Classic Upper Management Fail

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    There have been so many, but the one that really stands-out is the re-branding of Kinko's to FedEx Office. 2 billion dollars later, everyone still calls it Kinko's. That's a superb use of scarce resources.
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Some used to call Ground a "fail". They were dumbasses though.
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Ground isn't off the hook yet.
  4. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Ground will fail in the near future.
    It is too fragmented of an operation to compete and has little talent.
    Once Express is minimized, the epic fail of Ground will begin.
    UPS is just sitting and waiting......
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ground is not going anywhere.

    UPS is definitely paying attention.
  6. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I can't say that I understand why they felt the need to change the name, but I am not surprised that people still call it Kinkos. I think any major retail chain could change their name and would continue to get referred to be the old name. Hell, I work for Fedex and I still call it Kinkos. It is a difficult habit to break.
  7. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I have a Kinkos on my rt. I call it Kinkos to everyone b'c if you say "FDX office" people think you mean "the station".
  8. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Ground is expanding. Express is cutting. Where's the failure?
  9. Express employees meet your replacement. His name is Bubba. His Jean shorts don't match his FedEx Ground shirt, his shoes don't match, he's only got two teeth, and he's got terrible B.O. But hey, he works for 10 bucks an hour. Can't beat that. You can bet your A** UPS is going to cash in on that when and if it happens.
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Exactly. You nailed it.
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That's all ya got? STFXG has ya beat by a mile. The only nail you got is the one in the Express courier career.
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    And you don't have your 28% increase in volume yet either. But when you do and like I've said before, we'll see if you guys can handle it. We'll be watchin'.
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You have shown that watchin' is about all you can handle.
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Wait. Ground operates on a paper-thin margin of legality. When your non-employees get further tasked with Express-like duties and responsibilities they could suddenly appear to be employees to certain legal minds and government authorities. Lawsuits, coming down the highway like a weaving Ground driver.
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    You have shown that watchin' your people doing all the hump work while you sit on this forum all day long is about all you can handle.
  16. 55+

    55+ Member

    Just what mgt wants to see ..drivers slamming each other on this forum ...devide and conquer ..good job you guys
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    And at $10/hr, I can afford twice as many driver as Express' letter carriers.
  18. "What's that you say?? Your new Computer didn't get delivered??? Sometimes..cough cough..Most of the time..Bubba Ground forgets to close his bulk head door when he goes into high rise office buildings for hours at a time"
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Did you notice my relatively few posts last week? Can you guess where I was?
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Just telling it like it is.