PT Supervisor Tips

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PreloadNub, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. PreloadNub

    PreloadNub New Member

    I just recently was hired for a PT Preload Supervisor shift, I start next week and was wondering if any others with the same position or who have previous experience could give me a few tips on how to be very successful in the job. I understand the basics and know what I am walking into, but there are just some of those things you learn with experience and some are learned the hard way - looking to skip that part.
  2. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    don't chase the numbers, meaning, don't start taking actions to directly influence your numbers. it won't work, and you'll sacrifice the quality of your operation in the end

    dont fall into the mindset that your hourlies are out to screw you over.

    the only meaningful way to reduce misloads is to improve load quality.

    put everything you have into the first 30 days of training a new hire. if you don't train them right then, you'll be stuck with the results for a long, long time

    above all else, don't let your bosses micromanage your operation
  3. konsole

    konsole Member

    dont do union work
  4. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    Get along with the people who work with and for you and they will work with and for you.
  5. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    And treat them with the same respect that you deserve.
  6. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Inform yourself of the true meaning of LABOR RELATIONS.
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Hide as much as you can and when the :censored2: hits the fan go take a dump.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Don't p*ss off the drivers.
  9. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Understand that the driver knows more about the route than you. He knows the job and knows what it takes to get it done so, for the most part, his complaints will be legit.
  10. Always keep your reflective vest clean, and have a good long book handy.
  11. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Respect your people, learn the job, keep your hours down, unless you get paid for them. I was one for 6 yrs, they had my back and I had theirs, of course way back then UPS was a friendlier company. Today my advice would have been read all the posts on here about it and dont do it.
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Know that you don't matter. You are a part time puke. If you are a real :censored2: you will get promoted. The draw back is if you are an :censored2: guys like me will look for something to f u with. Good luck bro. Remember respect the steward because we all mess up and the good ones watch everything. God bless
  13. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Its gotta be the biggest suck job at UPS. Quit before you start.
  14. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Run......while there is still hope
  15. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    All I can say is..know the job you are supervising. And know your hourlies strong/weak points. Are you going to be a belt sup or in the unload? In our unload, they have people doing jobs they suck at, and people who are much better suited to do that job unloading trailers. We have 60 year old men unloading, and 18 year olds flipping for the spa people...makes no sense. Get to know the people, but make it clear you are in charge. You can do that with out being a butt about CAN be done. Is it? rarely