Apologies for the long post. I'm not really sure how to word this correctly, so please bear with me... Since I started loading package cars, we've always loaded them with the spa label facing out. If I had to, I'd pull the label arrange the package so it would fit better, then put the label so it would face out, keep same stops together...yadda yadda, and everything was fine. Monday, our new center manager said that from now on, we are NOT to move the label at all, and mark the location number on it with a crayon. He said it's faster. Well I was doing this but couldn't keep up. I had 2 other loaders pulling for me and still couldn't do it. Today, I said screw this, did it the old way, and I was back to having a good day. Towards the end of my shift, my PT supe asked if I was still using the crayon. I told him "Hell no, it takes me twice as long". He said "I know this is lame, but the center manager is pulling the (Termination for refusing to work as directed/following methods) crap and the DM will be here next week". Using this new way, it's longer, hard to see crayon on pkg tape (and people like their tape here!) in dim light, much harder to look for misloads, add/cuts, etc. I guess my questions are these: 1) Is this an actual method, and is there a method book for preload? 2) If it's not, does the "work as directed" shtick supersede methods? 3) If I do work as directed, I won't be able to keep up. Can I be disciplined for failure to maintain demonstrated performance?