It must be FALL...time to get rid of the dead wood and leaves. these rumors surface from time to time. I think UPS had a bad experience with the last ERO/VSP. The wrong people left, the dead wood stayed. I think with the district/region consolidations you may see something, but what it will be I can't tell. All I know is that looking at long term directions and growth opportunities we need all the competent help we can get. I think UPS has shown if we can't get it internally we will go an acquire it.
First time I heard that rumor was in 1968!!! It popped up from time to time through the day I "retired early" in 1990. Old rumors never die. By the way, I had 28 total then. If I were still with big brown I would have 96 now and would still be waiting. Please don't hold your breath.
The last time we lost some very talented people---who are now working for some of our competitors!! I would hope that we try to control it this time and not lose any of our key Technology and Business Development people.
It is a cost-effective move on the company's part but the trade off is losing the experience!
I was justing kidding. Around my little part of the UPS world even the Feeder Drivers kid around about this and to their credit many times their rumor mill has it right. Sorry if you felt insulted but no insult was intended on my part.
BTW: As for getting the economy off the mat I totally agree and over the last few weeks we've had several nights where the volume surprised us to the high side. Sure looks positive!
Hopefully it's a buy out for all and not 80 and out. I think that there would be a "rush for the door". Any management person I talk with hates their job and it has really gotten worse in the last 2 years. The company knows this and really doesn't care. They just figure they will replace them. The companies goal is to get a much out of a person and move on to he next. They don't want to pay retirement.
The ERI is not annonymous? Baloney. Think about it...you went up to a computer, probably already logged on with a supervisor's ID and password, and took the survey. I don't know about your survey, but there was nothing in there that identified me personally. It was web based, so the only tracking that took place would be to the sups ID.
Do you really think that sups have time to track who took the survey at which time?
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In this case it has to do with age plus years of service. So if you are 50 years old with 30 years of service (50+30 = 80), you get to retire with full benefits. Or you could be 60 with 20 years of service or 55 with 25, etc.