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IS DISCIPLINE COMING FROM YOUR SUPERVISOR?
I for one am not going to sit and watch the dog and pony shows that our Postmaster and his Court present when they come out to the stations and give an award to a carrier so they can get another photo op being “good guys”. They hand you a commendation in one hand and a Letter of Warning in the other. If this is not hypocritical what is? Let’s reward a carrier with a trinket or token, but let’s suspend him or remove him! What hypocritical hogwash! This is disciplinary management at its worst! Whatever happened to motivational management? Must have left with Service we used to be allowed to provide to our customers. Or it could have left with Common Sense the day it went out the window in delivery operations. Maybe Cooperation took it as it left with Honesty and Dignity.
Discipline is coming down brothers and sisters, but don’t just blame the puppets in the Manager’s office or the supervisor’s chair, it goes right to the top. Do not fall under the illusion that it is only the Station Managers getting hard on carriers. Where do you think the mandate came down to issue LOW’s for express mail? Did anyone get one before the edict came down somewhere around last Nov. of 2002? Yet, now they are issued for whatever reason for failure. I talked to a Steward today who was in meetings with Mgmt. on steward time. The supervisor put express mail on his hamper while he was in the meeting. By the time he got out of the meeting, it was 12:30. Guess what? Automatic LOW. Late on the express mail. Like I said, Common Sense, Cooperation, Honesty and Dignity had already left managements building and never returned. And they wonder why we think they are the biggest waste of the postal budget! They prove it each and every day!
The next time discipline is handed out at your
station, look to the GMF for the real culprit.
All this discipline is happening on the
Postmaster’s watch. He is ultimately responsible
for the actions of his supervisors and managers.
And as far as talking to these other
supervisors, they state they are instigating it.
So don’t be misled by their calm and quiet
demeanor when they is in your station, for they
are probably reviewing your supervisor’s
discipline file to tell him he needs to be
harsher, or he will get an LOW! Now ain’t that
Hang in there brothers and sisters, the next few years will be a roller coaster ride since they are setting everything up as a disciplinary management style. They can’t manage so I guess this is their only option. Remember, their motto: “It is ALWAYS the carrier’s fault.”
Then remember mine:
“I ‘d like to see your point of view, but I can’t quite get my head that far up my ass!”