P/T sup to Driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mercury7, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Can anyone tell me what the requirements are for a part time operations sup to become a driver?
  2. Impossible, unless you get hired off the street
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  3. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Should have thought of that before you were seduced by the dark side.
  4. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Transfer to preload, kiss CMs ass year long. Drive during peak. Success. 6-1 can be you with magic. Happens countless times here.

    ...and have fun getting rid of that stigma.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I was a PT Sup for 3 years, I've been driving the past 14 years.

    It is very difficult to become a driver from that position but not impossible.
    Things that you need to remember.

    A) UPS uses a 6 to 1 hiring ratio (may depend on local supplement) , they have to fulfill this requirement before they can give a non-union employee (population you) a chance to become a driver

    B) You have no rights to become a driver so any chance you have is a favor from upper management. Will only happen if they like you. I suggest talking to your boss and being on friendly terms with your building center manager's and DM

    C) Be prepared to find your replacement because they will not let you go without one. I found 2 part timers to become supervisors which made my boss ecstatic.

    D) Use your management status to practice driving the truck around your building's yard. Learn all your safety jargon and methods. You will be held to a higher standard so you will have to keep them impressed and to let them know they are not making a bad decision.

    E) Also, if you were hired as a union employee before you became a supervisor, you will need to repay all dues you have missed unless you were wise to get a withdrawal card before you entered management.

    F) You will not be trusted by any union official or hard-core Teamster. They will still think of you as management and will wait for you to fail and take your next step into full-time management. They will still properly represent you if you ever need steward representation, but if you need a steward, you are probably going down the wrong road. Took me 3 years plus before I was totally accepted but still feel a couple douche drivers still paint me as a former tie.

    Hope this helps

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  6. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Anyone ever hear about it requiring an associates degree?
  7. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Ive seen part time sups go driving many times over the years

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  9. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    That's what my hub is telling the sups that want to go drive.
  10. Brownslave688

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

    Driver or driver sup?
  11. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    For a sup

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If you went full time management, a degree would help you tremendously. If you don't have a degree, you will be stuck in operations your whole life.

    If they are requiring a degree to go driving, that pretty much tells you they have shot down any idea of you becoming a driver.
  13. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Part time sup from the hub
  14. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    This was told to someone they had already approved and scheduled a date for. The current hub mngmt is greedy and doesn't was to give up it's sups so they hold them back
  15. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Not true. I have a sup in my center that just went driving. Have seen many go driving.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They would be considered the off the street hire in the 6:1 ratio.

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  17. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    I remember when it used to be that before you could go into full time management you have to drive for six weeks
  18. mercury7

    mercury7 Member

    Yes but what about requiring an associates degree. I've never heard of that.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's because there is no such requirement.

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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Like I said in Post #6-B

    You have no rights to become a driver. If they let one do it, it was a backroom decision. It is their decision and theirs alone.