Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Oak, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Don't PT sups have to take a test before they are hired? Trust me, I've got a couple doozies.

    I've really, really wanted to ask, "Didn't you have to take a test to become a sup?" Or make the comment, "I thought you were smarter than that." Knowing well they aren't. Would this fall outside 'the treat with respect' issue? I mean, just a question or simple statement.

    Trust me, I know need to make zero waves before I qualify.
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It's more like a personality test and if you fail the first time they tell you how to answer the next time.
  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Like @Brownslave688 said, it is mostly a personality test. There are some questions in there though that require some solving, but if you get those wrong, you shouldn't be around other humans.

    It's not an excuse, but for a lot of these PTers it is their first time in a semi-leadership position. It can be a learning experience, but too many go into it guns blazing, rather than easing into it. They end up shooting themselves in the foot. They should be using that time to build relationships, not resentment.
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  4. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Yes you need to take a test before you become a PT sup just like any job unfortunately. Also I heard that they have DOK questions too
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How hard can the test be? I have had some sups that could barely read or write?
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Or do Third grade math problems. Convert a fraction to a decimal when converting clock time to punch clock time.
  8. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    I know I need to make zero waves before I qualify.

    Missed a word there, didn't I? I failed the test!
  9. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Oh, they use a cheat sheet for that.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    They have to use a cheat sheet if you want paid right.
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  12. ski or die

    ski or die Ski or Die

    The only tests I was aware of was required reading "How to Disrespect Employees and make them feel worthless" and also the required use of a whip.
  13. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Your hired!!!!
  14. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Tests??? Our latest pt sup has no high school diploma. And, is also the back up dispatch. He is on this week
  15. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    They didn't say there would be any math.
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Then what do they do with all the numbers they talk about everyday.
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The only numbers I worry about are the ones on my paycheck. The rest are merely curiosities.
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  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You only need to be able to read and write them. All the numbers are given to us through PKG online. Even when I'm figuring my local sort numbers it's done on a spreadsheet in excel.
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Who told you?