Tough decisions ahead. Advice?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Doc Brown, Apr 15, 2016.


What do you think?

  1. Stay union

    23 vote(s)
  2. Move on

    6 vote(s)
  1. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown New Member

    A Little about myself. I'am 26 years old and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Business Administration/Operations and Supply Chain Management almost 2 years ago. I have yet to find a decent job and I'm considering part time management to get some experience under my belt to help round out my resume. However, I am approaching my 5th year as a part time hourly and throwing away 5 years of seniority and the option of driving one day is weighing on me heavily. Granted I'm in socal and the wait is about 10 years right now.. I still feel like I would be opting out of solid backup plan. Any suggestions or insight would be appreciated.
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  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    10 year wait as opposed to never? You're already half way there why give up free health care and a chance to make great money to go into paying for insurance, little to no advancement, constantly trying to reach unobtainable goals. Yea that sounds like a great idea.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Put it this way, you can go into management anytime you want so don't make any rash decisions. Me personally, you could double my current pay as a top rate driver and I still wouldn't go into management. I don't allow people to walk all over me. They can do other things all over me but not walk.
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    My advice is to start drinking heavily.
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  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Have you looked into other jobs at UPS? Not everything at UPS involves loading and unloading packages, or delivering them.
  6. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

  7. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Put in a transfer request to a nearby building that may have a shorter wait?
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Some locals drop you to the bottom of the seniority list of where you transfer to.
  9. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    My bad, he's a part timer and would still be that with the transfer.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am surprised that you have not been able to get a job in your degree field yet as it is a rapidly growing industry. Are you on Linkedin?
  11. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Maybe a quit, rehire, off the street? Maybe he would hit the lottery first, I don't know.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Chances of that happening are slim to none. Just have to put in your time and wait it out.
  13. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Hey Upstate, I was looking at an old pension thread and didn't want to resurrect it, what's the latest?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We should hear more details by August but the rumors are 20% cuts for actives and even more for retirees.
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    First look into what other jobs UPS has available in your field of study .
    Some maybe F/T and/or you may have to
    move out of state .
    If you find something good , then do it .
    Life as a P/T with a slim chance of driving someday is not an option that looks appealing .
  16. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    WHAT THE #$%^
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  18. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    As much as I complain about driving I think you should wait it out...I'm making more than most of my friends with college degrees and I'm still at bottom scale...10 years to drive though :censored2:
  19. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    PT supervision is an absolute dead end. It's also BY FAR the absolute worst job at UPS.
  20. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    That's not true, I worked with a lot of PT sups over the years who got promoted, not only within operations but to I.E., finance, corporate.

    It is the worst job at UPS though.