Peak driver now my supervisor?!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by thessalonian13, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    Driver hired off the street for peak season is now my supervisor. LOL Wow I don't know what to say. This left me speechless. He does not know my job and now he is going to tell me, a 22 year vet, what to do and how to do my job? Counting down the days till retirement!!!
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I'm sure within a year he/she will be up to speed.

    He/she is just taking orders from some IE geek sitting in a cube in Atlanta anyway.
  3. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Keep us informed on how long before this one goes looney .
  4. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    I doubt it Hoaxter. It takes much longer than that to learn our jobs. 1 year is nothing.
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    That sucks.Just try to remember he is just a marionette,being told what to say and do.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That depends on the individual.
    I drove for about 1 1/2 years and I knew the methods very well within 6 months (got a copy of the 340 methods and studied them) and I started swinging (cover driver) on my 22nd day so I knew the entire center by 1 year.
    I really don't think I learned that much after 8 or 9 months except customer peculiarities and the best lunch places.
  7. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    You'll see a lot more of that. I don't see many (if any) FT full boat seniority drivers switching over to mgmt. The pay rate is similar, (maybe a bit higher for a supv) but he doesn't make more on OT. Also, the extra money he makes is lessened by the HW he already pays for. Not many companies where the supervisors make less (or virtually less) then the employees who work for them..
  8. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    We got one, too! We call them one peak wonders.
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I wish you'd told me this 21 1/2 years ago.I know maybe 40 methods,
    I would die being a cover driver,I've wasted 23 years of my life at ups.
    It's true the customers come and go,and the picnic table behind
    the carpentry factory by the railroad tracks is nice in the summer,
    I'm a loser.
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    There is one in my building in the other center. He was a casual for a couple of years hoping for a Ft drivers Position when that didn't happen the must of offered him a ORS position since no Driver with any brains would take it. I heard he isn't that bad. However like any other SUP these days he is only doing what he told to do and passing information on by someone in a cubicle in Atlanta.
  11. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    You need to help him with understanding the grievance process.
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Just goes to show you no one inside that knows what goes on wants to go management. Give me one good reason to go management now and I'll give you 10 reasons to stay hourly.
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    This is an entry level management job and never ment to be a career, but will look good on a resume. Thank you next.
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    He went loonzie when he took that job.
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Sports teams come to mind.

    Anybody else think of others?
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A 22 year vet shouldn't need to be told how to do his job.
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    You may be surprised to hear this coming from me, but you might just consider giving the guy a chance.

    My current sup was also a "one peak wonder" before being assigned to my center. Its been a little over a year now andn he is actually turning out to be a pretty good one. His lack of driving experience is offset by the fact that he is very tech savvy and has a good eye for detail, which is a lot more important in todays UPS than how many years he spent in the driver seat. He has turned into a pretty good problem solver. To his credit, he was honest and upfront about his lack of experience and has been willing to listen to and learn from his subordinates. If your sup is also willing to display the requisite degree of humility, he could turn out to be OK. Remember the proud owner of a new rookie supervisor, you have both an opportunity and a responsibility to train that supervisor and mold him into the manager that he will someday become. Future generations of drivers will benefit from how you break this man in, and you have an obligation to them to break him in correctly.
  18. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    FWIW, learning any particular job really shouldn't take much more than 6 months. anything after that is learning the people involved
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Fresh meat. I love it.
  20. dhicks0107

    dhicks0107 New Member

    I have been a UPSer for one year in a few days and have been a sup for 8 of the last 12 months. For someone that cannot survive on the minimal pay that hourly employees start at with No benefits for a year; a significant pay increase with benefits after 30 days of promo date it was the best route for me and I have no regrets.