Christmas Party

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DRAisawesome, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    It's amazing talking to people this morning and absolutely no one gives a rats about their packages. Many are just coming in at a certain time and the party is on. Can't wait to polish off some adult bevies myself. Merry Christmas everyone. FedEx really messed this one up this year and employees are seeing the light.
     
  2. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Yup, one former kool-aid drinker told me today that he didn't care anymore. Quite a change in this person in the past six months.
     
  3. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    1 manager said he hasn't seen a Christmas this busy in 10 years. Same story as every year though....lots of stops, not enough couriers/time to deliver it all. I had 200+ stops yesterday. IF we had left at regular time (8:30 or so), I might have had a shot. We left 11:15, do the math...I had 55 DEX 01's.
     
  4. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    our sort lasted 6 hours and some routs had over 300 stops on them and this was with all of us working and a lot full of rentals. there is no way anybody could of planned for this kind of volume.
     
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  5. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Yes you can plan for it. Rule 1....Don't accept loads from the A-hole companies that don't even bother with us the rest of the year. How many Macys or Harry Davids or Smithsonian Store packages did you see BEFORE the last 10 days. Learn to say no FedEx.
     
  6. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I see Macys and Harry&David year round, albeit much, much more during peak.
     
  7. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    We had an entire can of Harry & David packages left behind, all due Thursday the 26th!
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Peak is always busy. FedEx failed this year because they didn't have a real plan. It's kind of like having a football team where your QB is home calling-in plays from the mansion, and all of the coaches are smoking crack. IF they had hired temps, runners, and prepared for the worst case scenario, we would have been OK. UPS did this, and even though they had problems in DFW and some undelivered packages, they handled it like professionals. Our "leaders" were too cheap to do it right, and look where it got them. I've been predicting this abortion for 2 months because I knew they were not being proactive. Sometimes you have to spend money to make it, or to do it right. Having a laser beam focus on cutting costs was extremely short-sighted. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch....I can hardly wait to hear the excuses.
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Perfect analogy. Very well said.

    I'm sure Thornton is blaming the couriers and their damn Friday pace.
     
  10. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Absolutely.
     
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, on the retirement front, best Christmas I've had since 1987.