Alright my first post, here goes. I started working at UPS October 16 2007. I am a part time loader who gets paid 11 bucks an hour. I work the twilight sort 5pm to 9:30pm. Our hub does a consistent 30 grand a night, pretty decent has three belts. The bottom line is I'm the best loader in the building. I have been on the top of the missort sheet in the building for months (thats a good thing because whoever has the least amount of missorts is on the sheet its funny we have a competition know we have like a world series or something for pizza once a week its alright my belt always gets it haha), I load like 400 an hour day in and out, I have the best most solid walls a tractor trailor has ever seen, and work with urgency. My full time sup boss constantly asks me to "come to the dark side" as a part time sup. I am well respected as a loader. I know pretty much the whole sort as far as what zip codes goes into what trucks in the outbound. If I were to become a sup it would probably be in the outbound not in the air cart, sort aisle or unload because I haven't worked in those areas and don't know the in's and out's over there. I believe I have a good understanding of what a sup does in the outbound because all I have been doing lately is studying what they do. Its pretty much allocating resources (moving loaders from light trucks to heavier ones) making sure package flow is operational at all times in every one of your trucks, Asking "Why are we off?" EVERY time the belt goes down, Bitchin at people for doing 200 an hour or getting mis-sorts or coming in late. Um what else, oh yea breaking jams, setting people up, doing paperwork, go to the meetings before the start, doing more paperwork, communicating on the walkie-talkies about straight shots belt status etc, closing the trucks, cleaning up at the end of the night blah blah blah, you can tell I know what I'm talking about, whatever. Anyway, I really respect this site. I have read tons of good advice from a lot of veteran UPS'ers tonight. I noticed people on this site suggesting to others on whether to be a sup or not. its all about your situation on whether to go to management or not and I think my life and situation would thrive as a sup. The bottom line: I'm 21 and live with my mom. Yea I give her money here and there but I only make 200 bux a week!! and I'm sick of it! I don't have a lot of bills and I wan't to get out of my house. How much do p/t sups start at? What are the benefits like? DO you have to pay for them since your not in the union? If I got fired as a sup would I get my job back as a loader in the union with my seniority intact? I heard i'll be taking home like 350 a week to start at about 30 hours a week is that correct? I go to school during the day. I only need like 50 more credits to get my Bachelors in Criminology. I think the part time sup would be the best route in my life. I really don't plan on being a driver because I want to get a job in my field when I graduate, I need a pay increase because 200 bux a week sucks and I want to get out of my house, or.......... help my mom out more i donno. I heard i'll be taking home like 350 a week to start at about 30 hours a week is that correct? Anyway, I think I should be a p/t sup given my situation. I need feedback form you guys on what I should put in my letter of intent. Did any of you mgmt ppl like save yours on your computer and you can show me? Or at least some advice as to a format on how I should approach it. Last point, this kid I load with already sent his letter in and I guess he went through the next step which is a 100 question test on the computer. Do you guys know whats on this test? It's pretty much general questions and math right? However, he said the math was difficult something about graphs and charts and not enough information being on them I don't know. Anyway's thanks for reading, I want to start my letter soon tho because this kid just got his in and I want to get in before him since I know I'm better than him. - John aka "the crafty loader"