Do center manager's have a soul?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by clarnzz, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    We had a driver suffer from heat exaustion this week. He went to the hospital, got his salt fluids and what not. Our center manager made his obligitory appearance in which the drivers wife chewed him out and the drivers 10 year old daughter told him that he hated him. I stated that no matter how much of a corporate kiss ass you are this had to touch you deep down at least a little bit?

  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Maybe said driver should of stopped and taken some break. Sorry couldn't resist. lol

    I know we are pushed hard and no they don't care so really it all comes down to each individual taking care of themselves.
  3. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    I heard he had a bratwurst for lunch and that was the cause. I'm not placing blame on the center manager for the heat related illness, I'm just saying having a 10 year old girl say she hated you had to have a little effect not that he can change anything except have a little more respect for what we do. :)

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    Part off the problem belongs on the driver for not having the balls to stop working and take break to cool off. I have done this before, when I feel the heat getting to me I will stop working. drink some water and find some shady or AC. Also notify the center if its going to be a paid break that you dont feel well and need to stop working and find some AC.
  5. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    Is kinda off-topic but I agree, don't push urself to that point, it's our responsibility to make good decisions. I just don't see how having a 10 year old with her daddy hooked up to IV's and what not tellling even the most heartless center manager's she hated him not make a rustle deep down.

    Does ur center manager have a soul?
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    center manager's have a business to run and cannot spend their day baby sitting grown men and women.
  8. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    if you heard the conference calls a center manager has to endure, you'd seem pretty soulless too

    shame on that driver's family for misplacing the blame
  9. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    you helped him get sick by you taking your one minute lunch all the extra stops put on him and others in your (integrity ridden center) . your center manager has the soul the ones who skip lunch dont . you should get off this site you make me sick
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yikes, I think the parents are idiots for bringing their 10 year old child into this. The driver should have "manned up" just a little....
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I think you missed with this angle Clarence.
    Everybody seems to think that the individual is responsible as stated by:
    Same way with management working 14 - 16 hour days and not getting enough sleep ... it's a slow killer.
  12. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    I agree, my post was tounge in cheek. The driver said it was his fault, his dispatch was pretty big that day and he was pushing it harder than he should of trying to get done. I don't blame our center manager for him getting sick, my days of blaming overdispatching for accidents and injuries has passed, the ball is in our court.

    My center manager is a pretty good guy for the most part, I wouldn't want his job, I couldn't do his job.
  13. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    I agree, during peek I would see my center manager looking wiped when I would come in around 8:00 and would ask when he came in, usually it would be around 4 AM.

    Id tell him, "go home, you need to get some sleep!"
  14. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Are you seriously implying that someone should be bothered by a strange child's hatred towards them?
  15. clarnzz

    clarnzz Member

    It would of bothered me a little bit, but deep down I'm a softy.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This reminds of the scene from Jerry Maguire where the lineman, who had just suffered yet another concussion, his wife, son and agent (JM) are in the hospital. JM is trying to get the lineman cleared to play so that he can collect his signing bonus and JM can collect his commission. The son summed up his feelings about the agent quite nicely and, yes, it did have an affect on the agent.

    I would think that having a driver's child tell you that they hate you would have an affect on any supervisor.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Supervisor - maybe
    Center Manager - ???
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Teaching your kid to hate anyone would kinda make me feel like I'm failing as a parent.
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    As Paul would say, then don't do it.
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed! And she was "taught" to hate him. The driver must have been whining in the hospital about how the center manager put him there. TAKE OFF THE SKIRT!