Sorter/Unloader to Part time Supervisor

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TwoFingeredWillie, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    How long does the process usually take? I've submitted the paperwork and have gone thru the "first step". I understand there will be a test which is the "second step".
     
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Good luck on your one way trip to a dead end job.
     
  3. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    Please explain.
     
  4. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Oh no .. you had to ask
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Your chances of getting promoted to FT SUP from PT is about .01%. Just about the same chance of being able to go back to a PT sorter/ loader after being a PT SUP. If your looking for a career with UPS I would stay a PT sorter/ loader untill your get a chance to get a drivers job. After you get a drivers job if you still want to go into management you will have alot more opportunities. Most of the FT SUP started right where you are and become drivers first.
     
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I'm a driver Hoaxster I would have never shot myself in the foot to become a PT SUP.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    My bad ... I misread something on your profile
     
  8. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No problem just don't want to be call a SUP
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Hey, it could have been worse ... I could have called you a manager. That's about as low as it gets. :wink2:
     
  10. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    Duly noted.

    Any reason why it's difficult to go from PT SUP to FT SUP. Sounds like a chronological jump. :smart:

    Doesn't it take a year of employment and then you request to be a driver and then you're put on a list?

    And what about my original question to start off this thread? :wink2:
     
  11. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    It's a numbers game really. This center/hub/facility needs x number of PT sups, they have y openings and z applicants. When y gets large enough they sift through z and pass some through. Each area tries to also do this a certain number of times a year. I'm pretty sure my hub does that twice a year, and we've got sups doing their "hub school" now so if you were in my hub it'd probably be 4-6 months before you had a chance again.

    As far as PT to FT sup, it's really a huge numbers game, we've got somewhere around 30-35 PT sups at my facility, and like 6 FT sups just on my shift. So more or less until 1 of the current FT sups leaves, either the company or goes elsewhere, none of the PT sups have much of a chance of going FT unless they are given an option to transfer. Many, and I really mean almost all, PT sups don't ever make it to FT even if they have the qualifications, there's just not enough openings for it.
     
  12. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    Doing a search here at the site it seems that most people seem to think it's better to be a sort/unloader than a part-time supervisor.

    Is it easier, and if yes why, to become a driver from a sorter/unloader position or from a part-time supervisor position?

    Is a part-time supervisor still union?

    What does the union do for us exactly?
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It depends on what your long-term goals with UPS are.
    If you want to be a UPS Driver, it is better to stay a Union employee - P/T Loader/Unloader.
    If you want to go into UPS Management, it is probably marginally better to go into P/T Supervision (which is not a Union position) assuming you get a college degree.
    If you are looking to work part-time and get a college degree and then have a job on your resume that will impress potential employers, definitely go into P/T Supervision.
     
  14. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    Thanks for your response. I appreciate it!

    How long does it usually take to go from sorter/unloader to part-time supervisor?
     
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It all depends on your building it could be a couple of months than again it could be years.
     
  16. btrlov

    btrlov Member

    it depends on the slots open, but a FT sup is such a lucrative position it usually take years to slide into one. I know a guy who was a pt sup for 8 years, and just made ft sup.after a ft sup went into another building.
     
  17. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    If you are a female, you will have no problem going from PT SUP to FT SUP. Have had 3 in my center.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Were they promoted ahead of their equally qualified male peers?
     
  19. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    They never drove. When from PT SUP to FT SUP. The boys had to dive the 90 days before going FT SUP.