Retirement Announcements

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by Six Sides, May 25, 2011.

  1. Six Sides

    Six Sides Member

    Is there a reason all retirements are not announced on I called a coworker yesterday only to find out his last day was a week ago. It would be nice to be aware of retirements to send a card or email with congratulations. He was a 30 year plus partner.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The Big Idea served that purpose for the old timers.
  3. Casca

    Casca Member

    IE did a study and determined it was wasted cost .
  4. pott

    pott New Member

    I emailed my own in.......bosses are to busy with numbers to care!!!!!!! I guess!!!
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    IE did a study and determined it was the right number, so they raised the wrong one....
  6. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    in case anyone is planning a party - i plan to retire on january 3rd, 2035.
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Retirement announcements give people hope for the future, and we cant have any of that around here.
  8. Sycophant

    Sycophant New Member

    pink minutes was another source back then.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    These are still available to read for management people on Of course they are only going to have Grade 20 and up.
  10. Casca

    Casca Member

    What percentage of management or hourly actually survive the gauntlet and make retirement ?.....
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I guess that depends upon your definition of "survive."

    I know of 3 management people in my disctrict that all got whacked when they were less than 1 year away from being able to retire with full company-paid medical benefits.

    I know of 2 others who "made it" the whole way but both have some pretty serious stress-related health issues. One has cancer. I wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy, and this guy was actually a pretty decent human being who went to bat for his employees and wound up paying the price for it.

    Its a lot easier when you are an hourly. Every summer I go on the annual one-week "old farts fishing trip" and hang out with a dozen or more retired drivers who were able to get out with their health and sanity mostly intact. Its nice to have a contract with a grievance procedure instead of having to crawl into the bosses office and beg for your job when you are 54 years old.

    This company shoots its wounded, eats it young, and throws its old and weak to the wolves. If you are in management and within 3 or 4 years of retirement, you had better get yourself an attorney and start dotting your i's and crossing your t's. Watch your back...because the coworker who pats you on it is probably looking for a good place to stick the shank.
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

  13. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Wonderfully said
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I bet your management team calls you "Sunshine" :happy-very:
  15. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I hope you don't feel slighted but on that date I'll have 2 conflicts to prevent my attending.

    1) My hooverchair won't get me that far.

    2) Bingo in the Baby Boomers Canteen.

    If I had that long to go, I'd just quit now and save myself all the trouble!