Soooo what "defines" a threat???

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by ShadyTeamster, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. ShadyTeamster

    ShadyTeamster New Member

    Hey, Apparently It's Chinese New Year, and that's a big deal to our operation (Alaska). Anyways They (management) cut staffing in my area (southeast AK sort) in half even though our volume went down maybe 5-10 percent from last week. well anyways we were all peeved a little bit and life goes on.... Well The SUP came by and I asked her if she was getting her bonus soon.... This visibly upset her and she asked me what that had to do with my job. I simply stated that if she was cutting staffing and hours, in order to get a bonus, that it was my business. She really didnt want to answer the whole BONUS question, Which is fine. I just wanted to leave her with some food for thought... I said well you know the contract is up is 6 months..... She looked straight at me and asked " IS THAT A THREAT?" and with my furrowed brows I was like "Of Course Not!" Nothing has been made of this and no one is comming after me or anything. It just made me wonder what is actually considered a threat??? I thought a FT SUP would have a little bit thicker of skin... It's not like a was Name-calling or actually threatening her explicitly or implicitly... Any Thoughts?????
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah....you need to mind your own business.
     
  3. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Welcome to BC.

    We hope you do better with your next post.
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    It's the year of the snake.......
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    And with all due respect to AJ and More, you need to remember your speaking to a woman. Have some tact.
     
  6. albertcurtis87

    albertcurtis87 New Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  7. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Well with a name like ShadyTeamster I can't imagine many good posts in the future.
     
  8. balland chain

    balland chain Member

    They can dish it, but what I have found is they can not take it... funny how a simple statement like that got her goose..if us hourly workers said anything even remotely close to the words they (mgmt) uses in describing us, our performance, etc. we would be walked out the gate...bunch of Pu***es
     
  9. plywoodshelves

    plywoodshelves New Member

    Just remember, we need them and they need us more. But its OK not to just antagonize your boss for fun or other. And its probably in your best interest as well. Keeping a fighting spirit going constantly between hourly and management might seem satisfying, even necessary, but its bad business all around. I've learned this the hard way by being an antagonist for years. Got me nowhere but uniforms with a bullseye embroidered on the back .
    i try to keep the peace now.
    its difficult at times but its the better road.
     
  10. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    When a supervisor tell you your going to get a 3 day ride on if your not making your numbers, is that a threat?
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Motivation?
     
  12. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Smile a becoming smile and say "I am doing my best" thick skin and politeness really frost their cookies
    PS and have your stewards or BA's phone number handy because there is not any thing about numbers in the contract it is a management thing.
     
  13. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    forgettaboutit.

    "make them an offer they can't refuse"
     
  14. local705

    local705 New Member

    I'm 100% teamster and I would say that you were asking for it. No I wouldn't consider that a threat but that could be used against you in the future.
     
  15. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    What is "numbers"?
     
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I dont see the harm in simply asking a question. But then again, I am not a management person for a paranoid, metrics-obsessed cult of fear.
     
  17. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

  18. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I get that. But in the scope of UPS? I hear things like "over allowed, numbers, sphor". What does that have to do with us drivers?
     
  19. LongTimeComing

    LongTimeComing Air Ops Pro

    Beyond the fact that it is none of your business, that's not how our 'bonuses' work.

    An unnecessary chip on your shoulder and a crappy attitude will not lend itself to helping your cause. Ignorance isn't always bliss. It's generally not the most polite of things to blatantly ask someone such personal information like how they are compensated, regardless of the validity of your suspicions.

    Welcome to BC. You seem to fit in well already.
     
  20. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    I agree... although I wouldnt consider it a threat, whats the point of even antagonizing the supervisor?