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    DOC
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    Default DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    Dear Union Brothers and Sisters:

    For well over a year now DHL Express has continued to cut more and more drivers from their' ranks of employment with the explanation that, "The company is losing millions of dollars per day" as if only the drivers are responsible for this!!!.....I believe that this has been done for so long that station managers (or their' surrogates) have found a new career!!!...Although not actually being involved in servicing the customers, they have a huge insight as to providing better and more efficient use of fewer drivers to deliver and pickup to customers in even larger geographic service areas.....A very unrealistic expectation with an equally unachievable goal.

    Once again DHL management, in St. Louis, has placed a new bid for the week after Christmas to cut more drivers because the company anticipates the volume of freight to decrease after Christmas....Yeah Right!!!! So anyway, many more will be laid off unless freight volumes stay the same or increase..... I have never seen a company wanting to and wishing for a slow down of business, as in the loss of customers in order to reduce labor costs, throughout the history of time!!!..... Drivers are in an uproar and all that management says is that "They" (the company) are requiring us to cut hours and "We should be able to operate according to the numbers being crunched"...... Everyone is demanding to know who "They" are but no names or phone numbers are given to any of us....I believe, as does most everyone else, local management does not want drivers to have open communication with higher company executives to share or express our' concerns about workplace practices and proceedures.

    It is time for DHL Teamsters throughout this country to start stirring up the pile of **** that "They" are dishing out so management will have to swim in it as well!!!!!! If the company was seriously worried about cutting labor costs "They" would get rid of all the individuals that do not deliver or pickup freight, since their jobs do not contribute and are not providing the services for which our' customers have paid!!....... How much money is the company losing daily by paying "bean counters", that have never physically performed our' work to constantly implement ideas that will not work!.....Theory and analysis looks great on paper but the problem is in its' real life application!!!

    DHL's recent efforts to circumvent and undermine the National Contract, by offering ridiculous monetary "buy-outs" in exchange for getting rid of full-time jobs as well as decreasing wages and benefits, is a shameful insult to all of our' intelligence....Teamster members have spent their' lives working at DHL and the company has a moral obligation to uphold its' part of the negotiated and legal National Contract... If DHL respected its' drivers, that have made an employment career with them, "They" could certainly make a SERIOUS offer and provide "buy-outs" that do not attempt to change or even effect the current contract at all.......

    Fraternally,

    The Doctor

    Douglas Riddle Local 600
    Last edited by DOC; 12-18-2009 at 12:41 PM.

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    Default Re: DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    DOC please do not make double posts.

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    Default Re: DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    excellent post doc, thank you. this seems to be the problem with yrc as well. they have cut the labor ranks so deep that they cannot get the work done and the company is bleeding itself by missing pickups and deliveries. we all know that doesn't work, how come they don't? does thier college education strip them of all common sense? i know in our situation they are giving us OT around the clock, up to 10 hours a day for dockhands sometimes. the norm seems to be 8 hours a day for the past month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsayno View Post
    excellent post doc, thank you. this seems to be the problem with yrc as well. they have cut the labor ranks so deep that they cannot get the work done and the company is bleeding itself by missing pickups and deliveries. we all know that doesn't work, how come they don't? does thier college education strip them of all common sense? i know in our situation they are giving us OT around the clock, up to 10 hours a day for dockhands sometimes. the norm seems to be 8 hours a day for the past month.
    yea boys and girls come get it work till you drop didnt the mills pull this crap

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    all they can force by contract is a ten hour day right? so if you go home will they call in laid off workers? if this happens enough wont they have to put some back on?


    just asking not trying to start anything.

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    DOC
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    Greasyteamster...You are right on the money Sir!!!..... If all the drivers that are left would stop bailing the bosses out, by not working all of the O.T. that is required, due to there being too few men to get the job done the customers could not be serviced.........Either more men would be called back or the "idiots" would just let the customer base dry up and eventually DHL will go out of business.........You can only lose so many customers before even "those" responsible for cutting drivers will lose their jobs as well.......The Doctor

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    Default Re: DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    Doc as you know since we worked together, that those top senority guys that are left screwed the ones below them by working OT, AND THEY DIDN'T CARE!!!! Great teamster bothers. Management knew they would work and not have to call anyone in off the laid off list. I guess I don't have to spell it out what I think of those remaining drivers.
    Keep up the good post Doc!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DOC View Post
    Greasyteamster...You are right on the money Sir!!!..... If all the drivers that are left would stop bailing the bosses out, by not working all of the O.T. that is required, due to there being too few men to get the job done the customers could not be serviced.........Either more men would be called back or the "idiots" would just let the customer base dry up and eventually DHL will go out of business.........You can only lose so many customers before even "those" responsible for cutting drivers will lose their jobs as well.......The Doctor
    Hello. First time poster on this forum. I agree with you Doc on all that you posted on this thread. The only thing is that this action should have taken place over a year ago. If we stopped working overtime and running around out there on our expanded runs like crazy men, we may have saved some jobs. I'm off the job now since Sept. 09 and glad for it. I really hated that place at the end. In my opinion, DHL is a low class operation at the top. I'm pissed off about the whole event (DHL & Local 295). Changing the requirements for retirement, I am loosing about $700,000 of income over the next 20 years. And don't forget about the loss of medical insurance. There are a lot of guilty people at the top in regards to this DHL mess. DHL, the Teamsters and some politicians.

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    Default Re: DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    DHL Guy,...Welcome to this forum...You certainly have earned the right to be angry, bitter, and think the way you do, as I have as many years with DHL as you did or more........Whenever a company (or it's surrogate managers) does not value or encourage it's workers ideas or suggestions for their' knowledge and experience when making arbitrary changes of any kind, that effect both the job or work environment of those affected, it is always bound for failure.......It is this arrogance, ignorance, and stupidity that allowed Japan to come back from the brink of disaster after losing a World War!......The Japanese worker's opinions and ideas are actually valued and listened to for its' practical sense application!........Those that have done the job know the job!!.......The Doctor.

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    Default Re: DHL Mismanagement!!!!!!!!!

    This ol' job just ain't what it used to be....

 

 

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