Management Positions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by smellit, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    So recently, I've been checking out the jobs on upsers. I'm thinking of going into management for the free schooling. I'm a driver right now but due to injury that isn't going to get any better in the next 20 years that I have left, I'm looking at all my options. Sucks, because I really do enjoy driving. I prefer not to be a on road supervisor. If I'm going to do that, I mine as well keep driving. Maybe some suggestions on the best fit for a driver to look into on the management side. I do have an associates degree which will help a little bit I would imagine.

    I would talk to my HR rep but she is never in the building and I can't seem to get in touch with her at all. Hoping to figure this out soon.

    If anyone has any information on these positions that caught my eye I would appreciate it:

    Inside sales
    Full time Dispatch - (can I get into this straight from being a driver or do I need to work my way up management to do this job)
    Anything HR related
    IT field

    And what do I need to do to take the
    MRE? Should I take that before applying for management jobs?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Here is all the help you'll need. Don't do it. Sign a feeder bid.
     
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  3. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    No feeder positions are up for bid unfortunately
     
  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    What's the injury? Last four years, our feeder bids come out first week of January.
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Inside Sales- Meh, I'd stay away.
    Full Time Dispatch- Personally I love dispatch because it requires you to use your brain (imagine that), but you're going to be the most hated guy in the building no matter what. Hours suck. It's actually a lot harder than anybody claims. If you know the area in the building you're applying it makes the transition smoother, but there are a lot of little things that can make a whole dispatch fail.
    HR- Right now they are looking for people with HR degrees for the positions. Not saying you can't get it, but it's tough. A lot of the HR people seem to get the jobs and just sit in the position for the rest of their careers.
    IT you can be a specialist or management. Management will make more. @Monkey Butt is probably your best resource on that. That is if he isn't suppressing opinions at the moment.
    When you apply through MCO if you get an interview they can set up the MRE. It's all online on your own time. It takes 4 hours to do. So block out a good amount of time where you can sit and do it uninterrupted. I was grandfathered in, so I can't help you with what is on there.
     
  6. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    There's 3. Knee, Shoulder and neck.

    Knee is almost bone on bone, arthritis in shoulder. Neck.. still being evaluated. I'm not even 30 yet lol. I keep busting ass though until I can figure something else out. I don't HAVE to stop driving, it's just a personal decision of mine to maybe look into some other things. Maybe get the free schooling, get :censored2:ted on here at UPS for 2-3 years and then leave with my free bachelors degree or move into the field I want within UPS. I'll keep a look out for feeder positions tho.
     
  7. MzTeaze

    MzTeaze Well-Known Member

    If you have years on the books with UPS, you probably make more hourly as a driver than you would receive as a specialist. Just something to consider if you are considering 10D/10E job code positions.
     
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Just keep in mind once you go there is almost no chance of going back without quitting and getting rehired.
     
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    A specialist job is essentially a 22.3 job for management
     
  10. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    Thank you for the info. I don't mind being hated lol. Is dispatching something I could go into straight from driving or would I have to be an on road sup first to get to that position?
     
  11. MzTeaze

    MzTeaze Well-Known Member

    As in, guaranteed hours?

    (I just started a specialist job this week after working in hub as loader)
     
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Most likely would have to be an on road first, but it's not always the case. Usually though if you aren't you have PT dispatch experience first.

    I'm not saying anything against your intellect, because I obviously don't know you, but you'd really struggle going from the street to the dispatch. You'd be really unfamiliar with the software, and it's not as easy as saying well this street goes to 27A and 27B will start on the next one.
     
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    As a specialist OT is closely monitored just like with FT insiders.
     
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball


    Sounds to me like he’d fit right in
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Like I said, it isn't as easy as everybody thinks. Especially when you're in a big building.
     
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Go into management? I'd rather drink the sweat of a male stripper.
     
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  17. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    You have.....
     
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  18. Over 70

    Over 70 Active Member

    Sounds like you'd be first in line to sign the papers!
     
  19. MzTeaze

    MzTeaze Well-Known Member

    I understand. In my position, I have flexible hours so it seems they are apt to have me adjust my hours for that week rather than use OT.
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    So you can't do the job one more day?