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A few words on UP manager qualifications

There may be more people in management at UP with degrees from known diploma mills and other inflated credentials than at any other company of equivalent size and value. Here's a quick guide to determining if your manager's qualifications are actually worth the paper they're printed on (especially in the mechanical department):

1) Is his/her degree from an accredited university? If it isn't from a well-known state or private university (UNO, Iowa State, etc.) then it probably isn't.

2) Is his/her degree from a for-profit university? If it is from the "University" of Phoenix, DeVry, etc., then it isn't worth the cost of the paper it was printed on.

3) Is he/she inflating their credentials? A one-week seminar at a business school is not the same thing as getting an MBA there. They tell you that before going to the course. Remember that a certificate from a university isn't a degree either.

If you see any or all three of these things happening with a manager, there's a good chance that they're unqualified, and that should concern you.

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@2eiu That isn’t the role of management, especially at UP. The primary function of a UP manager is to protect the people above them from liabilities. It doesn’t require experience, or skills, or much of anything except for the ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

I would know, I used to be one.

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Post ID: @4avk+13pRjVVX

Skill set. Talks through his nose because his boss €o€k in his mouth.

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Post ID: @4ueg+13pRjVVX

Eye wuntz two b a monajer fur Younin PoCiFuC TwO

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Post ID: @3hkp+13pRjVVX

Managers have a job and a skill set to manage not do your job for you. If you need help to be efficient they should be able to help you find a more efficient way if that’s what your after but come on how many people really go to their managers for that?

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Post ID: @2eiu+13pRjVVX

Managers should have to have at least 3 yrs in the craft they’re managing. If I ask you to show me a more efficient way, you should be able to do my work.

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Post ID: @1gmy+13pRjVVX

Hey, I have a degree. A GED! I want to be Vice President please.

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Post ID: @1rlz+13pRjVVX

Thanks for your post saying your post is pointless. Maybe that’s whywith two alleged degrees you’re not in management. And not only here, but anywhere. You’re a real superstar.

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Post ID: @1joa+13pRjVVX

Who gives a damn if their degrees are real or not?! It doesn't even matter where the hell they went to school. The UP is full of managers that will do anything to protect their own jobs. There's not single one that would be there for you, except to stick a knife in you. I have 2 mechanical degrees, and have the student loans to show for it. I'm not even a f—ing manager. The management team is so broken now, that b–ching about it is now completely pointless. Welcome to PSR folks.

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Post ID: @1eeh+13pRjVVX

Show us on the doll where the bad manager touched you.

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Post ID: @1vmr+13pRjVVX

These aren’t managers we have now they are overpaid yes people, that if it actually came down to it couldn’t lead their workers in any kind of situation where someone has to take charge. The managers that were in their position before them who are now retired and gone most of them knew exactly what needed to be done (because they had been on the floor and did the jobs or worked around the jobs so they knew what it took to achieve the results needed), realized that being proactive instead of reactive was more beneficial in the long term, and that the employees mattered. Those managers for the most part worked from the bottom up and most likely didn’t have degrees (I could be completely wrong on that assumption). The current qualifications to be a manager are laughable and most managers don’t even know what the workers are doing when they do it. But until someone realizes that piece of paper doesn’t mean jack other then completion of sitting in a classroom and being able to regurgitate what’s said to you and that is not true leadership qualities, we will continue to have bad managers.

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Post ID: @ojc+13pRjVVX

Trigger the OCD.

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Post ID: @opd+13pRjVVX

Who you blow? No. It’s what you blow in that neck of the woods. Goats for example.

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Post ID: @xnk+13pRjVVX

Care about the 10th and 25th direct deposit, and utilize it as best as you can till it stops. Nothing any of us can do will change the situation until they complete their cash grab and exit.

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Post ID: @lux+13pRjVVX

Who you blow, straight up, not just regional, it’s nationwide.

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Post ID: @yrk+13pRjVVX

Who cares where they went to school. I’m more worried about leadership skills

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Post ID: @cfv+13pRjVVX

The mechanical manager in Cheyenne is an uneducated schmuck. No degree, no brain. Just another yes man waiting to see who he can screw over next. His main credential is his crony buddies who placed him the job he has. Unfortunately this seems to be the norm in this region, it's not what you know it's who you blow.

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Post ID: @eco+13pRjVVX

Green mean go. Yellow mean be careful . Red mean stop. Can I steer the train now?

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Post ID: @swe+13pRjVVX

I get paided on payded day.

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Post ID: @dfh+13pRjVVX

just sit on it, till you get furloughed. you are getting paided to put up this post. get what you can, while you can.

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Post ID: @sku+13pRjVVX

Some of the best managers I’ve ever had were high school graduates with plenty of railroad experience. I think the college degree thing is a thing of the past. You either have the smarts or you don’t. Just saying.

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Post ID: @qxd+13pRjVVX

The VP is the southern region had a degree he bought out of the soda machine. Now he’s a conductor.

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Post ID: @wcc+13pRjVVX

This is some funny stuff! If you are so butt hurt about people with degrees go get one then. What’s does it matter to you if he is competent doing his job or not?. Does it really make a difference if someone eats a steak with ketchup? How does this make you feel?

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Post ID: @igk+13pRjVVX

Manager qualifications=Know absolutely nothing about the craft they’re managing

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Post ID: @dqo+13pRjVVX

Wow, I checked my manager’s credentials , and now I’m totally concerned. What do I do now?

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