United Way

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by drewed, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    We're heading into the contribution season again, Im just curious how many people are planning on contributing this year?
     
  2. The-UK-Guy

    The-UK-Guy Tea anyone ?

    I usualy donate about 10 bucks a week. Trying to buy my way into heaven
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $25/week for 52 weeks is $1,300 of which $325 comes off of my taxes and my $1,300 supports the local Hospice.
     
  4. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Absolutely $0 this year. Last years force/push tactics from management completely turned me off from it. I've donated every year prior.
     
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I have given a WHOPPING $1 per week for 23 years, prolly...yes prolly.. will do it again this year.
    But it comes from the heart.
     
  6. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    I donate a pretty significant amount.

    I was very poor growning up, and am grateful for what I have now. I've researched other charities and found United Way a good fit for me.

    I used to give to lots of charities, then started researching them all. I found that they only gave a small percentage to the actual program. The majority went to overhead.

    With United Way, the vast majority goes to actually doing good work.

    Make your personal decision, but for me, I'm very happy with United Way. Its one way I feel like I'm giving back.

    P-Man
     
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    you took the words right out of my mouth!!!!!:angry:
     
  8. BleedBrown

    BleedBrown New Member

    Don't give until it hurts! Give until it feels GOOD!
     
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    give it to a homeless person or family in your neighborhood,you know your $$ will be put to use then,and you will feel good.,we don't need to feel good by having the Gestapo pressure us WHAT WOULD JESUS DO ????
     
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    ZERO
    Between the strong arm tactics of ups and the overpaid salaries of the united way officers I decided several years ago to keep my money local.
    Charity begins at home.......my neighbors needs is where my money goes.
     
  11. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    I have no problem giving to charity. It's the high pressure campaigns (by both UPS and UW) that made me not want to give. You feel like you're at a time share sales presentation. If they didn't pressure me, then I'd be more likely to give. Plus, in the true spirit of charity, it should be a personal decision and not turned into an annual campaign or used to selfishly boast how generous UPS is.
     
  12. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Get used to it. 7 years and 3 buildings, no matter where I've gone they always use the same tactics.
     
  13. kenmei

    kenmei New Member

    I wont give them a penny, last year they force me to donate. I don't know what is it and what is it for. I think i am the one that need donation, i am broke.:happy-very:
     
  14. rwsmith67

    rwsmith67 New Member

    I quit giving through U.W. years ago when 2 drivers in my center were denied help because they made too much money, I chose two charities in my area and donate the money directly, I don't need U.W. skimming off my donation for "overhead", I learned long ago how to write a check! I also like to see the smile on their faces when I hand them the money.:happy2:
     
  15. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Exactly why they should get used to the big fat $0 from me. Funny part is that I was a United Way campaign person at my previous job.

    Being brought up to the center manager's office and pressured to donate and THEN donate MORE then I had been for 4 years got to me.

    You know what.....I'd donate a days pay and my time to a local charity, UPS should match my days pay to them. That I would do.
     
  16. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Hey look who it is!!!!:happy-very:
     
  17. hdkappler

    hdkappler Member

    the ua was a good thing at one time.10 yrs.ago there was a scandel.plus i have heard the samething about a few drivers who were diened and would of paid them back when they get on there feet.tell the c.m. or hr.it's not any of there bus.what you give.
     
  18. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Used to give minor but now I am done.
     
  19. leastbest

    leastbest LeastBest

    I don't give anything to them.
     
  20. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    Freeloader,
    A recently departed center manager told me that management was given a quota and that any amount under that was to be made up by them! No wonder they push!

    Anyone have a comment- Tie, you out there?