**sigh** I’m going to admit to the whereabouts of my place of work; Orlando, Florida West side center, top green. I’m doing this for UPS to listen especially, because believe it or not they are monitoring this forum without a doubt. I’m loading two Disney cars (business routes) and one home delivery for Windermere (Tiger Woods neighborhood). The Disney cars are a real pain and the home route gets pretty bad too. Peak was crazy the rezy got well over 500 packages a day, as the business will always get 350 each day whenever it was peak or not. New Years week, both Monday and Friday were volunteer days. Of course I signed up for Monday thinking it was going to be calm like last years sign ups. End up preloading 10 cars and working out of 3 cages. The next day, regular set up, and I told the main line sup I’d rather load those10 cars then load these three here. Yea, it’s that bad. I was reluctant to sign up for Friday, yet I still did. Belt driven, five cars and stacked out. The next week the numbers come back down to sane numbers. The main line sup comes over to me and has the audacity to tell me that on Tuesday I had 158 packages per hour and needed to get it up. Geez, thanks a lot! Nothing about the week before or other weeks during peak, oh no! That would make sense. Do packages per hour really mean anything? The answer… No it does not! This term PPH is only an excuse or reason to pull you out of where you are to get more work out of you. And you rarely see chargers, small sort, EREG drivers or unload helping out. When they do it’s at the end of a shift, not during it. I went the whole month of January without a missload. I had only two in December, thanks to the days when they fetched me help, a few times when I really didn’t need it either. Thanks to that I didn’t get any overtime for the first two weeks of December. These sups do nothing but get in my way. Supervision in my opinion is the easy way out, a place where you can get out of doing the real work at UPS. I would believe the position should be for someone looking to learn management skills, people skills. No, as I see it on the many faces of sups around me, it’s a way out. One would believe that sups would be there to help out when needed, to be informative and understanding, and to be good leaders amongst the people. But no they get in the way and they double your work load willingly. They cause nothing but more problems for the system and the people. I’ll tell you one thing. UPS always claims they are nonbiased against gays, minorities, chickens, ducks, horse’s blah blah blah. Yet they are bias against hard workers. I can preload a storm when needed too, leaving my cages rather skimpy at times. You would think UPS would be one of those companies that admires and praises hard workers even prompts those who do. Nope, they punish hard workers. They come by and are trained to see the cages ahead of them and see small amounts, not what’s eventually on its way. Saying out loud “you need to go help so and so”. What is really being said is “Great job there! You get a reward.. MORE WORK!!”, Thanks! Two ways help plays out in my opinion. One, the people who receive help see it as if you cant do your job well, then UPS will eventually send someone to help you out to make your life easier. And two the person that is sent out starts to see that working hard just isn’t worth it if you keep punishing them for it. Plus, the people who get help suddenly get slower when I get there. It’s like “oh hey there! You’re going do our job for us”. One place called PD9 seems to call for help all the time. I’ve deemed them with the name PD911 because of their frantic pleas for a miracle. They have 6 cars, and people loading 2 cars, shouldn’t be a problem there, plus a permanent splitter. A lack to walk up a latter to break a jam is the problem. I’ve said this to the house sup and main line sup, still not listening to the advice. I’ve told my sup that helping others unwilling to hustle prompts laziness. Of course sups are trained to shoot down anything that makes sense. And definitely not to admire or praise hard workers, the only thing that matters is how long you been there. One would think a great worker who never missloads, packs tight and is fast would be left alone. In the eyes of UPS that would be crazy talk. The one’s who get left alone and helped, are the poor employees. So today we learn that UPS promotes laziness and looks down its nose at hard workers. **sigh** Where is UPS headed? What’s the future of UPS? I recall one time a preloader actually worried one of cars had 230 on the forecast, really? Try loading two cars with 350 everyday. Our side is the worst in the building. We have Disney, Universal, International, Down Town Orlando, Outlet mall etc etc. Mostly all the cars on the west have no egress, ever. The east side, almost all have egress at the end of the shift. I ended up at this set up back on the line after 6 months in a house, PD7. Our house at the time had well over 147 % efficiency rating. This was seconded in the Orlando HUB, second that to unload. 147 % for any preload house is UNHEARD OF! They pulled this kid over from PD911 to load a four car set up. This kid ended up missloading 4 to 8 per night for 8 days straight. Let’s step back from that for some math. Given just 4 for 8, is 32 missloades a little over a week of time. The building manager went nuts about it, which lead my main line sup to pull me out of our well oiled house to the line. And what did they do with the kid loading it before? They sent him back up the river to where he was before, loading two cars, and paradise! Which is proof they prompt people who are lazy!! You would think they would punish those types, yet it’s backwards. One would think they would try to keep those high numbers at PD7. But what they say and what they do are all backwards. When peak came around, it switched from four to my now three cars. And I have loaded some tough cars before, but this is the hardest I’ve ever had it. It has been said from a high level manager that mine and the person next to me have the hardest set up in the entire building. It’s a tough life as a preolader to begin with. It’s even harder when sups won’t leave you alone. They always seek me out. When I do help someone, that person leaves early, and I’m stuck with having to come back to blown out cages. Also having to stay behind and keep working, packing the businesses routes. I don’t know what to do. I’m at a loss, I’m lost in thought. I don’t want to leave. I enjoy this job. The problem is supervision is killing it for me. It’s a reason people openly admit they don’t care anymore. Sups kill it for us, another point that they stand in the way. I want to come in and bust ass all fours of the shift. But to what reward? Anyone have some words for me? This site is great to vent and hear informative replies. Thank you for reading.