Comments on this "essay"?
This is something I wrote regarding my performance.
I have been told that I am about to be placed on "working termination".
1. Two mis-sorts out of 1,000 loads percentage: two tenths of one percent.
2. Eight mis-sorts out of 5,500 loads percentage: 29/200th of a percent.
3. Sixteen mis-sorts out of a month, est. 20,000 loads percentage: less than one tenth of one percent (0.08).
4. One hundred eighty mis-sorts out of a year, est. 240,000 loads percentage: three quarters of one tenth of one percent.
In one year, say 85% of my mis-sorted packages were late.
That percentage of the total packages processed is six and three eights of one hundredth of one percent.
Now, I work approximately 25 hours a week. For peak season averaging, we'll say 1400 hours a year.
Three days would equal slightly more than 15 hours. The percentage of 15 hours out of 1400 hours is: 1 and almost one tenth of one percent.
Looking at the worst percentage of mis-sorts, two tenths of one percent, versus being penalized at over one percent, I believe that the penalty grossly outweighs the "mistakes" made during the mis-sorts. The multiple for the penalty versus the actual is close to 50 times.
So, looking at the above, *. **** and the management at UPS-Greensboro feel that fair punishment is fifty times that of the actual mistake.
My mis-sorts are most likely significantly less than the example above, yet I am being penalized out of proportion to the actual mistake.
Others are as well, this needs to be stopped. If workers were getting one percent mis-sorts, then the punishment would fit. Otherwise,
it does not.
Let's look at "technology". UPS has, in its operation, technology to prevent almost all mis-sorts. Yet, it does not implement this technology
in our hub. Technology is used to prevent misloads, packages entered into the system as going to the wrong place - when they are actually going to the proper place. These packages would, without intervention, be delivered on-time. Not so, with a mis-sorted package. A mis-sorted package is entered into the system as going to the wrong place, and that's where it goes. Which is more important, tracking a package to the wrong place, but that package wasn't sent wrong, and was delivered on-time? Or tracking a package to the wrong place, and was sent incorrectly, and subsequently delivered late? Why isn't mis-sorted technology being used? I've been told that it would cost too much. More than 4,000,000,000 dollars?
If you put as much time and effort into checking every package as you did writing this post you would not have a problem. Force yourself to check every package before loading it. This will give you the peace of mind you seek.