Maybe Your Manager Is Under the Illusion He/She Is Smart!

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by wkmac, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Study Finds That Having Power Can Make You Stupid

    So the next time that manager stands there uttering what you know it stupid and then they demand of you why you have a devious grin on your face, just hand them this link, laugh your ass off and walk away saying loud enough for them to hear, "Now we both know the truth!"
  2. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    My manager doesn't think he smart. He just follows the instructions given to him by some idiot above him....
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Truthfully I am very Blessed right now. I have an outstanding manager who has a lot of common sense.

    I have had others, and worked around many others also. Will not affirm or deny any thing about them.

    But my current one has not let power go to his head. :happy2:
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I have a pretty good manager right now also. It seems like Corporate has backed off a little and is allowing local management to actually manage and make good business decisions instead of making them blindly follow a hopeless Plan. I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts, although I fully expect the insanity to resume as soon as the ink on the new labor agreement is dry.
  5. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    3 out of 4 are vindictive and a lot worse. Theres one who( if) he had to could do a route run the center and shows respect the others suck.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Puzzle solved I read it and understood it there is always one.
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Hardly a new idea or observation. Let me paraphrase this for you, "The self-assured are more likely to be promoted to leadership positions."

    People who quiver and quake about making a decision and spend a lot of time thinking wondering if they made the right decision do not make good leaders.

    Good leaders make a decision and then find a way to make it happen.
  8. Floyd Gondolli

    Floyd Gondolli New Member

    My outlook is this: there is a culture in major league baseball, big league players don't respect or give all of themselves if they play for a skipper that has not done a tour of duty (played) in major league baseball. That's my position.
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Good UPS leaders make a decision and we have to make it happen.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Can't argue with that.
  11. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Always. That is my job. Following their orders / direction. Sometimes I question, and wonder why.
    My current manager will let me ask why, and solicits feedback one-on-one, not in front of others.
    But when it is "do it this way", I will fully and to the best of my ability do it. That is how I was raised and shaped.
  12. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Management in my tenure at UPS has been like the ebb and flow of the tides some high and some low. And every once in a while like now a spring tide very high locally that is.
    My opinion is that if management listens takes a cue from the peeps with the right work ethic ( 85% my estimate) who have been there and done that we would be a better company.
  13. 9/5Everyday

    9/5Everyday Member

    Give it time, he will soon change.
  14. 9/5Everyday

    9/5Everyday Member

    My center manager says " when i drove, i would of never of done that" Really?
  15. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    None could have said that here, in my last 10 years, at least.

    Out of all the supes/mngrs that I had in the last ten, not a ONE of them had ever driven ANYTHING UPS, P/C or feeders!
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    But they all scored 100% at reciting the Ten Point Commentary.
  17. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    ding, ding, ding!!!!!!!!
  18. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    id say its beyond that, any intelligent person who does there research knows the reality of operations,, its sad really,, dont be mad at your immediate operations level boss, there are a puppet, they cannot change the plan that comes down daily from above,,,they know its unrealistic but god forbid they question it , they are told to cut cars, make everyone in your center have a 10 plus day, then have corporate ask why everyone is over 9/5