ugly calendars

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by eddiethebull, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. eddiethebull

    eddiethebull New Member

    Were the calendars really bad this year or what?
  2. steffieup

    steffieup New Member

    Yes they are
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Agreed eddie...
    in review.....................................................................

    January :it appears the driver is either snow or skateboarding

    Feb:the ups logo seems to be airbrushed in

    Mar: my dog is a better photographer

    Apr:Good idea, long pants and sleeves in Mexico

    May:focus on the young lovers,not the ups driver that needs a shave

    June:open back door,no problem everyone in Cleveland is honest

    July:Portugal,winter coat and long pants 4 sizes too big

    Aug:nothing to do with UPS,ugly picture

    Sept:nice photo actually,my dog must`ve taken it

    Oct:a sense of urgency on a one way street

    Nov:how creative, photography 101?

    Dec:hang on a sec thats THIS year in Denver,hmmm is that bulkhead door open?
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I dont have a calendar handy, although I think it lacks luster.
    But April is Masury, Ohio. not Mexico.
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    mine is mexico city with a green n white VW
  6. Bulkstop

    Bulkstop Shanty Irish

    Those people in the calenders are never real UPS drivers. You can tell because they're never soaked with sweat and they're always smiling.
  7. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    hmmm looks like we have different calendars. Mine has pictures with a story behind each.

    January - 4 women in a hospital room telling the story of UPS delivering needed medical supplies

    Febuary - driver Mario Rojas who is community minded. Extreme closeup of Mario smiling.

    March - 1 women and 4 brownie scouts practicing first aid on each other.....yawn.....erp....real exciting.

    April - UPS freight posing with their new tractors and trailers.

    May - Emanuel Kendiatmono from Jogykarta indonesia. What a mouthful. Emanuel earned special honors for helping his community during an earthquake

    June- Captain Norman Seawright a force of volunteerism in Lousiville

    July - Charlie Covert from SCS for helping manage donations in the Katrina aftermath.

    August - Hey its Jim Casey in a painting that makes him look rather grissley.

    September - Driver Ernie Derma who got an attaboy letter written by one of his customers.

    October - Italian finance guy who helped Italy during floods.

    November - a couple of ups store owners from georgia.

    December - north new jersey and the mitten tree a project they run to collect mitten and toys for toddlers.

    We are celebrating a 100 years aren't we?

    How about some nice norman rockwell style paintings of our history?
  8. mpeedy

    mpeedy Member

    My center didn't order any. Some of my p/u customers have been asking for them. Guess they will have to use the DHL/FEDEX ones.
  9. stealth8

    stealth8 Active Member

    I deliver to a "Nunnery" and the Sisters look forward to our calender every year . This years was so bad even one of the Sisters said it SUCKED!!
  10. dave_socal

    dave_socal PACKAGE/FEEDER

    The ugliest I mean ugliest calendar yet,I too like tie guy have that particular one (west coast). I've haven't bothered to post much about anything but this calendar just shows what kind of newbie clueless politicaly correct morons are now running this freaking company. Hey memo to who ever approved this stupid calendar we are marking a major 100TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR , how about some black and white pics of our great past or pics showing our old buildings or old types of trucks . I don't need to see a bunch of pencil pushers and fat ass account reps nor any UPS store geezers nor overpaid pilots nor non union freight drivers and their shiny new trucks. What a about some pics of the part time grunts making 8.50 an hour on whos backs we all stand huh? I covered Jan. with pics of my kids if it wasn't for the fact that this calendar shows our UPS Holidays I'd toss it in the garbage where it belongs. What the F is wrong with this company:mad:
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    When it's hanging you have no idea what company it represents. Nice marketing job.
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I`m talkin about the desktop one that folds out.

    I agree about the 100 year thing,they should do something big.
    I suggest free shipping for new customers .
    for a limited time...with big fanfare,and thousands of free t shirts
    and free retro package car models and most importantly,do away with the brokerage charges for incoming US pkgs to Canada.
    Upgrade all standard pkgs to expedited level,and absorb the cost .
    as a result the excess ground freight could be sent by air when possible and the customer would not hesitate when they need to get something to Penetanguishene by tomorrow.

    they should market this big time
  13. toeknee2gx

    toeknee2gx New Member

    Yes they werent as good as the others, but they were free....I have mine hung up in the house regardless....
  14. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    they're new, they're beginning their day after a 4 week vacation that was fully paid for by UPS (on top of a UPS paid-for massage the night before), or there is a gun behind their head.

    truck fuel costs $0.70/litre
    jet fuel costs $1.50/litre

    trucks arguably burn 100 litres of fuel to go toronto-new york
    airplanes burn 100 litres of fuel to taxi from the ramp to the runway

    why ship express when you can pay for standard, and hit an upgrade to express for free?
  15. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I can`t argue with that.I did say.when possible. If these planes are less than full ,why not eliminate a truck or two when it happens.
  16. dumbsup

    dumbsup Member

    Why don't we say that UPS is playing the racial card in the '07 calendar's, I mean c'mon only a few white males?
  17. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .......just a coincidence.
  18. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    I didn't like the new calenders either, hey, what about each employee getting 100 shares of stock for the 100th year celebration?? OR 100 shares of stock per 1 year of service?? Seriously, I am very curious to see what they do, I mean they didn't even give the inside people in my building any hot food for Christmas BUT the drivers (oops, I mean service providers) got hot food. I guess UPS doesn't care about the people who load and unload the trailers, sort and load the package cars as much as the people who deliver the packages.
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "..any hot food for Christmas BUT the drivers.."

    You're not missing anything. The hot food gets to the building about 4:30, and we don't get there till 7....

    It aint hot, it's been sitting uncovered for over 2 hours....

    I wouldn't touch it.
  20. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    I thought the customers mattered. My customers all said the same-They now suck. I did get the UPS/100 pin. I hope there is more fanfare than that to show the customers.