how to become a pt sup

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kenmei, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. kenmei

    kenmei New Member

    in the interview they told me after 40day i can apply for it.
    when i ask the ppl in the hub ,they told me 3months
    who no the requirement for pt sup.write it detailly plz.
    i ask some of the sup there,they all say very easy.
    i really confuse about it
  2. kenmei

    kenmei New Member

    what u mean lol:lol::lol:
  3. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'll say it! A first or second grade mastery of english and grammar would be a great start.
  4. working here long enough to understand the operation helps too, others may argue otherwise. If you don't know the job, no one is going to listen to you. Actually most people don't listen anyways.
  5. Covemastah

    Covemastah we keep you alive to serve this ship

    it won't be long,seems to me he already has the qualifications !!!! :lol::lol::lol:
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Typically the requirements are the same as the requirements to become a Marine. You need two arms, two legs, and a pulse. The only difference is you have to write a letter stating that you want to, and why you think you are qualified to be, a part-time supervisor. I don't mean to be negative about it but based on all the people I have seen hired over the years my assumption can't be far off. The first building I worked in once preferred that a part-time sup be attending college but that requirement slowly fell by the wayside years ago. No matter what the requirement are in your area I'd still suggest that you at least have experience in the job you might be supervising.
  7. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 New Member

  8. stepheng101

    stepheng101 New Member

    i wan be pt sup to.

    Seriously though, I am also considering moving into part-time supervising. I'd like the extra cash and it would look nice on a resume. I talked with some of the supes at my hub and they said there isn't much of a learning curve. I am a sorter and I ran missorts for a while (I've only been there for a month in a half) so I feel like I know the hub alright.

    Anyways, what those supes said was that the most important aspect of being a supe is being able to take and put up with a hell of a lot of bull****. Feeder drivers complaining about the loaders moving slow, management complaining about injuries, misloads, improper footwear, etc. etc., some can handle it, others can't.

    If you are patient, able to bite your tongue when necessary, and likable enough to where your loaders (or sorters) will actually care at all about what you say then I bet you would make for a good p/t supe.

  9. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Be carefull, If you want to stick with ups for the long haul, and want to be able to make a living at big brown. PT sup may not be the smart route. With the new contract agreement, their maybe something like a 10 to 1 ratio to go driving down the road. Until July 31, 2008 it is 6 to 1 I believe.
  10. toeknee2gx

    toeknee2gx New Member

    depends on your career goals. The best thing to do is to talk to as MANY FT and PT sups as possible, then evaluate your own goals. I noticed you mentioned management @ UPS looking good on a resume so Im assuming youre in it for the experience. If thats the case, then go for it. Its will not be easy @ all. And thats why it will look so good on a resume :tongue_sm. Other employers know and they love that..
  11. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    Stick it out with the teamsters.
  12. mathematics

    mathematics New Member

    why? it sounds like he has college/career goals in mind. Supervision will look much better on a resume than "i sorted boxes for 5 years".
  13. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 New Member

    College goals?


    Better look to a Junior College first to brush up a bit on grammer and spelling.
  14. toeknee2gx

    toeknee2gx New Member

    that didn't stop president bush from finishing Yale...
  15. acer1981

    acer1981 New Member

    I like how you make fun of his "grammer" and spell the word grammar wrong.:thumbup1: Makes me laugh whenever I see someone do that. :w00t:
  16. toeknee2gx

    toeknee2gx New Member


  17. From what I have seen and maybe each area is different but the sups dont make all that much money. I work about 50 hours a week as a loader and I bring home way more then a supervisor does.
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Read the thread "Moving to supervisor...need advice." UPS Lifer had some EXCELLENT advice for a rookie wanting to know if he should make the move from blue collar to white. And he won't kill you about spelling either.
  19. NI1

    NI1 Member

    you mean they hire smart sups?
  20. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    No, just supervisors that think they are smart.