Transition from PT management to professional position

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dobie, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Dobie

    Dobie New Member

    Is it possible or how common is it to transition from part-time management to a professional position?

    I recently started working at UPS as a pre-load package handler, and it looks like I will be entering a PT management position soon.

    I may be interested in eventually transitioning into a professional role soon, such as inside sales rep, for financial and professional development reasons. I have a bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a Business Admin minor (3.0 gpa), and am looking at going back to school for a masters degree so the extra pay and professional experience would be very beneficial.

    I'm also not sure if professional positions receive tuition assistance like PT management, so if anyone can answer this question as well it would be very helpful.

    Thanks for any and all info and advice!
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    We have had several do it from here. Your best bet is to talk to someone at your center or hub who has done this.
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Our sales people are stupid as stupid comes. They make all kinds of promises about pick up times before talking to the driver.
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  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    No idea what the answer is, but you may want to look into whether it's easier to move from union PT hourly or PT sup into a "professional" position. I'd imagine you might get more resistance in the latter role unless you've been a PT sup for a while.
  5. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    A professional position is a full time driver.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My sales Rep schedules pickups during my lunch time (I take same hr everyday). She then asks me about concerns on why I am late to all her pickups.
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  7. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    Sorry,I gots to eat
  8. DieHardUPSER

    DieHardUPSER New Member

    Depends on where you are located. We have very large groups of professionals in NJ, NY, MD, KY and GA who support our IT, Brokerage and other non operation functions. Many of those jobs are posted on the Management Career Opportunities page within UPSers.
  9. Dobie

    Dobie New Member

    I'm aware the drivers are pros too. Just referring to how the website references the positions on the careers page.
  10. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Get ready to drive anyway when the company under staffs, because they always do. I remember someone posting a story about a lawyer that UPS sent to help a driver once.....
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Professional positions don't exist in operations. Operations is where the corporate management send the rejects in hopes they'll quit, or where management start out in hopes of going to corporate with broken promises.

    Either way, use the UPS name to find a real professional job out in the real world, operations is a dead end. Once there, you get stuck due to the lack of demand and you never get a replacement for your spot so you can move on.
  12. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    All operations will teach you is how to work within UPS's perverted system.