Speak Up or Shut Up?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by FracusBrown, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    When the clown posse comes to town, is it better to speak up or shut up?
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  3. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    When region, corporate, keter, OSHA, etc. people are visiting or auditing, should one say the truth, say what they want to hear or say nothing?
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    just make sure you give them someone elses name
     
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    My standard answer on the audit Q&A is "I haven't been trained on/about that."
     
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Tell them the three keys to lifting and lowering, the seven seeing habits and the one rule of backing then say look sharp don't get cut and you will be OK.
     
  7. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    I know a guy that told the keter guy the truth.The keter guy asks him "what do you do with a leaking package"and he replies"i dont touch, leave the area and notify a supervisor,then he comes up to the pick off and grabs the leaker and throws it down the recycle slide".The hub manager was very upset to say the least.
     
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Sometimes the truth hurts.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Good point but you have to work there long after the audit is over. Tell them what they want to hear and move on.
     
  10. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    If you feel something needs to be adressed and is not, tell them!
     
  11. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    You should speak up, not doing so is creating a hazard for you and everyone around you. I would have followed the chain of command, starting with the offending party. There are procedures to be followed and throwing it down a slide is not one of them. He has no authority to even touch that leaker. The hub manager should be upset with the sup not the one who mentioned it. How would you feel if he did this again but this time someone got hurt because
    of his actions. That's not a good feeling to have.
     
  12. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    had a pt supervisor on time that didn't think any of the rules applied to him,he heard about a jam on one of the belts over the radio,ran full speed past the keter group and hub supervisor plus division manager,jump on the moving belt,ran up the belt which was about 50feet high broke the jam. ran down the belt with the "look i saved the day smile on his face" was met at the bottom by the DM and walked off the property.. was happy to see him go. :)
     
  13. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    If true, that is sad. Because that same goobie running on moving belts and etc is the same type that is teased and taunted by upper mgmt with thoughts of promotions.
     
  14. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    The key is in the delivery of the message. Even if it is bad news, you have to come off as being informing, not whining or complaining.
     
  15. Blizzard

    Blizzard New Member

    Don't sound like the DM teased him with anything but the door for that act of stupidity.
     
  16. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    WELL...I guess that leaves ME out!!!!
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Where I've worked on the inside, UPS sends people home that don't know the commentary and etc on Keter Audit days/nights. Would YOU like a night off??!
     
  18. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    ask them why they are not there on a friday night? fridays are not important.? ask them why they they dont do it on weeks falling into a holiday.? ask them why they dont do there inspections on saturdays? ask them why they let the buliding know the date they are showing up? so whats your question? yea I think you should speak up please post the answer you get. :surprised:
     
  19. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Back in the day I would have sounded off about what really goes on. Now I'd say what they want or nothing at all. What really counts is taking care of my own safety. If it's unsafe I won't do it and tell them why. If some :censored2: wants to climb chutes and ride conveyors it's his/her business.
     
  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    They send me home, they get a grievance for my daily guarantee.
    So yea, sure, send me home.