Sales Rep position!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rob85, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Rob85

    Rob85 New Member

    Hey Brown Cafe,

    I interviewed for a sales rep position in Chicago about three weeks ago and I haven't received a call back yet. I was wondering how long does it usually take for HR to make a decision? And also if you guys can provided any insight about the position(, typical day) I would greatly appreciate it.

  2. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    lmao..... you might not like what this thread will soon have to offer.

    My advice: any job, right now, is probably a good one.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Welcome to BrownCafe, Rob.

    The problem you're going to have is DHL. I read that they recently let go all of their US sales reps.
    I imagine most of them are now applying at UPS. You're going to have lots of competition for that job!

    Are you ex-DHL?
  4. LiL"Comet"

    LiL"Comet" New Member

    very true!!!!:peaceful:
  5. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    I thought that UPS eliminated the "sales rep" position and replaced them with drivers? :)
  6. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    acording to secton 19 paragraph 8 section 3 secton 8 and 18 of sub paragraph 9 any and all applicants must go thru a full back ground search aprox 3 week wait. a lie detector . and a full bodily caviti search, buy a center manager of ther prefrence.:biting:
  7. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Rob this is your interview.

    Can you convince me why i should use ups to over night tieguy a box of kleenex?

    50 words or less, and if you convince me I'll make a couple of calls for ya.
  9. MinnesotaZepher

    MinnesotaZepher New Member

    its a hard time to be off the street applying for any non-entry level position. my
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    That is hilarious Red.
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    In much less than 50 words.
    " Cuz it would be funny as hell!"
  12. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    If I were hiring sales reps for UPS, I would hire a bunch of those laid off DHL reps.
    Think of all the leads and contacts they must have.....
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...not only that, think of the motivation they would have knowing they were getting a second chance. They spent most of their careers selling their services against ours and now may have a chance to sell our services, quite possibly to the same contacts they have an established relationship with. Could be a win/win situation.
  14. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    Problem with DHL Reps bringing their customer base and using it to target for Brown is that not only is a breach of the non-compete that DHL likely has, but it also is unethical.

    Also, DHL knows how to sell on price, that's it. Not sure we want those folks. That's what got them out of a job.

    Also laugh at Red all you want, but that's something that one might encounter with a BD interview.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    OK, but if DHL completely pulls out of the US market then the non-compete clause that you cite would IMO not apply. I will leave the ethics debate to others.
  16. MinnesotaZepher

    MinnesotaZepher New Member

    Does anyone remember signing a non-compete clause for UPS. I do not recall, but may have when I entered mgmt.
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    No you signed a "no logic" clause.
  18. mikeymike

    mikeymike New Member

    when did being ethical start at ups again?
  19. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    You more than likely did and just don't remember. I know that I've signed one.
  20. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I'm guessing you're a ways up the ranks. For your average p/t supe, I'd be surprised if there is a no-compete clause. I'm not even sure that f/t time management have one, at least at the operations level. I could be wrong. I'd be interested in hearing one way or the other. I wouldn't sign a no-compete if one were given to me tomorrow. I've signed two or three non-disclosure agreements but those aren't the same thing.

    My understanding is that when the employer lets the employee go as part of a restructuring, such clauses become null and void. -Rocky
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008