“SunGard deflated Weekly Football Award”


923004_10151331384711890_1479766938_ndeflated“The Deflated Weekly Football Award”  an incentive awarded to employees in recognition for consistently going above and beyond their own duties to improve employee and customer morale,  I received this award on November 15, 2004, after just 19 months. Employed as a full time Shipper/receiver from April 3, 2003 to Sept 31, 2004, a placement by Pro-Temps Employment Agency.  And yes it was an actual football, less the air to display on your desk for one week. I would continue as a Temporary employee until Sept 2004. I was hired by the “Director of Canadian Operations” under contract effective Oct 1, 2004 through to Sept 9, 2009 operating as “Melvin T. Kinden Business # 86476-9245 RT0001”  Ontario Ltd.

football1SunGard was based out of Wayne, PA, United States, an American company specializing in Data storage & recovery. I was required to submit an invoice weekly for payment which was sent every Monday via Fedex express. SunGard was a great company to work for, not to mention a awesome Management Team of ten and a staff of twenty-two, I looked forward to work each and every day until March 2006  when that would all change. The company had great incentives to boost employee morale and “The weekly Football Award” was just one of them. SunGard being an international company at the time, a notification email was sent to all employees in recognition as well. On Nov 15, 2004 I was honoured to receive the award, presented by a colleague Ray Blain that I would like to share with you below.


Forwarded by Terry Kinden/Recovery/Recovery@SunGard.com on 07/23/2005 11:24 AM

football award

Fr: Ray Blain/Recovery/Recovery@SunGard.com
To: SRS.Mississauga 11/15/2004 07:53 AM
Subject: Latest recipient of the ” Deflated Weekly Football Award “

I’d like to put forth before you my choice for this weeks Football Award,
this person has demonstrated the following:

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  • consistent high quality of work/performance.
  • inspires a “teamwork” attitude.
  • makes a marked contribution to employee morale by sharing his phone.
  • makes contributions beyond work assignments.
  • undertakes an initiative leading to the improvement of the quality of the work environment.
  • is coping with difficult circumstances.
  • provides support to colleagues.

Great job Terry!

Terry Kinden ▪ Shipper/Receiver ▪ SunGard Availability Services (Canada)
Ltd. ▪ 1800 Argentia Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3K3 ▪ (905) 542-4805 ▪
Fax # (905) 821-0865 ▪ terry.kinden@sungard.com Keeping People and Information Connected® ▪ http://www.availability.sungard.com


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2 thoughts on ““SunGard deflated Weekly Football Award”

  1. On Oct 1, 2003 I signed a contract and sworn statement with SunGard Availability Services not to discuss or relay any information in regards to current customers or any information relating to them and the day to day business thereof for a period of 5 years after the end of employment, that 5 years vow of silence ends Sept 9, 2014, so go ahead and sue me, because you’re not going to force my silence any longer.


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