No more Circle of Honor dinners

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rushfan, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Cutbacks are understandable, however, I disagree with doing away with this top honor program. We still are dumping money into UPS Racing and UPS racing themed programs.

    One of my goals at UPS was to earn 25 years safe driving to get to the circle. I will drive safe for my family, but gone is the drive to get 25 years safe driving for UPS.

    IMHO we should spend money ion those who truly deserve this honor, instead of a loosing money pit i.e. NASCAR.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
  2. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I totally agree lets take away one of the few things that boosts our employees attitude yah that is a great idea.
  3. my manager the other day said if she was not getting a raise then the circle of honor should not be allowed also, I too am thinking get out of Nascar and save some money.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    There are other places to cut to save money, doing it to the best drivers this company has is wrong. Very few make it there, this is one program that should stay. This is nothing but a shame.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I for one would rather that the company save money next year by NOT putting out a "green" calendar.
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    For you rushfan

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  7. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    I still haven't seen a coveted "UPS Green Calender."
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I fully agree. Circle of honor is a special form of recognition to those drivers who accomplish extrordinary results. This is one area we should not have cut any expenses.
  9. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Never had an accident, but would have to drive to age 69 to qualify so it has always been out of reach for me. That said, it's a shame that this recognition will not be available for those who started their career at a young age.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am not a candidate for the Circle of Honor but also agree that this program should have been retained, perhaps with a few changes. The full page spread in USA Today was not necessary and should have been eliminated. The dinner and recognition ceremony, complete with the gold jacket and plaque, and the overnight stay should have been left alone. 25 years without an avoidable is quite a feat, especially with today's drivers, and deserving of recognition beyond coffee and bagels during a PCM.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    If we could, we probably would. That is a contract signed years in advance.
    Also, NASCAR comes out of our advertising budget and other "optional" expenditures out of our advertising budget are being reevaluated. We have to be careful there so we don't lose volume, thereby reducing jobs...very careful.
  12. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    There was a time when the advertising budget consisted of a neatly dressed driver and a Clean brown truck - nothing else! I long for the good old days.:sad-little:
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    And we all know that ups never violates a contract!
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Which was fine when the competition did the same. Now, we have to do what the competition does. And, in order to maintain our healthy bottom line, costs have to be cut where they can. I would love to drive a clean truck, but during the spring thaw, when roads are always wet, after an hour, it is as dirty as it was before the wash.

  15. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    I have not read any were or heard that ups is planning on honoring the contract to save costs! This could save millions per year!

    Give back the circle of honor, its the only recognition some get for being the best of the best! Its our hall of fame!
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Which contract?

    Can't imagine which one you a referring to.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  17. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    The one that covers ups employees!
  18. GuyinBrown

    GuyinBrown Blah

    You're aware that being in the Circle of Honor doesn't necessarily mean that they never had an avoidable accident, right? If they were charged with an avoidable accident, their safe driving years are put on "hold" for a year and start counting again one year from the accident - the same way as our safe driving awards.

    When I found that out, it really kind of tarnished the award in my eyes since going 25 years without an avoidable accident is a stunning accomplishment ( especially given that they'll try to charge you for an accident even if you're on the top floor of a high rise making a delivery and a rat farts on your truck while it's parked properly at the loading dock... ). Kudos to the guys that truly deserve it ( hell just surviving at this company for 25 years is an accomplishment nowadays ) but after learning that little tidbit, I always saw it as a marketing tool for the company because everyone that sees it assumes nobody on that list has ever been in an accident.

    BTW, I'm not trying to slight the guys on the list. I'm just pointing out something that many people are unaware of.
  19. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    nascar is advertisement
  20. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    How much money does it cost for the circle of honor? millions,hundreds of thousands, hummmmmm cant imagine that it would be that much. When they put it in the Usa today isn't that advertising? Guess only once a year isn't enough accolades for them.