Worked at UPS as an unloader for 1 month, and am enjoying the hard work it takes, my supervisors are good people and so are my coworkers, but was just asked to be a supervisor. I own a degree, and am still pursuing more education this august, and am one of the new hires with a retention bonus. I haven't even began paying union initiation fees or dues. I will say now I don't know jack about anything, but new contract is here, people are telling me new hires/recent hires are going up to around $13 (I make $10.40 now), and I have heard/read that pt sups are getting around $15-16 starting, and it is based on their hourly salary they already have. I want to know if I lose my retention bonus since I wouldn't be a part time package handler. With around 20 hours a week everything considered, I am making near $14 before taxes. If my wage increased to around $13 I would be making more than a supervisor if I kept the retention, assuming sup pay doesnt change. If supervisors are not getting wage increases then if I become a pt supervisor before the new contract then would my starting pay be lower than if I waited longer? I have some feeling that them asking me so soon has something to due with the new contract coming, besides them just needing more pt supervisors or management people. I have another job so I get on average 45-50 hours a week between the two, and it is also very physical work. I will only be working at UPS during school, the other day job is seasonal construction work. From researching threads you have more hours and get on at work when you become a sup. It might be a problem working more hours during school/hard to manage my time and workload, but I really could use a break from the physical labor intensive aspect of the job, as it leaves me with very little energy when I am not at work. I don't mind needed to learn other areas of the hub and taking on more responsibilities. I am still a dependent on parents insurance, so with all that I have said, what does it come down to? Will I end up making more hourly as a supervisor if choose to do it right away? I am not aiming for a career as a driver or management, but I know UPS likes to retain its degree holders into higher/different positions. My future plans are obtaining full time work in my educational area (engineering) within 2 years, or an officer career in the military, so I would be in this position for no more than 2 years. Sorry it was so long, is this something I should ask HR, or can someone send me/link me contract information/where to find it?