Top UPS Management "Doing as they Say"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    In contrast to the US Automakers flying to Washington in their private jets or Obama flying to Denver to sign the stimulus bill, UPS top management held our cost down for the Annual Managers meeting.
    Scott Davis had them combine it with the last Quarterly Board Meeting in Atlanta and no one flew in for the meeting.
    They participated by conference call if they could not drive to the meeting.
    I was very impressed with this level of real leadership that saved the company millions of dollars and showed top management was living by the same standards that they are asking everyone else to adhere to.

    What have you seen in your area where management is showing leadership by doing as they say?
  2. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Well, I just heard from a top local source (since I'm sitting home on dis right now), that our local district, to avoid paying additional state tax on tractors that are only used in-state just towed a tractor approximately 120 miles to a border to be driven another 20 or so miles across state lines to show that it's used "interstate". But wait, (as Billy Mazing would say) there's more.

    That tractor had to be towed back to its home domicle and replace on the hook with another tractor that's only used in-state and repeat the process.

    Saving money? Yeah, I really applaude the conference call.
  3. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    Sounds like another example of UPS stepping over a dollar to save a dime. Here they aren't really doing much. They try to hold everyone to 9.5 but after a couple days of missed packages on half a dozen routes (we only have 15 routes here), they end up paying out 11.5 hour days to get everyone caught up.
  4. sano

    sano New Member

    I look at this as very positive. The only issue i have is that I am reading about it here instead of the business page. It would seem that this type of information would have a good impact on our stock price. A company that makes these kind of decisions is a company that is not as likely to make the decisions Detroit is making right now (bankruptcy or slow death)
  5. drewed

    drewed Shankman

  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    OK, I know that you have something to say...must be something got your tongue?
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
  7. sano

    sano New Member

    Very insightful.:happy-very:
  8. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Couldn't, have said it better myself.
  9. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    I agree with JD...UPS mgt is cutting routes while packing the crap out of surviving routes.I'm running more stops, planning to much less hours on paper than ever before...

    The morale is at an all-time low.....Hey, it's in God's hands.i just do the best I can do..
  10. Red Dawn

    Red Dawn Member

    hope ups buys back it better before they went public...although i know they had to in order to grow here and mostly over seas....just liked how things ran back then.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I guess those day are gone forever.
    Its hard to decide what is important to hold onto when your eyes are on the horizon.
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The IPO raised what? 5 billion? I think they could have come up with that without the IPO.
  13. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    At least, that is the way it happens in my small niche of UPS.
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Not much,
    they only
    try and meet the morning numbers handed down by the DM.
    It just becomes a game of musical chairs.Drivers are over dispatched, call the center for help. Drivers swap stops, cell phone each other and make it work

    And that, my freind, is why it never will change.
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Do you know a way to make UPS change?
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Working as directed. They say swap, we swap.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Drewed couldn't find the appropriate response in his "Manager's Cliff Notes" and was forced to think on his own, hence the response "...."
  18. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    We had our local panel on thursday at the union hall. Management usually all eat lunch together and discuss the cases, but this thursday they broke up into groups and sat seperate. There must be a included gratuity for parties of 6 or more! Way to save on the 15% tip! lol