Do part time supervisors get hired from seniority?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Skittles, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Skittles

    Skittles New Member

    I was wondering if it goes by seniority when they hire supervisors, wasn't sure if it was different because it's not a union job.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They choose those who they can easily manipulate.
     
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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    No, they get hired by suckeriority.
     
  4. UPSClerkGirl

    UPSClerkGirl Active Member

    No they hire based on who they think will be the best candidate. My boyfriend is a PT Sup and he started the process at the same time as another guy with less seniority and the other guy started first. A lot of it depends on your fit. I know the other guy was a preloader and my boyfriend was a local sorter. They weren't going to put my boyfriend on preload when he had never done it before when in a couple week they were going to need a local sort sup. Seniority means almost nothing in the management world.
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Sups are kind of a negative seniority position. Hourly employees with more seniority have a lot less incentive or desire to go into management.
     
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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    They hire those with management potential regardless of length of service.
    Most Union employees are not fit to be management.
     
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Too honest?
     
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  8. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I have a management degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I have been offered management four times. Most Union employees are too smart to accept the eroding inferior benefits and absence of job security.
     
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  9. UPSClerkGirl

    UPSClerkGirl Active Member

    There are a bunch of threads on here talking about union benefits that are eroding as well.
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'm asked at least once or twice a year.
     
  11. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    The main difference there is Union members vote for their negotiated benefits for better or worse, and they can't be arbitrarily taken away. Management benefits on the other hand, are given and taken away at the pleasure of the CEO.
     
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  12. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Never a shortage of pt sups who jump at the chance of escaping management to become drivers in the hourly rotation. I've a seen several pt sups quit when they though they just couldn't wait for their turn.
     
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  13. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    To answer the OP, have you ever seen a bid list for pt supervisors?
    You have your answer.
     
  14. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Pt Supervisors at my center are just warm bodied people that show up everyday. I rather have a senior preloaded than a pt supervisor because he hasn't been here long enough to know how to load a truck right. They just throw it in the truck and think that is how you load.
     
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  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    And they are supposed to be training new loaders. Any surprise load quality sucks?
     
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  16. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    As a whole, there is little to no difference in skillset between union hourlies and low-level operations management. I have never seen it. When you say "fit", that could include being able to tolerate upper-managements desires, but again I don't think there is much difference.

    I would also assume that most of those who are promoted into supervisor roles because: (a) their bodies weren't going to hold up to retirement or (b) wanted the feeling of being a boss, self-importance, perhaps bullied a lot as a child

    ;)

    Then there are resume builders and etc, but I would guess those are less frequent than people imagine.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015
  17. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    I've been approached about going into management several times. The lack of stability is a huge sticking point for me. My family is settled where we are, and I'm not going to be relocated at the whims of higher-ups.
     
  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    And most management aren't fit to be drivers.
     
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  19. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    No shocker here. Just a good reason as to why I'm so over allowed. Lol.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Reeled in a few with that one.
    I was enjoying a Stones concert while y'all were rendering your clothes and gnashing your teeth.
    Life is good!