Fred Smith's disconnect.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Oggie04, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. I enjoyed how Fred Smith had no idea how much volume UPS Ground/Air takes in on an average day. FedEx's largest competitor. Who let this guy stay in charge???
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Unfortunately, it's still Fred's company. The Smith family controls a lot of the stock. His main worry today was if his Depends would hold-up through the announcement.
     
  3. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    If you ask Pat Bowlen how many yards the Raiders average on offense, I bet he can't tell you.
     
  4. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

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  5. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Good God, someone got GIF-happy recently.

    Pat Bowlen is the CEO of the Broncos and the Raiders are their rivals. I don't think it matters if a CEO can rattle off all the stats of a competitor. He hires people to take care of that.
     
  6. 2 important stats.
     
  7. StuffItFred

    StuffItFred Member

    He knows more about his competition than he does about his "peasant workers".

    I nominate he and Thornton for a fedex firing squad. I can supply the ammo!
     
  8. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member


    [video=youtube;wdX8y_xkz14]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdX8y_xkz14[/video]
     
  9. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Isn't Fred planning on his retirement soon, like no more then two more years? I've though I read or heard that... Personally I'm amazed people like Fred still even want to be doing this.
     
  10. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    And when he needed them, he had them within less than a minute. Committing those stats to memory surely wouldn't hurt but it doesn't serve any practical purpose.
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    SLURP!! Smack!! Smooch!!
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you think Scott Davis knows the same about you guys? Both have people who do this stuff for them.
     
  13. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    That's why I love this place and it's like sports talk radio!! Guys in the cheap seats who are adamant that they would be better coaches and GM's than anyone else -- with no experience!
     
  14. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Just like you think you know everything about being a courier -- with no experience!
     
  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I'm betting he does.
    It has to be one of the biggest stats on the "scoreboard".
    Why wouldn't he know where his company stands in relation to his biggest competitor?
    Whether it be in the form of a percentage or hard numbers, I think he knows, I know he should.
     
  16. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Then there's you, a courier with years of experience... not that it shows.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    How often do you wear-out a set of kneepads?
     
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'll ask my center manager. I'm sure he knows. :rofl:

    It was too easy to hyjack.
     
  19. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Your backside has to be sore with the screwing you keep whining about getting. It must not be too bad since you purposefully put off retirement (snicker) to purposely stay here and purposely keep getting reamed.
     
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Reamed? Maybe in your opinion. Reading MFE's posts must not be too bad since you purposefully keep returning like a toothache to purposely stay here and you purposely keep getting reamed. Ha!