I am a soon to be former Manager for UPS Freight in the So. California area. While The pay is good, and the retirment is hard to match, working for UPS Freight was just no longer a viable option for me. I have been in the trucking industry for 17 years (6 with UPS Freight) and I can tell you, nothing has changed, or will change about it. Small Package may be different, but the freight division is Not Small Package, as much as UPS wants it to be. The bottom line of a business is to be profitable. That's why company's are in business, to make money, but when you beat your money making goal by over a quarter million dollars on a monthly basis, and continue to daily get beatings from regional management, eventually, you have to say enough is enough. The word failure is directed at us manager's daily. "you failed, who are you holding accountable, how can you let this happen?" It is the trucking industry, and people do the jobs. Last time I checked, no human is perfect and we all make mistakes. Feeling threatened daily by those in the ivory tower is just not worth it. Like I noted, Retirement is great, but take a look at many of the "30 year" UPS employees and tell me how long you think they will live after retirement. Many of them look like the walking dead. Sad fact I know, but this company kills it's people, especially managers, for the all mighty dollar. Oh, Boo Hoo, we only make 1.4 billion on a plan to make 1.5 billion. We are all failures. That is truly a sad existance. I have one thing to say to all my fellow, soon to be former fellow managers. There is life outside of UPS. There are companies out there, who do "Value" their employees, with a kind word or a hand shake, not just by paying them well, although they do that too. You do NOT have to sit there and get beat up every day. You do not have to tolerate the constant harrassing, the constant negative mentality. A manager I used to report too, said on a regional conference call once, "we all need to be constructively dissatisfied with our people every day." Are you kidding me? Do you know how ridiculous that sounds? So never be happy, never say, we did a good job? How egotistical and how shallow, and how demoralizing. I feel truly sorry for any manager, working for UPS Freight. Several have quit in the past few weeks, and I will add myself to that list Monday. UPS Freight Pacific Region upper managerment, one closing thought. You have good people working in your region. And in the last month, you have fired or let 5 managers quit, combining for over 100 years of trucking expierence. These people all worked very hard, every day to make the best of a very difficult operational plan. These were all good people who you continuously took advantage of, beat up on and treated poorly. All we would hear is "get in front of your people, show them you care." Well, take your own advice. Learn to show you care. You would be suprised what you can get out of them. I learned one very important thing from you all, how not to be a Micro Manager. Look up that term and read what experts say about that management style and the desctruction it can have on your employees. Good luck to you all. Glad I am out of there!!!