Should I go for it?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by abite, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. abite

    abite New Member

    I am a Freshman in college, and have been working at UPS (In Wa) for just over a month now. I'm a morning preloader (Gotta love the hours :P) and my supervisor mentioned they're looking for a new supe because one is retiring, and they can't find one. Supposedly they've even considered pulling off the street for one... My question, should I go for the position? my supe said it would be a good option, and I have a decent chance at getting the job as I understand things better than someone off the streets. I could use the extra pay at 16.50 rather than my 11.00 and the tuition reimbursement would cover college tuition... Is it worth it? Thanks!
  2. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Are you planning on being here long term like a career or just to earn some cash through college? If your goal is to be a driver I would say no. I say no because it will be more difficult to go full time driving.

    If you don't plan on being here for life and just need some cash to get through college I would say yes. I would for the fact you're getting paid more now and the college plan gives part time sups more than hourly employee's.

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  3. abite

    abite New Member

    It's more of a temporary thing through college. I don't see a future past that necessarily (who knows, but that's the plan). My hub doesn't even currently offer the college plan to preloaders, so I get nada. Management on the other hand... haha. So there's one yes, would love to hear some other opinions as well! :)Thank you UPS4Life
  4. It's a heck of a lot different than being a preloader, I can tell you that. The money for school is nice, but it is a lot tougher. Make sure you have a thick skin. I don't regret moving to management. But there are certainly some downfalls.
  5. nicky

    nicky Active Member

    I tell people all the time if you want to shorten your time at UPS go into management. Think about it from this perspective, why is it that nobody else will take the job? Why is that they are having to look into hiring a manager off the street? If this were a good career move wouldnt there be anyone that had been there a while willing to take the job? In my area managers get a 10% raise when the first start, yours may be different but if they have to offer a 50%+ raise to get anyone to go... Just try to think about it from all angles before you pull that trigger.
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  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    When, "going for it", use protection!
  7. Not every center/hub is as hostile as yours. All of our PT sups have been with the company at least a year. The last two have only left due to their military obligations.
  8. nicky

    nicky Active Member

    Our hub has had to hire about 50% of the part timers off the street... Nobody will take the job, the 50% that do go from in the building all have less than 3 months with the company. So we have a problem in that people who dont know how to do the job are in charge of other people who dont know how to do the job. The ones above them are clinically insane so it simply perpetuates the problem because they newbies are doing what they are told to do because they dont know any better. I know of the 68 on roads I have had at least a couple were straight off the street hires to on road. Its comical having them tell me how to do the job I have been doing for 10+ years with their 30 days experience.
  9. nicky

    nicky Active Member

    Frigid if his center isnt like mine why are they having to look at 1 month employees and off the street hires? If his building were a great place to work wouldnt it stand to reason that employees would want to move up.
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah if it's temporary during college go for it. You will likely be badly verbally abused by management above you and be expected to compromise your ethics, but if you're ok with that it would be a better hourly wage for you and looks good on a resume to an outsider.
  11. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    No its not and ups prefers people off the street that have never worked here . Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble.
  12. abite

    abite New Member

    upsbeeernet, where do you get that impression? Everything I've heard has been that they'd rather have someone who knows the process and the building and can manage a belt... it seems only logical that that would be the case.
  13. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    You just wrote down why beernut feels how he feels.

    UPS =! Logic
  14. abite

    abite New Member

    haha true... I've been finding that out... We do not love logistics lol
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Go for it. What do you really have to lose? You will make a lot more money then you could being a PT hourly. Of course you will be working about 2/3 of a FT job so time management will be an important consideration. Along with not having any unscheduled time off.
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    To manage a belt, one has to be trained correctly, and last time I checked nobody is trained correctly. Ask anybody on here about someone actually being trained correctly. The only time someone is trained correctly is if a driver is training somebody, cause they know the ins and outs of how the job is supposed to be done correctly.
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I wish my loader would go into supervision.
  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    PT sups learn by trial and error/buttchewing, not by training. That would make too much sense.
  19. Sad but true. They make you do about 25 modules in training, but almost none of them help with the actual job.
  20. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    "Is it worth it", well there's only one way to find out. Someone else's experience certainly won't match yours.

    My question is this; how much more reimbursement difference is there between PT supervisor, and PT hourly, where you are?