Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MTB, Oct 31, 2018.
What route would a college student take to go from package handler to corporate ?
Click on "corporate roles". See a job you qualify for, apply for it.
Check out Management Career Opportunities on UPSers. You should be able to see any full time management or specialist job posted in the country as a part timer. It’s how I found my current and previous position, process is super simple.
The only difference is you really have to have your head shoved way up your ass to work in corporate, so get pushing.
Depends on what your degree is in. MCO is a good place to start especially for you since you need to try to apply for internships. If there is an area of interest, talk to a sup or manger in that area to let it be known. Mine you, you will have to really commit yourself to doing extra and having a can do attitude. Management roles just dont open up for everyone...especially to those with common sense.
The degree doesn’t matter unless it’s a specialized field where you need to have some regulatory compliance knowledge. I have a Bachelors in Commercial Aviation and and a Masters in Business Administration and I’m in Engineering.
Hell we have a kid with a history degree and he’s probably the smartest in the department. Only matters if you’re in HR or finance
Makes perfect sense
the fastest way would be to go driving, apply to be a FT dispatch sup, do well, get into IE, get into special projects that interact with Corp, get well known, get vouched into Corp by one of the contacts you’ve made
i’ve had a couple offers to go into Corporate, but my wife would murder me if i traveled that much and screw Atlanta anyways
maybe after i make manager i might but not now
Not like it’s all math. Most of it actually isn’t.
To do the job well you need to be analytical. The history major actually has an advantage because studying history is less about this happened on this date and more about extracting information from the events
Doesn’t matter what we do if it isn’t followed.
I was perhaps the biggest IE skeptic before coming into the department. You quickly see how many the operations sups and managers take the easy way out.
Why do they do that? Is their software not easy enough to use or are they just lazy?
Let’s use the hub as an example. We are planned to build two specific loads Monday-Wednesday that we don’t build Thursday and Friday. They’re usually 75% full, but never really outrageously heavy.
But if they don’t run those two loads they can cut a pickoff and two loaders. They’re making their production look better by running 3 less people, but they screw a bunch of stuff up down the line. So now we have to put up more trailers to another hub, which is already over capacity, which then adds more handles to each package (sorting the packages twice), add another feeder run because the guys originally scheduled to pull the loads have to do their run because of inbound work, and we have egress issues because they’re blowing out trailers without the staffing to help. It appears smart on paper, right? The work is leaving the building, you’re utilizing less resources to do the same job on paper, but in reality you’re doing the opposite. I’d much rather pay a PTer to load those two trailers and have them pull on schedule than build overloads and us need to put another top rate feeder driver up to clean up the mess.
Trust me, I talk to the union employees more to get the whole scoop because the operators are filled with excuses.
Ok if the company knows the issue is operations not following the plan (working as directed) why the hell don't they do something about it?
Because the ones making the decisions are operators and they were the same ones doing it before... You can always tell an OPS manager who was IE because that stuff gets shut down pretty quick
So what you're saying is we are paying IE for nothing. Thanks for clearing that up.
IE are more useful than your contract negotiators..
Corp/Region IE come up with some neat ideas for the Ops to use and most of it is useless because they’re a bunch of ing space cadets and that’s how they design their
I know you think that was a great insult but all you really said is that IE is better then dog .
So again my statement still stands. The company is paying you to do nothing but be ignored.
Know what the means... you're a driver. You make competent suggestion but no one listens. Welcome to the club.
Sad, I actually have an IE degree.
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