Sups working-What do you think will happen?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cantwin69, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. cantwin69

    cantwin69 New Member

    So I'm leaving work tonight at about 2:40 AM. I had just returned from the safety office on my way to swipe out. (I had to return a tape gun. I'm injured and tape boxes all night) I get up to the sort aisle where my timecard is and what do I see? Three sorters and three supervisors sorting packages. Standing at the end of the aisle was the full time manager in charge of the entire hub. I don't know what his title would be. He's the main man in the building though. He was standing there supervising the supervisors working. I swiped out and stood there for 4 mins and watched them all sort. He probably didn't think anything of me standing there cause I've never grieved a sup working. My question is this - What do you think my life at UPS would be like if I grieved the main guy in charge of the whole hub as well as the three sups working? Would it be worth it?
  2. oper8tor

    oper8tor New Member

    While you were standing there watching did you ask yourself "how many others are injured or just didn't feel like showing up tonight". Start from there and work your way out. The last thing a sup wants to do is work if he doesn't have to. But the work still must get done. The system only works when everyone shows up and works safe.
  3. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    that is why they have a casual list. they call these folks in when the regulars call in sick or do not show up. your should file a grevience for the time all the sups worked
  4. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    LOL, you are an idiot.

    It sounds like it was the end of the night. This is a regular occurrence of sending the workers home and UPS trying to save some cash by having their supervisors clean up.

    To the OP, I say grieve. And everynight go stand there after the sort and grieve again and again and again.......

    BTW, get all the money you can now, because the next contract is going to SUCK.
  5. cantwin69

    cantwin69 New Member

    With all due respect, the exact opposite is true. At the beginning of the sort, I see the supervisors send at least 5 or six new hires home because in our hub we always run 1 down, meaning in any particular aisle we'll have eight unloaders with seven, sometimes six, sorters sorting them. They also begin sending people home shortly after break. In my case, I watched my sup send the guy working ahead of me home and take out his diverter and have me sort two unloaders all night. this went on for eight months until I got hurt. Maybe that was a contributing factor to my injury. He then would send people home after 3 hrs of work and proceed to finish their work for them. That's my point.
  6. cantwin69

    cantwin69 New Member

  7. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    Folks, I think Sup's now have it as bad as us hourly, Trust me sup's don't want to work. The whole reason Sup's left the hourly ranks is because moving and delivering packages is way to hard. Corporate doesn't want to hire on any more teamsters so there now working the sup's (something, even sup's didn't expect to do when they signed on). I talked to my "On Road Sup" and he was delivering packages with a sprained ankle and was hating it. Just wait until Christmas, Your going to see all the sup,s working. Now you know why sup's want to advance so quickly in the company. A Division manager or a district Manager doesn't have to move packages. But in the mean time corporate is going to say the reason were working our sup's is because hourly calls in sick. Hang in there folks, We'll get there.
  8. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

  9. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    At our building, grievances are filed for supervisors working - and won!
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  12. cantwin69

    cantwin69 New Member

  13. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  15. loaderdude

    loaderdude New Member

    In our preload, pt. time sups or "non-union loaders" as I call them, work every day, almost the whole shift, except when doing some paperwork or BSing with others. Just the way its been for the last few yrs or so. Loaders can't handle loading the volume of areas without them. Even the preload center manager does hourly work for a few hours a day. I don't hear of anyone filing grievances for preload anymore. Theres fear of harassment, intimidation.
  16. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    So, you're on injured, light duty work? OK, were you able to perform work that sups were doing? If not, there ain't no grievance, at least not for you. You have to be able to perform the work for which you are grieving, yes?

    The old saying holds true: "Be careful what you wish for, it may come true".

    You grieve this and win, then you will be required to perform the job next time this situation arises.

    Correct me on this scenario if I am wrong.
  18. dunderchief

    dunderchief New Member

    If you assume this guy doesn't want to work, you're wrong.
    sounds like this person, just like me, would usually gladly stay to make a liitle more money.
  19. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I grieve out of principal. UPS: Don't send people home, hire people that are needed and don't dishonor the contract.

    Ann arbor is still a whore.
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member