What will be the next management cuts to pay for the increased Teamster Benefits ?....Will the reductions be in pay, benefits, vacations etc...
Also as far as reduction in mgmt in the ops, there's way less on roads then there used to be. Maybe that's a good thing, but the problem is we have way fewer supvs as compared to uppper mgmt. Look at the size of our corp hq, there's way too many people there.
It is sometimes disheartening to see other large companies struggle to stay afloat at the expense of their employees.
Many of you bring out some valid points. I can tell you from my attendance in some focus groups that the company has a major concern of how to make the full time supervisors job more appealing. They are not getting candidates and in our region they are trying to get the sups to hype up the benefits of joining management.
There will be a major flux of baby boomers leaving UPS in the near future and it is my feeling that many will not be replaced. They will continue to put more and more responsibility on the center manager level.
When the region manager has to sit in a focus group with every manager and supervisor to hear the concerns and to ask what can be done to make things better, it clearly tells me that we are heading towards a crisis.
With regards to changing the pension, it is my belief that this would be a kiss of death to UPS. Young people who are frustrated and unhappy, will now be able to take their 401 funds with them and move on. Put $200,000 into a guys 401k and if he's 35-45, he might not feel he has to stay.
I wouldn't read too much into focus meetings. In my experience, on occasion, region and district managers have to drive a number related to job satisfaction. They make a little noise as though they care for a while and then its back to business as usual.
I agree with your comments on the pension. I am one 35-45 who, if the pension were no more, would have one less reason to stay at a job that demands so much of me and is so disruptive to a normal life due to an abnormal schedule.
Add it up. No pension, reduced MIP, reduced benefits, managed by intimidation, crappy hours, too many hours, working Saturdays (for some-not me) and the only thing left from when I started in management is my exorbitant salary.
For someone who's been with the company 20+ years the present value of their pension would be considerably more than $200k. If that's all the company plans to pay I'd expect to see an IBM style lawsuit very quickly.Put $200,000 into a guys 401k and if he's 35-45, he might not feel he has to stay.