Question that needs answering.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Michael Gonser, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. MJoGo14

    MJoGo14 New Member

    so I work at a smaller hub, Fargo ND. I work on our air recovery and load a plane every night. We transfer packages from the hub to a jet center, and load a contracted plane.
    Anyways my question is this, every night before we head out to the airport we fill out a manifest and then sign it. Here's my question, is the hourly employee responsible for filling out, and most importantly signing it? I feel as if the responsibility of the manifest shouldn't fall under an hourly employee, especially when a signature is involved.

    I would like to know if this is managements responsibility.
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Seems like a very specific question. Why not ask a co-worker, or a management member?
  3. MJoGo14

    MJoGo14 New Member

    I asked my immediate supervisor, he didn't even know we had a manifest...he's only been with ups for 4 months. I think management is responsible for signing the manifest that's given to the pilot, I just can't comfirm it.
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    What is this manifest you sign have on it ????
  5. MJoGo14

    MJoGo14 New Member

    The manifest has the total weight, # of packages, any hazardous packages that are being loaded, the type of aircraft that is carrying the packages. It's for the pilot and I'm unsure what he does with it.
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  6. MJoGo14

    MJoGo14 New Member

    The thing is if something were to be wrong, they'll look at the signature and see whomever the hourly employee is, and I have no doubt it'll not turn out well for him/her.

    I believe it should be managements responsibility to sign off on something so important.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's much the same reason pkg car drivers are required to carry hazmat papers in the cab until the hazmats are delivered.
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If management isn't loading the Plane or containers than they shouldn't be signing the manifest. The person / persons that are loading the plane or contain should sign the manifest as they know what was loaded.
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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  10. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Out air recovery guys are specially trained to load cans. I never had the training but I did assist at the air station back in my day.

    The loaders always signed the paper work.
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    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  14. MJoGo14

    MJoGo14 New Member

    Okay, thanks. I guess I just thought with something of that importance that a supervisor would sign off on it, instead of a single part time package handler who doesn't even load the plane.
  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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