Blaming The Hourly

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    As always, WE hourlies are getting the "blame" for the current meltdown, even though it's all on Memphis. All the threats, OLCCs, letters and the rest of it cannot fix a company that is bereft of decent leadership, but that's what they are trying, because it's all they've got. Who outsourced customer service? Who created and implemented DRA? And who thought-up all of the stupid other crap like RTB, no clocking-in until 5 minutes before start time, and on and on? MEMPHIS DID, and then they directed their mindless minions at the station level to enforce it like the Gestapo.

    It is obvious that Express is imploding, and that they are flailing away like drowning rats trying to save themselves. There is zero accountability at the top, and no defense mechanism for us, so they attack with everything they've got in an attempt to blame US for their incredibly stupid actions and policies. Based on the criteria for Gross Leadership Failure, they should all be gone...but they're not. In fact, the Five Star Awards are probably still flowing, along with the bonuses and other perks...for effing this opco up beyond recognition.
    Amazing, to say the least.

    Based on what I'm seeing, it's only going to get worse, because we are led my morons who are now obsessed with saving their own skins. How soon before Wall Street gets a whiff of all of this? If everyone would WAD and do everything else in their power to screw-up the system, soon Express will be bleeding money like a stuck pig, which is exactly what we should want to happen. Perhaps, just perhaps, the incredibly piss-poor "leadership" of FedEx will be exposed, called-out, and hung in the press like they deserve.

    Ground is keeping the ship afloat, and those profits are disguising the rot beneath the surface, the fecal stain that is our upper management "team". Time for some Clorox.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To what end? What do you hope to achieve?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    A shake up of upper management and change of direction of the company on how it treats it's frontline employees. Rewarding hard work and dedication is a novel idea I guess. Ask yourself, would you be happy and stay at UPS if you were payed less than half of your current pay and benefits while upper management continued to see increases in their compensation year after year.
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You are assuming that Wall Street disagrees with Memphis. Wall Street probably sees the need for Express to downsize and doesn't really care how Memphis gets it done.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Fred promised Wall Street big savings at Express. That isn't happening. Bad leadership is bad leadership.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    FedEx has to do what is in the best interest of the corporation as a whole. "FedEx It" has been replaced by "how cheaply can I get it there?". Service has given way to the bottom line. As bbsam said, investors want to see results and don't necessarily care how those results are achieved. Buyouts have not produced the desired results. Shifting non-priority work to Ground and converting Express to a part-time opco may be their only option at this point.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Since you have a Libertarian slant, I'm not surprised you tacitly agree with what Express management is doing. That's misguided, but the norm from you. What I would like to see is FWS and crew exposed for what they are...piss-poor "leaders". I'd also like to see Express pile-up some big losses to put an exclamation point on that fact. Ground is the only thing that makes FedEx a success right now, and that's only because it's a low-wage scam that allows Smith to undercut UPS.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Upstate doesn't realize he's on the "Cadillac Plan" and we are on the "Yugo Plan". As long as he gets his, it's all OK. BS.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Upstate fully realizes just how fortunate he is. Upstate would also know when it is time to grab a life jacket and abandon ship.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And that's exactly what a lot of us are doing. And those of us that are staying are not going down without a fight. Btw only a pompous ass refers himself in the third person.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was playing off of MBE's post.
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Now would be a good time, but a lot of us want to take the captain and the rest of the officers down with us. Captain Smith charted the course, gave the order to steam at high speed through iceberg-laced waters, and then slammed the berg full force. Even though the ship was heavily damaged, Smith backed-up, and then proceeded to ram the iceberg again and again at full speed.

    Then, he blamed the passengers.
  13. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    why doesnt upstate have a life? what is your motivation ? why this forum?
  14. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Yes, Wall street is most likely the driving force behind the changes we are seeing, but you are assuming that Wall Street actually knows what is best long term for FedEx or any other publicly traded company. That type of investor is only interested in the short term quick buck. They have zero interest in the health of this corporation ten years, five years or five months down the road. FedEx executive mgmt and the BOD can appease the investor and kill the company on the short term or have some ****s and run the company for the best for the long term. This is not a problem unique to FedEx BTW.
  15. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    The young ones are. We had two, name on a Banner and hung on the wall couriers, leave because they're weren't seeing they pay go up. They bolted and it was like losing 4 couriers.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Great point. They don't understand that losing 2 good couriers requires 4 replacements, and actually 8 replacements if you figure on part-timers. 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Oh, and each one of them need a vehicle, training,equipment, and uniforms. That doesn't pencil out, especially if they quit after 2 weeks, and numbers like those make for big losses. Wall Street will not be impressed.
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Who are you to question his purpose?Maybe he just likes to get guys like you going.
    UPS is no different.Save money here,lose it over there.It's just greed.
    Feel free to speak up in UPS forums anytime.
    Now everyone,back to your truck,be back and punched out by 5PM.
  18. YES.SUP!!!
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Abandon ship and where would you go?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Probably go work for bbsam.