Today was the best day at SF in a long time! My jaw dropped when MT rolled out ED! (Almost like when Obama rolled out Clinton to save his presidency) Holy sh-t! For all the new folks that is what an actual real SF CEO looks, acts, and sounds like. MT... by bringing ED back into the spot light...you exposed your complete lunacy and total incompetence even more. You looked and sounded like a total disingenuous putz next to him. Exposed!!! Ohh..MT you love to brag about yourself. I've never heard Ed brag about anything in the over 30 years that I worked around him. Ed did have some faults for not changing fast enough, but other than that, most people that worked around him did and probably would still run through a wall for that guy. He is just a class act! MT is just trying hard to sweep all his sins under the rug, pretend like he did not destroy 10,000s of people lives and careers to grow SF, his ego and his bank account. If you can't read between the lines he should announce his successor sometime soon! I hope you heard his hint today Oh...as Ed ended...its not about all the numbers and financials, its truly about the people..... I doubt MT has ever carried anything like that around in his wallet! You could tell it chapped MT's asrzzz that Ed got 10x the ovation that he did! You go Ed!
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@7sgp good point I have seen numerous photos of agents with Garth and also with Fake from State Farm but no Ed. Pics or it didn't happen.
Having seen Ed at previous conventions standing with agents wanting to take a pictures with him, there should be hundreds of pictures showing up on line. Where are they? Guess he really wasn’t in Vegas.
This is why this site is horrendous. I shook Ed’s hand in Vegas and thanked him and his Dad for all they did to make SF successful and support agents. The previous response is horrible.
Nope. He wasn’t there. Wasn’t invited. 94 years of family connection ignored.
Ed was there and was having a great time.
Was Ed Rust really not invited to National Agency Convention celebration of 100 years?
Yes. One will be remembered similar to Washington and the other as Chester Arthur.
Saint Edward was the one who identified his successor and moved him up the executive ranks. If you are going to blame Tipsord remember the guy who helped create him.
It was a great place to work under Ed's tenure.
You just made my point😆
@2pqw. My retirement and my life is just that. It's mine and I am free to make the choices I want to make which is none of your business. You don't and never will control me because I am free. A concept totalitarian delinquents don't understand. You can say what you want about me but when you bring my family into a public discussion, you're messing with fire. You're outta line. Ever hear of slander and libel? Learn respect !
Is this the retirement you dreamed of? No friends, no family, no hobbies. Just posting on a layoff site. How pathetic.
@1uzz. Learn how to respect people youngster. Obviously, many have learned to respect their elders long before you. Slow learner?
LOL! So wrong but is so funny! HAHA!!
Any man that stands next to a toolbox, heavy equipment, and in a shop gets my respect. Some pencil pusher who has never been around heavy equipment and only knows ledger sheets doesn't get it it. He's a wannabe who thinks his money is his God. Thank you Ed for the career and the company I remember and loved. I was proud to work for you but NOT the jacka-- you got in there now. Keep those tractors low on RPM and pulling. When the tractor is on high RPM it has passed its torque curve and won't last. The RPM's of those in operations they require will always put the tractor in the shop costing more to harvest. HINT HINT!
I created more wealth and paid higher bonuses than that doddering fool with his speech impediment ever did!
Ed knows State Farm's reputation has been lost. Before a lot of us retired and moved on with our journey in life, we warned them about their reputation and they did not listen. Ed Rust will need to do a lot more than make a show on a video. He will need to get back in ranks with his troops and lead by example and not the computer metrics driven game they play today. We are not the Pizza HUT of insurance.
Electric moment when Ed appeared on screen. Loud applause. He is missed.
remember...the wokedumb started under ed.....
Rust probably came out in public over the books to K to 3rd graders to make an attempt to clean up their public image. At this point, the horse is out.
Since he is retired and not on the Board-you actually have more influence.
Unless Rust came out with anything concrete, it was just a photo op.
Ed et. al. could have prevented much of what happened and mitigaged much of the disaster and digital , tech and HR/organizational showboating at the expense of many. The leaders are to blame and directors/managers as well.
Systematic and procedural issues don't go away. They are just hidden better.
Ed is softening the PR and playing along too. A shame.
Tipsford is an arrogant person and is strictly out for himself. Ed is a decent man and acted like a human.
Dictator v leader. That's all I have to say.
Agreed! I have heard all the tenured people talk about the old SF and Ed. Thought it was maybe a little bit of bull. I do not know anything about the man but just from peoples reactions, compared to MT, and now actually getting to see Ed and hear him talk, I kind of get it. I was kind of embarrassed for MT, Ed seems like a decent, genuinely good man that just get's it.....kind, caring and serving the people, not like the self absorbed a-ho-e that runs SF now.... One you would want to follow and one...not so much!
Something tells me that was probably not MT's decision....it is well known that their parting did not end well. My hope is maybe even the Board has had enough of MT.....I know about 17,000 employees that were run off over the last 4-5 years did! It really was nice to see Ed and for a brief moment I remember/had the feeling why I used to love SF so much and literally bragged to all my friends and family what a great place it was to work. Now I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work at SF! So sad! Best wishes and god bless you Ed! RIH-MT!