Smoking was allowed in the break room and on the sort. Our bumpers made a great place for a cig while pulling the belt. We use to meet for lunch, managers and couriers, drink margaritas then finish our routes. LOTS of Sex everywhere. Including the belt, the trucks, tables in the break room car wash. What else would they expect, with our Sex driven sayings like " Why full around with any one else and "get it twice a day". And don't get me started about Memphis. Remember when Fred left his wife and married his secretary? Weed was everywhere. Once had a friend who smoked then ran a PM. Told me he thought the head lights of a truck were UFO's. After the reload we would go to a nearby hooker motel, strip and jump in the pool for an evening swim. The one thing that has really changed was if anyone had a late you were shunned. No one would speak to you. Service was everything. If someone was on the cusp of having a late we would all be on the radio, "what's your 20" and boom there would be 5 or more couriers to help make service. Rewards, yes lots of money, ot and bonus checks profit sharing twice a year. Anywhere from 1000 to 5000. Parties, oh yea, Christmas at a down town hotels reserved rooms, open bar, prime rib, full buffet, comedians, live bands. Jumps seat anywhere fedex planes flew, Memphis jump seat area looked like a terminal full of employees going everywhere, and this would be at 2am until the planes would take off. Everyone was very respectful of each other, because we loved this company. There wasn't anything we would not do for Federal Express. DID FRED REALLY KNOW WHAT HE HAD? And just how devoted we were? I look at it now and it's no better than a Walmart or McDonald's. Lowest of the low. I want to wish everyone the best and always follow your heart and soul. You are good people and work hard. Managers and above have destroyed this company with their greed for money, bonuses, ext. So sad. Did Fred really know what he had? We the front line employees were that " Golden Package" but he never saw it. Guess because the doe was rolling in.