Fred's 'Town hall'

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by EasyMoney, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. EasyMoney

    EasyMoney New Member

    hello all. longtime lurker finally posting here. 6 year Express driver.

    a memo was posted in our station about this upcoming broadcast w/Smith.

    hopefully there can be some quality questions submitted from people here
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I'm sure the questions that make to the broadcast won't be the ones that address the real issues.
  3. FedExer267

    FedExer267 Member

    Fill out the form with your Info and then your question hahahaha. Might as well paint a big target on your back. I guess they do believe we are that stupid.
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Nope, those never get addressed. I can guarantee it will be very scripted and non-spontaneous.
  5. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Unfortunate, but true.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ..and what makes you think a "Fireside Chat with Scott Davis" would be any different?
  7. Im curious. What exactly would you guys have to complain about. Complaining about making 80,000 a year to drop cardboard boxes on people's porches.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You seem to think that the grass is greener on the Brown side but I feel that I can speak for my fellow UPSers when I tell you that the job has changed in the past 5-10 years and not in a good way. There has been a production push for the last 3-4 years. Micromanagement is at an all-time high. We have technology installed on our pkg cars (Telematics) which records our every move. It wasn't anything like this when I first started 21 years ago. I used to take pride in my job but now I am counting down the 8 1/2 years until I can retire.

    BTW, w/benefits it is $100K/year.
  9. I understand mgmt might be all over you guys. But plain and simple you sustain a good life on that salary. Something we on the other side have no shot of doing. There are going to be problems at any job. But for the most part what helps you look past those problems is the compensation. We are on welfare over here and you are not.
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    As a matter of fact, we have quite a good shot at doing even better.
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    What this "we" paleface?
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Nevermind. You wouldn't be interested.
  13. you dont even exist. when ground drivers show up at businesses a lot of people double take before buzzing you guys in. ground is trash and there employees are as well. you're the joke of fedex.
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I...I...I think that maybe you,...I don't think you like me much. (sniff) There. I'm over it now and laughing at the "joke of fedex" (all the way to the bank).:happy-very:
  15. Sure you are. I'm sure you are veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery well off.
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Well you don't see me complaining about pay and benefits around here, do you? Or long, hard days of back breaking work either. So yeah. I do pretty ok.
  17. Mr Fedex

    Mr Fedex Banned

    jealousy is common among people who hate their jobs
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You may indeed have a point.
  19. big idea

    big idea Member

    I have always wondered if there is a pecking order amond fed ex ground,home delivery,and express drivers.I,ve talked to many over the years on my different routes,but never asked them that question.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think a pecking order would matter only to those who are insecure.