30 New Planes for Express -- "We're Broke"

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We are always being told that "volumes are down", and that "Express is dying" and that "we cannot afford to increase your wages", and that "we all must sacfrifice". Fred is ordering 30 new wide-body Boeing aircraft for over $5.2 billion. Guess who is subsidizing those purchases? You are. Every day. Reamed and re-reamed over and over.

    Oh, and all of those DC10's we had rebuilt into MD10's? To the desert.

    Thanks, Fred!!
     
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I'll bet there will be money for the Memphis elite's Christmas bonuses.
     
  3. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Freakin' awesome. :furious:
     
  4. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    And again, it looks like my station gets no holiday meal. Yay. Merry F$%^&#*G Christmas.
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Most definitely.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    And people wonder why we are :censored2:-off. Year after year, it's the same old crap. There's always money to invest into new aircraft, higher wage and benefit packages for pilots and high-level management....and squat for us. Eff them. It's time some of that money headed OUR way.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Nobody wonders why you are :censored2:. They just don't care.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The problem is that there are a lot just like me out there. When they make the shift of XS/E2 over to Ground it will suddenly dawn on them that a Spanish-speaking box monkey who gets paid $10 per hour isn't going to be able to actually do the job. The Ground guy who delivers my neighborhood doesn't speak English and sort of knows how to read a map. He can get within a few blocks of the actual destination, which is "Mission Accomplished' for Ground. Your employees would consider WalMart a promotion, and that speaks volumes about the "quality" over at Ground.

    They suck, and Ground sucks. But you make money. That's all that matters.
     
  9. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    One percenter wannabe.. :)
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Guys, really. I'm not attacking you. The pronoun uses was "they" not "we". And whether it pisses you off or not, "they" really don't care. Complain about me and Ground all you want. Memphis doesn't care one bit.
     
  11. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    The order hasn't been put in YET. Then again, it might be cheaper to buy new planes than to maintain the older aircraft we currently have.
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It takes many years to recoup the price of a new aircraft, even when fuel prices are sky high. The real point here is that upper management made the decision to upgrade the DC10 fleet into MD10's, which turned out to be the wrong decision. Twin engine wide-body freighters like the 767, and narrow-body freighters like the 757 have been available since the 80's, and while UPS was smart enough to buy a bunch of them, Fred wasn't.

    Who gets to pay for that poor management decision? We do. Think there will be any money in the pot left for us?
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Which would you rather have? Shiny new aircrft or slightly less bitchy employees?:wink2:
     
  14. franknitty

    franknitty Member

    We are war with Fedex management ! I do my job well, but they can kiss my ass ! I'm the Juggernaut, bitch ! I'm suppose to have a bad attitude about Fedex !
     
  15. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Hellz yeah biotches!
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    LOL. If it makes you feel better, battle on Juggernaut, battle on.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I see ignorance knows no uniform color.
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    MFE hadn't provided enough evidence?:wink2::peaceful:
     
  19. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    ct

    What this says is, just because we dislike the company, we don't give our customers any less and definitely don't give management any more than is expected. Most of us actually do like the job, just not the company.
     
  20. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Isn't this the order Fred was threatening to pull if we were allowed to unionize? He pretty much had to do it or get thrashed in Washington.

    A friend just sent me a list of 30 major corporations that paid more lobbying Congress than they did in taxes from 2008-2010. FedEx shelled out over $50,000,000 in lobbying expenses!