Brown to the bone- new guy

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by BrownRoosterBrownBull, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to this community. Been with Brown for 12 years. Just got released back to work after 2 years out, back injury.

    I'm involved in many online communities, from GM trucks to motorcycle forums to guns, now Brown Cafe.

    Happy to be a part of the discussion and learn from the vets.

    Thank you!
     
  2. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the show! Anything on your mind?
     
  3. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    Thank you! Yes, I do have something on my mind.

    I have many roads open to me with UPS. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in business management from a CSU. I'm not sure which way I want to go, management or hourly.

    I hope to gain insight by reading other's posts. But, if anyone has some direct feedback to share, I'll gladly accept it!

    I don't want to work a night shift. I like working regular hours. I'd like to spend time at home with the ones I love.
     
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  4. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Welcome to the community @BrownRoosterBrownBull

    If you want to get more feedback about career paths, hours etc. try starting a thread in the UPS Discussions forum.
     
  5. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    Thanks Cheryl, I planned on doing this once I used the search function and read some of the other posts on the forum.

    But, since By The Book asked, I threw it out there on my intro thread.
     
  6. Its the wrong job,if you want family time.
    Management or hourly.
     
  7. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    understood, I've been a cover driver before.

    But, there are a lot more hourly jobs during normal work schedules than management jobs during normal work schedules. And, the management jobs during normal work schedules are probably in very high demand.

    Add to that, I'm single, no kids, and I just wanna hang out with friends & family (the ones I love), I will be at a political disadvantage against managers with kids & wives.
     
  8. When you are a driver,you never know how long your day is going to be.

    When you are in management,you are never "really" off the clock.
    The sky is always falling!
     
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  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I'm not sure what the divorce rate is with drivers on this job, but I imagine it's pretty high. My wife basically raised our kids by herself. This job requires a lot of hours on a *good* day (or at least it used to). That goes for FT hourly as well as management.
     
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  10. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    This, I know.

    I wonder; a manager likes to put back a few bottles every now and then, right?

    Would the manager who drinks a few too many be risking his job by doing so? In other words, are managers expected to be completely on call 24/7? Most get Sundays off, don't they?
     
  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Look elsewhere.
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you can't be with the ones that you love ... love the ones you're with?
     
  13. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    If you have been with UPS for 12 years you should have made up your mind on this by now.
     
  14. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    Hmm... interesting viewpoint. People change; life happens; experiences change peoples perspectives and perceptions.

    I guess you live in a vacuum.
     
  15. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    No need to get smart. I wasn't trying to be rude, just saying. I mean 12 years is a long time to invest in a decision.
     
  16. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    Agreed. I'll admit, my comment was a little snarky. I don't like being told what I should have done by complete strangers.

    It just takes some folks a little longer to figure out their career path, I guess.

    I appreciate the feedback everyone has given, including greengrenade's.

    I don't want a bad intro thread to make my first impression here.
     
  17. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Good luck to whatever you choose. Hopefully not the dark side! Which is management.
     
  18. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I'll admit when I was hired on at ups my plan was to go into management ASAP. I was part time and noticed a fellow employee who went into management soon after I started. He went to what all the seniority guys called brainwashing school. He absolutely changed and couldn't associate with us like he used to. I took that as a sign that I wasn't going to give up who I was. I felt I would be selling my soul, so I never looked back and went full time when it was my turn. I get your point that people change career paths etc. Sometimes I wonder where I would be now and how my life would be different if I had made a choice to go into management , and always come back to I made the right choice for me. I have control of my days, and can turn it off when I punch out.