On car supervisor or full time driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kingofqueens, May 21, 2014.

  1. kingofqueens

    kingofqueens New Member

    I have recently just made my 30 days driving package car and have been offered a on road supervisor position. I was as part time sup before getting an off the street hire to full time package car driving. I recently just graduated from college and am having a hard time deciding if I should take the promotion or stay a driver. I have heard a mixture of things however was looking for some more information about what both jobs have to offer.
     
  2. UPSmeoff

    UPSmeoff Say my name.

    Driver
     
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  3. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    Dude do not go management. I repeat do not do it. Driving is a tough job but you will have the backing of the union. Management no so much.
     
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  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If you're not smart enough to know why you shouldn't go into management then you should go into management.
     
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  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Then, either you have't work here very long...or haven't been paying attention.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    He definitely sounds like a candidate for management. Maybe even a spot on ORION team.
     
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  7. kingofqueens

    kingofqueens New Member

    worked here very long,

    and i have work for ups over 8 years
     
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Uh huh.....then if after 8 years, you can't decide about going into management...you obviously haven't spend that time paying attention.
     
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  9. Brownslave688

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

    He was a part time sup who somehow managed to get an off the street spot and now wants to know if he should go back to management.

    Yep sounds like management material to me.
     
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  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    aka driving is too much work! Management material indeed.
     
  11. Brownslave688

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

    People laugh at us but all of our driver sups and center manager were either forced into their positions or admit they couldn't hack it as a driver.
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yup..those who can...do. Those who can't...supervise. My current center manager was a driver who washed out.
     
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Good linguistic skills.

    Definitely upper management potential.
     
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  14. Is he fat enough? To be In upper management?
     
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  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    DM or Feedah sized?...lolimages-5.jpeg
     
  16. kingofqueens

    kingofqueens New Member

    I can definitely hack it as a driver. 23 sph, with 190 stops first 30 days. Thanks for all the positive comments


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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What is your degree in and why aren't you trying to use it rather than working here?

    If you were asking me this question 10-15 years ago I would tell you without question to go in to management. Ask me this question today and I will tell you not to make the move.

    BTW, don't feel as though you have to justify yourself to anyone in your center and especially anyone on this anonymous Internet forum.
     
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  18. kingofqueens

    kingofqueens New Member

    Supply chain management, I'm 25 years old so I'm leaning towards driving for a while . I enjoy being outside and the customer interaction. We are Christmas year round


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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My son just received his MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain. He is weighing several job offers, with the lowest starting at $55K.

    Supply Chain is a hot field right now. You would be crazy to put that degree on hold.
     
  20. DougH

    DougH Member


    Maybe try getting a job with you degree but staying part time with ups, that way if the degree doesn't pay off you still have some seniority.

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