utica national

Since: Dec 13

Utica, NY

#280 Jan 4, 2014
doug the monitor wrote:
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Doug, thanks for the spelling correction. Just want to let you know you are a pos. Can you tell us all the meanings of pos? Is it spelled right? Is it a a registered word in the webster dictionary? You monitor topix so you can bully people. You are probably in your bullet proof room, sitting
in your chair and rotating in it....how is that for an opine???
I applaud you for your snappy rejoinder.

Let's call a truce, OK?

If you want to talk, I'd be happy to. I would really like to understand the root of your anger.

If I am in my office, I'll answer my phone.
Corporate BS

Utica, NY

#281 Jan 5, 2014
JDR7342677 wrote:
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You are right…the company isn't what it used to be. If it was what it used to be, it would be out of business. You may not agree, but look at Atlantic Mutual, Kemper, Aetna, Continental, USF&G, and others who are not around anymore…at least "as they used to be". Utica National has had to change to stay in business..and we have. The change has been painful for everyone, but necessary. It's OK if you disagree….
You should feel free to ask your manager or supervisor if your job could be outsourced. They owe you an answer. If you are uncomfortable asking them, you can ask me. I'll tell you.
As I write this, the only work we're considering "outsourcing" is some aspects of IT development testing. I'm not convinced that we can't do that work ourselves.
There are no other plans to consider "outsourcing".
I'd be happy to meet with you or to talk to you about it.
Doug is a POS
Corporate BS

Utica, NY

#282 Jan 5, 2014
JDR7342677 wrote:
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Not true.
No one has ever been terminated by offering a dissenting view of the company or any of its policies. In fact, dissenting views, if valid, often make us a better company. We have many avenues to express opinions within the company, including writing to, or speaking with, me personally.
Since I became CEO, I've answered calls into my office and responded to written opinions, criticisms, and suggestions. I will continue to do so.
I want everyone who reads "Topix", or other similar organs, to understand that our company has many avenues to express opinions, and those that choose to only post on "Topix", or similar sites, have made a choice to not communicate their concerns and opinions through safe, available, internal channels.
In short, anyone who says…"I fear for my job if I give my opinion" is flat out wrong.
Doug is a POS
Corporate BS

Utica, NY

#283 Jan 5, 2014
JDR7342677 wrote:
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I applaud you for your snappy rejoinder.
Let's call a truce, OK?
If you want to talk, I'd be happy to. I would really like to understand the root of your anger.
If I am in my office, I'll answer my phone.
Doug is a POS
Tim

Canton, MA

#284 Jan 5, 2014
I never recall a CEO of any local company (the size of UN) having to go on Topix to defend himself. Goes to show you the turmoil the company is in.

JDR, you run UN with an iron fist (i.e., ruthless leader who doesn't value others input). Most managers are afraid to speak up in any meetings with you knowing that they could be out of a job for disagreeing with you. Time for you to drive away into the sunset on your Harley...
Tommy

New Hartford, NY

#285 Jan 5, 2014
Tim wrote:
I never recall a CEO of any local company (the size of UN) having to go on Topix to defend himself. Goes to show you the turmoil the company is in.
JDR, you run UN with an iron fist (i.e., ruthless leader who doesn't value others input). Most managers are afraid to speak up in any meetings with you knowing that they could be out of a job for disagreeing with you. Time for you to drive away into the sunset on your Harley...
A CEO answering to his minions on topix.....priceless and scary.
Utica national worker

Herkimer, NY

#286 Jan 5, 2014
There is one guy that we have working there his name is Dan D. This guy causes all kinds of problems for the company. Nobody likes working for this looser he is always nasty to everyone is this the way a boss should be all the time. He should try being nice to his employees or he could be replaced as well

Since: Dec 13

Utica, NY

#287 Jan 5, 2014
Tommy wrote:
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A CEO answering to his minions on topix.....priceless and scary.
Actually, I won't be posting much any more. There is no need to. Here's why I did: some potential employees and insured do an Internet search about Utica National. As I've said, I don't care about opinions being posted on Topix, but I do want to challenge misstatements, falsehoods, etc. when facts don't support them and they disparage the company. Now, a potential employee or insured can get the facts, too.
Brian

New Hartford, NY

#288 Jan 5, 2014
JDR7342677 wrote:
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Actually, I won't be posting much any more. There is no need to. Here's why I did: some potential employees and insured do an Internet search about Utica National. As I've said, I don't care about opinions being posted on Topix, but I do want to challenge misstatements, falsehoods, etc. when facts don't support them and they disparage the company. Now, a potential employee or insured can get the facts, too.
Right
former employee

Utica, NY

#289 Jan 5, 2014
Don't worry doug. Everyone already knows what a terrible place mother mutual is. For newcomers that is utica mutual. Even other companies know utica mutual is the laughing stock of insurance. The ceo of my company told me you were a nut job. True story. I guess he sat down with at some meeting on terrorism. Lol. Its got to bad when insurance colleagues talk about you like that.

Since: Dec 13

Utica, NY

#290 Jan 5, 2014
former employee wrote:
Don't worry doug. Everyone already knows what a terrible place mother mutual is. For newcomers that is utica mutual. Even other companies know utica mutual is the laughing stock of insurance. The ceo of my company told me you were a nut job. True story. I guess he sat down with at some meeting on terrorism. Lol. Its got to bad when insurance colleagues talk about you like that.
Really? Name him or her.

I'm sure that everyone who follows this thread would like to know.
Tiffany S_____

Schenectady, NY

#292 Jan 5, 2014
JDR7342677 wrote:
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You heard wrong.
Haha, someone's lying. Doesn't matter to me, I just hope for the best for my ex-coworkers.
dan d

Utica, NY

#293 Jan 5, 2014
Doug, 95% of the topix users are telling the truth about utica national. There is not to many falsehoods out here. Lmao
ERO

Utica, NY

#294 Jan 5, 2014
Actually, this is better than any meetings with the execs that we could ever have! Reason being: NO ONE is afraid to type their personal feelings on here. Whereas, at a company meeting, ppl sit there like marshmallows afraid to voice an opinion that may be negative!

We should schedule a certain day/time weekly & have everyone interested on this site to "Thread with Management". lol. That way, we all get our concerns addressed. I like it! AND, we 'chat' one-on-one with management. No one will be afraid to express their true, inner feelings!!

Think about it. Well worth the time.

We could all discuss the days problems with Dougie & Co.

We can relax on here with our own coffee/donuts, beer, wine, sodas. Whatever we like. Very homey. Won't cost the company a dime for refreshments! There! Cost-cutting right here!

We get everything off our chests!
dont do it

Utica, NY

#295 Jan 5, 2014
ERO wrote:
Actually, this is better than any meetings with the execs that we could ever have! Reason being: NO ONE is afraid to type their personal feelings on here. Whereas, at a company meeting, ppl sit there like marshmallows afraid to voice an opinion that may be negative!
We should schedule a certain day/time weekly & have everyone interested on this site to "Thread with Management". lol. That way, we all get our concerns addressed. I like it! AND, we 'chat' one-on-one with management. No one will be afraid to express their true, inner feelings!!
Think about it. Well worth the time.
We could all discuss the days problems with Dougie & Co.
We can relax on here with our own coffee/donuts, beer, wine, sodas. Whatever we like. Very homey. Won't cost the company a dime for refreshments! There! Cost-cutting right here!
We get everything off our chests!
Not a good idea. It will only work if frank z can pork dougie first
Really

Herkimer, NY

#296 Jan 6, 2014
JDR7342677 wrote:
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Really? Name him or her.
I'm sure that everyone who follows this thread would like to know.
Herein lies the rub. Friends in managment have told us that when an issue arises, your first question is not what happened or how do we fix this but WHO WHO WHO and that person is sacrifced. No one trusts you when you say you welcome all opinions.

Tim

Herkimer, NY

#297 Jan 6, 2014
Really wrote:
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Herein lies the rub. Friends in managment have told us that when an issue arises, your first question is not what happened or how do we fix this but WHO WHO WHO and that person is sacrifced. No one trusts you when you say you welcome all opinions.
100% accurate. I'm sure Dougie's response will amuse us all.
weather watch

Utica, NY

#298 Jan 6, 2014
Jdr must think all the states and schools are a bunch of babies! Make them go out in the sub zero temps! Run a ship like UN regardless of the weather! That's what he does!
OH DEAR

Utica, NY

#299 Jan 6, 2014
Here they go! 3 people let go today in PL. Is CL next?
do tell

Utica, NY

#300 Jan 6, 2014
OH DEAR wrote:
Here they go! 3 people let go today in PL. Is CL next?
are u serious?!

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