Can You Say Epic Cluster?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is the one. Count on it. Total meltdown is here.
     
  2. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Our station has more couriers than trucks. Saw one heading home because there was nothing for him to do or to go. Stupid management planning plain and simple,
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    what exactly happens with "total meltdown"? Does Express cease to exist in the next couple weeks?
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No, just total chaos and incompetence.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Oh. My bet is that in 2 weeks nobody even notices or remembers.
     
  6. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Hasn't happened here yet. but, I expect we'll have more couriers than trucks Tuesday due to PM routes being cut. I'll be more than happy to have a runner with me. Then I'll get to know the feeling the UPS diver in my area has.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I think Memphis will be doing some self-examination, and then placing the blame squarely upon the hourlies. We might still be delivering Xmas packages in 2 weeks.
     
  8. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    but of course....everything is our fault ....remember
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They will try to spin this so none of the shat falls on them...as usual. Nobody is going to buy the excuses except the most retarded of employees. This Peak was poorly planned and it's clear (at least to me) that they just expected us to suck-up the extra volume. Proof of their stupidity was the plan to shift excess Ground volume to Express. That really worked out well.
     
  10. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I have a dream that Fred Smith will retire some time soon and who ever takes over will realize how mis-managed this company is and how it doesn't take care of the front line employees and there will be some massive re-alingment.
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    A nice thought no doubt, but not very likely.
     
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    True that... in fact I've got a feeling it could actually get even worse (if ya can believe that's possible)
     
  13. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I've thought that the orders coming down are from someone who has totally lost their mind. Would that person's underlings really say anything? I doubt it.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    that's just silly.
     
  15. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Dream interpretation from Dr. Freud.
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They didn't shift any to you.
     
  17. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    to think that they would learn from their mistakes from previous peak seasons...

    over here, we had another flawless dispatch due to managers w/ brains hiring enough temp help both in the package handling & drivers/rental vehicles.

    everything was attempted because the local contractor gave me an area close to my home so i can be out there longer in a tight area (i had up to 10 stops on the same street at times)

    my max stop limit was 120 but they poured it on to 180 within the same service area & was on-duty for up to 12 DOT hours per day since i can find houses in the dark w/out freakin' out.

    the weather up in my area wasn't as bad & that's part of why i stayed w/ a contractor this season. if it was going to be a "white christmas" i would have dropped him & went back to being hourly...
     
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

     
  19. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    ^^^ Man, you really need to learn how to use the quote feature.
    Ask your daughter to show you.
     
  20. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    looks like it was the other way around during this peak season, as well as the previous year...

    we were caught up by Xmas eve. i only went out w/ 113 stops that day.

    All the temp drivers & rentals were returned on monday & no temp drivers showed up on Tues

    hopefully, they didn't mis-predict the package volume forecast for the rest of this week or they'll be making some calls to bring them back until at least new year's eve...