UPS insider magazine

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ORLY!?!, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    UPS insider magazine....

    I havnt got one in a few months...

    Is there some sort of timeframe that the magazine works? As if it stops during some of the months. Just wondering, the print out really is useless. But its good to be reminded we are owned threw usps mail.

    Anyone know?
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​Don't they come out quarterly?
  3. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    I can't wait to read the latest article about some dumb redhead in Atlanta who 'invented' the idea of taking out the lights from the vending machines to save us an inflated amount of money spend on electricity and put stickers on the machines telling us so. I think about that every time I see all the high powered dock lighting on all day long without a trailer in sight, the parking lot lighting that stays on 24/7, the air compressors that start automatically over the weekend because they leak, and all the million other ways we waste money on electricity but we've sure got that vending machine problem licked! I hope whomever wanted to bang her got what they wanted.

    (the above posting is not meant to insult dumb people, redheads, or women; it's aimed at everyone in Atlanta. Hope that wasn't your wife Hoax.)
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You forgot the part on how she also took the good snacks out and replaced them with veggies because the drivers are fatasses.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    LOL, excellent points! One of those trailer lights unused for an hour wastes more power than a thousand vending machine lights left on all year!
  6. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    This post kind of highlights a problem I have with UPS; the illogical way in which strange things are justified in the name of efficiency and cost-cutting, yet there are blatant and indefensible abuses that occur everyday that, if corrected, would save more money than the aforementioned things combined.

    The amount of paper that is printed, not even looked at, and thrown away, is despicable; I'm not a tree hugger by any stretch, but what forest is laying down its life every day so that I can print a 90-page report that no one cares about anyway? Let's join the modern era, and let me send you a PDF file.

    Also, do we ever turn computers off? Ever?

    edit: I feel compelled to mention that, operationally, maybe the company could hire a few extra loaders/drivers and the cost might justify the long-term benefit, but that would be crazy talk.
  7. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    As corporations grow they become unwieldy and inefficient. It would be nice if we just had a 'common sense' board that would review what is really going on and have veto authority.

    And I would like to add that the snacks and sodas should be 25 cents like they are at some of the CPU's I go to. Those customers always get my cell phone number and extra special red carpet treatment.
  8. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    How about all of the pop cans and paper trash that could be recycled out at the fuel pumps...some days its overflowing. But we want customers to buy carbon neutral offsets...please.
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Step over a dollar to pick up a nickel.
  10. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    It's very unfortunate; one would suspect that an organization driven by profit would pick them both up, but I know what you mean.
  11. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    The unneeded, ridiculous ODS messages, at .35 a piece, are also a money pit.
    Do I really need to read "be careful, it is starting to rain" when I'm the one out in it?
  12. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    Along those lines grunt,they can send us ridiculous messages all day long....but can't seem to answer any of ours. Keep saving your 35 cents UPS,meanwhile you have drivers sitting around waiting for meet points for half an hour. At OT rate,that's about $23.00. Makes sense to me!
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    On Friday as I was leaving I had to speak to one of our specialists. I waited as he was putting up the next weeks assignment sheets and couldn't help but notice the inordinate amount of time he was taking to make sure they were all level, in line ,and each overlapping the one to the right. Knowing this guy pretty well I said to just put the damn things up as he'd have to do it all over again this Friday. He replied I can't do that because as soon as he was done there's someone who goes around taking pics of the bulletin board to make sure they are perfect.
    Amazed I asked if he was bs'ing me? Oh no he says. If they're not perfect we'll get an email. And this auditor is paid to do this? One of their tasks ,yes I'm told.

    We're doomed.
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​That's nuts. That's more money that could NOT be wasted.
  15. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    trash the magazine,,,i want more "white-board"commercials.and a second nascar driver.
  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I agree.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Unfortunately, I have no reason to doubt this.
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    That magazine would be sweet if it had a chick in a swimsuit centerfold.
  19. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Yeah. Unfortunately all UPS cares about is men carefully handling their packages.
  20. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Ha, all UPS cares about is getting more women into management, supervision and driving.

    Prehaps they do come 3 months around. I seem to get one each month, not keeping track of it though. It just might seem that way, since for us warehouse workers, time goes by pretty fast.

    Yeah, UPS preaches to us and the public how they try to be brown and also green at the same time. But to us all on the inside know that crap is a lot of bull. Yet, I always find unused copy paper in the so called "recycling" dumpster on the way to the designated smoking area *cough*.