I'm Back..for a Week

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rngri4, May 27, 2007.

  1. rngri4

    rngri4 New Member

    Hey all, just wanted to drop in and say hi! I just got back from Iraq last night, and am back for about a week. I hope everyone is doing good here, and I am sure that UPS hasn't changed all that much in the time I have been away. Things have been very crazy for us soldiers here recently, and I am very lucky to have been given this week of home time. We are all fighting very hard right now for freedom, and I have seen a lot of things these past number of months that have made me very thankful for our short time we have to spend on earth. Well, off to bed, enjoy the day off everyone, and please thank a veteran tomorrow, it is one of their days of appreciation, and even though we don't do our jobs for recognition or pay, believe me, just someone telling us thank you, will bring a tear sometimes to a hardened soldiers eye.
  2. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Welcome back and I hope you have a great week.
  3. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Thank you for what you do so that we are able to do what we want to do!!!!
  4. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    welcome back. i am behind you guys all the way;
    semper fi
  5. daytonupsfreightguy

    daytonupsfreightguy freight relocation guru

    Thank you from all of my small community,and myself. Spread the thanks around when you return,there are MORE people behind you guys than forces from the darkside would like us to believe,keep yer powder dry.............
  6. ups_vette

    ups_vette New Member

    150,000 Americans serving in Iraq and only you get to come home for "about a week"? How does that work? My nephew is serving in Iraq and I know his parents would love for him to come home for "about a week". What are you, a super 10 star General or something that you can go as you want? Perhaps someone on this board could explain to me how one goes about picking and choosing when they decide to go to Iraq and how long they stay?
  7. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Now your out of line! What business of yours is it that hes home for a week? How do you know hes the only one? Maybe his hole unit was given a wekk, its not unheard of! This person is over their risking his/her life and your going to jump on them on MEMORIAL day! Ups has brain washed you into a total waste of life!!

    To all of our soldiers, living and passed away and to all that are celebrating their memories have a great memorial day!( except you vette)
  8. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I agree-totally uncalled for and unacceptable. Have you or would you do the job is currently doing? If not I think he deserves an apology. He follows orders and does not deserve you undermining him.
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    congratulations Vette.....you've reached a new low.
  10. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    Thank you for your service!
  11. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member


    It happens often, I have a neighbor that came home for 2 weeks a month ago.

    I read a story online a month ago about a “Dad” returning home for 2 weeks leave. “Mom” went to their children’s school to arrange for their work to be sent home. The plan was for the kids to have plenty of time with dad. The school principal denied her request. The school was in somewhere in Arizona. Nice guy huh?

    rngri4, thanks for your service!

    vette, tell your nephew I said thanks as well.
  12. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    If you are going to be there for longer than two months you can come home for 15 days or go to Germany for 14 days this does not count travel time or any kind of emergency leave.
  13. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    To every vet, thank you!
  14. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    rngri4, Welcome home and thanks to you!
  15. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    correction to my post you have to be there longer than nine months and you can schedule your leave after two months

    sorry about that
  16. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Let me guess.....
    UPS Vette is a supervisor?
    Btw...I do remember him going into the service, and it was a really long time ago. There were the usual fools that didnt believe him, but oh well.
    Welcome back for the week! Enjoy YOUR weekend!
  17. rapidrandall

    rapidrandall slow but sure

    Last plane trip I took in January, I sat across the aisle from two soldiers going back to Iraq who had been home for a week. Thanks servicemen and women for fighting for the freedoms I enjoy.
  18. loserupser

    loserupser Two minute Therapist

    Hey Vette make sure when your nephew comes home, you ask him what the hell is he doing? and ask him to to go back to Iraq!
    And see what kiind of response you get!!!!!!!:mad:
    IMHO you should be ashamed of yourself for being so self-centered!!!
  19. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    Vette's healthy dose of suspicion is not entirely unfounded, especially in a forum on the internet.
  20. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Absolutely incredible! Welcome to America, vette. I guess you're free to speak your mind but in this case, we wish you wouldn't have.