Do You Recognize Your Co-workers?

Captain Qwark

What the world needs now is more cowbell.
As I was scanning my fellow co-workers during PCM I realized the amount of co-workers I don't know has exceeded the amount that I do. I remember a time when I knew everybody--preloaders, unloaders, drivers, etc. Now I find myself wondering all the time "who's that?" or "where is...? I haven't seen them in a while." My center has grown so much over the years.

I'm not very nostalgic, but I do miss the days when I knew everybody. It felt like family (sort of).

Am I the only one that misses this? Do you work in a center where you know everybody? I feel like we all need to wear those "hello, my name is" name tags now.
 

I have been lurking

Tired hubrat
As I was scanning my fellow co-workers during PCM I realized the amount of co-workers I don't know has exceeded the amount that I do. I remember a time when I knew everybody--preloaders, unloaders, drivers, etc. Now I find myself wondering all the time "who's that?" or "where is...? I haven't seen them in a while." My center has grown so much over the years.

I'm not very nostalgic, but I do miss the days when I knew everybody. It felt like family (sort of).

Am I the only one that misses this? Do you work in a center where you know everybody? I feel like we all need to wear those "hello, my name is" name tags now.
It takes 15 years for a slide bid. I won it with only 3 years.
 

HFolb23

Well-Known Member
I work in a fairly small center and knew pretty much everyone. Then I spent all of 2020 on leave from UPS and out on Covid orders for the guard, came back a year later, of course didn’t know any of the new hires. Hell even the faces I “knew” I didn’t actually recognize because they had beards now. Was a pretty weird feeling.
 

Captain Qwark

What the world needs now is more cowbell.
The longer I was there the fewer co workers I wanted to know. Most of the best ones retired.
That's where I am right now. It's probably why I don't know any of the newer people.
I like it. I dont want anyone to know me. I go to work to get paid.
I'm fine with it too, but I miss that small-center feeling.
There may be some truth to that. Secretly everyone is happy you left because they get to move up a notch on the seniority list.
100% true. We're all vultures waiting for the person above us to retire.
I pretty much know all the RPCDs. 22.4's are just the opposite.
Same, except now I don't think I know any of the bottom 20-30 drivers.
 

quad decade guy

Well-Known Member
Feeders doesn't have PCM's...

I came from a 60-80 person feeder dept. Knew most folks for years. Knew most of those from pkg.

Moved to a different building with 275 drivers(I think)(not really sure).....most I don't know and never see. I'm only there about 20 minutes a day total.

We have had so many off the street hires.....
 

PT Crazy

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New management, NO PCM's. All numbers driven. We have no clue who works in our department of 40 people. Turns out they snuck a few supervisors in to bag. Sad state of affairs. No teamwork. Now we just go in, do our job, and mind our own business.
 
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