Remember We Are All Just Tools

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by No Syncro, May 19, 2013.

  1. No Syncro

    No Syncro New Member

    If you ever happen to be around when UPS decides that a package car isn't worth rebuilding one more time, you should see your own future. We are all just there to make money for the stockholder, and once a younger, cheaper, more compliant, money maker comes along, you are done for. It really doesn't matter that you never had an accident, or injury. It doesn't matter that your customers loved you. Stockholders are only interested in making money. Money only loves money. Next time they decommission a package car, take a moment to watch. Watch the mechanics strip off the UPS symbols, drain the oil and coolant, and pull the engine. If you can look at that, and see yourself, there is actually hope, because then you know that the job can't last forever, and you can start working on a plan.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    You mean there are people who don't realize this already?
    If they don't understand the obviousness of the business world (not just UPS), I'm not sure they understand how to plan or will take the initiative to plan.
  3. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Well that pretty much sums it up I would say.
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Some bigger tools than others :happy-very:
  5. theunforgetablefire

    theunforgetablefire New Member

    I used to think differently about this job. But now agree 100% with thread....sad.
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You might be a tool but I'm not. I pay taxes give to charity do laundry dishes wash floors and change diapers. Plus I rub my wife's feet three times a week.
  7. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    My feet are available on one of those night for you to rub when you are not rubbing her feet.
    She is lucky to have you.
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Much like a tool, I only do one job, doing it well is my function. One of the benefits of being a tool is I have no loyalty to the machine I service.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'm a standard screwdriver. No bells or whistles but still gets the job done.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    You can be pretty sure you won't be thrown into a grinder at the very end.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    That is questionable.
  12. brownIEman

    brownIEman Well-Known Member

    What is the monthly pension a 30 year mothballed P-10 gets again?