Supervisors working question.

Swanson

Henry Swanson's my name, and excitement's my game.
I'm gonna say something that might not agree with the concensus but just my 2 cents. Sometimes supervisors working is just them trying to actually help and take some of the burden off hourlys. Yeah I know there's the argument that letting them get away with it will embolden management etc but at the end of the day at least where I'm at most pt sups aren't the enemy. I still get asked(and my dumb arse agrees) to fill in as a sup just because I know enough about operations and we are short on sups)
Well your in a crappy minimum wage job, you think the pt sups are not being ordered by the full time to do our job? Writing up the sups is a great way to put some extra cash into your pocket, whether you like them or not it is just business
 

728ups

offending people on the internet since 1995
I'm gonna say something that might not agree with the concensus but just my 2 cents. Sometimes supervisors working is just them trying to actually help and take some of the burden off hourlys. Yeah I know there's the argument that letting them get away with it will embolden management etc but at the end of the day at least where I'm at most pt sups aren't the enemy. I still get asked(and my dumb arse agrees) to fill in as a sup just because I know enough about operations and we are short on sups)
i would have made alot of money from your Labor had you been in my building
 

burrheadd

KING Of GIFS
I'm gonna say something that might not agree with the concensus but just my 2 cents. Sometimes supervisors working is just them trying to actually help and take some of the burden off hourlys. Yeah I know there's the argument that letting them get away with it will embolden management etc but at the end of the day at least where I'm at most pt sups aren't the enemy. I still get asked(and my dumb arse agrees) to fill in as a sup just because I know enough about operations and we are short on sups)
And here’s the problem ^^^^^
Educate yourself you sound like an idiot
 

MyTripisCut

Let’s get back
I'm gonna say something that might not agree with the concensus but just my 2 cents. Sometimes supervisors working is just them trying to actually help and take some of the burden off hourlys. Yeah I know there's the argument that letting them get away with it will embolden management etc but at the end of the day at least where I'm at most pt sups aren't the enemy. I still get asked(and my dumb arse agrees) to fill in as a sup just because I know enough about operations and we are short on sups)
How the :censored2: do you “fill in” as a supervisor? Go ahead and instruct me to do something Teamster. Good luck.
 

upser2020

Well-Known Member
Seems like you guys see it as an absolute us vs them. Sure some pt sups are d1cks but a lot are not. They took a different path(and some regret taking the promotion) but typically aren't on some kinda power trip or anything and genuinely want to work with hourlys. As far as how I fill in I don't go around ordering people around per say but generally if I ask someone to do something they do it. I also work as hard as most hourlys even if I'm filling in as a sup. The main reason I get asked to do it is because I have a decent operational knowledge and get along well enough with my co workers that it's not an issue. Obviously any discipline would not be something I could do. It is a bit strange and yes I'm doing more work than I have to but it's a learning experience for me.
 

PAS'd out

This ain't rocket science
Seems like you guys see it as an absolute us vs them. Sure some pt sups are d1cks but a lot are not. They took a different path(and some regret taking the promotion) but typically aren't on some kinda power trip or anything and genuinely want to work with hourlys. As far as how I fill in I don't go around ordering people around per say but generally if I ask someone to do something they do it. I also work as hard as most hourlys even if I'm filling in as a sup. The main reason I get asked to do it is because I have a decent operational knowledge and get along well enough with my co workers that it's not an issue. Obviously any discipline would not be something I could do. It is a bit strange and yes I'm doing more work than I have to but it's a learning experience for me.
It's not about us vs. them....it's about us and them. Bargaining unit members have no standing to direct other members. Period. This isn't your local convenience food store where you get to "fill in" for the manager.
 

burrheadd

KING Of GIFS
Seems like you guys see it as an absolute us vs them. Sure some pt sups are d1cks but a lot are not. They took a different path(and some regret taking the promotion) but typically aren't on some kinda power trip or anything and genuinely want to work with hourlys. As far as how I fill in I don't go around ordering people around per say but generally if I ask someone to do something they do it. I also work as hard as most hourlys even if I'm filling in as a sup. The main reason I get asked to do it is because I have a decent operational knowledge and get along well enough with my co workers that it's not an issue. Obviously any discipline would not be something I could do. It is a bit strange and yes I'm doing more work than I have to but it's a learning experience for me.
I wish when I worked in the hub you would have come along and told me to go a little faster or go help the unload
You wouldn’t have liked my reply

Ps you wanna be a supe apply to be one
 

Red Devil

The Power of Connected
If supervisors are working they need to hire more hourlies. If you are going around supervising they need to hire more supervisors. All you are doing @upser2020 is helping them save a buck when they are already drowning in cash and cutting people’s pay.
 

Mrwong

Most-Hated Member
Seems like you guys see it as an absolute us vs them. Sure some pt sups are d1cks but a lot are not. They took a different path(and some regret taking the promotion) but typically aren't on some kinda power trip or anything and genuinely want to work with hourlys. As far as how I fill in I don't go around ordering people around per say but generally if I ask someone to do something they do it. I also work as hard as most hourlys even if I'm filling in as a sup. The main reason I get asked to do it is because I have a decent operational knowledge and get along well enough with my co workers that it's not an issue. Obviously any discipline would not be something I could do. It is a bit strange and yes I'm doing more work than I have to but it's a learning experience for me.

I was just like you. Had the same attitude, till I realized that this what they want. These sups aren’t your friend bud. Simple as that. Grieve.
 
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