Same As It Ever Was

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Oct 13, 2010.


Are things really that much different

  1. Things are better now than 20 years ago

    1 vote(s)
  2. Things are about the same as they were 20 years ago

    5 vote(s)
  3. Things are worse now than 20 years ago

    25 vote(s)
  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    It is my observation that many of the things that everyone say is unique to today were pretty much the same back then.
    Not everything for sure but most.

    Some things are the same:
    - Numbers have always reigned supreme at UPS ... technology makes it easier to measure but numbers have always run this company.
    - Hard work, quick thinking and dedication are still expected
    - Safe driving - 5 Seeing Habits

    Somethings have changed:
    - Safety is much more important and emphasized today than it was 30 years ago. Nobody had 3 point seat belts back then nor high back seats.
    - Newer buildings have less lifting over your head and placing below your knees for inside employees
    - UPS is no longer your caretaker - 30 years ago UPS was very parental/patriarchal towards its employees - Union, non-Union and management - that is no longer the case
    - Technology has changed many things at UPS including the job but one area, as mentioned above, is the ability to, measure almost anything.
    This has created a certain waste because measurement is data and creating information requires additional effort. It seems to me that UPS now measures things that has little or no value.
    That additional effort includes the input of human judgment - lacking at times, no doubt.

    What are the things you can add to this list (and of course, disagree with on this list)
  2. UPSaxel

    UPSaxel New Member

    Wait modern buildings are limiting above head and below knees package handling? I knew I should have applied at the air hub.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Oh yeah - 30 years ago there was some idiot in I.E. sitting in a cubicle in Corporate (Greenwich, CT) coming up with numbers that operation centers had to meet.

    So - this was is the same now as then.
  4. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    "Talking Heads"lyrics??
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member


    I also chop my arm with the other hand at times.
  6. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    The same as it every was,

    the same as it.......EVER WAS!!!!

    Great Song!!
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Watching the day go by thought of going under ground.
  8. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    You find yourself living in a shotgun shack.....
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    And you ask yourself
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    My God, what have I done?
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The good ole days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
  12. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    That's the way I see it too brownmaster.
    The mind tends to remember only the good things from the past and the present is overly-critical, overly-pessimistic.
  13. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I ain't as good as I once was
    I got a few years on me now
    But there was a time, back in my prime
    When I could really lay it down
    And if you need some love tonight
    Then I might have just enough
    I ain't as good as I once was
    But I'm as good once as I ever was"
  14. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    HEY AJ Blake!!!

    No thread hijacking!!

    What is that beautiful house??
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    There was a time when I could make love all night long
    Like a big rooster in the barnyard, I felt strong
    But now my private part needs an emergency jump start
    I’m gonna go to Viagra before it falls

    My wife put on a sexy negligee
    But I just had to turn the other way
    She so full of frustration cause I can’t rise to the occasion
    I’m gonna go to Viagra before it falls

    I know I’m not the man I used to be
    This sudden lack of manly prowess is killin’ my self esteem
    But I feel like such a failure with my broke down genitalia
    I’m gonna go to Viagra before it falls

    Lyrics by Paul Torn who toured with Toby Keith when "I ain't as good as I once was" was popular

    Note: Paul claims he is the only person to ever rhyme "failure" with "genitalia"
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010
  16. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    hmmmm....Not "Meaningless Fluff"; not a Talking Heads song; not buying the Paul Torn angle. Obviously an opinion of a UPS Manager which represents Forward Looking Statements intended to aid Inside Investors.....:wink2:

    Sorry for being crude, but should it be "inside" investors???
  17. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  18. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Awesome Cheryl!

    Saw them live once and the theatrics were incredible!!!
  19. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    Now I'm going outside to have an ice cold beer in the shade...
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    There should have been another option for those of us who are less than 20 years old.