"have you ever heard of sense of urgency? " - PT supe

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NI3, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    Each and every one of them that I had to deal with uses the phrase "sense of urgency"...

    Do PT supes have any function other than to hassle you to go faster which in turn makes him look good on paper?
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Tell them the only sense of urgency you know is when there's 5 more miles till you get home after eating Taco Bell.
  3. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Let them know that this job is a marathon and not a sprint. The pace is what the pace is! Your focus should be on safety rather than production.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    They have other "functions" but you got the main thing identified.

    It's a race every night to get it all processed and meet the pull times.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yup. Move a little faster there, buddy. Don't make me late pulling that load!
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If you don't have a sense of urgency you shouldn't work for this company.
  7. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Once you pull out a contract book and ask them to show you where the load rate/sort rate/delivery numbers/etc. are, they tend to leave you alone. We're only responsible for a fair day's work for a fair day's pay - we have folks in their early 20's that can haul ass and folks in their late 40's/early 50's that can't quite work like they did 10 years ago. If they really grind on you, smack them down with paper work.
  8. btrlov

    btrlov Member

    a smart sup shouldn't ever have to utter those words....it will get you nowhere in a unionized workforce
  9. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Urgency is for owners.
  10. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Brownmonster: Are you drinking brown kool-aid again. walk at a brisk pace, that does not mean run like an jackass. Do the job the way we were trained.
  11. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I agree with you perfectly said. Those part time supervisors hear the word grievence the :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: a pill.
  12. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    If you are to mince words: "The parties agree that the principle of a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay shall be observed at all times and employees shall perform their duties in a manner that best represents the Employer’s interest."

    That is pretty vague - for both hourly and management.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "Sense of urgency" has nothing to do with running like an idiot.
  14. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Yeah, ask them about "sense of urgency" when your check is wrong. Suddenly, they don't remember what it means...
  15. uber

    uber Guest

    Tell him you make your money by the hour.
  16. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I don't always agree with your posts, but you hit it out of the park with this simple response.
  17. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    If drivers wonder why the load is sloppy...
    these are the directions:
    "oh they just need to be like 4' from where they're supposed to be".
    "just get it loaded, its ok if if its not neat"

    My expectations per the book, but not necessarily by demonstration or verbal order...

    Walk, never run.
    Establish a
    Stay off rollers, chutes and conveyors
    Look before stepping. Watch out for those smalls, crayons, etc. each and every time
    Make adjustments for changing conditions.

    Get close, work within power zone, don't reach out.
    Small looking things can be heavy.
    Position feet
    Lift with knees, always
    PPH expectations... watts dat?
    Test for weight/shifting contents, every time
    Grab opposite corners
    Don't jerk, lift/lower slowly
    Use existing equipment to help with lifting/lowering

    Packages are to be lifted, then lowered onto the surface and not to tossed ever...

    To do as demonstrated means
    Packages are to be chucked if they're light....
    Optimal carry emphasizes production over safety...

    PT's: mission:
    to push for highest PPH so long as they go in the right truck. Them driver requests and such be darned.

    meanwhile their bosses request are more reasonable...
    safety... and service to driver.
  18. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    Maybe if they didn't pack trucks so full that cramming every nook and cranny wasn't required.
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    slow and steady wins the race. Going faster only increases the risk for mistakes, accidents and, even worse, injuries.
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I don't run. I work fast though. I don't consider a jack ass to be very quick. Jack Rabbit maybe.