What's the difference

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DougH, May 21, 2014.

  1. DougH

    DougH Member

    So I've heard talks about hubs and centers, what's the difference? The ups I'm trying to get a job at it a customer center. Any pros and cons as far as employment goes?

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  2. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    A hub feeds (supplies) many centers.
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Hubs are the central point in state/area that packages for that state/area pass through and sorted to the different centers. Another way to think about it is like a bicycle wheel; hub is the axle, and the centers that hub services are the spokes.
     
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  4. DougH

    DougH Member

    Okay I think I get the idea now... Thanks... so will there be any benifits to working at a center rather than a hub?

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  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I work at a hub that has two centers, and that is the way to go. Centers alone are generally smaller with not as much chance to advance as fast, or to change jobs. There may be less people ahead of you in a center, but not as many openings every year. Feeder jobs are mainly based out of hubs.
     
  6. DougH

    DougH Member

    :censored2:, I couldn't even guess where the hub is for my area. Might be stuck climbing the ranks at the center.

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  7. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Hub is the building itself.

    Centers are where the pc's report to.
    The loop they deliver, part of town.

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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Nope
     
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  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Failed the DOK on that one.
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wrong.

    Thanks for playing.....have a nice day.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Without giving away too much personal information, what state do you live in?
     
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    It doesn't really matter, Dave. If these two guys are the future of UPS, the future looks bleak.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I look around at some of our new hires and think the same thing.
     
  14. DougH

    DougH Member

    I live in Iowa.

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  15. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Where I work at the hub is the building itself. There are about 4 centers inside the hub.


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  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Who are the valve stems?
     
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That would be the sups, since they leak out a lot of air.
     
  18. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I have worked in both a package center and a hub center and they all have the same problems.
     
  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What town in Iowa?
     
  20. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    OK thanks guys.

    Nomenclature is different everywhere. But I'm wrong...

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