Our Center Supervisor during the PCM asked what she could do to improve the morale of the center. No one had a good answer other than leave us alone and let us do our jobs. We had a driver come back after 8 months in feeders. Guess what? He was "observed" during his first day back. You can only guess he was pulled into the office the next day for all his infractions. So.....after some thought during the day I requested a meeting with her to discuss her question. I must admit that she does try to make things right with us the drivers but unfortunately it will never happen. Not because of her but because of the mandates that are handed down from corporate. Remember when UPS management and UPS drivers could(within reason) work together and get the job done. And there was a certain level of respect and appreciation. NOW.....there is not one thing that UPS Corporate does that decreases the CHASM that is between us. Every rule and regulation is a way to widen the gap. Look at Telematics for instance. Initially this system was created as a tool to better maintain a fleet of trucks. Then someone realized that it could be used to created reports on what the driver was doing every second of every day that he was operating that vehicle. It wasn't enough that we were out there doing our jobs but now we must be held accountable for our every action.....or non action. I mentioned this to our CS when talking to her and told her that when and IF we ever go live she will be required to "nit pick" us on our every move. UPS is a multi-billion dollar company. We are told that we are handsomely paid for our work but where is the respect? Human nature is to rebel against brow beating. And that is exactly the tactic that is used on the non-management. But it comes from a much higher level than your local management. Is it any wonder why morale is at an all time low? There is an old tale about the wise man and the foolish man. The wise man built his house upon a rock while the foolish man built his upon sand. Guess which house washed away in the flood? Many years ago I would say that the business plan for UPS was sound. Maybe UPS Corporate should examine the current condition of their foundation. There is a flood coming and it could be a rude awakening for us all.