Former USPS employee, got a couple questions

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Bob Loblaw, May 24, 2015.

  1. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    Have a couple questions. I recently resigned from the post office. Been working there 6 months after moving to Arizona late last year. Just got really disenchanted after going a full month without a day off and some of the supervisors there need lessons in how to talk to people.

    I saw a FedEx ad for a "Same Day City Courier" in my city and was going to apply. Does Fedex hire ex USPS employees? What type of hours does a same day city courier work?



    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Find another industry.
    Transportation is an industry that is not known for taking care of it's employees.
     
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  3. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    You will probably be disenchanted at FedEx too.

    See, as an employee, it is your job to show up everyday and your supervisors will not always be nice or in a good mood.

    You just should have suck it up at the post office.

    IMHO, you just made a huge mistake resigning from a good job.

    Good jobs don't grow on trees.
     
  4. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    Actually, I just noticed this Same Day City Courier is a FedEx Office position. I'm a little confused by all the different Fedex companies.
     
  5. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    I showed up every day on time ready to work. When you see you're scheduled every day of the week with no end in sight and no time to do any personal errands or have any type of life, it gets a little tiresome. Money isn't everything. Another former coworker of mine felt the same way and put in his notice too.

    I respect your opinion that it's a good job but that's highly subjective.
     
  6. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    You worked 7 days a week for the post office?
     
  7. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    Thanks to Amazon yeah.
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I would have sucked up all that OT before you guys went under.
     
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  9. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    There was a same driver in here a few weeks ago. Sounded like it was 8-9 hr days 5 days a week. The job was a lot of driving, 15-20 stops a day and about 200 miles. They do same day pickup and delivery, so they go pick up a package and drive across town to drop it off. He said they were under the express division, but in terms of management all divisions are about the same. At the local level you deal with idiots that have to meet ridiculous numbers imposed by corporate. They aren't allowed to think for themselves, so they just pass on the BS from their bosses to you, but I imagine this is true of middle management everywhere.
     
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Don't feel bad - been here more than 30 years and I'm confused by all the different FedEx companies as well. There was only one when I started, and now I seem to hear of some stupid new FedEx-What-Ever-the-Hell popping up every other week.

    Do yourself a solid - stay away from this circus.
     
  11. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    Thanks for the comments. Appreciate it.
     
  12. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    To be honest with you if you're going to work for fedex the same day courier spot would be the least stressful and the least amount of actual work.

    Just avoid ground
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The Same day City Couriers are the folks who drive the little Transit vans and get paid FedEx Office wages...as in very little money. If you hated the USPS, you'll really hate FedEx, and we don't have a union to protect you from predatory management.
     
  14. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    I don't mind a lot of work, I would just like some semblance of a life with days off. Thanks for the advice.
     
  15. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw New Member

    Does Fedex make you work a month without a day off? As far as not having a union, I really never had any contact with the USPS union. Had no time.
     
  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    So are most FedEx customers.
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    If you were a union employee then you most likely had some grievance process for scheduling with no days off. Did you exhaust all your grievances? I would have stuck it out if I were you. FedEx is a dead end job with piss poor benefits and no wage progression. If you are young and want to stay in this industry, I'd definitely look at UPS. They have the best pay and benefits in the industry. You have to be willing to put your time in as a part timer , but well worth it in the long run.
     
  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    you should of hurt yourself on the job and collected disability. if you hated USPS you will probably hate fedex. most jobs are what you make it.
     
  19. l22

    l22 Active Member

    This is definitely true. I've only been with the company 5 years but am realizing this now. As Fedex has gotten older, it seems things have really gone downhill - things are being taken from employees left and right. At Fedex Express, you won't have to work Sundays, but you will have to deal with a lot of crap from management (probably just like at USPS), and that's putting it mildly. No matter what managers say or present you with, just tell yourself everyday: "I need to be home safe today" and make sure YOU do what it takes to ensure that that happens.

    I'd think about finding another industry - I know I am. Or if you can get in with Express, take whatever tuition reimbursement you can get from them and go to school and/or become a RTD when you can apply to be one so you can get your CDL, which they will pay for.
     
  20. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    I wish I still had my job at the post office I would've been a regular city carrier by now. Left to go to fedex now I'm at UPS. You will regret leaving. I guarantee it.