New PT Supervisor...any applicable suggestions for surviving?

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by She Nice Person, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. She Nice Person

    She Nice Person Laugh often, it will save your blood pressure!

    I am nearly brand new to the ups environment. I came in as a seasonal package handler, and made the grind to management.

    Now that I'm here, I'm realizing it is nothing like the union side. What advice would you have for a new kid on the block?
     
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  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    You're probably not going to be "She Nice Person" very long...
     
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Didn't it startle you that you had just "...fallen off the turnip truck..." per se and they wanted to railroad you into a management position?

    I understand there is a major effort to hire females, especially minorities and gay, but didn't you question their motives?
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Thick skin, you will get crap on both sides, management side and union side.
     
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  5. She Nice Person

    She Nice Person Laugh often, it will save your blood pressure!

    It crossed my mind, but not much. The idea of job security, benefits, and slight pay increase outweighed the thought of obstacles I would come across.

    I didn't realize it was because of gender, thank you for pointing that out. Either way, I'm here now haha and not greatly disappointed...just slightly overwhelmed.
     
  6. She Nice Person

    She Nice Person Laugh often, it will save your blood pressure!

    I wish I could give you an award for that. It was pretty funny, and brutally honest at the same time.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Brutally honest"? He was being very kind to you.

    You were asked because you were new and female. It's that simple.

    It's up to you to make the best of this opportunity.
     
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    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    I like awards...
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How does "Coolest Avatar" sound?
     
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  10. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Awesome...like me.
     
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Just do what you told. Also ask other PT Sups what the deal is in your building about things. The job is only as hard as you make it.
     
  12. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    I mean no disrespect, but by spring, early summer you will have either quit or will be looking for another job. Sorry... Supervision with this Company sucks. You should have just stuck it out hourly until you got seniority and until the next contract which is just over a couple years away.
     
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  13. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Part time management is usually a dead end position. It depends on your education background and experience. Use this time to add it to your resume.

    Management is this company is not what it used to be. But it's a good stepping stone to get in somewhere else that compensates better.
     
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  14. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    If she's got a degree in anything and happens to be gay and a minority she could very well be in upper management soon.
     
  15. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Don't wear tight clothes
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Unless you are not a loser.
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

  19. jr32bad

    jr32bad Active Member

    Just remember respect is earned if you don't respect them they won't respect you
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I agree you have to earn their respect. However, don't mistake respect with not holding people accountable for follow the rules and methods.
     
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