UPS flavor of the week

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS4Life, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Just curious if/what other areas around the country are constantly being watched for as we call the flavor of the week.

    -One week it was people getting written up for not stopping before pulling out the back gate.

    - Making sure you have your keys with you was a big one for awhile.

    -Now we keep getting messages on the ivis about doing these safety certifications. Procedures of backing, tier 3 certification, distracted driving and so on.

    It's just annoying, it seems like every week it's something different. Interested in hearing what others have to deal with from time to time.
  2. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    On time network.
  4. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

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  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    They have the "big wheel of management". Where it stops, nobody knows.

    Don't worry about today, because tomorrow it will be something different.

    Typical situation: "We got to lower send-agains, go back later and get rid of them". One week later: "Forget send-agains, we got to lower the paid day, don't go back"...
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  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Ours are generally to busy doing hourly work to worry about following up on the FOTM. There's a reason why sups shouldn't be doing hourly work, it is spelled out in the contract for their benefit as well. The mentality of "do more with less" transcends into management as well, the result is the current culture of treating symptoms, not the disease.
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  7. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Use both hands on the tractor hand rail -
    (at your end range of motion and even if the 200 row you are dropping your load on is on a slight incline and the driver's door keeps closing on top of you.)
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    We need 100% participation in United Way campaign.
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  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    It's all a game, they hate all of us including management cause they think we make too much money lol. Management can't be that stupid n think they actually like them too. Everybody is just a puppet in the game, WHATEVER BUCK IT lol
  10. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Don't backfire than 40 feet, then use your feet.
    That's been the message for the last few months.
  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    chocolate chip

  12. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    It's been a long day...can I have some of that swill your drinking! We already have @jumpman23 on the board who has a translator standing by if you need him.
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Only time drivers pull keys in the yard at our building is when an auditor or the DM is there.

    Flavor of the week for us is Left in Buildings. If you have one it's an immediate call to the DM to explain why it happened and how you're going to fix it.

    I can already tell you next week for us it will be misloads. Gone through the roof here as the week progressed.
  14. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Started my day with 2 messages about some safety procedure that needs done and one about taking your full meal!

    Half way through my day I get another about all drivers are suppose to take their full meal if approved for partial it must have an edit slip signed by the dispatcher or it's invalid.

    Give me a break, I really wish we could all stick together and meal between 3.5-5 but I don't hold my hopes very high on that.
  15. PrimeUPS

    PrimeUPS Member

    If you are in an ORION center, expect a few flavors of trace and DEMO.
    If you're not an ORION center (and even if you are) make sure you're taking your lunch and make sure you're not driving those 5 miles and 20 minutes out of the way to get to that McD's.
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Maybe I'll donate my sups working money.
  17. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Clearly you've been drinking for at least six hours...
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I actually know a guy that does. This. Donates all of his grievance money. Basically it's the way he can cost the company the most money because then they have to match a certain amount.
  19. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    they are forcing retirees back to work at my center. short handed.
  20. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Forcing?? I have heard of calling and seeing if they wanted to come back for peak but to flat out force them to come back? I don't know if you could pay me enough. I guess if I was retired and broke I wouldn't have a choice.