Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

Ideal employee for UP

Yesterday was one of those days when it was no longer clear to me what UP wanted from me. Maximum workload, work-life balance non-existent, pay disappointing etc. I'm not complaining because anyone can leave if they want. I do my work and keep quiet. However, to our management it is not enough that you just show up and diligently do your job everyday, they want to squeeze you for as much as they can get out of you. What kind of employee would be good for them? Is there such a thing?

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If they could go back to the days where they had chinese slave labor that would be ideal for them.

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Post ID: @3hzk+1eKJ8avW

A yes man that doesn’t question authority, does what he’s told, buys into the company propaganda (ie: the flywheel and courage to care), is an a**kisser, is a pushover, and is not smart enough to realize he’s being played like a pawn. That’s what UP likes in management.

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Post ID: @1rrv+1eKJ8avW

The ideal employee is the, "Just shut up and do your job" guy. In reality he's a coward too afraid, or most likely too stupid to find another job. He stays and tells everyone with legitimate work complaints to just shut up and do their job because he knows this is the best it's going to get for a mo--n like himself.

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Post ID: @ewd+1eKJ8avW

This was posted by a troll with "want a be" philosophers trying to give their opinions. What make matters worst is the opinions are written by someone with uneducated writing skills. I can't believe someone would fall for this post, unless the main reply was written by the same person.

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Post ID: @inu+1eKJ8avW

Poooor baaaby was asked to do his job! Get the phuuuck over yourself!

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Post ID: @sek+1eKJ8avW

@ckg, Evidently YOU are the perfect UP employee you write about. If you feel like this, then why don’t you leave? I don’t think the majority of UP employees are what you say. We are hard workers who like their jobs and our co-workers. We don’t like the way upper management treats us or the direction the company has taken, but for various reasons we choose to stay. Most of us come to work, do our jobs, and don’t obsess or constantly complain about things we have no control over. It’s easy to say someone should act a certain way when you aren’t in their shoes. If you are in constant fear when working then maybe you should re-examine your life. I don’t work in fear, but I also realize with the layoffs I could be gone anytime, just like everyone else. If this happens I will move on to something else and start over, but I am not going to live in fear of the future, or downgrade my fellow employees.

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Post ID: @zdu+1eKJ8avW

The perfect employee;

#1 The UP management wants an employee that will do anything when asked, regardless of rule infractions. Unless the rule infractions is a way for said management to meet a disciplinary quota set forth by the upper management.

#2 The UP management wants an employee that can be easily persuaded to think like them, instead of for themselves. Employees that can think for themselves, is not what the UP wants.

#3 The UP wants an employee who will fold under pressure. The constant threat of being fired is how the management gets compliance.

#4 The UP wants an employee who will take blame for an action that was the direct result of a manager that screwed up.

I could list few more of those, but most people are smart enough to know them already. Those four guidelines are very similar to each other. I just thought I should break them down in case a manager or an executive decides to read them. The UP needs to people to be in constant fear of everything when they come to work. I've asked for years about what's the requirements for being a manager. Apart from being clueless, brain dead, or both. People just want to work and support themselves. People don't want to come to work and be in constant fear. The UP can't get positions filled because of the actions of the management staff. You can't fire or furlough thousands of people, and then expect them to jump up to come back to work when they're asked to. So if anyone wants to post another topic like this, then think about these guidelines. The problems with the UP comes from the top and moves down.

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