What could be so bad about this job ? I desperatly want to be one, just not sure how to go about it. I asked my sup and he said our hub doesnt have one, Does that mean I could get it easily ? i need the money!!!!
i was going to try and move to a full time specialist, wait it out from there untill i can bid on a feeder spot. i was just wondering why alot of peeps seem to think that job is so horrible, is it because all the paperwork
Well any specialist spot I could get, part or full time.I asked one of my sups about it and he said some advice he recieved when he 1st started at UPS was never become a speclialist. He didnt say why thought thats why I was aking on here, because I was contemplating becoming one or atleast trying.
yes it does stand for that. its just a job title though. just like a pt sup is a title. it doesnt mean anything at all though. all the OMSs that i know of are grade 10 or lower. part time sups tend to be grade 5 or 6. specialist are grade 11. full time sups start at grade 12 and go up. the original poster may have been referring to the OMS position but there is a difference. I think there is at least $3,000 difference between grade 10 and 11. there is also the fact that an OMS is truly the most dead in position at ups. I know people that have been one for almost ten years now. I only know one oms that has been promoted. personally i think she was only promoted because she was sleeping with the division manager. later the division manger picked another oms and got caught and got fired. the one that got promoted quickly filed a sexual harassment suit probably to protect her own job.That's funny since the S in OMS stands for specialist.
Speaking as a former specialist. I was a specialist before they clamped down and made specialists log there hours. Back then the position sucked - you were basically salaried non-management, so every hour past 40 was a freebie to UPS. You'd get emails from the "opt-in to management" pools and they would cc everyone in the pool, so you could see who else you were competing against for positions that came up. Back then the specialist job was a pretty bad deal...
Now that they're paying OT, it's probably not a bad deal.
I'll have to agree with Specialist4Lyf - "You become one.....you stay one....until you quit.....whether you want to or not. " I had to learn some really specific skills, and then twist some arms (figuratively) to become a supe.
The downside is - the promotion philosophy is that "you should be performing work like the next level" so that they can see that you're ready for the next level. How do you show them that you're willing to do routine overtime when you're out the door at 40 hours?
I'm just a new stafff in UPS-SCS as admin assistant, got a 4-year degree and some master's units... how long can i apply for specialist position?
I Love our OMS people. What I hate is they are /were off the street which is fine, and then they, FT MGMT, put them in charge of on road decisions so they can go home at night. OUrs had to learn the hard way, hands on and they do a fine job. But I dont think they get credit for what they do, probably even less than pt sups, and they seem to not get much chance for advancement. My former loader is a college professor, who speaks 4 languages fluently, went to an OMS job, thinking it would help her get into ft, within the international dept, somewhere where she would truly be an asset, and she is losing time sitting there answering phones waiting for her big break. I hope she gets it, but it seems to me, since she is efficient, she just makes it easier for the center team to run off when needed. But thats just my humble little opinion. You totally overqualified people waste your degree, and yrs waiting for the ship that most likely wont come in from PT positions.