Well get ready in Louisville too...the Airline IS group which is probably the best in the company is in the beginning states of being eliminated with all the jobs being moved to NJ IS where the pay is high and the skills are low. Not to mention the fact that they spend the companies money like it grows on trees without any accountability to anyone with an operational clue of business realities. I have lost count of the times that NJ has spend 1/4-1million dollars on stuff that they didn't even end up using, or how many times they seem to have that nack for picking the hugely expensive technology option when many other cheaper options exist that do it better but don't come from IBM.
What bright genius at UPS thinks moving technical professional jobs which are staffed by very highly capable IT group with the kind of skills and organizational maturing that any fortune 50 would be lucky to have, to the unbelievably expensive NY area is a good idea in this day and age of most companies outsourcing to offshore??
If anything all IS should get the hell OUT of the NY area and go somewhere they might actually be able to find one or two people with a clue for the rates UPS is willing to pay like say the midwest or atlanta, the only thing UPS can afford in the NY area is unskilled, unexperienced IT workers and we are turning over the keys to the whole company to these unskilled people and especially putting the critical airline systems at risk.
Why the CIO seems to think the corporate IT team who is used to managing systems which don't matter if they go down, or if they are rebooted every week, or if they take weeks to install, etc.. is capable of running the entire IT for the 8th largest airline in the world who has planes in the air somewhere in the world 365 days a year.
Meanwhile, we have a group in Louisville running the 8th largest airline IT, who does it faster, better, cheaper(when corporate leaves them the hell alone that is) and they are being systematically eliminated and seeing their jobs replaced by the clueless in NJ.
Good luck trying to make money for the quarters or year when those planes stop flying and delivering all the packages that account for the real profit in the company because the FAA didn't accept of the usual excuses that the ground operation accepts from NJ when they can't do the job.
I for one think this is a big enough risk and see the company being put to such chance of severe failures to eliminate my stock holdings. I wonder if this is insider information?