Supervision questions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ferrari_Tifoso, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Ferrari_Tifoso

    Ferrari_Tifoso New Member

    Hello all. I've been working at UPS for 6 1/2 years, and I'm ready to move on with my life. Working at UPS, be it a hub person or driver, just isn't for me. My goal is to join the LAPD, but I'm gonna need some time to prepare. I need to get my citizenship, get in better shape, get some college credits, etc. So while I do all of that I figured I'd become a sup. In my center any half brain idiot can do it.

    I figure I would get slightly better pay and I won't be so tired at the end of the day, letting me get better work outs in. I'd also get some experience doing a real panel interview. UPS has been my only job in my life, so I don't expect going in with a t-shirt and getting hired will work for the LAPD like it did with UPS. Plus being a sup should look good on my resume for the LAPD.

    I have some questions rewarding pay and benefits though. Not that it matters since that's not why I'm doing it, but the UPSers website doesn't answer my questions.

    1. When you become a sup, what happens to your union pension? Do you just lose it?

    2. Are the medical benefits the same?

    3. How much more do sups get hourly? Is it a percentage increase over your current wage, if so how much?

    4. Do they still get raises every 6 months like union workers?

    5. How are bonuses calculated, and about how much are they for entry level sups?

    Thanks all.
  2. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Can't answer any of your questions but wanted to wish you good luck.
  3. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    1. not sure since u r part time
    2. no and you pay for them, more for family, when i was pt supervisor they were 125 bi weekly
    3. might get a bump up but will also be required to work 27.5 hrs weekly no getting around that
    4. nope, get one every may if they are going to give you one.
    5. No bonus, used to get a half month check in december, but they stopped that.
    6. u will no longer be getting in shape if you become a
  4. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Then step right up and be first in line.
  5. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Stay where you are. To answer all of you questions - what you have with the union is better than what you will get with management.
  6. hangin455

    hangin455 Member

    Are you looking for FT or PT Sup? Can't give you answers without knowing which you are going for.
  7. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    When you become a sup, what happens to your union pension? Do you just lose it you have to be in the union for 10 years to be vested so at 6.5 you will not collect any pension,
  8. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    its not just your center:peaceful:
  9. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Wrong, you are vested at 5 years.

    I suggest the thread author tries going FT and driving or somethign like that (probably has enough juice to get in). At that point and down the road, try to go management as a F/T sup.
  10. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    you have to be in the union 10 years to collect a pension
  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Please, go research it then get back to me. I am 8 years in , 5 PT 3 FT, and fully vested. I'm not trying to be a jerk. It was 10 years years ago, now it is 5.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sleeve, it is 5.

    Big John Studd is wrong (imagine that).
  13. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Oh yeah, show me proof it is 5! Otherwise I don't believe you!:biting:
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I want it in writing!!!
  15. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Part time union employees are a part of the UPS pension NOT the teamster pension. AT 5 years part time service you are vested in the UPS pension. I have it in writing. It can be obtained easily enough. I have 6 years of part time under my belt and am vested in the UPS pension plan. I have a letter from the company that breaks down my hours and my vesting time.

    If this guy goes into management he will still be contributing to the same pension plan.
  16. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    dude the best way to achieve your goals, citizenship; and getting on a police force, would be to enlist in the military!

    look into it
  17. MD Dan

    MD Dan Member

    The pension question would depend on your local. Your Steward should be able to tell you. It seems that different pensions at different locals vest after different numbers of years. Mine is 7 yrs.l
  18. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    So lets see your only job has been work at UPS if you started at 18 that makes you 24 or 25. At what age do you plan on applying to the LAPD? You need to remember just cause you apply doesn't mean you will get accepted.

    You also need to think about going to management because now once you move to management you can't go back to union side. In your 6 1/2 years how many PT SUP's you see get promoted? Probably not many. So I would take that into consideration.
  19. finaddict

    finaddict Member

    Ever heard of the US Army? Earn citizenship, college credits, experience and all LE like Military experience. Wont make Military Police without citizenship though. Just a ground pounder.