Should I take a Sup job offered to me after only 2 months ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by blckvec, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. blckvec

    blckvec New Member

    Hey guys, I'm a loader and I've been working at UPS for about 2 months. Just got out of the new six week safety mentoring program last week.We had a hub safety audit this week, I was singled out and apparently made a good impression on one or more individuals. Yesterday I was loading and the Hub Manager ( the same man who hired me ) walks into the trailer and tells me he thinks I should become a sup and whenever I want the job to come see him. He didn't go into specifics, other than saying, "supervision" and I'd start off at 13.50.

    I'm so new I don't know what to make of this at all. Any advice from you UPS vets would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    There's alot of questions you need to ask and answer for yourself. Why did you begin working for UPS; where did you look to go within this company? Why is one of the newer employees being offered this position? Why have so many of your co-workers passed this up? One of specifics Hub Manager probably didn't mention is you need to submit a letter of intention to be considered for promotion at UPS. This I believe gets forwarded to HR and higher ups . I'm sure this Hub Manager would have a say in you moving up, but not the only, and definitely not the final. The best advice most of us give here is you have to do what's best for you and your family. Good luck.
  3. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Do you plan on making a career out of UPS? If so, you're probably better of not going into supervision. The odds of advancing past PT supervision are extremely slim and while the pay may be a boost now in a few years you'll be making more than the average PT supervisor as an hourly.

    If you plan on going to another job, then supervision isn't a bad idea. It always looks good on resumes.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Good, solid advice.
    I would add this bit of information - a career at UPS that nimnim refers to is making it up to a driver's position.
    A driver can go into UPS Management as a continuation of a different career path.
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    the answer is NO
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
  7. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Never take advice from people who give you Yes or No answers because they are telling you something about themselves but not helping you to make a decision. You have to make the decision yourself because only you know what it is you are going for. Look for advice that has reasons for Yes or No or provide things/concerns to consider in making YOUR decision.
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    No because they will be used and abused, and never advance. It is a dead end job unless you are one of the few lucky enough to have someone drag you along. Do it if you want it for a resume, but dont think it is a key to your future. Once you do it, there are no guarantees. Thats my story and Im sticking to it.
  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    It's a great job, go for it! You can show leadership, get respect and do things YOUR way. Make a difference today, join the supervisor ranks.
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You are being a bad adviser and you know it!:funny:
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You have to take sleeve with a grain of salt ... he is always over-optimistic and sees the silver lining in every cloud. :wink2:
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Any advice is bad advice when it comes to interweb anonymity.
  13. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I would say that the best way for someone young to go into UPS w/out college education , is to do as Hoax mentioned: work P/T union until you are in place for a drivers position.

    Go to school if you can, even if you are working FT hours.
    Secure the drivers job down the road if/when it's available (make sure your driving record is clean) and try a leap into FT Supervisor role, where you can then maybe make your mark higher up.

    The best way to advance at UPS to my knowledge, is to get experience, know your enemies and also follow the path of least resistance.
  14. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Wow! Are you pining to be a mod?:wink2:
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler forums
  16. robot

    robot Large Member

    I still see my original part time supervisor from when I first started. He's STILL a part time supervisor. That was over 15 years ago!

    I'm a feeder driver now, with seniority.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps that is what works best for him in his situation.
  18. robot

    robot Large Member

    The look on his face says differently....
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  20. robot

    robot Large Member

    Speaking of part time supervisors, I noticed the OP mentioned starting at 13.80. I didn't know they were paid by the hour. I thought they were salary.