Retirement plaque

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by Bassford1977, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Bassford1977

    Bassford1977 New Member

    I retired a year ago earlier than I wanted to due to a medical condition. I did not receive any type of retirement plaque,etc from my center. They tell me they no longer do this. Why did I get a plaque for 25 years of service the retire with 28 years and get nothing to show this?
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    After 28 years with UPS, hubby had many plaques and they all went in the trash.........his doing, not mine.
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Are you talking about those................crappy awards they give you.....because we are all a pile of crap?? those awards and certificates dont mean a damn thing! Every single award I got is in a trash dump ! I dont need a peice of paper....maybe just a thankyou for trying so hard .....or saying hey.........good job one time! just treat me like a person thats all!..........I agree. 1 million perce with your hubby!
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Morelucks hubby was middle mgmnt. The stock certificates outweigh any plaques. Surely those weren't thrown away.
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Those were kept along with the 2 wheelbarrows we had to buy to haul the money home !! :wink2:
  6. browned_out

    browned_out Member

    Do you remember the Jackets they would give Circle Of Honor drivers, now you just get new cheap shirts with a patch.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I've got a 30 year retirement plaque you could have if I knew which box in the basement its in. I also have a 25 year circle of honor jacket that is collecting dust and moth holes somewhere around here. After being retired 12 years I'm sure it wouldn't fit me anymore.
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    For management, a piece of paper is so much easier!
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I donated mine to a local junior tennis organization for recycling.
  10. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    What is very sad about UPS --many people work hard and long for so many years --some go out the "right" way as everyone deserves to--
    -----unfortunately many go out the "wrong" way --throw away the plaques and rewards --try to forget --but I am sure after so many years --the scar will always be there !:dissapointed:
  11. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    Don't need any of their Cracker Jack prizes.
  12. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    We get leather jackets now, not the century 21 style of days past.
  13. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I've got one of those yellow jackets hanging in my closet. Saw some guys sporting the leather ones around and I said "whiskey tango foxtrot?" They said you had a choice I said "you think if I had a choice I would have chosen a century 21 coat that I would never wear again?" Especially since they did away with the award banquets? They told me they would see what they could do. I'm still waiting. Retired now with 34 years safe driving. My son works there. Maybe I can get him to take up the cause. Think how much money they saved when they stopped giving out safety awards? What's a leather jacket for an old washed up driver? haha
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Where and when would you even wear it?
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those Century 21 jackets were one of ugliest things ever created. I can't imagine anyone willingly wearing one anywhere. Pose for that photo then hide it in a closet.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would say the same for the leather jackets.

    Where in the hell would you wear it?
  17. Dutch Dawg

    Dutch Dawg Active Member

    Upon becoming eligible for the circle of honor, I became aware of the leather jacket and expressed desire for that option thru our chain of command. When it never appeared in spite of repeated request, it became clear to me this event is more about Company exploitation than employee reward.
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  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Kind of like the green jacket for winning The Masters.
  19. toslow

    toslow New Member

    I did get a plaque for 33yrs not sure where it's at but in the past when I got the pins for safe driving I would give them to some Harley riders at the bike shop I delivered to they loved to have a safe driving award pin on their leathers from UPS
  20. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I've been retired since Feb 3rd and out of the blue I get a letter from UPS congratulating me upon my retirement, and to go forth and choose a gift from a website provided. Ever since they took away the safe driving awards and cut out the Circle of Honor banquets, and the Christmas turkeys, I've had the red arse about the way they did things. I would imagine Jim Casey is spinning in his grave. I thought what the heck, if it costs them money, I'm all for it. The choices were a lot of jewelry, cookware, mountain bikes, etc. Over the years, I've let my kids choose from my safety awards to get them something, alternating years. I'd only pick something for myself on the big years. Air compressor, digital camera, etc. For the retirement gift I picked a pair of maui jim sunglasses and I'm going to give them to my son as a birthday gift in july. I guess they were glad to get rid of me. haha. crunch.