8 years of local sort

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by byrdups, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. byrdups

    byrdups New Member

    Been a PT local sort sup for 8 years. It isn't a challenge anymore. It's easy but boring. I want to do something more but after reading all the posts I think I'm
    Better off staying where I am. Just wanting your opinions. Would love to try dispatch.
     
  2. btrlov

    btrlov Member

    You are never better off staying put. Start making moves now.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Make the move.
     
  4. Boysie8706

    Boysie8706 Member

    PT sup is a dead end job at UPS
     
  5. Carnie

    Carnie New Member

    Isnt Dispatch a management position? The reason i ask is wouldnt you have to leave the Union to take that position?
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He is not in the union---he is a PT sup.
     
  7. byrdups

    byrdups New Member

    Trust me when I say, I wish I was back in the union. Worst move I've ever made, but I live with it. Just want to do something new. Thanks for all the advice!
     
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Part time Supes can still go into full time driving.
     
  9. Boysie8706

    Boysie8706 Member


    Which is really difficult to do tho
     
  10. byrdups

    byrdups New Member

    I have thought about driving, heard it was very rare to go from sup to driver. I would have to be one from the outside hire, correct?
     
  11. whiskers

    whiskers Member

    Want a challenge? Join the National Guard.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Outside hires are not nearly as qualified as though who work their way up through the ranks.
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That only applies to drivers.
     
  14. byrdups

    byrdups New Member

    National guard? Really? That's the best you could come up with?
     
  15. whiskers

    whiskers Member

    The best I could come up with? No. More challenging than being a PT sup? yes.

    You say you want opinions, yet you criticize mine when I give it to you? Stay a PT sup, sounds like you're perfect for the job.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  16. j13501

    j13501 Member

    Yes, you would be considered an "outside hire". How rare it is depends on the building you work in. I've seen buildings that were growing in package volume (and adding drivers), that made it a plan to move experience sups to driver when the openings allowed. I've also worked in buildings that had very little package (and driver) growth. In those buildings it's difficult to get a driver job (as it is for the p/t hourly people who are waiting to move up to driver).

    In either case, it's in your best interest to take a dispatch supervisors job. If you are good at supervising people on the local sort, and you become skilled in dispatching, you improve your chances to move into a full time position when one is available....good luck!
     
  17. byrdups

    byrdups New Member

    Thanks j13501
     
  18. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Tell them you would like to be an on road supervisor. You need a year of driving i believe. Then just never go back !!! or yeah try that dispatch thing !
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is 30 days, hence the term "30 day wonder".