Our center manager put in his two week notice a few days ago. Hes going to work for a architectual firm. Ups just spent big money on buying him a home to move him back from where he was. Could this be the beginning of a trend?
Tie-are you saying this test is biased towards say IE and against those with a production background? If that is so my feelings for the future prospects of the company are not good.tieguy said:they better find a way to get the new promotions past the new promotion process first. I think that maybe 10 percent of all applicants are passing the new tests which are clearly biased towards applicants with a staff background.
Wily , you're right on the money. Going to be an interesting experiment. We have about 15 openings in the district and have two applicants that have passed the new promotion process. Good young kids that have shown the ability to lead under fire can't get past the tests. Once the applicant fails he can't retest for a year. Wouldn't be surprised to see some talent leave the company rather than take a chance on waiting a year and failing again.wily_old_vet said:Tie-are you saying this test is biased towards say IE and against those with a production background? If that is so my feelings for the future prospects of the company are not good.
Love the new sig, your intelligence shines through. The company is in good hands.tieguy said:Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death , I will pray that I have the courage to fear no evil. And when it comes time to stand up with convictin I shall prey I am not found sleeping on the ground.
Whether the test is bias or not I can't say but you are dead on the money about the applicants with staff background moving up into positions of directing this company. These folks have little and in most cases no experience at all from the trenches where the rubber meets the road. Years ago, we had an IE manager that told his people that is they came up with a plan they themselves had to first go out and actually perform the task and prove they could do it before they held someone else accountable for doing it. This guy also had come up through the ranks and knew how it all worked and boy did we get the work done in those days. Also explained his common sense approach to it all as well. Can't say that now!tieguy said:they better find a way to get the new promotions past the new promotion process first. I think that maybe 10 percent of all applicants are passing the new tests which are clearly biased towards applicants with a staff background.
Trick,trickpony1 said:What are the current PE hourly union people going to do when the company can get any mindless automaton off the street to do their job?
Is that business, Babe, or is it greed?
We are all dispensable but I think you will find that management gets dispensed last.
Be careful what you wish for.
OK I agree with ya. So what's the plan? Get all your fellow, less than 10 year UPS co-workers and go to the next union meeting and volunteer to give $2 an hour of your pay to go straight into the pension plan to get it back up to snuff and we'll get out of the way!YAKMASTA said:CMON OLD TIMERS RETIRE MAKE SOME ROOM FOR US BOTTOM GUYS ONLY 5 YEARS WITH BIG BROWN AND I WANNA DRIVE A REAL TRUCK IM TIRED OF ALL THESE DAME CUSTOMERS AND THERE SOB STORIES JUST TO GET A SECOND DELIVERY ATTEMPT THE SAME DAY !!! WHAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAAA !!! ITS OUR TURN !!!