It is incorrect to describe a United Parcel Service manager or supervisor as a Partner. The philosophy of upper management has been completely reversed to forego what was in the hearts and minds of our Company founders and early pioneers. A UPS partner felt a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie which is no longer present. The mid level management has difficulty finding “men of High Motives and Honest Hearts”. This, therefore, is an attempt to remind our present Board of Directors of what has been done to quash those qualities that had been acquired, maintained and preserved by each and every person who became an Owner / Partner. I work for my next level manager and anyone in the Company with higher rank. I am constantly reminded I am lucky to have a job. I work as directed to drive profits and meet POA goals for the division and district. We are merely employees of a large company, where former friends will stab you in the back to get ahead. I work for the success of the District Manager and his rise to power. It is only for their gain or advantage. I am put in new positions with no training or skills. No one shares their own knowledge or experience because they need to protect their positions. This is the normal way to fire or demote people for lack of performance. To management, “Service is our Last name”. We must be on call 24/7. With less people due to consolidation, and more specialized service recovery options, middle management is dedicated working after hours and weekends to find packages that were misrouted. Any donations to charity or acts of service done in sincerity are monitored by upper management to gain good media publicity. The financial stability and the future profitable success of our Company are no longer uniformly shared. The upper management are “More Equal” owners and get a disproportionately larger share of the pie. I know my place it to keep “giving” rather than “receiving”. I believe the policies of UPS are enforced as needed. The interpretations change based on circumstance. I know they can be used against people whenever necessary. Being a Partner meant “Sharing In All Things”. Now QPR is a beat down tool where stretch goals are meant to share in the pain of failure. Being a Partner was a way of life. When I chose to enter management I became a Partner. Now open market stock means management by share price. The partnership that once was is nevermore. I must continually please my business unit manager. My continued employment is constantly threatened if I do not make my goals. My annual incentive is tied to total company performance. My efforts and my contribution is degraded in the talent management system. I know no matter how well I perform my specific responsibilities, I will never be good enough. I must constantly strive toward better personal performance. As I grow in my job I know that the opportunities for new hires are occurring. As I become a more senior employee, my salary base will make me a target for demotion or removal. The younger employees make less money and will work longer hours for hollow promises. I have no voice in determining the future course of UPS. The management committee manages by stock price. If I disagree with decisions, I know that I will be labeled a malcontent. I know that my comments will be ignored. Throughout the years of this partnership, I looked with confidence toward my own personal well-being. I know this was a pipe dream that is not the future. I look with sorrow at the future of my fellow employees.