After working for the big brown for about a year and a half, I am coming to the realization that things aren’t all peaches and cream at the brown. Shocker, I know. LOL. My first year at UPS was spent doing preload in one area of a large building. Not much contact with anyone other then my Part time sups and the hourly’s that I worked alongside of. Now that I have worked other parts of the building, including Saturday air and peak season driving, I am starting to see what many of you have spoken about. A few weeks ago I approached HR about getting some driver shorts for my Saturday driving. The reaction I got was as if I had asked for AC, power steering and a radio installed in the truck. I was treated like I had no business asking for them and that I was disrupting their important day for something of little consequence to them. I also was asked if I would drive an air shuttle Saturday evenings from our building to the airport. I can use the extra income and so I said sure. I was told to go the airport to get ID. It has been 2 weeks of calling, driving 45 minutes out to the air hub on numerous occasions and basically all on me to get the fingerprints and ID badge. No one knows anything when ever I call. No one knows why I am there at the air hub even though I had appointments. I have succeeded in getting it done, but the attitudes I have been exposed to leave a lot to be desired. There are other incidences such as these, but it got me wondering. Where does it come from? Upper management leaning on lower management? Why are there so many miserable people at UPS. From drivers to part-timers to management. What is your take? Is it caused by the animosity between the union and exempt employees? Is it just because of the need to keep the stock holders happy?