Is Sales to Driver possible?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by artvandalay23, May 25, 2016.

  1. artvandalay23

    artvandalay23 New Member

    I worked on the sort aisle for 3 years, regrettably had to leave due to bills piling up and being offered a FT spot at my other gig that paid well, no driver spot was in sight. Here I am 2 years later and I was hired on for UPS Inside Sales, I'm assuming because of my UPS experience and having a degree.

    My question is simple, how likely is it that I can transfer into a driver role? I could end up liking this sales gig, but in the event that I don't, I'd like to know I have a back up option. Typically once you're embedded with a company its easier to move around but with the union, things are obviously complicated, and for good reason. I know I'm no longer a union guy so go easy on me, fellas.

    Cheers,
    Art
     
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  2. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    You're a salesman, I'm sure you can talk them into it.
     
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  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Do yourself a favor and enjoy working in air conditioning and heat.
     
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  4. artvandalay23

    artvandalay23 New Member

    Haha that's one way of going about it.
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I'm not kidding. Why would you give that up? Not to mention being a driver is going to be a higher stress job. You'd never get me to leave a job like yours without having done it before. It's not the cake walk people who have never done it believe.
     
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    High stress?
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Pressure better? There is stress involve, no matter how carefree people claim to be.
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    I might stress for 10 minutes if I think I'll have a late air.


    Yes some ppl can't let :censored2: go though.
     
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  9. Brownslave688

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

    To answer the op questions.





    NO
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It would be funny to see @Salesguy try to make it as a driver.
     
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  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Whatcha' talkin' bout' Willis? Our trucks are plenty cold and hot!
     
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  12. artvandalay23

    artvandalay23 New Member

    Didn't mean to imply it was a cake walk, that's my bad.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you talking ISR or BD?
     
  14. artvandalay23

    artvandalay23 New Member

    ISR
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will be calling customers based upon sales leads put in by the drivers and cold calling others.

    You will need to grow some thicker skin.

    You cannot go from ISR directly to Operations.
     
  16. artvandalay23

    artvandalay23 New Member

    I'm aware of the job responsibilities of my new role. Not surprisingly, I've now heard both yes and no to my original question. Thanks for the input guys, I'll figure it out for sure eventually.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You cannot go from ISR to Operations.
     
  18. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Yes, it's possible. At least around here, every so many full-time driving positions they fill from inside part-timers, they fill one from outside, "off the street", so to say. Sometimes they're filled by current management. I see it all the time. Your chance is definitely there.



    P.S. If you take such a job at my center and bump me down yet another notch and I find out it's you, I will rain down an unholy sh*storm on your world.
     
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  19. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    I've seen sales guys so into operations........into mgt
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ISR and BD are not one in the same.