Met an old timer today

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Johney, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Met a guy on my rte today who retired in 1989 with 25 years from UPS. He was a feeder driver from NY. We talked for at least 45 min(coded out for lunch:cool:)This guy had some awesome stories of meeting Jim Casey,Hoffa & Ron Carey.
  2. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Where you from Johney?
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Florida. Where else do most New Yorkers go to retire:tongue_sm
  4. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    haha :thumbup1:
    Jersey here
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Did he have any guesses where Hoffa Sr. is today? If any of you younger people want to get a history lesson on the Teamsters watch the movie "Hoffa" with Jack Nickelson and Danny Davito. It may be one sided but it is a great movie
  6. Pollocknbrown

    Pollocknbrown Member

    Uh.....i plan to eventually retire to my house, since i'm probably never going to want to leave this oasis i call buffalo.
  7. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    A shame, Pollock. A true shame. I'me a little older than you. I have friends that never left the town they were born and raised in--for school or to "explore." This isn't a small country town, either. This is Chicago suburbia. I still find it amusing when one I haven't seen or heard from in 4 or 5 years pops up on one of the social networking sites I have an account on. H*ll, I got a text message a couple months ago from a former co-worker. Out of the blue. Hadn't seen or heard from her in 4 years. I called the number and she MADE me guess who she was. Diabolical. -Rocky
  8. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    sure hope that when you meet an old timer you stop and listen to his or her stories. we tell it like it was years ago. it was not like it is today bending over and kissing butt. if things did not go by the contract we had ways of paying back the co. use to get lots of o/t when i was in the hub picking up boxes that missed the right trailer. get my drift.
  9. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    I was taking a stroll through the Hollywood Hills the other day and saw a driver go to the rear of his vehicle, having left the bulkhead door open. I went up and shook the vehicle several times and climbed up in the cab to notice he had a load of bulk in his center aisle and couldn't see me; I know his mind must have been thinking "someone's in my truck". He came back to the front and we both had a good laugh. Us old retired guys like to have a little fun now and then.
  10. JohnnyPension

    JohnnyPension Member

    As a trainee I jumped into a drivers truck (was sent to help him) in Harlem. He was digging through boxes. He yanked out a gun and almost shot me. Funny now. Not then. Never did that again.
  11. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I met Jim Casey's grandson around 1995 who said the company had changed so much since Jim died (in the 80's) that he didn't think Jim would have recognized it. And BTW, the grandson didn't own any UPS stock.
  12. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    i beleive all of jim's stock went to charities
  13. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I didn't think Casey was ever married & never have heard any mention of children.
  14. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Of course not it would hurt his production, come on now, we are talking about the man who founded UPS here.
  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Thats what I thought too. The Annie E. Casey Foundation was named after his mother. He did have a brother named George that helped with the startup, I don't know if he was married or not. I always thought it was strange that Jim Casey never got married.
  16. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    You aren't thinking what I am are you? Not the beloved founder of UPS:w00t:
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Casey was a humble man. A lifelong bachelor, he lived for many years in a simple hotel room and always wore a dark suit and tie. Neither money nor power interested him much. Over the years he and his brother, who also worked at UPS, gave the bulk of their money, $438 million in all, to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, named after their mother.

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation was established in 1948 by Jim Casey and his siblings George, Harry, and Marguerite. They named the philanthropy in honor of their mother, who had struggled to raise them as a young widow.
  18. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    But still, never an interest in women?
  19. area43

    area43 New Member

    Jesus Christ was never married or had a girl friend.
  20. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member


    You're right area43 and being a Christian I knew that. I just don't think you can compare Jim Casey to Jesus Christ. Starting a multi-billion dollar company and being the savior to the world are not even close.