And the hits just keep coming

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by stopsperhour, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-13/fedex-fights-u-s-in-online-pharmacy-probe-after-ups-deal.html
     
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Of course they're deathly innocent. This'll also be another tool to use against the hourlies as far as any raises are concerned. Might be worth it though to see Fred in an orange jumpsuit.
     
  3. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I'd pay money to see that. With " Bubba " as his cellmate. :eek:
     
  4. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    That's one of the advantages of a corporation. It shields exec's from criminal prosecution unless they do something especially heinous such as the Enron scandal or Bernie Madoff. Usually it's just the company paying a fine to the government.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well like someone here said the other day, the only difference between Bernie Madoff and Fred are their living arrangements.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    "Bubba" needs a boyfriend.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Madoff screwed big people with the means to fight back. Fred screws the little guy, so he's pretty much immune. Maybe they can share a cell someday...I can dream, can't I?
     
  8. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    ​and boobs tattooed on his back
     
  9. Epoisode7

    Epoisode7 New Member

    I'm sure he'll run into some former (or current LOL) Ground drivers in prison. He'll have plenty of friends to talk shop with.
     
  10. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    There goes that raise and profit sharing. Merry Christmas.
     
  11. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    I can't help to agree with Fedex:
    FedEx finds itself a target of a criminal probe after decades of working with law enforcement agencies to combat attempts to use its network illegally. An indictment or prosecution would threaten a basic tenet of the shipping business -- not opening customers’ packages to see what’s inside, FedEx said.
    “Settlement is not an option because we haven’t done anything wrong,”

    I guess snooping on calls and email isn't enough. Now all boxes must be opened. As if there isn't illegal goods going through the USPS.
     
  12. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    So they are just supposed to look the other way when they know illegal shipments are going through the system? Why do you think there is a strict policy about wine shipments?
     
  13. Epoisode7

    Epoisode7 New Member

    Normally I would side with the U.S. Constitution and private business on this, but because FedEx is in the crosshairs, I say "Go Fed!". There's no telling who will win this fight. This fight isn't a bout between two heavyweight champions aired on payperview... it's that fight shown as a re-run on late night Spike TV between two out of shape losers that ends in a draw. A fight between the sick and the lame. As usual, the the real loser will probably be the middle class, or in this case, the customer. As I was saying, because it's FDX in the crosshairs, I hope the government pillages them every which way and makes them open and check every single package. It wastes Fred's time and money and also pisses off the customer who can just as easily use UPS to ship from then on.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS chose to write a check and put this behind them.
     
  15. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Which is a good indicator of how this corporation thinks. "It's just the Federal Government, they can't do :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: to us." 99.9% of corps. would've done the same as UPS. Just not this one.
     
  16. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member


    Fred probably believes that FedEx stands for Federal Exempt.
     
  17. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    They work with the feds day in and out over this. The only way you will ever know is opening boxes and then how can a driver confirm a pill is what it says it is? I know one can buy generic viagra that gets delivered via USPS, all illegal to US laws. Why not fine the USPS as well?
     
  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It's not illegal if it shipped by a licensed online pharmacy to a customer with a prescription. There is an approval process for shippers to ship wine through FedEx. If alcohol is found to be shipped by an unapproved shipper it is supposed to be destroyed. For many years FedEx has looked the other way knowing that most of these online pharmacies were not operating legally but because the money was flowing it was all good until they got investigated for it. Like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Fred is used to having things his way. And you're right. FedEx thinks it's above the law. Anything to avoid parting with a penny.
     
  20. Epoisode7

    Epoisode7 New Member

    Don't most drugs come through Ground? Why so much heat on express? I remember in law enforcement, the canine guys would have to run their dogs through a heavily trafficked public place every so often as part of training and they avoided UPS/fedex hub like the plague. The dogs would get plenty of hits but they couldn't open anything.