Yes indeedy folks. Here in my little neck of the woods we recently were gifted a new bussiness manager from a closing center just north of us. He brought a long a FT Sup he was buddy with who he promptly put in charge of the pre-load operation. This F/T sup believes he is god's gift to UPS. He is on the fast track to CEO yet it's only in his head. He says, "I am disciplining all misloads." Fair enough. They should be. But you can't discipline performance. So he come sup with a new plan. "I'll discipline misloads that result in service failures." So here is the deal. The pre-loaders are doing fine. But you have the layed off drivers who are loading package cars who were not all loaders when they were part timers. You have layed off drivers that are working split shifts till 9:30pm and starting again at 5:00am. You have the layed off driver who doesn't care, gets 5 misloads a day, but gets lucky and has a good driver that runs them all. He doesn't get any diiscipline. Then you have the guy who cares, busts his ass, follows his methods, loads stop for stop, and gets one a misload a week. But his drivers are 20 plus-ers who could care less about anything but their dispatch being too heavy. He is one misload away from being terminated. Has been through verbal, and written warnings, a warning letter, and is about to be suspended. But what they haven't done is offer any advice on how to improve, they just keep telling him he is doing it wrong. Every layed off driver has started stacking out so someone has to come help them catch up in order to not be accountable for misloads. Am I wrong in thinking that the guys who will save this center during christmas peak might be allowed a little slack? Am I wrong in thinking that the guy with 5 daily misloads should get in trouble before the guy who does it once a week?