Corporate stupidity squared.

@uath13 (8227)
United States
October 5, 2010 7:27pm CST
The corporate management I work for have completely lost their minds. Work has been slow for months so they'd let a full receiving team go. When we were fully staffed we could unload & receive about 12-14 trucks a day max. Now it's down to about 9 to 10 max. This month all of a sudden they decide to bring in product numbers equal to what we used to receive pre-recession. On top of that they decided to do lots of it as live unloads, meaning we have less than 3 hrs after the truck arrives to unload it. Last Wednesday they had over 25 live loads coming in that day....WTF? even at our best & fully staffed we couldn't handle half of that. For each of those that wasn't emptied in time we get fined. They're actually continuing this. Every day more arrive & the building is already full. On top of that vendor compliance has become non existent. We got in an entire truck that's going to have to be completely reworked before it can be sent to shipping. That's at least a 3 day job alone. Seriously I think they need to FORCE our management into something like that undercover boss show so they to have to deal with the chaos their decisions cause on our end. Maybe they'd learn something.
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• United States
10 Oct 10
One does wonder sometimes about things like you just described. Is the stress of the business failing causing management to do stupid things, or is management doing stupid things causing the business to fail? Yep, you might want to keep an eye out for new employment. Otherwise half way decent managers or even only mediocre managers suddenly turning apparently stupid is an early warning sign of a business going under.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Oh, it's nothing new, they've always been a bunch of overeducated duchebags who had their parents PAY their way through college. They've no clue how things actually work. It just seems to have piled up worse than normal lately.
@dragon54u (31183)
• United States
6 Oct 10
Have you sent someone "upstairs" to explain the situation? They might understand if you explain it to them very slowly and enunciate clearly...I couldn't help but think that this is where a Union would be useful, although I'm usually against such organizations.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Upstairs is in another city. I have to think this is exactly why they decided not to build the new corporate office in the lot we own next to the warehouse. The buyers would lose their minds & we'd be close enough to go after them with torches & pitchforks.