There but for the grace of God go I

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Big Babooba, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I am watching that episode as we speak.

  3. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    60 Minutes?
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  5. City Driver

    City Driver New Member dad was one of the many DHL drivers that are now out of work.....sad
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    CD, I am in no way minimizing what happened to your Dad, but DHL leaving this town has left it basically a ghost town.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    They interviewed families where both earners worked at DHL. Eeeck.

    I could not even begin to imagine how much that would suck or blow.

    Possibly both.

  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Great title for this thread Big.
    And oh so true.
    You feel so bad for these people and the whole town.
    There's no jobs in the rest of the area and if you are 10-15 years into a mortgage, you can't even follow your work or take a job in another town.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I felt most sorry for the family who had to pull their child out of college.
  10. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    That part was hard to watch. I almost cried when she did.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    A great job by 60 Minutes.

    Seeing all the numbers in the mayor's letters from DHL is scary. Being treated like a number on a spreadsheet is no way I'd want to live. Hope some company comes in and saves the town's airport.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Sad - really sad. I have believed for a few years now that there is a storm brewing between the haves and the have nots. It's no longer just a case of some lazy people that grew up on welfare for generations and refused to get a job- it's MUCH bigger than that. At the drop of a hat it could be you or me . It's really scary that one of the few industries that is booming is the gun business.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and the lottery, which I call the trailer park retirement plan. Lottery sales are at all time highs.
  14. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    Very sad.It's starting to hit home in the local neighborhoods...What can be done to generate and ignite small business so more jobs become available?
    All this money spent in Washington and not any job increases...It doesn't make sense to me...But I sure won't complain about how rough my day is tommrrow on the pkg car...Blessed to have a good job..
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That reminds me--- I have to check my ticket. ----------If you don't hear from me for a few days its because I haven't got on the internet yet from my private tropical island.:wink2:
  16. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    We as Americans have to stop foreign companies from coming into america and purchasing American owned companies. These people would most likely still have jobs if they were still airborne express. The Germans have ruined this company, and the lives of long time employees, and why?

    because they wanted to charge $6 for a next day air that ups and fedex are charging over $20 for. Dhl is not going under because of the economy, they are going under because they did not charge enough to make a buck! Business 101. IMO

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Where can I help that guy out that makes those custom knives? If we can get enough people interested in his hobby he may be able to support his family.
  18. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    That's not a bad idea. We can drum up some business here and buy his knives. Any collectors out here? It can be our gift to him from us UPSers
  19. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    I believe this is the guy.

  20. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    they had a bad business model--trucks overlapping ,$6 for overnight letter ,then high gas was the nail in the coffin,,,,theres alot of bad business models-usps charges 42 cents a stamp -losing tons of money-charge $1 a stamp---stop with penny raises(annoying,inconvenient)people will still buy them and stop delivering 6 days a week --problem fixed....:happy-very: