havent made probation yet but have been offered to go supervisor twice already

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    I am currently just an unloader. I can unload a long trailer in a little under an hour. I have made it well known I ultimately want to go driver. My supervisor and the hub manager have offered a part time sup position to me. They trained me on spa already as well. They said if I want to go driving, its the fastest and easiest way to go full-time driver. And at my hub people working under a year have gotten driving positions. I guess I am just seeking any (helpful) advice which direction I should go. Thanks yall
  2. NI1

    NI1 Member

    How i answered them when they offered me that....... Why step down?
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    wow, driving in under a year?? You should talk to brownbaggin....he can give you a lot of insight on being a pt sup.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Do not i repeat do not become a sup if u want to drive.

    Everyone here will tell u the same thing
  5. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    From what I understand, driving for UPS is a unionized position. Part-time supervisors withdraw from the union if "promoted" to a supervisory role. As such, part-time supervisors would not be eligible for bidding on driving positions and the only realistic route they would have to becoming a UPS driver would be as an outside hire.

    That's just my understanding, though, I could be back assward with those thoughts.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If your ultimate goal is to be a driver you do no want to go the PT sup route. As was stated above you would have to be the outside hire, which today is really rolling the dice. Stay where you are and your goal will become reality in due time.
  7. quamba 638

    quamba 638 Member

    Im pretty sure you're correct on this. I thought it was a 6:1 hiring ratio of inside (union) vs outside (non union) for bids. So if you become a PT supervisor your chances of becoming a driver go out the window.
    Hang in there.
  8. Tough Guy

    Tough Guy Active Member

    I was in the same situation (more or less). I talked to a few sups who were basically told the same thing, and 8 years later they're still stuck at pt sup. lol.
  9. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    to the OP: Read the title of your thread out loud and then ask yourself , " Why would they do that? "

    The answer should be obvious.
  10. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    If being a pt sup was such a great job, why would they be offering it to someone who hasn't made probation?
  11. 9611461

    9611461 Member


    never take a supervisor's role If a person wants to be a driver. Supervisors are non-union, so let's say a part time sup was to try out for package car, than by chance get disqualified from something, that person would be out of a job, because of non-union, That person CAN NOT COME BACK INSIDE THE HUB.........that's what ive been told.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is correct---if a PT sup gets selected as the outside hire and does not qualify they are basically out of a job.
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I'll give the OP the benefit of the doubt that this isn't a trolling post and respond to it. The ONLY way you can go driver from part time sup is if you accept a full time sup position. In order to become a full time sup you're required to drive for a while. Once you've qualified for 30 working days as a sup you actually can then say never mind I want to stay driving which completely pisses them off but they can't stop you. Aside from that PT sup is a dead end unless you're willing to kiss a LOT of ass and wait a long time in a PT role waiting for a FT sup job.
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    less than 30 day working for UPS and they are offering you a PT SUP job ? You don't see a problem with that.

    Also if it was the faster way to a FT drivers position don't you think everyone would be fighting for the job ???? PT SUP are considered outside hires for purpose of becoming a driver. With that being said the hiring ratio of inside (union employees) to outside (non union employees) is 6 to 1. That one spot usually goes to a casual driver and sometimes a PT SUP.
  15. p228

    p228 Member

    They've eased that restriction within the past few years. In fact, I know of a sup that was dq'd from driving then promoted to FT sup a week later.
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    LMAO, he proved he couldn't do our job day in/day out, so he then gets to oversee us and tell us that we need to do better and we're all worthless. Makes sense to me
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Don't do it.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I spent 35 years in management.
    If these people are telling you to go into P/T management to become a driver, do not trust them.
    ​If your goal is a driver position, stay hourly.
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

  20. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

    Probation is actually 70 working days at my hub. Either way I appreciate the insight and I think I'll stick to losing weight in the trailers and wait for that bid.