I've worked for UPS since 08' and i am on a collision course towards my 2nd year in under 5 months. I'm a worker in So-cal and I'm considering a change. I'm in my 20s. No degree but a ton of college courses completed with no intention of going back for months. I've always been a productive rapid-fire employee not out of neccessity or fear but because that's the type of guy i am. From what i've been told i'd be a top contender since i'm held in solid regard. Anyway, my hub has a few openings i heard, was told, and noticed. I am considering putting in a letter very soon. Currently, i'm making a few bucks over the starting pay because of progressive raises and having moved around the hub for slight wage increases. I'm not afraid of more responsibility nor a few suits moaning their discontent at me. What does bother me slightly is the ability to get terminated without the union's backing. I'm going to ask some guys at my hub but i'd also like to know you guys opinions as well. It's a process and i'd like a idea of what i might be getting into. I heard your wage would be prorated and added into the equation to figure your starting sup pay? What is a socal sup starting pay? Are they offered sick days, option days, option week, vacation, if so at what rate? Do you guys think it would be stable to make this transition give the current circumstances etc? How long is the training process? Does my sup salary kick in immediately? Are p/t sups required to do any mandatory weekend work? How often are they given re-training, testing, meetings, outside duties outside the realm of their respective areas? In other words, as well, how much outside/before shift time would i be at their disposal here. Money is about 50% of the reason, 25% challenge, and 25% self-preservation. I've also noticed my body is increasingly tired with the ripping and running, my other job, and double shifting for UPS 2-4x's extra a week. I know there's no one size fits all answer. I just need varying advice from a diverse and knowledgeable group of guys here on this board. Please feel free to ask me questions or tell me things i may not be aware of as well.