I went to the service reception yesterday. Traditionally, there was a sit down luncheon where the President stopped by to thank us for our service, Up until this year, the people who gave decades of their lives to RU were given nice gifts to thank them for their service. At 10 years I got a gold filled necklace, at 20 years a wristwatch, and at 30 years a nice mantle clock.
Yesterday I got a cheap ass pin, a tote, an umbrella and two tickets to a Mason Gross event. How cheap can they get? I am deeply disappointed. The pin probably cost about $5 to punch out in China.
So tell me, how could they disrespect us this badly? I guess they're joining the Chris Christie school of thought--Fuck the workers; they don't count. What a bunch of assholes!
This is just the cherry on the cake of Rutger's cheapness this year. First of all, it was a reception with soft drinks and snacks instead of the traditionally very nice sit down luncheon. Then there was the fiasco of the chairs. What genius decided that half of us didn't need to sit for a two hour reception? Do the math--many were at Rutgers for 30 or 40 years. Did they REALLY think that it was not a hardship to stand at those stupid high tables for that long? And then President Barchi couldn't even be bothered to show up for five minutes. Every other year the University president showed up to thank us for our service.
I am going to send the pin back to President Barchi and tell him to shove it where the sun don't shine! I do not care to keep in my house a symbol of such contempt and disrespect. I used to be proud to work for Rutgers--now I am thoroughly ashamed of them.