Amazon is a "competitor"

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by CollegeGrad, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. CollegeGrad

    CollegeGrad New Member

    A friend just applied at FedEx Express and was told that they specifically told him he couldn't work for competitors. One of the competitors listed to them was Amazon.

    That makes no sense to me?!?
  2. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    A whole lot with this company makes no sense. He'll see.
  3. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Sorting and logistics tech have a lot of overlap. Amazon has been poaching people from FedEx for years. Not to mention Amazon is rolling out their own delivery service.
  4. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    And still we give them a massive shipping discount.
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  5. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Let's just give them the knife to stab is with. Ups needs to say either we deliver all your packages or none of them. Make them need us and don't give them an option to start their own service. Even without us I don't think the post office and fedex could do what we do.

    With all that being said I guess I'll go grocery shopping before I go to sleep today so I can drive tonight since I'm just a dumb driver lol

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  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    You're right. Not sure how the post office would handle it, but I know FedEx would be too cheap to add routes, hire more people to accommodate the extra volume. They want the extra flow of money but they do their best to avoid the extra responsibility that comes with it.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. Perhaps declaring Amazon as "competition" is a (failed) strategy to stem the tide of people fleeing FedEx. From what I've read, Jeff Bezos has a lot in common with Fred Smith in terms of the way he treats hourly workers.
  8. Oh but they are!

    Regional Director, Sort Center Execution

    July 2014 – Present (5 months)Greater Milwaukee Area

    Institute of Industrial Engineers
    April 1990 – Present (24 years 8 months)
    Vice President, Postal Operations and Engineering
    FedEx SmartPost
    2011 – July 2014 (3 years)greater milwaukee area
    Managing Director
    FedEx Ground
    1998 – 2011 (13 years)
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Not seeing any names.
  10. I can p.m. you his name
  11. A lot of upper ground mgmt. has been fleeing towards other companies too, had a good amount leave for Hinez, where is their HQ!!!???? Just down the mountain from PGH.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Can't say I'm surprised.
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Ok, but is it really a secret?
  14. nope! I already overstretched my place, just adding info to the topic.
  15. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Yup. On the third senior manager at my station in about 5 years. The last two left for other companies. Amazon seems like a good place to go. If they use a contractor model for their delivery service I'll be the first in line.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    LaserShip was a primary contractor for Amazon. Things weren't going so well for their workforce...until they sued.
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    How is lasership doing now?