FedEx donates $2.5M for Liberty Bowl scoreboard .

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Oggie04, May 1, 2012.

  1. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Freakin' awesome.
    While I can't afford to buy a (very much needed) newer car.
     
  2. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Of course, the money could have been divvied up among the hourlies, who would only complain about it if the comments here are indicative of the attitudes of the company as a whole. They complain about the FPP, and had this money been distributed to the hourlies it would have probably amounted to less than the usual FPP amount.

    Advertising costs money.
     
  3. Hope you can make it out to Memphis to see it sometime. I'm sure it'll be great. You can be proud that at some point... along with the rest of us... You sweat your a** off for that scoreboarrd. Scoreboards are important!
     
  4. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    How else would they keep track of accidents and incidents?
     
  5. danger_close

    danger_close New Member

    So do quality employees...You may have a dim view of the people that have actual contact with our customers, but if we continue to pay them poorly, your customer service WILL suffer!
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The level of customer service that you provide should not be based on the size of your paycheck.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Empirical evidence does not support this statement.

    Corporations don't conform to this - My Choice customers who pay the $40 annual fee get a better level of customer service.
     
  8. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    It's a work ethic thing. I don't feel that it is right to do a half-ass job if I don't feel like I'm being compensated properly. You can always walk. I do my job to the best of my ability because that's how I was raised. I don't want to put the idea in my boss's head that he can find someone better (because he can't, lol).

    However, it is annual review time. Hoping for a decent merit increase. :)
     
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    To the whiners~

    Advertising costs money. Had they not paid for the scoreboard, they would have spent the money on print, electronic, and TV ads. If the money had been divided up among the hourlies you would be raising hell about how little of it went to you. There's whining here about FPP. Why wouldn't there be whining about this?
     
  10. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    They'd spend money on advertising anyways. Buying a scoreboard in Memphis is about keeping on the right side of good ol'boy politics. And yes, I lived in Memphis for 3 years. Repeat after me: FedEx doesn't do anything for nothing! It's practically a law of physics by now.
     
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Guess you haven't heard. Your raise is no longer based on your review score. There isn't even a review score anymore.
     
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    shhh don't tell him. It'd really suck to find out his colleagues got a bigger raise than him, all because they started a few years earlier, not because they perform.
     
  13. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Of course they didn't do it for nothing. The FedEx logo will be featured prominently. Just like it is on the arena and football field they purchased the naming rights to, and just like it is at every NFL stadium when they give you the FedEx NFL air and ground stats of the game. And the NASCAR car. And the golf tournament.

    Three years in Memphis? I guess that makes you an expert.
     
  14. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Yeah,
    When I need to ship something, I usually do reflect back on what I saw at a sporting event. :smartass:
     
  15. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I work for Ground, not Express.
     
  16. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Enough to know about the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing. At what is it not about logos but about rich boys and their toys?
     
  17. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Opting instead to reflect back on who had the funniest commercial?
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or brand name recognition? I can't count how many times I have heard a customer say that they had to FedEx something overnight, not realizing we not only offer the same service but are slightly better at it.
     
  19. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Well, a man can't argue with that, can he?