Crossing the Rubicon

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by vantexan, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Made a decision today. Mgr told us this morning that one lead a month is mandatory. After having mgrs lie to me about not being able to give me my percentage of pay range back there's just no way I'm going to try to drum up new business for this company. While I'm at it I won't be signing anymore GAP reports either. Or taking anymore training. If they want me through Peak and will let me retire in January great. If not that's fine too. I've been lied to and cheated too many times to keep the charade going.
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • List
  2. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    I haven't put in leads in a long time. Just make something up. Tell them the hospital has a bunch of competitor packages every month.
  3. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I haven't had to submit leads since getting rehired in 2014. But the point is I've had enough of the B.S.. Their actions concerning my pay has put me very close to bankruptcy. I have to quit in order to pay my bills which with decent pay I'd have already paid off and would continue to work to build savings. Enough already.
  4. Swngdrvr

    Swngdrvr New Member

    I've never submitted a lead, and don't plan on it. Most of the leads that get turned in at my station are written out by managers and given to couriers to sign.
  5. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    Best way to fight fire is with fire. Demand a printed copy of Policy that makes sales leads a condition of employment. When none is provided, file a harassment complaint.
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    Did you ask "or else what???"
  7. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Turn in a few with your managers cell phone number on it... ;)

    I haven't turned one in since sales stiffed the last 4 customers by never calling them.
    So they just went online and set up their own accounts, they shipped between 15-40pieces
    a day(combined) nothing major, but sales never calls customers, yet FDX wants us to submit "anything" they are taking a shotgun approach and it doesn't work.
    my route is 97% residential.. we were told straight faced by sales
    that they really only push ground service because it's double digit % profit, whereas express only pulls single digit profits.
  8. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    When sales starts coming out and doing my job, I'll start doing their job. Haven't submitted a sales lead since I was a young pup and don't intend to start any time soon. Have had managers tell me it's required, I just take the hit on my review (we still get those). 0.1% hit means nothing to me.

    Besides that, sales just takes any lead and turns it into a ground account anyways. Why would I submit a lead and slowly slit my own throat?
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Two per month is mandatory here, been years since I put one in. I haven't turned one in in years. A few weeks ago, salesman was walking the belt and asked me to look for leads, had to ask who he was, since I hadn't seen a salesman in years.
  10. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    WIGT, Did you challenge him for ID?

    Van, I know a ton of people that don't care about gap reports / OR efficiency. They go right in the trash.
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Sounds like van is handing back the Costco shat sandwich. Bravo Zulu!!!
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    10 years behind on sales leads.

    A new low. I'm soooo ashamed.
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    The only reason I ever see sales people is because they use our conference room for meetings. They NEVER walk the belt, even though they're already in the building.
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I could not care less about any of those reports. Those are manager reports. I'm getting paid regardless. Our SAL acts like we should be upset when they can't print our courier reports. Whatever.... The hours on my Timecard are right, that's all I care about.
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  15. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Be careful what you ask for. I would not put it past this company to have that written into the job description somewhere. No doubt in very fine print and the end of one of several long lost amendments.
  16. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Vex, that's a real shame that Fedex has decided to go down this road, but it's a much different company than is was back in the late 90s. Fact is they care about you or I as much as they do a piece of equipment.

    I wish you the best.
  17. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Thanks to you and everyone who commented. Mgr asked me this morning to complete training due either today or tomorrow. I asked if this is necessary since I'm quitting soon. She said yes as I'm still an employee. I'm not going to.
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  18. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    haha, required 2 sales leads last month... 2 people submitted leads...
    So today we find out now next month only 1 sales lead "required" per month

    Like I said before this "shotgun style" sales lead program is really ineffective
    you might as well pick up a local phone book and pick out random yellow page
  19. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    That's actually what the low level sales guys do. One asked to ride along in my area and I talked with him for a bit in the morning. He said they spend a lot of time cold calling businesses. It sounded like an awful job.
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    She wants you to because it makes her look good on a report. The only reason.