ORION Team (What's that like?)

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by TSJ, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. TSJ

    TSJ Member

    I was offered an opportunity to work interstate on the ORION team. What all does the job entail? What is the pay grade? Any insight would be appreciated.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You have to have the ability to look a 30 year driver in the eye and tell him or her that everything they have been doing for the past 30 years is wrong.
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Travel for months at a time.....however, one of the orion guys became center manager after completing several centers.
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  4. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 23 Year Upser/SoCal Feeder

    As I stated in previous post...
  5. WifeofUPSer

    WifeofUPSer New Member

    My husband was involved on the team for about a year. The first couple months we're spent learning the system as it was new to the area.

    After that he deployed about 10 buildings. He really enjoyed it- started off as an on road supervisor though for about 10 years.

    There was a ton of travel so my advice is to sign up for a rewards system for a couple hotel chains. You we earn quite a bit of free stays.

    Be careful on the eating out when you're traveling as the fast food gets old. You will have specialists working for you drawing up the routes and you have to remember a lot of them are young and think it's pretty awesome to have this expense account and traveling away from home. They don't take the job seriously. So you will be dealing with a lot of fixes.

    It also comes down to the building being receptive of implementing the changes and trusting the software. If it's not done properly then the gains are horrible.

    This is all from a wife's perspective as you can see from my user name but all from what he has told me and what I've experienced at home

    All the wives already know though ft management in operations or ie already have their husbands working insane hours.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I would think it would be a great opportunity as all new UPS programs are deemed a success from day 1.
    You will have a whole building's worth of supervisors jumping through hoops to manufacture the desired stats for your initiative.
    Go for it!!!