Never mind the beard. Why is UPS still firing people by ways of fraud? Only to find out you had a NDA delivered with no signature 2 months ago and now you don't have a job. Yes they can fire you by UPS delivery. I see a conflict of interest what does everyone think about this?
Every EEOC complaint I have been involved with has been because we had to follow the union rules in regard to seniority. If you create a job for someone with a disability a higher senior person has the right to bid on it.
I agree, most do, as they have management that is uneducated in the laws and how to treat their people. And most are just complaints, it's when it becomes a formal charge against the company that it can hurt. Nowadays those complaints are becoming actual charges due to the changes in business law, and government regulations. Just as shareholders we should pay attention to how much is paid to just settle as it can add up, one EEOC charge can be up $300,000 through their mediation then if the complainant files a lawsuit from there. Get to much paid out and it can hurt the bottom line eventually. Wait until the government comes up with some regulation that you can't own your insurance company, where would UPS be without Liberty Mutual....food for thought.
This is a good discussion point. FDX will be revamping 20% of their aircraft fleet (641 planes) by 2023. With this latest news, they now have firm orders for 106 767-300 fuel efficient planes plus five 777 freighters. By comparison, we own 237 planes with 302 more chartered in. For those with some accounting background, it would be interesting to know how advantageous it is to utilize a greater depreciation scenario vs. having to pay chartering expenses. I've heard something about FDX taking advantage of corporate tax loopholes to write-down much of this expense while greatly gaining in reduced fuel costs. Seemingly, this is part of the TNT growth strategy. Speaking of strategy in general, it sure seems FDX does a better job of clarifying what theirs is vs. UPS. At times it seems our best strategy is hoping the independent contractor model FDX uses gets wiped out. The problem is, by placing huge Boeing orders like this, they're indirectly lobbying targeted, sympathetic congressmen and senators with the old "if restricted by IC issues, we can't continue to grow like this" arguments. They're smart guys over there while we're so blandly conservative it hurts.
Nice. UPS stock down 10% plus this year. And we can see why. FDX Kicking Butt.
UPS hasn't ordered an Aircraft for years now. Slowly Shrinking. Zero Vision in Atlanta.
This is only one of many EEOC charges that employees have filed, this is the only one that's been in the news. There are several for age and disability discrimination, one of the disability discrimination charges is by a disabled veteran. Management and HR have no idea how business works when it comes to the law, that's why UPS is making the news more often, they can't just write a check and hope a couple grand shuts someone up.
Any predictions? Seems like oil price should help a it's a tailwind initially. I wonder if we've been rejecting the unprofitable packages and how much dim charging is helping us? Ideally, our C/S folks are hard at work with valued shippers to help re-design carton size. In theory, a mutually beneficial approach to space utilization should work to all party's best interests.
So much per package, so much per pound. Delivery drivers job is to think next stop and let someone else worry about the revenue.
It's all about who gets to walk in the front door and who has to drag the stuff around to the back door. A big part of the who is neat haircut, clean uniform, and shined shoes.
Your question about weight on airplanes does not go by what the shipper states. Back when I was working all packages and small bags where weighed and manifested on the small shuttle planes. At the Air Gateways everything is weighed also.
If you travel on any of the Interstates you will notice most new feeder tractors are dual axles now because of weight.
Back in the 80's when I was an unload sup. I was working with a new employee unloading a pickup trailer told me he previously worked for the company. I asked what did you do there? Change the meter sticker from 1.15 to 11.15 with a ink pen. After investigating sure enough that was their practice. Accounting back billed them for somewhere around 50K
(Casey notice the correct usage of There and Their and I didn't have to cooperate with anyone to get a number)
Ups_guy clerks have limited detail and are union. It has to be someone who has access certain programs within UPS. Also make revenue recovery and your center manager aware of your shippers that are grossly negligent in weighing outgoing packages before someone gets hurt. Thanks for your input!
Fixing the problem doesn't correct anything. Our drivers are still getting hurt. They need to fix the cause. Center managers need to work with business development to correct the cause of the problem, How does UPS know how much weight goes on there plane? Under Cover BOSS might get things expedited also. Cooperate will give you another number to call. Thanks for your input!
Those auditors can and should present chronic problem shippers to District Finance who they work for and let that function work with customer service to correct the problem and "back bill" the customer. This is done and has been for decades.
I have actually asked the clerk whose job it is to find over sized packages and bill shippers, she said that there was no way she could charge or correct a package that had the wrong weight on it. I even asked a auditor to weigh packages I had to pickup which were incorrectly weighed and nothing was done. At least when I brought in 2 exactly identical bar coded labels they acted like they would take care of the problem. The understating of weight has been a problem UPS refuses to address and it has been going on for as long as I can remember.