UPS = Overrated?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TwoFingeredWillie, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    You know UPS has this general consensus with the general public that they are a top-notch company.

    I think they are highly overrated. They move as slow as molasses when it comes to promoting people.

    Everyone thinks their packages are handled with kid gloves when anyone that has ever workied there can attest that the packages are smashed, dirty, stepped on, etc...

    And what's this you have to wait one year for medical and dental? A year and a half to include family?

    Certainly an outfit the size of UPS can do better than that.

    OK, done ranting. :happy2:
     
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Pointless point +1
     
  3. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    That's true, but most people in the general public only see their own UPS driver and, with maybe a few notable exceptions, love their UPS driver. When giving their opinions in these kinds of surveys, they are thinking of their own driver and not much else. You are right in saying, they don't see what goes on behind the scenes. Not many people ever do see what happens in the centers and hubs. They might feel differently about our overall operation if they did see what goes on in the buildings.
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    and if you really knew what went on behind the kitchen doors of your favorite resturant you would probably never eat out again.:happy2:
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Now be grateful that you still have a job.
     
  6. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    They say that if you like laws or sausages then you shouldn't see how they are made; I always felt this was true with shipping with us(UPS).
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    +1. Back in high school I worked as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant, and I could tell you some stories!!!
     
  8. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Like ordering seafood in Oklahoma
     
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Jing-Cha Ju Zai Na-Li
     
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I don't get it. 17 years, no problems yet.
     
  11. sosocal

    sosocal New Member

    one common theme I see on this message board...It is alway fine and dandy to knock, criticize or bad mouth the company (from the inside) amongst the fraternity of fellow UPSers...It usually gets less enthusiasm when it is in the context of outside perception of the company.
     
  12. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    OK...do they really eat cats and dogs?
     
  13. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Not many people outside the company bother with the brown cafe because its geared towards us.
    We dont care about outside perception because what they think does not matter.
    I like your cat
     
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    No. My sister in law is Korean. Oreo always got nervous when she visited. He could feed her family for a week!
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Technically, I'm still under a gag order..... but I can tell you the Chinese restaurant was right beside a veterinary clinic (seriously!).
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    So they only eat the sick ones??

    Parvo Parmesiano ??
     
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I lived in S. Korea for 2 years. I can tell you I ate just about everything. If you don't ask what it is than it doesn't matter if it taste good. Well that works some of the time.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I just watched a cooking show. The guy was in China and they were cooking up a big batch of dog. yummy
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Retirement viewing?
     
  20. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    Whatever, brains.