So a big discussion at work right now is the fact that the company appears to be abusing the OCRT (Operations Contingency Response Team) and turning it into a solution to the fact they are unable to properly plan for normal daily peak staffing of the Worldport operation. In Louisville, this has changed from what it was originally designed to do which was for management employees to help out during a big storm, strike or something of that nature. Now it has turned into every year during regular days during peak and even in the summer a few times. It is no longer a "contingency" but has become PLANNED. What people are talking about in TTG/IT is the fact that: - No skilled IT professional in any other company is expected to regularly go into an operation and perform work designed for 20 year olds (loading/moving packages). - It is impossible to try and explain this to anyone that is GenX/Mellinials, they look at you like you are crazy and will just leave the company when you tell them they are expected to do this because IT pay at UPS isn't anymore than anywhere else anyway - UPS IT staff is aging with the average age probably pushing closer to 50 now, and asking people that age to do work in the hub is just asking for injuries - IT people are in demand and don't have to do this sort of thing. They are not stuck at UPS without anywhere else to go, heck its hard enough to keep them around for more than a couple of years as it is. That old "partner" mentality does not cut it at all with IT people. I just think it is a bad idea all round to be putting your IT staff out in the operation on a regular basis as manual labor in regard to long term retention, and job satisfaction. Anyone think we going to lose staff because of this? My guess is they will be looking for another job quite a bit harder after the first of the year.