August 14, 1934, A Day of Infamy

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, May 5, 2010.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Look around your station, and somewhere (probably under glass), you'll find an ancient-looking document informing you that all "labor disputes" must be settled according to The Railway Labor Act. The date on this document is AUGUST 14TH, 1934. Let's see, in 1934, could anyone have imagined an overnight delivery service using jets?

    Yet this 76 year-old law is the basis for an "Express Carrier Exemption" for a delivery system that has nothing to do with railroads and depends on a technology (jet aircraft) not yet invented? Maybe the Railway Labor Act shouldn't have anything to do with a supposed "airline" anyway. Please remember, that in 1934, you'd be lucky to survive your flight, much less have your pkg be delivered within a couple of days by airplane. The fastest commercial aircraft couldn't exceed 200 mph without a huge tailwind.

    More evidence that Fred's exemption is based on an arcane law that has absolutely nothing to do with the operations of both UPS and FedEx.

    Next time you have a station meeting, please ask your manager about the Railway Act. HR will be there the next day wondering why a "rogue" employee is questioning FedEx gospel. WHAT A SCAM!!!
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    P.S. Before any of you Einsteins try to draw parallels between REA (Railway Express Agency) and Federal Express, there's kind of one big difference. REA actually had a direct relationship with the railroads. My guess is that the people who actually wrote the RLA had REA in mind when they did it, NOT purple and orange jets which could have only been imagined in a Buck Rogers comic. No connection=bogus application of the RLA.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    sssshhhh quadro. Let's leave this one to MrFedex's private little padded room to scream in.:happy2:
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It's when he responds that I need the padded cell.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    But we agree a padded cell is needed. We're making progress.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The padded cell is only necessary when the apologists get on here and attempt to apply their "logic". That would drive any sane person up the wall.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    that is why I apology for nothing and nobody but myself. it is what it is.
     
  8. quadro

    quadro New Member

    Well you know what they say about genius and insanity. Next thing you know he'll be claiming that on December 15, 1791 that they knew about AK47's.
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    December 15, 1791 was the date that Jedediah Smith, the ancestral head of the Smith clan, received his special exemption from Congress. The basis for this was that Smith's fledgling delivery company used donkeys instead of the horses that his competition utilized. Smith's donkeys could crap wherever they pleased, and the local town or city would have to pay for and deal with removal. Smith's employees were also prohibited from organizing based on the argument that interfering with urgent deliveries by donkey could disrupt the economy. Horse riders, on the other hand, could and did organize, and built a hugely successful and profitable company that far surpassed Smith's organization.Eventually, Smith's riders revolted, hung him in effigy in the town square, then tarred and feathered him and rode him out of town on a rail. Rumor has it that he and his family fled to Memphis.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That would make you one of Smith's asses?
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No, to him I'm just donkey crap, just like all the other hourlies. In reality, I'm one of his ass-ets.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent! Somebody's shaking the dust off his sense of humor!:happy-very: