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Utica, NY

utica national

Plain and simple it's an absolute joke how things are run. Let me just give some examples of what goes on at Utica: -You have to clock in and out with your security badge just to go to the bathroom. And that's monitored by management. -You're 1 minute late clocking in for work with your badge because of traffic or weather? You better have a darn good explanation as to why you aren't on time (Even though certain managers show up whenever they feel like & leave whenever they want). -Snow day & kids are home? Too bad, that's not an acceptable excuse, and if you have to call in, you will be written up for it. -Want vacation? Chances of getting the days you actually want aren't good and if your manager doesn't like you, it won't get approved and there will be no explanation for it (Even though the same manager referenced above took well over 15 more vacation days in 2013 then what would have been allowed based on that managers years of service) -Need coffee? Better hustle in and out to get it. If you take a few minutes to yourself to coversate with a co-worker and blow off some steam that's a no-no, and you run the risk of getting written up for spending too much time away from your desk. These are just a few examples of the current state of affairs. And these are just observations from one office which is run by a hand selected and coddled manager who secured a very high position within the company despite a track record littered with poor reviews and subordinate complaints.  (Friday Sep 19 | post #587)

Utica, NY

Another shooting

Utica is GARBAGE......end of discussion.  (May 13, 2014 | post #7)

Utica, NY

Oneida St Shooting

Lotta wanna be fake ass politicians always running their lips on this site like any one gives a damn bout the city of Utica. Look around at that dump. Straight shit show. All ya'll crooked as hell too. Politicians, cops, executives....everyone. And look at the condition of your so called city cuz of it! You're an embarrassment. When you hear people say jokes bout white trash, welfare, ghetto fools killin each other...know that they are talking bout you Utica!  (Apr 19, 2014 | post #29)

Utica, NY

utica national

As an employee, I can attest to most everything being said on this forum. Utica National is a sinking ship. Only a matter of time before the entire company is sold off to a large, national company. And when that happens, only those that Doug has lined up to be protected (recent increase in named company officers) will be safe. As it already stands now, nobody here is safe. Jobs are being eliminated, offices are being closed. The company morale has to be at an all time low. There's a general mistrust and hatred for management at every level. This company used to be employee oriented, one big family. Now it's an us against them mentality...Doug and his cronies against everyone else. There's ZERO unity & ZERO faith that this company is going to survive. I think just about everyone here that hasn't been made an "Officer " fears they will lose their job sooner than later. And so be it I suppose. I can't imagine many places worse than this. Oh, and did anyone mention the sudden change in the paid vacation rules right after the announcement came down that all the analysts would be losing their jobs? Done ONLY to ensure that any analysts who are let go after the new year CANNOT collect on any unpaid vacation time. Mother Mutual at its finest. The rich get richer, and god help everyone else.  (Dec 5, 2013 | post #210)

Camden, NY

Blue Ford Taurus wagon

Karma! I hope it aint u, one of ur friends or one of ur children this dirt bag kills while driving his grammas wagon high off his ass!!!!  (Aug 13, 2012 | post #14)

Camden, NY

Blue Ford Taurus wagon

The vehicle has been reported to authorities multiple times for multiple different infractions. While traveling behind him I personally witnessed this vehicle cross the center line and force oncoming traffic off the road on 69 a couple weeks ago. Not sure if townies have done anything with it. From the sounds of it they could just park anywhere on 69 or 13 & wait for this kid to drive by & get a slam dunk DUI. I just wanted to alert anyone that comes on here of this dumb ass so they can take necessary precautions if they come across him on the roadway.  (Aug 6, 2012 | post #12)

Camden, NY

owner Of the orange car with the bad paint job and the n...

You really think the driver of that car holds no blame for swerving off the road & running over an innocent dog? Lay off the bath salts dude, that's simply pathetic.  (Aug 3, 2012 | post #17)

Camden, NY

Blue Ford Taurus wagon

And so you must know, this was posted to TOPIX in an effort to try and alert some locals of a very dangerous driver since the police apparently have no interest in assisting.  (Aug 2, 2012 | post #8)

Camden, NY

Blue Ford Taurus wagon

Wow, thank god you posted that, what a great idea. Oh, wait, that's right, the cops have been notified, 3 times actually. How this kid is still allowed to drive is beyond me. Guess we'll just wait til he kills somebody.  (Aug 2, 2012 | post #7)

Camden, NY

Blue Ford Taurus wagon

Town police need to be on the lookout & get him off the road. That kids gonna end up killing someone.  (Aug 1, 2012 | post #3)

Camden, NY

Blue Ford Taurus wagon

Be on the lookout for a blue ford Taurus wagon with handicap plates. A handful of times I've seen this car being driven around town by a young kid, usually also a bunch of other kids in the car. Car is always all over the road and I've seen it almost head on vehicles in the other lane. Extremely irresponsible kids in that vehicle.  (Aug 1, 2012 | post #1)