Is this normal?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hub Rat, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Hub Rat

    Hub Rat New Member

    It's becoming an increasingly common practice in my hub for non-sups to carry radios, especially in the secondary sort aisles. We're currently running 5 sorts and none of those sorts actually have supervisors up there with them, hence the non-sups now carrying radios.

    Surely this can't be a normal practice, right? I mean it's not like our hub has a shortage of supervisors. In fact, it seems like new hires who've been around for only a few months suddenly become supervisors. (Just imagine how well peak is going when you have some PD Wall hire-turned supervisor running a belt on secondaries. Makes sense to me, what could possibly go wrong? /s)

    Additionally, if one is carrying a radio and isn't a supervisor, aren't you supposed to be paid for that?

    In hindsight this probably belongs in the Union section, but yolo.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2018
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Yep, checks out.

    Yep. Extra 3 cents an hour for carrying a radio.

    Sounds pretty good.
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  3. Hub Rat

    Hub Rat New Member

    Well, so much for people needing to be there for at least a year and, like, knowing their area. 10/10 best hiring practices UPS

    I hope you're taking the piss, because an extra 3 cents, really? Eh, then again, listening to a manager screaming on the radio at a supervisor is priceless.

    It's good until they treat you like you're a supervisor while at the same time giving you no autonomy in your area because you're beholden to the supervisors on the floor below you. And God forbid you're running a sort that uses both sides, so the supervisors on both belts can and will stop their belts and tell you to hold boxes, ignoring the fact that primaries doesn't stop so you're stuck sitting there at over 200% in your aisle while some idiot on the floor with no sense of urgency takes their sweet old time picking boxes off the floor while you're getting yelled at by the fulltime supervisor for a situation you literally cannot control.

    ...God this hub is run by mental midgets.
  4. Active Member

    They have me a cowbell to hit when I need a supervisor.
  5. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    If you have a 2 way radio of your own you could have some fun jamming the channel. Ha ha!
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I walk around the hub with a walkie. Makes me feel important.
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  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    That’s what I’am thinking

    All part time sups report to parking lot G
    Wait until it’s really cold

    All full time Sups report to Division mgrs office right in the middle of the sort

    Tell dispatch random doors need pulled NOW
  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I have a pair of those radios. I may start the Wally Broadcast System. Lol
  9. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Do u turn it up really loud when you’re in the bathroom?
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  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Use your phone to record stuff, then play clips pack over the air!
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member


    Kick it back
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Let me make sure I got this right. Someone with less seniority then you has a radio and you're upset about it?

    Are they still sorting or are they standing around giving orders? They hand out radios to guys here all the time so that they can alert management to problems like jams.

    So what's the big deal. I don't get it.
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Snowflake wants a toy too! NOT FAIR...WAAAAH!
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  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

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  15. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

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    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Soundboards could be fun too.
  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

  19. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    i would gladly trade 4 of my sups for 2 more hourlies and just leave radios in key locations to let me know something is wrong
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Am I normal?
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