FedEx cry babies

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by WestcoastHD, May 9, 2015.

  1. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    What's up, guys. Lurker here for a while. I'm a Home Delivery driver in a semi urban area. Paid per stop, not the hour. I do 27-30 stops an hour and 175 +/- a day. Everyday is roughly 9 hours from the moment I walk in the terminal till I leave. So roughly 45 hours a week, sometimes 50 or so, sometimes 40 or less. I gross $1100-$1200 a week. Including loading my own truck, that's a range of $22-$30 an hour. No OT, but oh well. Can't have it all.

    FedEx isn't for the lazy if you want to make any money. I don't know why everyone cries so much. It's not a career, but if you need a quick job you can walk in to off the street and make over $50K a year at, it's perfect.

    Just wanted to clarify that not all of us are whiney, complaining babies.
     
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  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    yet
     
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  3. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Well for one Im very impressed with 30 stops an hour, I assume your speeding excessively and running at every stop.

    Also you won't see me complaining and I'm even working tomorrow, since I get paid by the hour I get over time and since its Sunday that means no commits so I can drive safely, not run and still soak up the OT
     
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  4. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    Running, yes. Speeding no. I have a CDL-A and don't know how a moving violation in a non-CDL CMV would affect my CSA score, so I always follow the rules. Seat belt too. Just have to know your area well enough to not use the directions they give you and plot your own route, and load your truck accordingly for how you'll do your route.
     
  5. robdabanks

    robdabanks Member

    You can do 30 stops and hour when the HD guys kick all their OS packages over to ground. Most of the HD guys don't even carry a hand truck.
     
  6. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    I get a lot of big boxes, but I don't hand truck them. Unlike many fedexers I can bump a dock. Anything residential, I just back in and carry it.
     
  7. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Yeah I load my own truck and don't use directions or any pre planned route since we don't have that at my station. I comfortably do 13-15 stops an hour because for one I'm not it a rush and even though I can do more than that I'm not going to run my route at 120% so my manager thinks I'll do that everyday.
     
  8. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    I'm paid by the stop. If you've ever watched swamp people, they're all concerned about tagging out because if they don't they won't get as many tags for next year. That's how I view it. More stops is more money in the envelope.
     
  9. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    You should think about what that running is doing to your joints and body. How long do you think you can do that before getting hurt?
     
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  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yeah, right. Who does 30 stops per hour? Do you just deliver high rise apartment buildings? Oh, I guess not, because you said you work in a semi-urban area. I'm calling BS.

    The Ground/HD business model doesn't work at that level of pay. Perhaps you need a new calculator.
     
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  11. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    On Saturdays with all my businesses still on the pallet, 30 stops all day long. During the week, the businesses take a little longer, which cuts it down to 27/per hour or so. For 175 stops, I average 50 miles.
     
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  12. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    If you have a CDL, you really should be putting that to use. Make more money working half as hard.
     
  13. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    It's easy compared to any blue collar manual labor job. Sure beats standing on scaffolding all day or jumping shingles up a ladder.
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    BS.
     
  15. WestcoastHD

    WestcoastHD Massive Stinkies

    I'm home everyday for dinner. OTR isn't worth the time spent away from the family. I have a new job lined up after the summer. Anyone who considers FXGround a career is an idiot. Way too unstable, and you're not even an employee. Not trying to justify the practice, but if you need a well paying job, it's not a bad gig. I definitely wouldn't work for flat rate salary. I'm a go getter, and the per stop basis lets me get paid accordingly. If a contractor paid his guys hourly with OT, too many lazy people would take their sweet ass time and not try very hard because they were on the clock. How much you make is totally up to the driver in the per stop basis. I'm not wealthy, but I certainly do okay.
     
  16. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    If doing less than 30 stops an hour makes you lazy then I guess you are right
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    And ya wonder why some folks think FedX Ground are a bunch of DipS"//ts
     
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  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And when you break your leg from running, I'm sure workers comp will pay you per stop as well. :censored2:;)
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought HD stood for Home Delivery.

    Why would have commercial packages on your pallet?
     
  20. Because.
     
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