center manager or HR?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HardknocksUPSer, May 3, 2016.

  1. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Who has more "say so" in things that go on at UPS? I've been working preload since I graduated high school in 2014 I'm now 20 and would like to go temp driving this peak since I'll be eligible in OCT of this year. The bid list quoted the requirements and all of which applies to me besides the fact that I must be 21, not knowing when the driver training will be I asked the center manager if she thought I could sign the bid list, she said "yes I want you to sign it, even if you don't make it to driver training this year" so a week later I get a call from HR and she says " you could be disqualified for a year for signing the bid sheet without meeting the requirement" I said okay and dropped it without talking to the center manager to avoid possibly being disqualified for a year for some reason. So who has more say so in most situations, the center manager or HR?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sign the bid. You cannot be disqualified simply for signing a bid sheet. The worst that can happen is they will pass over your name.
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  3. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    The bid said "failure to meet qualifications will result in disqualification" but that can be taken many ways depending on when the driver training is. At any rate I guess I'll wait till next year.
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sign all bid sheets. may qualify, may not. then wait.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That statement can mean just about anything. You could be disqualified for having too many tickets or not having the correct type of drivers license or not being able to drive a manual transmission.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Runner-Gunners seem to get their way, so maybe they have more say- so?
  7. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    True I suppose, age is really screwing me though.
  8. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Oh you mean the guys who think they deserve the best route in the building over the circle of honor driver? Know a few of those.. Lol
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    How is being young , energetic and delicious a bad thing?
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  10. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    You only have to wait a year if you self disqualify.
  11. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Not so much of a bad thing really. Just hate the fact that age holds me back from opportunity while others who have less time in and suck at their job get to do things I don't (temp drive) lol
  12. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    The way things in my center are going I could be driving in a year (not likely) but very possible. The old timer group is going to be retiring soon and I'm one of the very few PT's that actually consider driving. I'm in a small center, maybe 30-40 employees between both local sort and preload combined. If a group of 5-10 drivers go out at once someone will take their place.
  13. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    You can sign any bid sheet you want.

    HR has more pull. They do the hiring, background checks, set up the road tests, integrad, etc. They know where you're coming from and which center you'll be going to.
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I won't hold your age against you.
  15. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Kind of sad HR has more pull then the center manager seeing as how HR has no idea how the job works.
  16. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    You never do big guy
  17. opey

    opey Member

    if u fail the class, the road test, etc, you are disqualified and have to wait a year to reapply... so i can see it being the same here. but then again, if u dont get in befor ethis peak, you probably wont have a shot until next peak anyway
  18. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Our main HR /hiring person drove for many years. I'm sure they know more than they are letting on.
    Management loves to play dumb and keep employees in the dark about issues. The answer is generally "no" to everything so they don't have to backtrack when they gave bad information.
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I'm surprised no one has said this but SIGN THE LIST.
  20. greengrenades

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

    First of all stop talking to HR and Management. You need to be talking to a union steward or a BA. You got a lot to learn kid.
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