Amazon to use HD and Ground instead of Express

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Doc Sorting Dude, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Managers have advised us that Amazon will be largely turned over to Ground and HD as noted. I know this won't happen overnight but for me and a lot of Express drivers out there, Amazon accounts for a lot of what we do everyday. Giving this to our Brothers and Sisters in Grnd/HD is fine but aren't they already busy as heck? It's probably a money issue and what isn't now-a-days, but do we see downsizing and hours being cut as a result of this decision?
     
  2. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Yes, and no raise for you either!!
     
  3. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    All part of the master plan. Nobody in Express is surprised any move made. Feel bad for the bottom routes.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You beat me to it. It's the Master Plan in action. All by design, and in the works for quite awhile. I'm sure that our crack Sales team will make superb commissions from this move.
     
  5. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Sweet. Amazon is pretty notorious for screwed up addresses in my area. Means I'll have plenty of boxes that are easily turned around with a single phone call. Makes my department look great. :)
     
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Has anyone else heard these statements from management.
     
  7. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Nope
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No official announcement. However, it seems like the logical next move in the shiftover, doesn't it?
     
  9. More work for ground!!If they get enough packages they make get close to minimum wage...Shh,dont tell Fred!!!!
     
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I'm sure that sealed the deal.
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. Why pay them more for additional work when you can pay the same low wages? More profit for Fred. I wonder how long it will take them to figure out that he's screwing them deeper, harder, and faster?
     
  12. northbound

    northbound Member

    Every stop every package pays... More volume equals more revenue
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    For you, the contractors, but for the majority of drivers, no.
     
  14. northbound

    northbound Member

    Every stop every package pays... More volume equals more revenue[/QUOTE]
    For you, the contractors, but for the majority of drivers, no.[/QUOTE]

    Well for my crew as I make more they make more
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    For you, the contractors, but for the majority of drivers, no.[/QUOTE]

    Well for my crew as I make more they make more[/QUOTE]

    Yeah... Sure,
     
  16. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    A lot of drivers are paid a piece rate. More volume is more pay.
     
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I have. But what do they really know?
     
  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Well for my crew as I make more they make more[/QUOTE]

    Yeah... Sure,[/QUOTE]
    And Fred Smith really is not the Antichrist.
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yeah... Sure,[/QUOTE]
    And Fred Smith really is not the Antichrist.[/QUOTE]

    I hear Fred sizzles when he talks, especially about money. Oh, and he also pitches a tent when you start talking profits. Sulphur, brimstone, and battery acid all combined into a great "leader". Hey, maybe he IS the anti-Christ.
     
  20. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    A lot are not. A lot of them are paid a flat rate. No matter how many stops, pieces, or how late they are out, it's the same pay. Another part of the scam.