You’re not wrong, but increased CAPEX was planned, so it shouldn’t be as drastic as they’re making it.I’ve heard rumors that this will be the normal operating policy til 2021. Labor and infrastructure costs are trending towards our profit line and won’t be projected to separate til about then. I’m just a dumb package driver so maybe I heard wrong?
We literally have what I call "mobile punch-out stations" at my hub. Useless part-time supervisors that are not given anything productive to do (meaning they don't "supervise" a metro and do all the hourly work on it) who run around with laptops telling people to punch out. Ridiculous how useless the part-time supervisors truly are. If they aren't doing hourly work, they aren't doing anything useful. There's been a recent building/shift merger in my area, so there is a huge surplus of hourlies and part-time supervisors. If upper management had a working brain they'd know that the best way to cut the fat is to fire half of the part-time supervisors, because 99.9% of them are completely useless except for getting me paid for supervisors working grievances anyways.
I'd say that's actually a great idea, but what do I know, I'm a part-time box monkey...You make a very good point regarding part time supervisors. The value they provide, as well as the things they're actually responsible for, is all over the place. Some provide negative net value. Some provide tremendous value. Some can barely perform the most simple tasks with a LOT of hand-holding. Some are on the same level as FT supervisors (using "FT supervisors" as an average...since there are definitely some iffy FT supervisors in the competence department).
The company could gain considerably, IMO, if we eliminated and replaced (as necessary) PT supervisors providing low (and especially negative) net values. Realistically, the company might also want to look into different pay grades for PT supervisors (and realistically, that probably includes a grade below out new minimum, as well as one or two above), and/or have the highly competent PT supervisors as "part time specialists".
Maybe how the company uses part time supervisors is something that the transformation team can address and actually improve? LOL.
Really? 1st quarter and its bring your own tp?
Anyone else’s oasis Id suspended? Have to be careful here and talk in code. My December post got deleted!