Take a moment to reflect. It is Founders Day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by texan, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Take a moment to reflect. It is Founders Day

    28 August 1907 UPS was founded by Jim Casey.

    To all the UPSers that post and visit the Brown Cafe, Happy Founders Day.
  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Jim Casey would vomit if he saw the way his company is run today. That's the cold, hard truth.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The Founders would not recognize the mess this company has become.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    They used to make a big deal of Founders Day. I haven't heard it mentioned in several years now.
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    That high pitched whirring noise in the distance is Casey spinning in his grave. The powers that be that took this company public and began the descent into numbers and not service should be held accountable at the same level as someone would be for treason.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    As I go through life, I meet many people that are in the transportation and logistics business.

    I usually mention that I am with UPS and the number of years as an employee.

    Every single person comments on how much they admire UPS especially in the last 10 years.

    They say they did not think much of UPS 15 - 20 years ago but that UPS has changed and really become a player in the Logistics industry.

    Just another point of view to think about ... although they don't know about or care about Founder's day.

    Founder's day is for employees of UPS, I guess.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    United Parcel Logistics doesn't have the same romance to it.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It may not but it is the fastest growing division within the company and may someday outpace package.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You have your dates wrong, this company wasn't founded till Nov 10 1999.
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    The date we went from United Parcel Service to just UPS?
    ...or was that the date of the IPO?
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Two scenarios:
    "United Parcel Service, here's your package!". "Gosh, thanks"

    "United Parcel Logistics, I have a package for you but first let me tell you how it got from A to B. First.......blah blah scientific planning.........blah blah computer analysis .........gregorian calender.........space time continuum .......". "Can I just please have my f'in box?"
  12. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    It's prob due to them recognizing us on amazon.
  13. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    I remember picnics , softball tournaments , cookouts . . . . . . .
  14. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Our center did'nt get any cake. Just two posters reminding us how good UPS is at delivery. One is about 41 movies being delivered and forgot the other one.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    That was when we started doing things to make investors happy instead of making the customer happy.
  16. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    That alllllll came to a hault after that little misunderstanding we had with the EMPIRE back in the summer of 97 !!
  17. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    how bout the bowls of hot soup during peak , or a breakfast sometimes in the am !!
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Are these the two posters?

    Before joining the UPS team earlier this year, I had never worked for a company with such a rich history. It really hit me when I spotted the Model T Ford® delivery car displayed proudly at our corporate office, and even more so while touring the UPS History Exhibit in the Archives as a brand new employee. The space includes displays that span the company’s more-than-century-old story, as today—August 28—marks our annual Founders’ Day and 105th birthday.
    Although undoubtedly remarkable, the company reaching this milestone doesn’t come as a surprise given the principles primary UPS founder Jim Casey held dear. Even after his company had grown from the American Messenger Company to the United Parcel Service® and begun to expand from Seattle to other major U.S. cities, Casey had this to say about keeping the future top of mind:
    “As always, our biggest need will be for broad-gauge people who can think beyond the present and apply sound, mature business judgment to whatever conditions we may have to meet.
    [​IMG] We need people who can do what has never been done before.” – Jim Casey, 1954
    UPS continued to grow, expanding internationally in the 1970s. Keeping true to Casey’s vision, our innovative people continue developing ways to help things run more smoothly around the globe with logistics.
    Logistics is how Sigrid Bacher, Andreas Holzinger, and the rest of the UPS team in Austria distributed a film to nearly 50 Austrian theaters in time for its premiere.
    [​IMG] And logistics has helped make anything possible for Fola Ozah.
    We ♥ logistics and what it does for people around the globe every day. If UPS continues looking beyond the present like Casey suggested, we can keep making the world work better for another 105 years—and beyond.
    You can learn all about the history of the company from this UPS timeline.
  19. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    When I started we were told how we are built on customer service from day one.

    I have not heard a thing about customer service in the last 5 plus years.

    We are about one thing now, money. The only people I see that care about the customers are the drivers.
  20. Macbrother

    Macbrother Member

    We got a doughnut and a cup of OJ.