I've been a lurker for a while and now I'm gonna post to see if anyone has any type of insider info on whether or not I should pursue a tech career at UPS. To begin, I've been with the company for 5 years now (finally 3 weeks of vacation!), I'm a part time supervisor, and I will finally finish and have a bachelors in Computer Science in December. I've loaded and ran an operation here with my time at UPS. In the operation, the job is pretty cut and dry, you run your PD, unload, sort, boxline charger, etc., do what the boss tells you and go home for the day. You rarely learn how the "politics" at UPS work. Since I've been moved to Health and Safety a year ago, you get to see how some of these politics work (since you're focused on more than just a particular operation AND you get to work and deal with division managers!) and I think I understand the "politic game" you gotta play to get ahead at UPS. Well my question is, I live in the Dallas area, where IT and programming jobs are not rare, BUT my first option out of college is to stick with UPS. I've spoken to a HR manager, and she told me that I should try to move to TSG before trying to apply for an IS, IE, or PE position. The problem with both of these are: 1. There's an apparent "promotion freeze" through our district. 2. I'd rather not work for TSG, they only pay around 42K for a FT specialist job, while I'm sure I can pull 50K+ elsewhere with my degree and experience alone. I know jobs are relatively hard to find right now, so sticking with UPS is definately a plus, but I don't want to be low-balled on salary. I mean why bother going to get the degree if I'm not going to be able to use it? (which they helped pay for) The reason I'm posting this is that has anyone else gone through a similar situation or can give any advice? I know two PT sups that work with me with bachelors that have not been promoted, even though they have been in the pool for 2+ years although their degrees are not technically oriented. I mean I can wait, but time is still ticking..... Thanks for the time and input!