Maybe the all time best response to a PCM question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsgrunt, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    This morning at the PCM, a driver supe asked this question: "What are some of the determining factors in deciding where you park, how far you should walk, or if you should back for a delivery?". It was quiet for a few seconds, and then another driver says "Weather". Few more seconds of silence and then he adds:
    "Whether or not I give a crap"

    It's hard to appear to be listening to a PCM with tears in your eyes and a grin on your face.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That response would have earned him a sit-down with the center manager and shop steward in my center.
  3. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    ditto here !
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I would have laughed at the PCM and in the office. It is what it is. This is a very well paid and very disgruntled and untrusting teamster workforce right now. We made 4.68 billion last year and they are trying to make us feel bad about ourselves for what we make by saying we should pay 90buck a week for our benifits. We bust out ASS we make record PROFITS. They supposedly care about our safety but we are the ones with the many years of safe driving and we are stupid about safety. So we say some smart ass :censored2:. It's a vicious circle. Save your money
  5. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    What, a warning letter for making a smart-ass comment?

    were that the case I'd have a phonebook thick stack of those in my file
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Last I looked making a joke isn't listed anywhere in the contract. Maybe in a few more years with the way everyone is willing to give back but not yet.
  8. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    It must suck working in Nazi Germany.
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    We had a guy say a minor swearword at the PCM ....and the boss said you could get three days off for saying that! Then everyone in our group said... i...t at the sametime. it was funny as hell. Can we all have the same 3 days off? LOL. Boss got mad and left the PCM!!!!!!!!
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If guys knew how to use the grievance procedure this would be fun short & sweet.

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    If that was the case I would be a regular vistor. I have no problem calling out the hypocrisy that spews out of the mouth of management at the morning PCM.
  12. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Same here brother. If they ask the question , they had better expect an answer.

    The other day at our pcm the center manager asked "Do you know what our center's goals are for pickup compliance?" Without missing a beat the driver next to me said "unrealistic" and I followed that with "unattainable".

    If we started getting in trouble for keeping our sense of humor at work, I would be the first one shown the door.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    One morning my supervisor told us we had too many driveway backs the day before. I said "It was raining hard most of the day and we were only trying to keep the packages dry".
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Me and you are in the office after this. I make a joke we go to work your boys slap you on the back. Go to work

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    i couldn't agree with you more. A PCM's we had couple of weeks ago on monday "this is target zero week" I said "isn't everday target zero", On Tuesday " There was 5 accident in the district" I said " Oh noooo not on target zero week, what are we going to do. lol
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...says the person who couldn't be bothered/was too lazy to comply with a customer request to put two tires by the garage...
  17. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    What the hell does that have to do with this topic? Oh yeah, nothing

    And, I was just about to re-write that scenario, but seeing as I said it like 4 times in the correct thread, there's no need to once again try to get you to comprehend my issue with the consignee. At this point I see it being more YOUR problem in failing to understand, not my issue in stating what happened.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is no confusion on my part----the consignee, who I admit was being difficult, made a simple request, which you blew off.

    The right thing to do would have been to put the tires back on the handcart and schlep them to the garage. Yes, I would have been calling this guy every name in the book in my mind while doing it, but I would have complied with his request. I then would have gone back to the pkg car, relayed what had happened to the on-car, told him what a dick the guy had been but that I had risen above that and done the right thing.

    I have never told a customer "no" in the manner that you did with this guy.
  19. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    why would you relay what happened to the on-car, when there was no conflict? * just to get a gold star * do you really have that much free time? *
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The on-car was in the jump seat---did you not read the whole thread?