Clear with Dispatch or Die!

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Doc Sorting Dude, May 27, 2013.

  1. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    We had to sign a form saying we will clear with dispatch before leaving assigned area. We have crr's who refuse to do this and head back to the station on their own terms. Hey, I know many of us have to get back to the station in a reasonable time to offload our Memphis stuff but from my experience dispatch usually "clears" within a minute after requesting one. Yes, I understand you might have to explain why you did'nt make that re-att but sometimes you have a good reason. Sometimes you just have to say "I didn't have time" clear and simple.

    I tell them you want me to make a re-att or do you want all my Memphis to miss the outbound schuttle, let them make the call.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member


    We no longer get paid to make decisions. That's what managers and dispatchers are for. Leave the decision making to them. Work as directed and life is much simpler.
     
  3. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    That's the best way. Just tell him the truth, he will most likely clear you 9 times out of ten. He is under the same microscope we drivers are under. Not clearing only puts you in the crosshairs. If its a big issues he won't have any choice but to report it. He doesn't want that headache. It only leads to more emails and more reports while they try to fire you. Most thinking dispatchers don't want anything to do with that. Now screw around and make his life miserable by not communicating and you end up on his radar. For drivers like that, I wouldn't go out of my way to help his mgr punish him but I wasn't going to help him either.
    Sitting in that chair there is a lot of leeway on what to report etc. bottom line is the driver that worked with me was the driver I covered for when I could.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    WAD. If you have to wait there 10 or 15 minutes to get cleared, simply do so. It isn't your problem, and as others have said, we are no longer supposed to think anyway. Just be a mushroom and sit there. Chances are good that dispatch is babysitting and handholding all of those new hires, so they won't be able to get back to you promptly. This is good...more wasted times and dollars. WAD is no longer odd, it's required.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Simpler, yes. But the hardest thing to do is nothing.
     
  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    ​Only when you have a stake in the outcome.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What courier wants to just sit and wait? Yuck. I would think the "stake in the outcome" would wanting to be finished.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Maybe for someone who's being paid a salary and not by the hour.
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Then why on earth would the subject ever come up? Who WOULDN'T want to clear first as long as they are getting paid by the hour?
     
  10. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Consider the time sitting around as your raises for the year.
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I don't consider anything but I do maximize my OT and make sure I paid for every minute that I'm working whether I'm sitting or delivering.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Good for you.
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It probably hurts just to think of paying over time to your drivers.
     
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I think the rule is more specifically targeting those crrs who finish early and typically high senority drivers
    who sneak in and punch out, under 8hrs(we have a few at our STA) without willingness to help the surrounding routes
    who may be in trouble.(breakdowns, heavy pups, etc.)
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    doesn't even cross my mind.
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Of course it doesn't, just another part of the scam. Screw your employees out of ot. You're making your papa, Smith, proud.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    When you own your company, you can pay all the OT you want.
     
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    He wouldn't even consider paying OT.
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I know, but why spoil hi self.aggrandizing fantasy of himself?
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Maybe, but we have a lot of new people who don't seem to understand the concept that they need to clear before they 10-1.