Now that our entire center (drivers) have been "officially" notified that they are now Telemetrics hot (turn on) its not the same job. Maybe it is just a technological extension of the DIAD recording and GPS, but, it doesn't feel that way. There is a dramatic loss in the feeling of personal space, privacy, and independence. Maybe we never had those before and were living in a fools paradise but any semblance of it is now gone. We and the machine are one. We are not people we are the Borg Now when a manager put the O R's in my face and ask why I was over allowed I tell them to 1, ask the machine and 2, what did the telemetric report say? The O R's and obsolete. The Telemetric report can identify every stop, every mile, and every nano second of the days individual task or operations you scratch or was over allowed. No need to ask me what happen the machine already knows and so doesn't management IN REAL TIME. Method rides or obsolete. Now if they want to get on car for any reason other than annual saftey rides its just an unvarnished hurry up ride which by definition is harassment. You don't feel human any more. You don't feel like you can't be human to anyone on your route not even your customers. Machines don't feel, they don't imagine, they don't inspire, they don't express empathy, they just execute instructions sequentially. UPS has designed and implemented a technology that strips away any humanity the job had. Your just a robot being measured on a Pass or Fail bases every second of every minute of every day of every week from now until your retirement. To see the list of data points on what they "officially" tell you they are monitoring is jaw dropping. Drivers leaving the room were speechless or expressing shock. Its feel like being constantly violated. Maybe over time we'll get used to it like a prisoner locked in solitary confinement gets used to talking to a cockroach but it will never be the same job ever again. As for our relationship with management? I say what relationship now. We are all now machines that serve the machine. Machine people with machine minds and machine hearts. Any facade of humanity is a obvious fraud to everyone. What they care about or want is irrelevant. Our primary task is to serve the machines measured data points period (at least the one they have acknowledged.) We are no longer workers, no longer humans, we are machines.