Being promoted to PT supervisor, what can I do to prepare for the job?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoonr, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Article 3

    Article 3 Guest

    Think about it.

    You have been there 6 weeks so why did they come to you about being a supervisor? You don't really know squat about the operation.

    Are there any other hourly fighting for the job? Hmmm, why not?

    Why throw away your dignity for "power" just to be treated like a little kid and demeaned in the conference calls?

    Masochists don't make it here very well or very long. FYI





     
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  2. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    Do some homework on this subject. Then turn down promotion .....unless you are one those........
     
  3. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    I always laugh when some half able preloafer they can't fire shows up in a maroon shirt. Hang out and listen to the newish preloaders in disbelief that they got a promotion lol.

    A few weeks later they get fired.

    Then there's the just can't make it at a real job guys who get perma "promoted" to PT sup.

    Tbf my center in the past five years has done a much better job at who they promote to FT. Family men. I'll take a family man who knows what he's giving up for his family and who cares about this companies success. I still dream about one day cashing a pension check... Sweet dreams
     
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  5. trailer loader

    trailer loader Trailer Loader

    were you offered this "promotion"? or did you ask to become a supe? If you were offered the position, goodluck, in my hub, those who have been offered the job have all been fired,( easy way for ups to fire a :censored2:ty employee, give them a supe spot and let them die) the 2 that actually asked for the open supe spots are still there and do decent,
     
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  6. Big Package

    Big Package The Smuggle is Real

    Here, a promotion to pt supe is a demotion. They give it to the people who can't load or make decent numbers. It's not a big secret that they promote people off the line because they'd be impossible to fire. It's just easier to get them away from big boy work before they hurt somebody.
     
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  7. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Half of em here are the worst employees we have. They tell them they want to promote them and a month later they can finally fire them. No way our local would let them go. Heck sometimes I wish the local wasn't so proactive, not really, but gosh guys do you really need to defend this girl? I mean she's horrible... How many times does the company have to fire her?

    Maybe they can "promote" her
     
  8. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    As a steward, I can say that personally the reason I defend people that really are screwups is because I know the company is in the wrong with a lot of the things they do all the time as well. If the company can do messed up :censored2:, then I'll defend people with, for example, piss-poor attendance. I will also try to get them to change their attendance, but as long as they aren't doing something obviously bad like stealing (and I know for a fact that they are) I'll defend them.

    Management members are allowed to do things like alter timecards and are allowed to get away with it (or given a slap on the wrist for it), so why shouldn't Joe Blow who shows up to work once a week be able to keep his job until the discipline gets all the way to panel and he finally loses his job for it 2 years later? Oftentimes it's because management is too lazy to discipline people anyways.
     
  9. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    I have mad respect for my local and for my stewards. I don't mean it that they should not file and follow up on our hard won contract m I've seen the union protect the hardest working guys and the laziest. I can only speak for my union but they are fantastic.

    I just wish and dream sometimes that the worst of the worst would be left off. Dream. But if the union can fight that and win, they can fight the fastest runner gunner in my loop getting fired and a week later he's there.

    Just as when the company totally fked me over and then after their choices and their decisions left me unable to do my job and my FTer tells me I have to "do more" because he's "trying to save my job"

    Save my job? Then fire me do whatever we both know if you do in one week my local will have my job back. You can't threaten me mngmt go ahead and fire me for your mistakes. They can get the worst of the worst back.

    I very much appreciate you bro. Fight every battle just ignore my complaining that's all it is. Venting. Labor power when it comes down to it I'm on the unions side every single time. Mngmt you're giving her too much work. Sure I'll go help her out, for more 1.5 times my pay.

    Maybe you can stop over working my teamster sister?
     
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Congratulations on your promotion.

    Make a decision right here and right now to not quit or resign. Let them fire you if they ever want to get rid of you. Important

    1. Get a notebook and write down critical interactions between yourself and all of your coworkers, mainly those in authority over you. Your full-time sups and managers.

    Keep it simple, document exactly what was said, who said it and when it was said. Your statements and theirs.

    Learn the UPS Policy Book.

    Uphold all UPS policies with Integrity regardless of the difficulty or personal cost to you.

    Learn the UPS Code of Business Conduct

    Uphold the UPS Code of Business Conduct with Integrity regardless of the difficulty or personal cost to you.

    Working as directed is not an excuse for wrong behavior. If your supervisor or manager directs you to do anything wrong, you need to immediately call the UPS help line. Do not do this anonymously, give your name so that the issue can be addressed.

    PM me with questions if interested.

    Again congratulations and good lucK!
     
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  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

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  12. Blackadder 2

    Blackadder 2 Active Member


    Learn to lie with a straight face.
     
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  13. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Thank You.
     
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Disagree.
     
  15. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking Female (Male)

    But were they bad to begin with? Or were they burned repeatedly that they said ":censored2: it, watch me make your career a living hell."?
     
  16. Blackadder 2

    Blackadder 2 Active Member


    So they don't even need to keep a straight face anymore?
     
  17. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    No, I disagree that the Supervisor should learn to lie.
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You mean that’s not a prerequisite for the job
     
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  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    The Company expects complete honesty from its employees.
     
  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Lol