PT Training Supervisor looking to make the jump to Operations.

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by newkidontheblock, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. newkidontheblock

    newkidontheblock New Member

    Currently a PT Training Supervisor looking to run an outbound belt. Looking for advice to be as successful as possible when I do make the switch. Any and all advice, welcome!
     
  2. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    In 3, 2, 1.....
     
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  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Why do you want to make this move?
     
  4. newkidontheblock

    newkidontheblock New Member

    Mostly because I am dissatisfied with my role as a trainer. I'm not sure all my qualities make for a great trainer, and so I feel like I can be doing more. I am personable, and can communicate well but I am also impatient and don't respond well to mediocrity. And so I feel like all those qualities together are better suited for operations.
     
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  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    My advice ...
    Be careful what you ask for ... training is a great job if one is working their way through college, as an example.
    One's goal, in this example, is to get a college degree with good grades, get a nice resume by working at UPS in a management position.

    However, if one is interested in moving up the Corporate Ladder, then a move to Operations would be seen as aggressive and going for it.

    Either example, it's a ballsy move that will serve you well in future endeavors (of course, the assumption is that you do well in Operations).

    Good luck in your decisions and life.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and you want to supervise hourlies in a union environment...?
     
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  7. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    This.

    Promotions in operations come from the ranks of operators. And forgive the language, but training / compliance is seen as a "paper bitch" job for non-hackers who don't pack the gear to operate.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Which is why if one is working their way through college to work at a "nice" place in a "nice" job, training might be a great job.
    No one outside UPS knows the difference and all UPS verifies is that the employee was employed at UPS from this date to that date.
     
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    So what you're saying is I could say I supervised my entire time here and UPS wouldn't verify it to my new employer? Sounds like the door just opened to a whole new world of job opportunities.
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not unless your job was a management position.
    What I was saying is that because a training supervisor and an operations supervisor are both management ... either could just put Supervisor and it would be verified as such.
     
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Gotcha.
     
  12. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    Correct. The only thing UPS HR is allowed to say to another company is, "I can verify that Harry Balls was employed here as a loader from April 2015 to Sept 2015 and as a part time supervisor from Sept 2015 through Sept 2016."

    All that other garbage I put out there was inside baseball.
     
  13. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Don't touch any packages, train people the RIGHT way based on what bulk stops are coming for the trucks that he or she is loading so that the person can understand the routes. These are the 2 keys to becoming a successful belt supervisor.
     
  14. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not really. Our preload supervisors do not train, training sups train. The preload sups have very little knowledge of what is coming and where it goes.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your preload sup does not pass out projected load charts, broken down by load positions within the car?