typing test

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by babsjean, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. babsjean

    babsjean New Member

    What hub jobs require a typing test?
    I guess I was too wimpy for the unload.
    I was told last night that I would be taking a typing test for my new positon.
     
  2. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    I never heard of a typing test but I do know a guy that still uses a typewriter.
     
  3. babsjean

    babsjean New Member

    O.K. keyboarding
     
  4. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    I'm all thumbs when it comes to typing.
     
  5. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Clerical job of any sort where you use a computer.
     
  6. babsjean

    babsjean New Member

    thanks, but I figured as much I was just looking for specifics. Anyone?
     
  7. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    How about an OMS job? They are hiring off the street now. And we all know they love to send out a million messages a day to drivers.
     
  8. kwed95

    kwed95 former pre-load p/t sup

    i was thinking some sort of on-road position where you message the drivers and deal with customers directly/indirectly. We would always have 2 women come in to do call tags and stuff like that. I would say a clerk, but our didn't do alot of typing more of re-wrapping and address corrections.
     
  9. kwed95

    kwed95 former pre-load p/t sup

    weird how UPS is still hiring positions like this when I heard from some people at my old hub that they are letting people go left and right.
     
  10. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    What I meant by "hiring off the streets now" is that before some UPS experience for the OMS job was required before they let you loose on the drivers during their work day. When we "broke in" our newly hired off-the-street OMS, we got an insane amount of inane messages all with "response required." That was soooo... irritating. Only lasted about a week or two before she learned and now she is one of the best.
     
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Whats a typewriter ?
     
  12. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    It's 40wpm per clerical, decap, PAS clerk etc.
     
  13. babsjean

    babsjean New Member

    I learned tonight that I would be doing ODS for international shipments. It sounds interesting.

    The typing test was real short and simple.
    So does anyone have anything to say about ODS?
     
  14. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    That is not a union job, at least aroudn here. I assume you're non-union then, but correct me if I'm wrong. ODS is simply on-demand services. It's a way for a center to communicate with the driver via his/her DIAD and the centers computers.
     
  15. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    another thing, i'm not sure exactly the extent of ODS except the basics of what it means and some of the facets....the OMS (operations management specialists) utilize ODS for instance