Alright guys, need your advice fedex home delivery

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by tropolis, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    Went to Fedex indpendent contractor today and interviewed. Wanted drivers with a year of delivery driving/box truck/etc. within the past 3 years, which eliminated over half the room. Showed us how it works, in regards to loading up your packages, city codes, etc. Wanted me to fill out an app through there computer system but I didn't have the time, am going back tomorrow.

    Let me break it down with how this contractor has it, and hopefully you guys can comment on it, etc.

    Salary for just showing up and walking in the door: 20.00/day
    Pay Per Stop: .70
    Pay Per Package: .10
    Bonus for the Month: 400.00

    Within 3 months of solid performance pay per stop moves to .80 cents with a bonus of 500.00.

    Now the bonus is dependent upon no complaints and not having any major screw ups. He said it was practically impossible for you not to get the bonus, and I did grill him on that and said what happens if someone takes a package, what happens if a package is damaged, multiple scenarios and I was satisfied with the answers

    Threshold pay of 10.00 per day if you deliver 150 or more packages.
    20.00 month discount off phone if work 20 days.

    No expenses, uniforms provided, can keep truck with me if I want.

    2 weeks paid off after 1 year of service, no other benefits.

    Now assume 110 packages, which he did off his sample he provided, with 110 stops.

    20.00 to show up
    .70 x 110= 77
    .10 per package x 110=11
    400.00 Bonus (based off 22 working days a month 400.00 divided by 22)=18

    What do you guys think?
  2. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I think you're going to get a lot of negative advice from this place. :)
  3. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    i wouldn't even get out of bed for that.
  4. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    What is the reasoning behind that?
  5. I'll try to give you some non negative advice. The reason contractors break it down like that is, in my opinion, to pay you even less than the standard salary for a Ground driver. Pay per package looks good on the surface, but your numbers are slightly less than the going rate for a Ground driver in my area, which is a yearly salary of $33,000 - $34,000. As far as Ground contractors go, he sounds about average. There isn't enough disparity in the numbers to warrant looking for a salaried position. The time off sounds nice. Here's what you need to look at: Forget the pay per package and all that crap...How many hours per day are you working? What is the morale of the other drivers? If you can't find any other work, I'd take the job. IF you can find some other entry level work, even if it's 10-20% less, take it. Look for something with upward mobility. FedEx Ground has none. Don't be swayed by promises of insurance either, you can get better on your own. He doesn't sound bad as far as contractors go, but he's certainly not going to pay you a living wage. Pick the minds of the other drivers. That's where your answer lies.
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Wow, that's terrible.. I personally would never consider it.
  7. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    It breaks down to 32,760 a year. I dont understand how this is horrible. Granted 32.7 isnt the best, but it could also be much worse. The averge US Salary for an individual is 32.1

  8. The average household isnt working 60 hours a week to make 32, they are not busting their hump like you!....just saying IMHO
  9. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    110 packages divided by 15 an hour is 7 hours. hour to load truck half hour to drive from destination to route, half hour break=9 hours. Dont know where you get 60 hrs.
  10. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    You asked our advice but seems you are not interested in taking it. Take the job and let us know what you think in a few weeks. You will be overworked and under paid I guarantee it.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You should ask yourself why they are not paying by the hour like Express, UPS, and USPS. Because it is a scam. A scam that FedEx and the contractor profit from. No mention of overtime or health benefits. Like someone else said the amount of time, sometimes 60 hours a week, and hustle you have to put in just isn't worth $32k.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Dear lord, you have no clue. All we can say is good luck. You're going to need it.
  13. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    Fair counter points. Would just ask why those of you that dislike Fedex so much still working there?
  14. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    What is unrealistic about those numbers? The stops are all in the same area. Thanks.
  15. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    I would leave at the first chance something came along(always looking) Fed ex use to take care of its employees at express and many have spent most of their adult lives working to build this company. Since the ground model was implemented things have gotten worse year by year. Most feel there is no where else to go. We still paid by the hour, overtime and vacation and paid holidays. Health benefits ( if you don't need them ), and a pension (severance pkg) Fed ex ground/home delivery offers nothing more than min wage. If your young my advice go apply at UPS.
  16. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    That's what they are telling you, my experience with FedEx is when they tell you something most of the time it's a lie. If you need a job take it if you already have one don't quit it for FedEx and keep looking. Good luck to you.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Every route is different. The numbers you posted don't mention route density, rural or city. There are so many variables you are not aware of. I don't know where you came up with $15 an hour when you are paid by stop and package. If it takes you 1 hour to del 1 stop with one package, guess what? You get paid a whopping 80 cents for that stop. Get it?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Btw you know you are not being paid to load your truck?
  19. tropolis

    tropolis New Member

    UPS is also a union shop. I have first hand experience of working in a union environment and it wasn't pretty. The union is one of the reasons why the place ended up folding up. Not a union fan.

    I know many here have a built in negativity towards Fedex, which could distort there view. Obviously when several people are pointing out criticisms, I pay attention. At the same time it cannot be as bad as it is made out to be, and there must be some positive with the job.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Keep thinking that when UPS drivers are making triple what you would at ground with excellent health and pension benefits.