Flavor of the Month.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Operational needs, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Apparently the flavor of the month in my district is cutting back overtime. In my 25+ years at FedEx, management has never been successful at doing that. The area in which I live is too transient and there are too many job opportunities. So, the new tactic to cut OT is to mandate that NOONE, under any circumstances, no exceptions, can work more than 11 hours in a day.

    What the genius managers in my station are doing is, let's say you work 11 hours and 15 minutes, they will move that 15 minutes to your break, thus TAKING 15 minutes of paid time and making it UNPAID. I've had three different people tell me this has happened to them, granted, one okayed it first, figuring he would get the time back on another day by sticking it to them.

    Another tactic they've tried to use was, they asked an AM courier to pick up some dropboxes for the PM side because they had no one. He informed them he would go over 11. Their response, Put a note on the DB's that they were picked up early and bring the freight back. He refused to do it that way, waited for the ready times and brought back a ton of unprocessed freight. That put him at 11.5 hours. They TRIED to shave his time, but he balked and they backed off.

    All I can say to all this is, WTF?! I'm hoping I go over 11 hrs one day to start raising hell. So far, my manager is making sure that doesn't happen. Lol.

    Anyone else having this stupid kind of stuff going on in their station?
     
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    Oh wait, I don't work for FedEx.
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    If they aren't paying employees for time worked....they can file a complaint with the state labor board.
     
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  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    So.
     
  5. I didn't have anything useful to add. Was just trying to get the thread started.
     
  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That s*** wouldn't fly out here in Cali we would have an attorney and HR on phone at the same time.
     
  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't fly here either if people had cajones. I told all three of the guys that it's illegal as hell. The two guys who didn't give the ok are from other countries. They didn't know better. They do now! I made sure of it. Lol.
     
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  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you got some crooked ass management there couple phone calls and that s*** can get them fired.
     
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  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I know. I told them to call HR. Their first response was, Our HR guy is worthless and on management's side on everything. Yes, I understand that, but on this matter he would have no choice but to fix it if you tell him you'll call the Department of Labor and report FedEx. People are afraid to make waves. Screw that! They're not messing with my money!
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Management falsification in my station is rampant.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I knew that. ;)
     
  12. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I went over 11 Monday the conversation went

    "Can you stay and help unload"

    "Sure but I'm already over 11 hours"

    "Well if you're already over 11 I guess there's no going back"

    I punched out with 12
     
  13. l22

    l22 Active Member

    If what you are saying is true, those managers may be looking for a new job soon.
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Only if someone has the balls to make the call.
     
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  15. l22

    l22 Active Member

    Everyone should be making a copy of their original PPad timecards. If a mgr asks you to sign off on a new one, make sure nothing is changed like what you described.
     
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    They wouldn't try that with me. They know I know better. My manager WILL change my RTB time though and have me sign off. I don't care about that as long as he doesn't take away time from me. If anything happens HE is the one who will get fired for falsification, not me.
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be so sure of that if I were you. Signing off on anything could implicate you as well. Remember, there's a reason you are asked to sign off on a change. Next time, tell them you don't feel comfortable about it and watch their reaction.
     
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    We're asked to sign off on changes because a previous SM got fired for shaving minutes off time cards and our station failed a few audits on time cards. Lol.
     
  19. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I understand signing off on errors but changes to rtb is falsifying.
     
  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

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