those spring steel clipboard clips.
     
  8. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    Remember the Quality meetings, or was it called Service Awareness meetings?
     
  9. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    And then there were the company picnics, where you could bring the family.....ahhhh , good times
     
  10. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    How about long pants year round......
     
  11. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    The days when managers and supervisors had to wear a suit everyday. Even when you came off car, you had to change back into your suit to exit the building.....that was tuff when you were trying to put panty hose on sweaty legs after a 90 degree day.
     
  12. Rico

    Rico Active Member

    There use to be a huge softball tournament in North New England every year.
     
  13. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    Yes...those were the days.....I guess it is no fun now. Hasn't been for a long time.
     
  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    And don't forget safety meetings with mass quantities of pizza and beer.
     
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  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Exit interviews are done via Internet these days.
    You did not miss anything.

    Name tags come in handy.
     
  16. Rico

    Rico Active Member

    The name tag is lost in a desk drawer somewhere. The clip board clip, though, rocks. It slices, it dices, unlocks doors, holds things together. Like a Ginsu knife, but better.
     
  17. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    Safety meetings were the best.....and every division had an annual golf outing for all employees......usually it was the Division mgr that got drunk and then acted like a real human being.
     
  18. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    I was a female hourly back in the
    LAte 70's and 80's. The male management were notorious for hitting on the females. Remember there weren't many women at UPS then.
     
  19. Retiredmgr

    Retiredmgr Member

    I could write a book...
     
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Total Quality

    Empowerment

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