UPS Career options with a Business Management Degree???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fightingthegoodfight, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. I have been with UPS for 5 years now with 3 different center in 2 states. I have done everything on the list. Preload Unload Loading Small Sort Sort isle spa-ing Picking off ect...I am almost done with my Business Man. Degree and I am wondering what options do I have to progress in the company? Can someone become a full time SUP with out being a Part time SUP? And what about corp. Jobs?

    Any info will help thanks guys
  2. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    I wouldn't do pt out of fear of being stuck.
  3. Iwould want to go right into a FT position in a large center but do they hire FT with degrees or do they look for you to progress
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Are they even hiring any more FT managers?
  5. Right now I am in a really small center bigger center in my region would be phoenix houston denver just trying to find a way out of this small center and progress in the company as I believe I do have a lot to offer...but how likely is it that they would transfer a part time preloader to a FT SUP position
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    More like an off the street hire. I think you would make a prime candidate with your experience just need to make some contacts with upper management. Division level at least. PT sup may be a job killer for you. Leave you there to rot. Just an opinion.
  7. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Listen, listen, listen: it doesn't matter what you believe or how capable you really are. You will be used and abused until you either can't stand it anymore, or until you develop the sense of total apathy that most long-time employees have at this company. Read the tea leaves: there is a reason why long-time employees are the way they are, and it's not cosmic irony.
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Listen to BrownBaggin.
  9. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    are you female? a minority? the only purpose of operations is to avoid equal opportunity employer lawsuits.. you dont actually manage anything. dont waste your time as a ups manager..its a whole new co now
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Have a bad day today?

    UPS is pretty much like other companies.
    Everybody I know complains about their job and the work environment.
    Compared to 25 years ago, global competition and consumer pressures for lower prices has changed almost everyone's job.

    Work sucks ... that's why they pay you for working.
  11. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    yes,, but,, operations level management has become a complete are fortunate for getting in with ups when you did,, do not agree?
  12. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Wait a second... Aren't you the same guy, the started threads about petitioning to get your manager moved/fired? What about the one where this maniacal manager bribed you to withdraw copious amounts of grievances? You've been fighting the good fight for a while now, like a good Union brother should. Why would you want to hop into bed with those dastardly villains? Did you suddenly realize you've been fighting the wrong good fight? Do you believe the raucous you've caused (grievances, fighting the good fight etc.) will be helpful to you in your quest to jump ship? Are you under the impression that your past deeds will be forgotten should you find success in your managerial aspirations? Or have you been feeding us a line of :censored2:?
  13. Well yea HR has done an investigation and it is still up in the air what will happen to her...word is the center manager (back from disability) asked her to step down.

    I worked in NJ in the fourth largest out-put centers in the country was always close with upper management and always wanted to eventually progress. then a little over a year ago i transfered to a :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:ty dessert town (for school) and I would want to get back into any large center at this point

    I have been fighting the good fight because i have seen the big picture now in 3 different centers and i knew things were upside down in this smaller center. I would love to be a union brother for life but with my degree in business being a preloader for the next 25 years will not support my family the way I intended to, and i do not want my education to be in vein or start over in a different country

    Say i contact my old boss from NJ... if there is a job opening is it likely they could transfer me (as a union preloader) back to NJ as a FT SUP with out having that offical title where I am now?

    Just trying to find out my career options
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    It was better 30 years ago but it still ain't bad.
  15. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    have you talked to anyone in operations lately?
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    All the time.
    Have you talked to anyone in operations at FedEx or the Post Office or any other industrial based company?

    UPS is not Google or Yahoo ... it's a trucking company.
  17. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    Congratulations "fightingthegoodfight" on your completing your Business Management Degree...

    In the past, you would need driving experience to go into FT management. College degrees are not looked at as something special at UPS. Many part-time employees have them...while many FT management employees do not.

    You may want to consider a BD/E-Commerce (Business Development) position at UPS OR check out for some other options.. Going into any FT UPS management position requires a considerable amount sacrifice. Great for a resume but very difficult for having a family life. If you're young, single, like to travel (willing to relocate) all means put your letter in. Regardless, best of luck in whatever you do....... remember...don't forget to check out also.
  18. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    apples and oranges, the benefits pkg attracted talented and qualified individuals to put a letter in, im speaking on 28 yrs of knowing operations management,, and still being current on the day to day operations laments. Thats not the way a normal Co works, look at the current trend and the lack of qualified personal interest,now HR will shove anyone interested into a position to fill a slot, most drivers would work more , have less job security,and make less if they were in operations