Recent Circle of Honor question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1080Driver, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    I and another driver in our center recently joined the Circle of Honor and in my eyes it was not a big event to our center manager. We were given small UPS backpacks and a UPS water bottle. From what I've heard it's up to the center manager to recognize the drivers. I know the days of the banquet dinner and the jacket are gone, but I'm wondering whats happened in other centers for their Circle of Honor drivers.
  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Who cares what some moron sitting behind a desk thinks? I would throw that crap that they gave you right in the trash.

    You've earned the admiration of your brothers and sisters in brown.

    Good luck the rest of the way.
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  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    We make a big deal over it. Not as nice as it used to be but still some recognition
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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  5. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    Banners with the drivers name and year they achieved 25 are hung in the rafters. They all got leather bomber jackets. They look like they're worth about $150. Some got a big presentation with all the high brass from Clarksville in attendance. Others just get a mention on a friday PCM.
  6. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    I had to raise a stink for 10 1/2 months to get my 25 year award. I got my 26 th year 6 weeks later. UPS sucks.
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  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    My goal is to never get a circle of honor award, yet never have an accident.
  8. CoolArrow

    CoolArrow Member

    Circle of honor drivers have to recite all the dok in front of everyone or they will be taken off road until they are able to do so
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  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I got a nice leather jacket and a sheet cake during a PCM in April. I wasn't told beforehand exactly when it would happen, so my family wasn't invited. Circle of Honor Plaque didn't have any kind of frame, a wood frame should be mandatory for them. The Center has a budget for these things, it's up to management to recognize their employees.
  10. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Our two latest had their certificates in a shadow box with some medallion, the patch and a letter of appreciation from our states governor.

    These were set up on easels and they were called up to receive them by our center manager who was wearing his best suit that day.

    Big whoop te doo at the PCM that day

    And he helped them into their new leather bomber jackets
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  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Not to lesson the accomplishments of the Circle of Honor drivers we all know they have accomplished a pretty incredible feet but they also had a lot of luck and a lot of close calls.

    Anyways I don't know why anyone would care about being a Circle of Honor winner as you don't get a bonus when you retire for having 25 years of accident free driving.
  12. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    It's probably just about knowing you've accomplished the seemingly impossible.
  13. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    2 in my center a few months ago.

    sheet cake
    leather jackets
    local politician

    25 minute PCM but don't have late air. LOL. Idiots
  14. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    My children and wife are forbidden from ever stepping into a ups facility...I would honestly think my wife would go off on some
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  15. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Yep safe driving awards go right in the trash out by the fuel pumps no need to keep that cardboard crap
  16. Whargoul

    Whargoul Active Member

    Our guys have a banner up in the rafters. I also noticed they got a small plaque on their PC that has their full name and then it says 25 years safe driving. Some also have patches and pins for the uniform. Not totally sure about the jacket but I think the last guy got one. They definitely will get a sheet cake - they find any excuse to bring a big ass sheet cake in, a bunch of fat bodies I tell ya. I don't eat that crap though.
  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Yeah all of those fat ass mgrs who come down to pretend to be there for the drivers but just want a piece of cake or 4 pieces...
  18. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    If somebody wants my Century 21/Circle of Honor jacket, I'll make em a good deal on it. lol. I think I wore it twice. Back then, we weren't given a choice of a leather jacket. I did get some pretty good stuff before they suspended the program. A large air compressor, a 35mm camera, a lawn boy lawnmower are some that I can remember. With me it was accomplishing something that not everyone had. I ended up with 34 years. I wanted to make 35, but my body broke down. oh well.
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Yes-- they have a budget but you have to remember, the farther they are under budget the more brownie points they get from their superiors.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Personal pride?