Recently, vantexan mentioned he no longer accepts service awards or other forms of FedEx "recognition". Maybe more of us should do the same, and send a strong message that paper BZ's, cheap service awards, and meaningless birthday and Xmas cards aren't a substitute for decent wages. Let's forget about pizza and doughnuts, and push for a reward system that provides meaningful payouts. At our station, we celebrate milestones with Costco sheet cakes. BFD. Rarely, we'll have station BBQ's with limited quantities of food available, like hot dogs, Costco soda, and chips. Wow!! Let's say your station wins an award for "Station of the Month"...will it be a BBQ or 6 boxes of donuts? They are so cheap that you get one effing hot dog or burger. For the last several years, I have refused to participate. How about Safe Driving Awards? UPS has a "Circle of Honor", and I hear it's a pretty big deal. Do we have an equivalent? No, and although milestone awards have improved, achieving 25 years of safe driving deserves some real recognition. Instead of cheap crap, how about a check? And if you're going to give me a card from Dave Bronczek congratulating me on something, at least have him actually sign it, OK? Any sort of fake computer-generated "acknowledgement" is insulting at best.