The Four Stages of Declining Morale

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Junkyard Willie, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Junkyard Willie

    Junkyard Willie New Member

    This mainly applies to Preloaders, but could perhaps apply to other positions.
    Just a general observation.
    1) INCREDULITY: "HOLY :censored2:! There's no way all this is gonna fit in these trucks.
    But I'll do my best and prove they hired the right guy for this job."
    2) DISBELIEF: "You mean it gets worse?! 40 irregulars and 5 or more 30+ piece
    bulk stops? None of which I'm allowed to stack out?! It's okay. I'll get through
    this somehow."
    3) ANGER: "AGAIN?! THESE TRUCKS BLOW OUT EVERY DAY, AND TO TOP IT ALL
    OFF HERE COME THE DRIVERS AT THE END OF THE SHIFT TO THROW TANTRUMS
    AND TREAT ME LIKE I SHOULD BE WEARING A BIB AND HELMET."
    4) RESIGNATION: "I no longer care. Write me up. Harass me. Embarrass me. Berate
    me. I no longer fear termination, incarceration or even death."

    To those of you who graduated Stage 4, congratulations. You've achieved enlightenment. You're now bulletproof. Maintain good attendance and all will be well. Except for your skeleton. Be prepared to be asked why you walk funny everywhere you go.
     
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  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Congratulations
     
  3. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

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  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'll read this tomorrow on the crapper.
     
  5. Junkyard Willie

    Junkyard Willie New Member

    Just make sure you're on the clock.
     
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  6. Poop Head

    Poop Head Officially the most interesting Cardboard Warrior

    No matter what job you do here at ups, this will set you free
     
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  7. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Old timers have been saying this for years and years.
     
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I've said this all along...

    love-> hate-> indifference.

    Once you make it to the "indifference" stage of the continuum you'll be much happier.
     
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  9. Junkyard Willie

    Junkyard Willie New Member

    Yessir. That was kinda the point I was driving at. LOL
     
  10. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    accurate considering they strap two of your fingers together with a scanner
     
  11. Stage one when walking in, stage two when clocking in. Someday I’ll be a stage 4. :)
     
  12. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    I prefer stage 5, where you combine stage 1 and stage 4 and tank your PPH to 50 an hour while rearranging bulk for the 10th time.
     
  13. Days

    Days Active Member

    Thank you. This post made my day
     
  14. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    My analogy is that you are floating down a river and you fight to control everything and at some point you refuse to accept the worlds problems and you know you have won when you don't even realize you are floating in a river. Om ... Om ... Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  15. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    I think I went through all the 4 stages my first day on the job.
     
  16. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Active Member

    I am completely indifferent to this place. Took me 4 years to not care except to make sure my pay is correct.

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  17. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    The sooner you get there the easier this job becomes, no matter what you do.
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Things get a whole lot easier after you accept #4
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You high?
     
  20. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    High on life Buddy!
    High on life!

    Nope