Just recently I received a scholarship to a University in the northern part of the state where I live. I have just about completed my general education requirements at the local community college. I've been with UPS for two years at the local UPS hub. I am now attempting to transfer to the hub in the city where I will be going to school. I've decided to keep a log as to how the transfer goes, which will end up with a successful transfer, or my retirement from UPS. I've looked up several other postings and have noticed some UPSers have successfully transfered, while others have not. Here is the log so far: January 24, 2008 - Received scholarship, that day at work I go to HR and ask them about transfers, the guy I talk to tells me to see my manager. After the sort I tell my full-time manager that I'll be transferring to another school in August. He says that they only do educational transfers. I tell him that school is education. He says I need to write a letter, and that I should do so as soon as possible, as the center that I want to transfer to is small, and I should get my name on their list as soon as possible. January 25, 2008 - I write a letter explaining my intent to transfer. I give it to my manager, who takes it to HR, he then comes back and says I got to fill out this paperwork which he gives me, the paperwork says I need an acceptance letter, some required signatures, and other information. I say okay, I'll fill this out. My full-time manager seems somewhat helpful at this point. February 1, 2008 - My full-time manager changes jobs, now I have to deal with a new guy that I don't know as well. February 6, 2008 - I get all my paperwork in order and walk into HR. I ask them who is responsible for transfers, they tell me. I talk to the "Workforce Planning Manager" and get some information cleared up about the transfer process. He tells me which signatures I need to get on my paperwork, and tells me that my manager needs to send him an email or letter recommending me for transfer. He also tells me about the center I want to transfer to, and it's local sort has only 7 part time guys, so I'm wondering if I'm going to be able to transfer at all, but I'm happy that I'm at least getting the paperwork done 6 months before I have to transfer. I bug my part-time supervisor about seeing my full-time manager, nothing gets done. February 11, 2008 - I see my full-time manager and tell him I need these signatures, and I need him to either send the workforce planning manager and email or letter outlining my work history. He said he never did anything like that when other guys transferred. I tell him this is what they're telling me. He takes my paperwork. February 14, 2008 - I pick up a photocopy of my paperwork and it has some signatures on it and the box marked "I recommend ____ for transfer" is checked. No letter outlining my work history is present. February 18, 2008 - I go to the workforce planning manager's office only to find that this guy has switched jobs too, and the new guy is not present. February 20, 2008 - I meet the new workforce planning manager, and he hasn't gotten any paperwork concerning my transfer. I make photocopies of my photocopied paperwork and give it to him. He tells me I still need a letter from my manager outlining my work history. February 22, 2008 - I tell my full-time manager that HR needs a letter outlining my work history, he says he never did that for any transfers in the past. I tell him that this is what the workforce planning manager is telling me I need. He gets impatient with me and walks away. I think to myself that this guy is a butt and walk in the other direction, I mean all the workforce planning manager needs is an email with maybe three sentences in it. That's where I am now. I'm hoping this transfer works out, but I can't say I'm 100% confident that it will. More information to come.