Thread regarding Union Pacific Corp. layoffs

They are probably stress free

The stress for employees is huge and the pressure is increasing every day. Unfortunately I have no other option for now and I have to be here.
I wonder if our leadership is under as much stress as most of us are, or are they stress free?
Since it doesn’t seem to me like they’re working particularly hard for this company, I don’t think they have a problem with stress either.

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I suggested a worker vs Management paintball game,
that's probably why I got fired.

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Post ID: @Dlkl+1gzMAJLC

NLR management is asking for ideas to make the shop fun. They want to do something fun each month. One idea is to have managers wear clown suits and make balloon animals.

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Post ID: @2yoi+1gzMAJLC

There is a toxic culture at UP where the inept leadership tries to blame all their problems resulting from their failed policies on “lazy employees “ and “the unions”. The very employees that they themselves hired and the unions that sprung into existence because of UP’s treatment of workers in the past. Let’s not forget that UP is one of the few companies still operating today that at one time used actual slave labor. Instead of blaming employees maybe look in the mirror. If there is a problem with UP it rests solely with the failures of the leaders. Blaming it on your subordinates isn’t leading.

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Post ID: @1onq+1gzMAJLC

Anyone w/ any level of intelligence cannot equivocate employees and managers. Managers have AUTHORITY. The old na-zee line of “I was just doing what I was told ” from managers who lie, abuse, intimidate, threaten employees who are at an automatic disadvantage is completely unfair. A specific example is a typical UP manager blaming employees instead of saying the truth
“we dont have enough people”. When I hear a UP manager whine “do you know what would happen to me if I told them that?” I dont feel sorry them. They chose to blame an employee(s) who are already grossly overloaded, stretched too thin, pushed to far, and are the only ones actually doing any work to derive a profit.

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Post ID: @1jdh+1gzMAJLC

Most employees are just as bad or worse than the managers? Please help me understand the logic with that statement. The management are the ones who decided PSR was a good idea. The employees were the ones that told them it wasn't a good idea. Did I miss something?

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Post ID: @1xsx+1gzMAJLC

Most employees are just as bad or worse than the managers. There is plenty of bad going around in this company, management and union. I have never heard of any place where management and employees hate each other as much as UP. Managers blame employees and employees blame managers. As with everything, the truth is somewhere in the middle. No one group is great and no one group is terrible. If everyone would at least try to get along and show at least a little respect we would all be better off.

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Post ID: @1cms+1gzMAJLC

I stopped giving a s*** about this company a long time ago. As a result, I have little stress.

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Post ID: @1tyx+1gzMAJLC

I think it depends on the individual. Way back before EA’s UP had a problem w/ too many managers “going back to their tools”. Those were the managers who couldnt handle the stress of lying, having to sweep things under a rug, and being screamed at for anything / everything, etc etc etc. What was the solution to cure the high turnover rate for managers? Ignore the reasons why managers returned to their seniority and hire people who have no option. When it comes to stress; 1. dont argue, even if your right a UP manager will never admit it and then later they’ll make up things to get revenge upon you 2. Do the best you can 3.let everything else go, you cant control other people (especially amoral lying narcissistic socio-paths) but you can control yourself.

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Post ID: @1few+1gzMAJLC

My manager is so stressed he soiled himself while wearing white pants. How embarrassing, but he still stayed and drove crews around for 12 hours. A real trooper.

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Post ID: @1zwx+1gzMAJLC

I think the leadership is under more stress right now. If you look at the way the UP is, then the leadership has a lot of covering up and BS'ing to do. I personally don't have much stress at all. The leadership created this mess. Why should I AT ALL be concerned or be willing to help fix a situation they created, that was 100% avoidable??

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