Re: Boot Eskew
sounds like he does to me, overworking your employees is a good idea? what book of business management did you get your education from? 12 hrs a day delivering packages is ridiculous and YES it does happen everyday for some drivers. Yea yea you can say how well they are paid, but if they rarely see their families, or have time to spend it, whats the point. Employees are people, not machines. We have bad days, we get tired and make mistakes no matter how much you pay us (which in the case of PTimers would be not enough). What do we get for our hard work? Wellll you need to load at 210 pph you were at 208 so move it, or you were 1.5 overallowed (if you're a driver).
Base your numbers in reality and see how well we work. Most people don't bust it anymore because they know if we all get to be at 210 pph UPS'll want 220...they're just never happy. Hence the reason most people here sometimes just don't care anymore. They know nothing they do will ever be enough so why bother? Its the same job year to year, we don't magically get faster. PAS doesn't make packages smaller, doesn't make trucks bigger, doesn't make bulk disappear and quite frankly doesn't make much sense. They look at stop counts and not pieces. Two drivers both have 120 stops, one has 425+ packages and doesn't contain, the other 250, I thought PAS was to prevent this from happening? That severely limits our effectiveness (preloaders). It does seem to cause misloads I will say that.
I've only been here close to 3 yrs and every year it gets worse. Its not me, I still do my job the same way I've always done, I don't move faster when managements projections are off and we get slammed, one rate all the time 200-210 pph. It is THEIR job to send help if such a thing happens, yet in more cases than not they've already sent the help home to save $$ and have the supes try to do it, but everyone except the new hires refuse it. Not wrapping is the only language you guys understand. Saying we need to come in earlier doesn't cut it.
Thats another thing there is no package "flow" at UPS, there is slammed, then empty and ridiculously slammed after break. Thats pretty much the "flow" at our hub, in stages, everyday. That too is the result of poor planning, doubling up in the primary and on the slides and keeping the same amount of people pulling cages??? yeah thats a recipe for success...or a mess, depends on who you ask. Somehow we get blamed when it doesn't work though...funny how that works.
AS long as they stick IE people in high positions this company will keep losing employees and keep getting nowhere. They (least from the ones in our area) have no idea how to run an operation effectively. Why should they? most have never spent a day actually working in operations yet they make the decisions? good thinking.