How much did I mess up?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by smapple, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. smapple

    smapple Member

    When I got hired the HR guy and training supe asked me first day why I want to work at UPS and I leveled with them and said I needed money. So into my 3rd week unload, working as fast and hard as I can and let the supes in my unload area know to get on my back if they think I'm not working hard/fast enough because basically trying to get face time and brown nose my way into staying past peak while doing decent job. Been having really sore shoulder, back, and elbow and really weak grip since Tuesday after unloading 24 plastic tubs that wouldn't open past my chest level filled with 30lb plastics bags of clothes. Yesterday supe asks me what my aspirations within UPS are, I was kinda out of it mentally after 2 hours of unloading a 50 footer full of pet foods and answered him honestly: get promoted, get paid. Should I have said, "I want to advance my career by working hard and see where UPS takes me blah blah blah" How should I have answered? Kinda wanna know just in case I get asked again. And seriously, what are my chances of sticking around past peak?

    Also any tips for unloading?
     
  2. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Don't brown nose. Work at a SAFE and steady pace. Brown nosing won't get you anywhere because advancement is based on seniority. Now if you go into management its a different story.
     
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  3. smapple

    smapple Member

    Yeah, every time I get cut early they tell me it's based on seniority and really wanted to get sorter but was told that's also based on seniority.
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    You said you wanted to be promoted, and they haven't asked you to be PT Sup yet?
     
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  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yes sorter position goes by seniority unless no else wants the position. I have seen guys right off the street go into sorting. Much easier job but a bit intimidating until you get the hang of it.
     
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I suggest submitting a letter to HR, stating you are interested in going into Part-Time management.
     
  7. smapple

    smapple Member

    I've only been at UPS for less than a month so don't think I'm anywhere near ready for management position, even PT.
     
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I have seen people go from new-hire to management in less than two weeks, up to a couple months.

    The post was sarcasm, though..most get it if they stick around
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You would be qualified for Preload manager in my building. No experience needed.
     
  10. upschuck

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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Twenty minutes training on the program and he could slide right into dispatch.
     
  12. Brownslave688

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

    Do you plan on making ups a career?
     
  13. smapple

    smapple Member

    At this point I don't even know what a career in UPS means. If you mean do I want to be an unloader for 10+ years like some of the guys I've been paired up with then no? If you mean go into management and maybe corporate then sure after I've got some more experience with how things are run.
     
  14. Brownslave688

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

    Do you have a 4 year college degree?
     
  15. Tell them you want to become a union boss.
     
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  16. smapple

    smapple Member

    Nope, got a 2 year degree after transferring credits from 4 year that I couldn't finish because of money.
     
  17. Brownslave688

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

    Then don't even consider management. It's a dead end road. Just stick around and read on this site.

    Unless you plan on using management as a stepping stone to another career somewhere else driving is the only way to go here pretty much.

    They just announced all the cost cutting they plan to do over the next 5 years. I'll give you one guess whose pockets that money is coming out of.
     
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  18. wage EARNER

    wage EARNER Member

    Tell your manager that you have no gag reflex and you are a compulsive liar.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I disagree. :)
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Most people who go into PT management do it for the tuition reimbursement, and it's good on resume.
     
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  21. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Slow down bro. It aint a race. Quit being a narc, unless being a supe is ur next step

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