Bunch of turkeys

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    I remember the days when management at our station used to give out turkeys to each employee for the Thanksgiving holiday. I felt that was a nice touch, a pad on the back for a job well-done, a special token of appreciation. But since a few years back, we don't even get a "happy thanksgiving" wish. Im not exaggerating. Is it just us or all others stations also feeling the ax...? What a cheap company this has turned out to be.

    BTW, Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to everyone!!!
     
  2. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    FedEx is following in the steps of UPS as far as cut backs.We use to get turkeys,TL&A's were the sup bought lunch(sometimes for up to four drivers)After work meetings(for entire center) at local pizza joints with pitchers of beer. All gone never to be seen again. So wait my FedEx friend you have only seen the tip of the iceberg as far as cutbacks go.:wink2:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you also.
     
  3. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Turkey dogs were on sale for a dollar a pack... Thanksgiving BBQ!
     
  4. FedEx2000

    FedEx2000 New Member

    Gave out Turkeys here......
     
  5. Lordtekk

    Lordtekk New Member

    We had breakfast from Bob Evans.
     
  6. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    The only thing we were given is more work. 20+ people UNDER staffed. 11-12 hour days. All the OT you can shake a ppad at. Planning on sleeping the long weekend away. Keep the turkey, just give me my life back.
     
  7. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    I've NEVER gotten a turkey for Thanksgiving.....3 stations in 3 states.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I can attest that you have come to the right place if you are looking for a "Bunch of Turkeys".
     
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    The only thing I got for thanksgiving was a much larger delivery area today, plus the inevitable sliding clear message!
     
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    We were supposed to bring a turkey to work to give to charity..... NOT
     
  11. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    We had a silent auction for some lame gift baskets and the money goes to UW. I wrote my bid in as a negative $20 and signed it as courier with no hours to pay for this.
     
  12. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    Hahaha good one, I love it
     
  13. NonyaBiznes

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

    We had 8 folk call out today ... didn't care about getting paid for Thanksgiving.

    We all planned on using a "PH" to make up for it anyway.

    Now that felt good.
     
  14. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    My friend works at FedEx in the DFW area, she told me she saw this, so now I know who you are without knowing who you are O.-
     
  15. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    In all honesty, this is what we'd hear on this board if they gave out turkeys, "Who do they think we are? They're trying to buy us off with a turkey!!! Yeah sure, that will make us forget that we're being screwed."
     
  16. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    In all honesty, I disagree. The point here is the company keeps cutting back, giving us less and less, while asking for more and more. All these while treating us like voiceless slaves at the same time. Did Fedex care what a few couriers might say when the little perk was implemented? Of course not. As a matter of fact, the negative comments began when the small token of appreciation magically dissapeared. That's also true with the traditional pension plan, the medical insurance, the Bravo Zulus, the $ payouts, the Employee of the Month award, the X-mas party, the company picnics, etc, etc, etc.
     
  17. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    PM me and we can compare notes..lol And they took my sheet off right after I did it..lol
     
  18. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    I don't frequent this site much, just saw the 'notification'.