Forced to do a route other than mine.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by PurpleOctane, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. PurpleOctane

    PurpleOctane New Member

    I'm a pick up driver and because of the holiday weekend they condensed my route with another one. They have me on a completely different route that I haven't ran before. Any chance I can refuse to do this?
     
  2. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    I imagine it's temporary, right?
     
  3. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Operational needs, so no. Call in sick.
     
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

  5. PurpleOctane

    PurpleOctane New Member

    Yeah temporary, just for the day. Figured I had no choice, had to double check with the brain trust here.
     
  6. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    Personally, as long as it's temporary, I wouldn't sweat it. Do the best safe job you can perform. You're covering other areas that are further away, your gaps might be more but they can't give you a hard time about gaps when you're taking a coworker's hours. And you'll likely not hear anything about them imo.
     
  7. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Pal, you know what that company's like. Stop gap measures have a funny habit of becoming permanent solutions.
     
  8. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    They send you out on a route blind just take your time and move at your own pace. You getting back to the station late is their fault, not yours.
     
  9. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    So you run a pup route but they gave you a delivery route also? That's what I'm getting from this.

    Suck it up and enjoy the hours? I don't know that's what I would do
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me as if they went down a pick up route and he ended up with what was leftover.
     
  11. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    Kinda doing the same, luckily I'm doing a pup route were I will being sitting for almost 2 hrs waiting on a drop box, and that drop box is only 2 miles from my house. So you know where I will be at waiting. Then do the drop box head to the station and go home because I will be getting close to my 14 hrs
     
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Geez, if they didn't condense your route, poor ol' Fred would starve to death.
     
  13. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    What holiday weekend?
     
  14. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Gosh, an unfamiliar route. I think its within your ability to find all the stops. If this bothers you, then you must faint when something more challenging comes up.
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    He's not a swing driver. Do you think for a moment they'll pay him swing driver premium?
     
  16. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    No, and I apologize if I didn't catch that he was getting different routes each day. Definitely wrong if that's the case. But to be asked/told to help out once in a while by doing someone else's route isn't terrible.
     
  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

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    Let me tell you, they really do not appreciate you coming in and doing swing work. It might sound like that to you, but it really isn't the case. We have pm drivers come in as soon as called in the morning. Accident happens because they have no idea what they're doing. You really won't feel appreciated anymore. "They won't say MASS is the bomb you can't do that to him."
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
  18. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    No, but if they cancel his route he has to take what work he's given. Best bet is probably to get on another route as soon as possible. Any route that's getting canceled all the time isn't worth staying on any longer than you have to.
     
  19. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    By reading the initial post, it was just for one day.
     
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Reading comprehension is a dying skill.