PT Sup to hourly union employee

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mercury7, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I have always been told that once you go into management, the only way to become hourly again is to go driving. Is this the only option other than quitting and being rehired?
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014
  2. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    Yes
     
  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Good luck... You are one of many who got screwed
     
  4. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I was just verifying the info because some seem to be under the impression I can just go back to being hourly
     
  5. They won't even let pt sups drive at our center. Had 2 that wanted too. 1 quit, the other has been there 20 years & will most likely never get a chance.
     
  6. mvol50

    mvol50 Member

    You can't go back to pt hourly after becoming a pt sup. Although you can go driving as a pt supervisor, the only way you can go back into the union is if your DM lets you. If he doesn't want to let you go, you're going no where.
     
  7. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I've only seen it one time and the circumstances were extreme then the guy ended up quitting anyway
     
  8. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Several pt sups in my building are praying to go driving because the management on my shift is so bad.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    In my building there is no going back. Many have tried, all have failed.
     
  10. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    I am a former PT sup that was lucky enough to make it out. It is not easy. Go through the MAPP process to get promoted to full-time supervision, tell them you want to go driving first for the experience, and after that your fate is in the hands of your division manager. It helps to be well-liked and respected. To be perfectly honest; don't count on it happening. If it does, you caught a lucky break. I did.
     
  11. STEVEz00

    STEVEz00 New Member

    Well I m one of those sups that want to get back as well,they kept asking to become a sup I told then I came to ups to become a driver they said don t worry you can still become a driver well 7yrs still here I wondered if I can hold them accountability for what they promised me
     
  12. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    You don't want to become a driver, you want to be a full-time supervisor. You only want to drive for the experience...and you need to believe it, too.

    Truth be told, it's the only reason I was selected to go driving; I really did want to be an on-road sup. I was looking for any full-time gig at UPS. Once I finally got out on the road though, I decided I didn't want to go back in. Now that I'm a Teamster they can't make me.
     
  13. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    It's bad where I am the atmosphere is toxic.
     
  14. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I would never be a FT sup for UPS
     
  15. braun von liefermeister

    braun von liefermeister Will Contact ASAP

    I don't blame you. I would have, but fortunately I am driving instead which IMO is a better gig.
     
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    You should have been thinking that way when they offered you the PT Sup position after being a PT for a week.
     
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If you quit you risk the possibility of being put on the No- rehire list.
     
  18. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    I've personally never heard of a pt sup going to anything hourly except an off the street hire to driver.
     
  19. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I've been there for 17 years. I'm not going to just quit :)
     
  20. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    That was back in 2001. I was getting tuition reimbursement then and I didn't have bullies for bosses