Lessons Learned From Company On Cut Backs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anonymous6, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    Zilch for founders day at my center. No more gloves. No more BBQ's. No more retirement cakes. among other things.

    So to follow in the companies footsteps I am going to start my own cut back program.

    Shave only 2-3 times a week. Savings at about $50 a year. Wear the same shirt all week will save substantially on laundry bill.

    No more haircuts. That's about $25 savings every 6 weeks.

    No more deoderant. about $36 savings a year.

    Sponge baths in men's room instead of showers at home. That's about $400 a year savings.

    shoes from thrift store. about $4 a pair .

    anyone else have other cut backs i can employ?
  2. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Amen brother I'm taking notes right now!!
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Call in sick more, that will save on gas. :happy-very:
  4. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Everyone thinks that Founders' Day is some kind of god given right. When I started driving there was no Founders' Day, it was something management came up with during the company's more profitable times. Now when the economy has tanked they have taken it away. No big deal.
  5. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Dont give money to your charity of choice through UPS.... this gives the foundation of your choice MORE money in this time of need....these are tough enough times as it is,,, UPS will understand
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Follow these ideas and you`ll save money from not having any women around you also. Not necessarily a bad thing.
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    You never know Cache. It takes all kinds. :wink2:

    NHDRVR New Member

    I have to say that I could care less about the cutbacks. If supplies are low or something is taken away from us I simply can't use it.

    No driver release bags?? no problem...

    No replacement DIAD pens or D-Notes?? No problem

    Just don't mention to me why I am not using what is clearly not provided for me in the 1st place...
  9. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    How many people in CENTER eat that cake right after a pcm? HOW many drivers really stay for the bbq.or say thank you? ARE THEY THE DRIVERS WHO SKIP LUNCH SO THE DRIVER NEXT TO THEM GETS LAID OFF?.A REAL RETIRMENT PARTY WOULD BE DRIVERS GETTING Together at night to have a small party ! BUT i know you dont have the time or money due to shaving and taking a bath. OR you dont make enough for a retirment party.5 dollars ten dollars a man in a center would cover it . ask your local to use the hall . But alot of you dont no where that is. This is a rare time im for the company.Reach in your own wallet .
  10. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    i never eat/drink anything handed out by company at bbq or pcm it always tastes really bitter for some reason.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Sweeeeet! More for me and some one else.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Be wary of the Kool-Aid. Especially if you're close to retirement.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    I carry a cyanide test kit.
  14. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Ya got 3 minutes eat up!!!
  15. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Go commando. Again less laundry. (I'm guessing the average male buys undies so infrequently that the cost savings for that would be negligible though:laugh:).It would also save time on the potty breaks. Money saver for both you and UPS.

    Skip dental hygiene - again good for both you and UPS. Saves you time and money and the customers will avoid chatting with you, saving you time on deliveries.
  16. hdtvtechno

    hdtvtechno New Member

  17. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    I actually applaud the co's efforts to save money and position itself strong when the economy starts to pick up again.

    just trying to have a little fun but there are always some people that takes things so seriously.

  18. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    how bad do you think ups is off. do they really need to cut back on tings or is just their way of getting back at the union memebers. just because they did not make as much last year compared to other years is no reason to cut the way they did.
  19. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Good point... I dont expect to see the cuts stop even when things get better.
  20. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    Agreed! I'm curious as to how many drivers per manager ratio has been let go. Is our union aware of it? If it's not equal where is our union?