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RUDoneYet

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Hey guys, I know I am seeing a lot of back-and-forth on this topic, but I really need to push back and raise some red flags here. Having an on-site office presence foundational to our ability to drive efficiencies in a corporate landscape. It is in our DNA. Sure, there is no 'one size fits all' or silver bullet and some are just boilerplate solutions, leveraged to the hilt and really only keeping us at a 30,000-foot-view of things. Being on-site, however, really allow us to get better granularity, find better directional-indicators, or loop back and dive deep into some critical issues on a go-forward basis.

I think if you all start spending more time in the office gain, you'll find yourself trending toward the positive, but you'll have to keep an eye on the puck. Gut through it, reduce thrash, and let's stay in lock-step on this. Yes, we will synergize!

What's the root cause of the hatred of Corporate office spaces? I'll put my layman's hat on and guess that it comes from movies such as Office Space and Dilbert cartoons. But we all know that these are fictional spaces, and real office spaces allow us to touch base in a much more efficient manner.

I have to time-box this comment, as I have a hard-stop in a moment when I will have to jump onto a call. So, just one more point that I want to cover-off on: let's socialize the idea of having more office presence and loop back to see whether we're being more impactful. From a management standpoint, I think that we can get the traction to do it.

So, net/net, ignore the naysayers, sidebar the folks that are stuck in the weeds, and don't waste cycles or bandwidth on folks that don't align strongly with this mission. Try it out, and we'll have another touch point in a little while to see if we've moved the needle. Remember, our north star hasn't changed. We're still championing our core values remotely and we will only do it better in person.

If you need me, I will be online again in a bit.
This made me laugh and cry at the same time, a very well written satirical post. Unfortunately, this hits very close to for me, and is an accurate description of a day in my life at work. Also, "Office Space" is a movie based on my corporate life for more than the last 20 years..... Nicely done @TearsInRain !
 

brownIEman

Well-Known Member
So then we are in agreement. Flex serves a purpose but in no way is it able to handle Amazon, UPS or FedEx volume on its own.

I'm sure the contract does hinder there flexibility. Though flexibility is good for the company bad for the worker.

Yep, agreed on all points.

I remember a couple years back when UPS first announced PVDs for peak I read in the union forum guys loosing their minds saying it was UPS plan to bust the union at the next contract. I sarcastically said, yeah, UPS is going to force the union to strike and send the volume out in 900 Dodge grand caravans per center.
The PVDs were/are an attempt to add flexibility, not a replacement.
 

Casca

Well-Known Member
The basic union philosophy has been why use 1 person with a shovel when its better to use 100 people with spoons........dues and initiation fees matter...
 

gamecock65

Member
I stopped giving when I found out all the woke garbage they are lobbying for, stuff that has absolutely zero to do with supply chain or transportation. Also, your donation has zero to do with your standing with the company. If McKinsey & Co says you're expendable, they will kick you to the curb regardless of your levels of giving to UPSPAC and United Way. Keep that money in your pocket and give it to organizations that actually need it.
 
I stopped giving when I found out all the woke garbage they are lobbying for, stuff that has absolutely zero to do with supply chain or transportation. Also, your donation has zero to do with your standing with the company. If McKinsey & Co says you're expendable, they will kick you to the curb regardless of your levels of giving to UPSPAC and United Way. Keep that money in your pocket and give it to organizations that actually need it.
They keep a note of who gives what and where.
 

Casca

Well-Known Member
when management gets evaluated 2 points covered are first uw and ups pac...then production ( in all its variances ) service and safety...
 

Casca

Well-Known Member
crafty...not stupid........the teamsters have been fooled for a very long time.......remember that case invited the teamster in knowing that the teamsters would be fooled long time
 
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