Enhanced WAD (EWAD)

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Please note that EWAD is only intended for those already proficient in WAD. Put in simple terms, EWAD is taking it to the next level of WAD, which does take some cunning and skill. Here's an example:

    Your manager tells you that Rt. 132 has 175 stops and to contact them and help when you get done. You say "OK", and then proceed to WAD your way through your own route. Once you've taken all of your breaks and 28/29, you then proceed to contact 132. Never mind that you've already got a bunch of on-calls piling-up that also include some early closes. When you do meet with 132 you proceed to take more than you can possibly handle, enough that you might be able to get a couple of your pickups...nothing more. About 1500 or so, you start getting urgent messages from Dispatch wondering why you haven't done any pickups. Better yet, maybe they won't even notice until 1530 or 1600, which is entirely possible. At that point, you tell them you still have 45 stops and that you need someone to tell you what to do...dump all of the deliveries or do a few pickups? No matter what they decide, you have already effed it up big time, and you were only doing what you were told..."help 132".

    EWAD. Are you up to the challenge?
     
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    More importantly, ate you ready to be disciplined up to and including termination for not being nearly as cunning as you think you are?
     
  3. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Are you saying we couldn't get away with that because we are not Ground?
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    How do I get disciplined for following the direct orders of my manager? That's what you get when an Express box monkey is smarter than his Ground cousin. Nothing would happen, except perhaps to the manager. You can't do this at Ground because all you do is straightline. Silly Sammy!
     
  5. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Your problem is you think the Nuremberg defense is going to keep you from getting fired. It didn't work in 1945 and it isn't going to work today. Would you jump off a bridge if your manager told you to?
     
  6. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Do not contact 132 because you know you don't have time to handle your own route's work. So, you leave everything on 132, dispatch, and the managers.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If that works for you, but the hypothetical manager directed me to help 132, so I EWAD and do so. As long as it works, the methodology doesn't matter.
     
  8. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I take care of my rte. way before I volunteer to help someone else, mgr. directed or, not.
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I would be doing exactly what I was told to do. If anyone would get disciplined, it would be the manager. When Dispatch contacts me in the hypothetical scenario, I do what they ask...continue delivering or stop delivering and start picking up. Either way, I have performed WAD. Please tell me why or how I could be fired for doing my job, as directed, by a manager? You belong at Ground. Your IQ is a perfect fit for their operation.
     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Whatever works for you is fine. EWAD is not for everyone.
     
  11. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    We have a fairly new dispatcher that doesn't try to F'with everyone's rte.
    Just do your rte and get in. All us guys do all dels. and all pups all day.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    because it is the opposite of straightlining. You break off for pickups and return to deliveries afterwards. Silly MFE. Ground and UPS drivers do it all the time. Clever little couriers will get the picture when the first WADisciples meet their ends on the unemployment line.
     
  13. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Because you think you're being smart by intentionally missing the point. You know what you're doing is wrong, but you think the excuse of superior orders will keep you from getting disciplined. If the 1945 example is too dated for you, look up Lynndie England; a former Army specialist and one of eleven who were court-martialled and served prison terms/were dishonorably discharged for "following orders" in Iraq.
     
  14. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Trust me, Fedex management does not have the intellectual ability to tell when the courier is doing this.
    Too many of them are just trying to keep their own jobs to zone in on it.
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It's not hard. Shippers call in saying pickups were missed, detailed delivery info shows courier was delivering during pickup windows. Pretty basic.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Sammy, when you "break -off" for your handful of pickups, it isn't quite the same as the Express courier. Once again, you don't understand all of the juggling the Express courier has to do in comparison with a tattooed parolee box monkey severely underpaid wage slave.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Those are some interesting analogies. Comparing Nazi atrocities and prison torture aren't exactly the same thing as delivering packages. Following the instructions of moron managers isn't quite the same deal. Back to school for you.
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I suppose UPS drivers don't get it either? Lol. Behold the superior Express couriers as their opco tanks!
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    UPS drivers are paid very well for what they do. They need to hustle, not WAD. You still don't get it.
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    UPS drivers are paid very well for what they do. They need to hustle, not WAD. You still don't get it.