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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 17:26 
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is it just my bad experiences or are there really that many transport managers out there that really do not have a clue


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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 06:02 
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generally speaking there are 2 types of transport manager. ex drivers or the ones that havent got a clue. occasionally both rolled into one

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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 21:31 
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thor74 wrote:
is it just my bad experiences or are there really that many transport managers out there that really do not have a clue


Yeah... I suspect they all work at our place !!

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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 19:33 
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thor74 wrote:
is it just my bad experiences or are there really that many transport managers out there that really do not have a clue


Yeah... I suspect they all work at our place !!


many years ago i worked for a family firm ran by 2 old hand drivers/bosses, we were never overworked, didnt do too many hrs, they always made a profit and depending how much would often share it with us.

THEN they retired propper and employed a manager :roll: we were overworked, under paid, and the best the firm ever did was break even....I left, I dont know what happened to the manager, did he come and work for you? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
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THEN they retired propper and employed a manager :roll: we were overworked, under paid, and the best the firm ever did was break even....I left, I dont know what happened to the manager, did he come and work for you? :lol:


sounds like he may have gone and become a MEP :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
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this was the type of t.m that expected you to work through your break everyday as a matter of course.any wonder i left after a month.what a tool he was.not a clue. :!:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 21:40 
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Old saying applies to all industries and public services. Those that can do do. Those that can't manage those who can do :twisted: Yes I am cynicial it's my age


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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 00:49 
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Ian wrote:
Old saying applies to all industries and public services. Those that can do do. Those that can't manage those who can do :twisted: Yes I am cynicial it's my age


Perhaps the world needs to stop living by old sayings that are probably responsible for all the cockups . Lets try a new one.... 'Those that can, do. Those that cant should simply be given a brush and told to stop interfering'. :twisted: After all people who 'cant do' are people who simply cant do!

Its the same as 'Its not what you know its who you know'.....perhaps if people stopped sipping G&T and back slapping all and sundry and just surrounded themselves with those who know stuff, we would all be in a far more successful world than it has been up to now. :D


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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
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You don't nessasarly need to be able to do or be good at a particular job to be a manager, it is a different skill. It's all about getting men and machines in the right place at the right time and making decisions. A lot of managers will have skills that are transferable between industries that are not connected. Keeping the toops happy is important, but sometimes the troops just have to stop moaning and get on with it.


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adam.L wrote:
You don't nessasarly need to be able to do or be good at a particular job to be a manager, it is a different skill. It's all about getting men and machines in the right place at the right time and making decisions. A lot of managers will have skills that are transferable between industries that are not connected. Keeping the toops happy is important, but sometimes the troops just have to stop moaning and get on with it.


If troops moan a lot, surely the manager has failed? And yes some managers have skills but Im sorry to say many dont, they just think they have. Good management should be measured by results and standards, I dont call constant cock ups doing something relatively simple by some to be transferable skills :lol: its usually known as the Sack! Redundancy! or some other fancy word created by managers who never use the word Failure! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: transport managers
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Herbie J wrote:
adam.L wrote:
You don't nessasarly need to be able to do or be good at a particular job to be a manager, it is a different skill. It's all about getting men and machines in the right place at the right time and making decisions. A lot of managers will have skills that are transferable between industries that are not connected. Keeping the toops happy is important, but sometimes the troops just have to stop moaning and get on with it.


If troops moan a lot, surely the manager has failed? And yes some managers have skills but Im sorry to say many dont, they just think they have. Good management should be measured by results and standards, I dont call constant cock ups doing something relatively simple by some to be transferable skills :lol: its usually known as the Sack! Redundancy! or some other fancy word created by managers who never use the word Failure! :lol:


Depends why the troops are moaning. It could be argued that maybe the troops moan because the instructions and why the desisions have been made haven't been communicated properly. That said, there are plenty of people that if the managment said "here is £1,000,000, go home and drink beer" they would moan about it.


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