Moving up

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Camerston, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Camerston

    Camerston New Member

    So I have been a UPS employee for about a year and I want to apply for a Part-Time supervising position. My only problem is the fact that the application is asking for information that I have no idea how to obtain. The manager ID that shows up as auto-filled is not the Manager I have now. It's asking for my department name as well, of which I have no idea what that is. And I have no idea who my department Manager is either.

    If anyone knows how I can find this type of information that will help. if I'm just forced to ask my full-timer my or manager myself I will I just thought I would be able to apply without needing to ask permission.
  2. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Not mine, but it needed immortalizing.

    Think carefully, bud.

    At my center, at least, a part time supe means an instant $4 an hour raise.
    But that's the last raise you'll probably ever see at UPS.

    If you stay union, and go driving, by the time you hit top rate, it'll have been somewhere around a 26 dollar raise. And more raises each year.

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  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Try turning to your nearest PT supervisor and tell them you’d like to become one of them. They’ll be tripping over themselves to recruit you.

    The “forced to ask” part of your post is a little strange. Are you really that scared to talk to a human?
  4. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    You kinda do, though. In my hub at least, you have to submit a letter of intent before you can even apply. I would, I don’t know, ASK someone what the process is and go from there. And by the way, DONT DO IT!
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  5. Camerston

    Camerston New Member

    yea "forced to ask" as in I thought it would be easy to just apply without needing information I was never told I was supposed to even know.
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This is UPS. Communication is at the very very very very very absolute bottom of the list of things they care about.
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  7. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    IF you want them to offer you the supervisor position without you asking, just go driving and do pretty bad.
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  8. Hot Carl

    Hot Carl Member

    Do yourself a favor and run like hell. I've only been here a for a year and change. Of all the PT supervisors we had when I started, 2 of them are still here. Others take the job and quit within 6-9 months. I turned it down when they asked me about it and it's the best decision I've made here so far. They can't get anyone else to take it either. There's a reason why it's such a revolving door.

    I don't know how it is in other hubs, but PT preload supervisors get blamed for almost everything that goes wrong in mine. Anytime a preload manager shows up to a belt that looks like :censored2:, it's the supervisors who get chewed out regardless of whose fault it is.
  9. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    There’s hardly anyone that goes full time sup anymore.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our PT car wash sup tried to go FT but was told a high school GED was not good enough. True story.
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  11. Package Stick

    Package Stick "Send it."

    What does a PT car wash supervisor even do? Just screw around?
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  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Nothing. In the past it was a way to get a worthless PT to quit. She is not smart enough to get the message.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Nobody on our car wash knows who their supervisor is. As long as the cars get parked before Preload starts the Dispatch Supervisors are happy.
  14. Bruh,

    One of the PT sups in our building is an Iraq combat vet who’s trying to exit UPS by becoming a cop.

    Let that sink in a moment. Dude would rather take the risk of getting shot at again then continue in his current role.

    My impression of the guy is that he’s not an adrenaline junkie or a power-tripping bully either. The job really is just that bad.
  15. Utility81

    Utility81 Member

    We used to have a car wash. I used to be a part of it. Some of our crew that didn’t have sets to park would take naps on pkg car shelves because they could. It was insane. I’ll never forget when one of my old Sup’s came up to a primary I was working at and told me I won a bid for car wash. Best job I ever had at UPS.
  16. Package Stick

    Package Stick "Send it."

    When my PT sups get all tense I tell them at least they can't kill you, perhaps I'm wrong..
  17. Harley Rider

    Harley Rider 34 yrs & done!

    You must really be a goof-off for them to wait an entire year to offer you part time management. Usually they ask about three months into your employment. Only way they can find people ignorant enough to take the position.
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our PT sup is also over ODC which just had it's staffing cut from 4 to 1. She just walks around like someone that just had a cancer diagnosis, for 5 1/2 hours.
  19. trailer loader

    trailer loader Trailer Loader

    why would you want to leave the union to become a supe? honest question, here we have had several loaders take a supe spot, and know they hate it, 2 got fired within a week, the other 3 are barely hanging by a thread,
  20. Driver7906

    Driver7906 Active Member

    Management is anything but a promotion. I see zero incentive in going into management at UPS.
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