Do-nothing PT Sup.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jvoorhees1984, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Jvoorhees1984

    Jvoorhees1984 New Member

    How does these PT sups get away with doing absolutely nothing? Earlier this morning the PT sup on my box line literally stood around with his headphones on watching YouTube videos and sending text messages. The guy next to me, his cages where totally slammed and the most this sup did to ‘sort’ the cages was to take the lightest packages possible (envelopes and clothes bags) and place them outside the cars. He avoided any box at all costs. Oh, he also was nice enough to yell ‘nothing gets by’ , ‘load out’ and ‘last cage’. It’s embarssing and hilarious all at once. Good for him for getting away with it. But I’m left to wonder how he does get away wit it.
     
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  2. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    he doesn’t get paid to touch packages, you do

    is this a serious thread?
     
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  3. Jvoorhees1984

    Jvoorhees1984 New Member

    What is he paid to do then? Stand there on his cell phone?
     
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  4. Management isn't allowed to do union work.


    That's why they call them supervisors.....
     
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  5. Sounds like he has a future in IE :teethy:
     
  6. Jvoorhees1984

    Jvoorhees1984 New Member

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  7. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    Id be damn happy if my supes just stared at their phone and didnt say diddly squat to me all day are you kidding?
     
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  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Sounds like you have a good supervisor
     
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  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescil Vulnere Virtus

    Supervise.
     
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  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Yes.
     
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  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

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  12. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good PT sup to me. If there’s a problem with the guy next to you’s work space, he should shut down the belt or ask someone else to. If packages are coming too fast for him to grab, he should tell the sup he can’t grab everything safely.

    Don’t give away your empowerment to control your workspace by expecting the sup to be responsible for it.
     
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  13. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Well-Known Member

    He barely gets paid at all
     
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  14. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    if you want to find out so bad take the test and become a sup

    otherwise just do your job at a safe but quick pace
     
  15. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Look at your contract. A PT Sup is there to direct bargaining unit employees to (you) to task and whatever his supervisor tell him to do.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Nothing? Most sweat more than @silverbullet2893 on a hot day.
     
  17. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Well-Known Member

    Supervisors aren't supposed to work...lol
     
  18. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    He sounds smarter then half of the ORS and IE guys I have met. Do not talk to him or tell him anything that should be done, that is what essentially he is suppose to do. If he works grieve him until he goes back to doing nothing or acting like he actually cares about the job.
     
  19. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    I can't stand a lazy pt sup. No, he shouldn't be handling packages but he defiantly shouldn't be on his phone, especially with head phones in. That's a straight up safety no no....
    Either the full time sup hasn't caught him yet, or they just don't care.
    Just focus on your job, follow the methods and work safe.
     
  20. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    I am confused by the question