The thousand dollar turkey is gone.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NJ12hrday, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. NJ12hrday

    NJ12hrday New Member

    Just heard no turkey this year. We get a $15 turkey giftcard or something. I used to donate mine. So I guess Scrooge, I mean UPS doesn't care about the food pantries either. Oh, before I forget, nice calender.:dissapointed:
     
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Actually up here we've been getting coupons for last 5 yrs or so, and every year we have a volunteer coordinator that will take the coupons if you wish and give them to the food banks
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Here too. Stop knocking UPS for the gift card. The food bank will be just as happy to receive that.
     
  4. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    I'd prefer the Turkey over a stupid $15 gift card.

    Giving a gift cards puts a true value on what they think we are worth as a bonus. It's $15. While the Turkey probably cost them less....it did not shine $15!
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I understand the $15 gift card is green as well...it matches the calendar.
    We'll give you time to think over your rant.
    I think the food bank would much, much rather have the $15 gift card than the turkey.
    I know I would personally rather have the gift card since we eat ham.

    "Ham is the meaning of Christmas." - Cartman

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  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    UPSers.com says that the card is good for a turkey or turkey product. I think I'll go down to the ole packie and use mine on a bottle of Wild Turkey.
     
  7. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    I would prefer a turkey over the gift card. However, most people I spoke with like the card better. Most places I know of have a method of collecting the cards to give to charity.

    BTW, if you add it up "scrooge" gave out over $6M in gift cards.

    P-Man
     
  8. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    It's tough to find a $15 Turkey.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Turkeys were $.79/pound this week (looked because I was curious because of the gift card) and the normal UPS turkey was 12 - 13 pounds so one should be able to get a comparable turkey for about $12 - $13 plus tax.

    I understand that you don't get the same feeling from cash as from a gift but it is what it is.
     
  10. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member


    Thought you are on your 3rd year of employment at said company.
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drewed
    Actually up here we've been getting coupons for last 5 yrs or so, and every year we have a volunteer coordinator that will take the coupons if you wish and give them to the food banks


    Yeah dewed...UPS did not exist in Alaska before you started working there!
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    We're in Alaska too?!?!?!????
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Next you'll be tellin' me we're in some foreign country!!!!
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yep, Turkey.
     
  15. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    I'm retired from UPS.... I'll take it if you don't want it :happy2:
     
  16. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the gift, either a frozen turkey or gift card. Seriously though, I bring home a grand a week so I don’t need the company to give me either one.

    Maybe UPS should just donate $15.00 per employee to the local food bank.
     
  17. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    When I asked about the turkey thing a couple last year when it was actual turkeys last thats the answer i got
     
  18. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Be thankful youre getting anything at all with the economy the way it is
     
  19. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Truthfully I believe the gift card makes more sense. The logistics behind the annual turkey distribution had to be a PITA. Handing out the turkeys got to be a production line. Maybe the cards will change that. I always appreciated the turkey and sometimes brought it to the church so somebody who really needed it could have it. I'd come home and say, "Dear the turkey's here." only to hear that I'd have to make room in the freezer. This year, I'll give the card to my daughter, I won't have to worry about space in the the freezer and especially won't worry about the "Old Ball and Chain"....er....I mean "Dear":happy-very:
     
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I will miss the yearly frozen manager/supervisor in a box jokes.:dissapointed: All in good fun of course....I think.