They keep laying off employees who actually do the work but keep all the Managers, Directors. It is getting that each Manager is managing two employees. Now that s efficiency! Makes no sense?
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"Percentage wise, more management positions have been eliminated than agreement positions furloughed. This includes UPC and field mangers. But don’t fret, more cuts are coming. So you will get your wish that other good people will be sent home without work."
Not all of those managers and directors are good people. I've seen them high 5 each other when a worker loses their job. That is how they roll at HQ.
Percentage wise, more management positions have been eliminated than agreement positions furloughed. This includes UPC and field mangers. But don’t fret, more cuts are coming. So you will get your wish that other good people will be sent home without work.
Hey, they used to tell new OMTs classes that Union Pacific was “the most professional company you’ll ever work for”. And they’d say it with a straight face. Lol!
As a former manager, I have to say the the original poster nailed it, and this whole rolling dumpster fire is even worse than he says.
The idea behind continually hiring new managers straight out of school is a brilliant exploitation tactic. UP knows very well that 5/10 won't be there in a year and 8/10 won't be there in three years. UP knows they won't learn anything. UP exploits this by chasing downward on starting salaries ($70k a year on average) and offering benefits that they know newly hired managers will never use, because they won't be there long enough.
Then, new managers are put to work doing agreement jobs under the guise of "training" for much less than it costs to have agreement employees do them, with the added bonus (for UP) of not having to deal with the unions for violating negotiated contracts. The added bonus is being able to use the new managers collective lack of experience as a defense if or when something goes wrong that results in litigation.
That, in a nutshell, is why you see so many managers. It will only get worse as they continue with PSR.