Part Time Package Dispatch Supervisor

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mordecaii, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. mordecaii

    mordecaii New Member

    Hey everyone. I'm currently a damage clerk and was approached about becoming a Part Time PDS. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with that position or could provide me what a regular day as a PDS is like as far as regular duties and interactions with management and drivers. Thanks!
  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    The drivers will refer to you as the POS.... not PDS.
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  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I say this as a FT Management person. Run.

    PDS, IMO, is the worst job at UPS. It's very difficult to find a balance between keeping management happy and keeping drivers happy. You're going to piss everyone off at some point. It's just the most thankless job at UPS. Stick to the hourly level and keep your benefits and protection. If management is in your sights wait for another position to open up such as a sort sup or OMS.
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  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Constructive feedback from you as always.
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  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I'm glad you concur.
  6. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Easy junior..... He his a good person
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    This difference is I didn't infer someone is a POS because of a position in the company.
  8. SmallPackageBoi

    SmallPackageBoi Missloader

    What is a pt PDS's responsibilities??
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Our dispatch supe leaves before the drivers get on the clock. I only know ours because I see him when I am on feeders.

    We have had a really, really, really good dispatch supe and it was so easy to tell when she left.
  11. Luke Thighrocker

    Luke Thighrocker Active Member

    In a nutshell...
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  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    1) Make stops per car

    2) Keep the "special" drivers happy

    3) Smoke cigarettes
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  13. hubcityslicker

    hubcityslicker New Member

    I'm a P/T PDS. I love the work I do and the people I work with but hate the Shady company where I'm employed. Where to start...
    I started as PT PDS at a satellite center where the boss was psycho. Six weeks in I was moved to preload sup after the previous two had quit in the same year. The boss' wife owned a local "beer barn" where she employed several of my preloaders. Every time one :censored2: off the wife, my boss would take it out on employees. Without fail, he would text every Sunday, instructing me to lay off three employees ranked lowest in seniority because Monday was forecasted to have low volume. And without fail, 3-4 sups would have to work preload on Monday. I ADVISED MY PRELOADERS TO FILE A GRIEVANCE. But nobody would, even drivers, for the boss was famous for retaliation.
    Another time I slipped on ice and reached out to grab a pole to avoid falling. I had so much forward progress that it tanked my shoulder, tearing my labrum. I reported to the boss and two other supervisors who failed to report it to HR. Another time I got into a shouting match with my boss to which he called the police on me.
    I had finally had enough so I called HR to complain. The district HR lady and the big center mgr drove over an hour to meet with me. I had three pages of grievances on my boss but they wanted to hear none of that and kept trying to turn it around on me. They finally agreed to transfer me to a center in the city where my wife and children had already moved. They asked if I would be OK to continue working under my current boss until the transfer went through. I promised I would be the model employee. Later that afternoon HR called and told me I had two weeks vacation and just stay home until the transfer went through. I completed all necessary forms online that same afternoon. So I move and wait for the transfer to go through. They only paid my for 3 days of vacation and not the two weeks I was promised.

    Fast forward three months and still no transfer. I had called or emailed HR lady on the status of my transfer once every week. She always replied, "waiting on corporate approval. So by this time I'm quite frustrated... I go to new center to explain the situation. They gave me the district HR Guy's number and said to call him... So I did. Funny thing is he could find nothing on me requesting a transfer. It just so happened that the previous HR lady called me the very next day to tell me she was terminating me because my transfer had gone through months ago and I failed to show up to new center. I replied, "that's funny because I spoke to HR yesterday and they could find no record of my transfer request. Uh uh, she said, well you better show up tomorrow or your fired.

    At the new center I've been the model employee. I'm never late and I've only called in sick once, in the two years I've been here.

    I'm constantly being instructed to do work meant for Union labor. The steward caught me upstairs helping DCAP get caught up and cussed me out. He went back downstairs and kept shouting below for me to leave the building to which I replied, you can't tell me what to do. Then a full time sup started to escort the steward to the boss' office. I turned around and in walking away, I muttered ":censored2:". Well he heard me and came charging upstairs. Trying to diffuse the situation, I denied that I said anything. He points his finger in my face and says, Don't ever call me an :censored2:!!! I'll KICK YOUR ASS!!!
    :censored2: YOU!!! Well the boss took his side and after he left, the boss chewed my ass out. The steward was awarded almost $8000 in grievances for that one day, but yet nothing was said about the steward threatening me with physical violence.
    I also reported my injury to the new boss who also failed to report it to HR.

    I've applied for a full time preload sup position, at my center, four times in the past six months. Not once have they let me, nor any other other PT sups at our center, take the MRE, meaning we were never in consideration for the position. I find out from our center HR that the center mgr wants his "on road sup" buddy to have that position. So they hire 2 new on road sups, both under 22, one new hire and one who's only been with ups for 8 months.
    I've received outstanding marks on my QPR the past two years and gotten significant raises each time.

    I've heard that when a person is really good at their job, mgt doesn't like to promote them because it's too hard to replace them.

    I'm 48 years old.
    Age discrimination maybe?

    I'm at my wits end. Any thoughts?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just one---have you considered a career in writing fiction novels?
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  15. hubcityslicker

    hubcityslicker New Member

    WTF are you taking about?
  16. hubcityslicker

    hubcityslicker New Member

    :censored2: YOU!!!
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    what he meant.....

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  18. hubcityslicker

    hubcityslicker New Member

    I get on here for help and you guys make fun of me. You're probably lazy ass drivers anyway. Too bad P/T sups don't have a union that lets us get away with being lazy like drivers do!!!
  19. hubcityslicker

    hubcityslicker New Member

    Just come on down to Texas and I'll show you what a good ol country ass whoopin feels like. You pretentious pricks!!!
  20. hubcityslicker

    hubcityslicker New Member

    Don't go into management. Two of my fellow sups were promoted off the preload. Both would be driving by now and one would be near full time status. If you're good at your P/T position you'll never be promoted to full time because ups hates replacing those who excel at the job.