Glad I left Brown sucks!

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Former Brownster, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Former Brownster

    Former Brownster New Member

    I was a former employee a few years ago. I was a supervisor and it sucked big time. Worked 12-15 hours a day and still got paged at home while sleeping. All for that little MIP(at the time it was in the high 2's). Hell if I worked that much for 2009's chump change MIP, I would have gone to the mental ward. The monthly salary is small. I would have made more money as an hourly with the type of hours I was working as a supervisor and would have had better benefits. To those who are thinking of management, don't do it. I found a new job that's a lot less stressful and 8 hrs a day with no pages at night. If I can do it you can too. Anyways, I hear they are currently trying to do a buyout. Glad I am no longer there. Everytime I see the place it makes me think how in the world did I work there all those years. I should have left after 2 days.
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm glad things worked out for you, Former Brownster. Welcome to the Brown cafe!
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Cult indoctrination processes do work well. :wink2:
    Once you realize it's just a job it gets better.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  4. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    Not everyone is cut out for the work. Glad you found a job you like hope you the best.
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    That goes for hourly as well!!!
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    This sentence tells me why you are no longer, if ever, a sup.
    Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.
    Welcome to Brown Cafe.

  7. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    Good Point!

    In all my years in management, I saw abuses in the system but they were never long term. You might have a 12 or 15 hour day but rarely did you endure 60 to 70 hour weeks over and over again. I had a center with 4 full time supervisors before there were dispatch supervisors and pm supervisors and every week we would plan out a schedule so no one would have to work more than 9-10 hours and the supervisors would rotate 1/2 days on Friday. Once California started with the management lawsuits (PT & FT supervisors) the whole concept of center management (hours) changed.

    I had a challenge with part-time management back in 2000-2004. I had a Sunday operation that usually went from 16:30 to 13:30 (the next day) and it took 5 more operation supervisors than I had normally during the week to run. To keep people from leaving we had to think outside the box. Stagger starts, giving days off - supervisors that only covered lunches and occasionally we would have those Sundays when a feeder or two would break down or hit weather and you could tack on another 3 to hours. BUT, I had to make sure that those supervisors were compensated for their time one way or another besides what California law permitted. If I didn't do that, I would have had supervisors leaving left and right.