Should I give 2 weeks notice? If so, how should I go about it?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rellek, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. rellek

    rellek New Member

    I have been at UPS for about 5 years. I just completed my Bachelor of Science in Accounting and am sitting for the CPA exam next month. I had an interview this morning and was made an offer on the spot. I enjoyed my time at UPS and NEVER had a problem. I was a loader and was known as a hard worker and my supervisors all liked me. Should I forgo the letter route and give my 2 weeks verbally?

    Thanks guys! Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Verbally. Go see your boss, shake his hand and give your notice.

    Good luck in your new career!
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I would wait until you get the results, in your hand, from the CPA exam.

    I would also write a formal letter giving your 2 weeks notice. Personal, one on one conversations get forgotten real quickly, I have found.

    Good luck.
  4. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...funny! Reminds me of a p/t supe in feeder dispatch at a hub I used to turn years ago. Pretty good guy. Was into cars and hot motors so we b/sed alot.

    His side business was growing so big so fast, he decided to give up UPS. Came in one night to give his 2 wks notice...his feet didn't even touch the floor whilst being escorted out the door.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Typical UPS. "Thank you for your years of service. Don't let the door hit you on your way out."
  6. TechGrrl

    TechGrrl Space Cadet

    While telling your supervisor face-to-face, hand him your letter. It never hurts to be polite, and why burn bridges when you don't have to? They may still choose to let you go immediately, but you will be secure knowing you did the courteous thing.
  7. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Give the 2 weeks notice face to face and a letter, it's the right thing to do. If you've been there 5yrs, see if you are vested in the pension, sure it's not a lot of money but a check for say....$50 dollars every month might pay for a tank of gas or something.
  8. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Congratulations on your degree and job offer. Thank you for your service.
    I recommend you resign in writing, both to your immediate management, and HR.
    I wish you well in your future endeavours.
  9. FedEx2000

    FedEx2000 New Member

    Do it in writing so everything is "official", you never know what might happen in the future, you might want to work for UPS again someday.
  10. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    Congratulations! In writing and a two week notice. You never know they may counter with a corporate job.
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    If he gives them two weeks notice they don't have the option of telling to go now. He's still a teamster and is entitled to work till he quits absent of discipline.
  12. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Congratulations! As another poster stated...wouldn't you want to wait until you are sure you passed that test? Anyway, face-to-face, written notice also to him/ her and HR. Many people forget that this was the original intent of a p/t employee at UPS. It was never meant to be a stepping stone to a permanent future at UPS. Not saying that a permanent position at UPS is a bad thing but, somewhere down the road the original intent was lost.
  13. Used&AbusedwithNoPrivacy

    Used&AbusedwithNoPrivacy Loyal_Teamster12

    Tell them verbally, but also get it in writing just to cover your asp (CYA) otherwise they will make up some story like they forgot or something and try and screw you til the very end. You are making the right move though. GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It don't make any difference how you leave, gracefully or taking a crap on the bosses desk. Either way expect to be jerked around getting your last check and what vacation pay you are owed. They seem to get their jollies off holding back what is owed to you. Congradulations on being able to get out. Just make sure all your bases are covered before you tell them you are going to leave.
  15. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    Good luck. And don't forget to pick up your IBT AFL-CIO Honorable Withdrawal Card from your Teamster Local. You never know what is down the road brother.
    We loved having you.
  16. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    No reason to give a two weeks your not going to get rehired by UPS so it doesn't really matter in you give them 2 weeks or 2 min notice. However before you tell anyone your going to leave wait till you find out you passed your exam and you have another job.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You should always do the right thing regardless of whatever your career goals are. It is called Integrity. Pass it on.
  18. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    You can't predict the future. I gave 2 weeks notice and I got rehired. If you burn your bridges in life, you make the return trip much more difficult if not impossible.
  19. upssales

    upssales New Member

    You say you already have a job offer but did you know that UPS is looking for accountants all over the United States. I would think the pay would be good with UPS for an accountant since private industry pays so well for accountants. You can go to and look under careers for all the job opportunities for what you do.
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to Brown Cafe, Upssales. Excellent suggestion!