09 Jun 2019, 16:38
It’s a weird situation. We were told REX was brilliant and that the trial depots loved it. When it went live it was a clearly untested, utter turd that all this time on is still a turd and I think it’s recently been tweaked because I The last week or so it’s made some very odd plans for my route.
Managers are pushing BSI saying it’s coming from Jamie Stephenson, but also pushing adherence to the REX time windows, but at them same time not understanding or just plain disregarding that rural stops take longer so on rural heavy days you will do less so pushing the two ways of running us just don’t work.
I think it’s about time PF and CWU got together and made a choice, is our workload dictated by an outdated ‘dumb’ or the shiny new computer system they’ve bought that takes the reality of our actual job into account.
But let’s face it, they were so sure that REX was going to get us all doing more work, even though the drivers said it wouldn’t, that now they cant accept they were wrong and will no doubt fudge REX to push us to drive faster and cut down drop time, because that’s the only two real variables in the calculation they can alter.
Also, if you’ve ever had to argue the BSI vs REX issue with management, have you noticed that they don’t understand your point? It’s like they lied about themselves being drivers for years in the past and just don’t get it because they’ve never done the job for any amount of time.