Does Anyone Have First-Hand Experience with Same Day City Courier?`

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Yozh69, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Currently working PT as a courier with Express but not getting enough hours. I can deal with a $2hr pay cut to get full-time work as 20hrs is not cutting it.

    A couple FedEx Office Same Day Courier positions have opened up nearby and I'm wondering if it would be worth pursuing. Not looking to make FedEx a career, just a means to an end to pay the rent and finish my degree to start my second career.
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No.
     
  3. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    You can go to a metro station in your state and get a full time job in a month.
     
  4. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    You mean latch-on as PT and then pick-up FT or find a FT position already open? I've thought about doing that. The nearest metro area is about 60 miles one-way. They do have a FT position open right now for about a $1.50 more an hour than I make now. If I put in for that and get accepted, do I make the new rate or get paid what I'm currently making?
     
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    If the FT position is in a higher market rate, you will get an increase in pay.
     
  6. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Cool. I'm thinking I might head down to that station tomorrow and feel out the manager advertising the position. Also to get a feel for what the commute would be like.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps you should call first.
     
  8. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member


    Yikes, is it really worth that much to go full time?
     
  9. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Perhaps. But what fun is that? ;) Honestly though the commute would probably be the deciding factor. If it sucks, I probably won't even go to the station.

    I love to drive, but only if I'm getting paid for it :)
     
  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Well think about this, it's peak you are working 10-12 hours a day regulary would you really want a 120 mile round trip commute?
     
  11. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Probably not. Which is why I was looking at those closer Same Day Courier jobs. But I'm a planner so checking out the commute is worthwhile to me.
     
  12. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Nope. I asked my girlfriend the same question - LOL!
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't worry---I'm sure she'll find a way to pass the time. :)

    (You may want to call before you go home. ;) )
     
  14. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    LOL! If that should happen it would certainly make the decision for me. I'd move back to Florida!
     
  15. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Ya, you'll be using 2 days just to cover the commute cost.

    How about ground or HD? They work 50 up to 70 hours a week...:surprised:
     
  16. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Yeah. The good part is since there is a $1.50hr pay increase that would pay for my increased commute expenses. The additional commute time itself would probably end up being the deciding factor.
     
  17. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Just throwing one more thing out there, are you letting your managers know you want more hours? Are you volunteering to do anything? I don't know if you work am or pm but in the am you can always find a couple guys who don't want to work and take some p2 from them to get at least 6 hours on the day, I know it's not much but the one guy at my station gets 35-40 hours a week being part time
     
  18. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    I work PM. On Saturdays the manager tosses me a bone when he has them so I usually work a few extra hours then. I've told the managers I'm available in the AM. Hell even said I'd do singing telegrams if they wanted :) A few months ago they forbade part-timers from picking-up extra hours doing p2's at our station. Not sure if that's still the case.
     
  19. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I'd check the p2 thing again, new fiscal year started. Of course we only have 2 part timers at a small station so we really do need them more often the not.

    Can you stay or re load after your pup route?
     
  20. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    PP package is right, at my station pt'ers work more hours than full time if they want. Metro stations mostly, I've been in smaller stations and most full timers will work all available extra hours.
    I see what your saying. Have you considered taking a FT position in the metro area and moving there? Take it, do your commitment and try to transfer back to your area when it opens up.
    part timers in a lot of metro areas work 55-60 hrs a week consistently where I've been. But, you have to make it known you're willing to work.