Haven't actually heard it but it is very obvious.yeldarb said:We have a new manager who is sending out everyone very heavy, cutting routes, etc. He has told the steward, it is cheaper to pay OT, and grievance pay, than have more drivers. Has anyone else heard of similar things?
Ms. More got any good "cooked books" recipes?rod said:Some day you will realize they are ALL made it the same cookie cutter mold. They come in smokin and usually leave in the middle of the night after they get caught "cooking the books" (making up numbers) Seen it happen a dozen times in my 30 years.
I am one of those who left after almost 20 years primarily due to my hands being tied and not being allowed to manage and take care of the business or my employees. I bled brown and still do but can attest to the fact that skilled UPS managers can thrive in the marketplace, make just as much or more money, and work 8 to 5.roadking said:Good post tieguy, been on both sides, no one has the ability to manage anymore. All (or most of the good ones leave in disgust, that is why the company in their infinite wisdom changed the stock plan and now holds their money hostage instead of improving working conditions for everyone) imagine what would happen if we would ALL row in the same direction. what a wonderful world that would be....
great post.sendagain said:After the new guy has trashed the center for about a year, they'll move him somewhere else and bring in someone to fix the damage. An occasional box of donuts or a barbecue is great for morale and might show the drivers that you care about them. Giving a manager a little leeway in his dispatch would do more to increase production than cutting routes and sending everyone out heavy. It is usually the people upstairs that dictate to the manager how many trucks to run. I always respected the manager that bucked the bean counters, who usually got it all wrong.
Question is this, if this is a PAS center, the center manager cannot tell the dispatch sup which runs to cut etc, that is left to them period. If they are told to follow are idiot bean counters, they don't have a choice..period. Non-Pas centers dispatching is usally left to driver sups, not to a manager. Also, it would be cheaper to pay grievances etc than to pay full pay AND benefits for someone else.yeldarb said:We have a new manager who is sending out everyone very heavy, cutting routes, etc. He has told the steward, it is cheaper to pay OT, and grievance pay, than have more drivers. Has anyone else heard of similar things?