GFT process hearings

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by antdogg12345, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. antdogg12345

    antdogg12345 New Member

    how does the gft process work? I am just wondering if we are even allowed to record the hearing process just to protect the employees
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I very seriously doubt that.
     
  3. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    No, not officially. If you find an unofficial way to record it, FedEx will not listen to it or act upon it in any way. At least not officially. It won't help you in the GFT process.

    FWIW, I made a recording of a nice big conversation with an EVP, an MD, a senior, an HR rep, and one or two others while I was on the business end of their most laughable and ridiculous wagon-circling CYA endeavor after I got some sex I didn't ask for. It's pretty funny.

    The recording of the conversation, that is. Not the screwing I took. Unless you don't like me, then I guess it IS pretty funny.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No recordings allowed. The GFT process is a complete fraud, and is supposed to be the FedEx version of Weingarten Rights. Not even close. FedEx is basically allowing you the opportunity to incriminate yourself through your own statements. You know, all of the ones you have to write? Anyway, these are run past FedEx Legal, and if you can be fired, you most likely will be fired. It's best to have an attorney up front if you're talking a job loss situation. If you're just arguing policy over a route bid or something similar, no lawyer necessary.
     
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I would have loved to have heard that. I'm always up for a good laugh, especially when it's comes as a result of someone else's stupidity. Lol.
     
  6. l22

    l22 Active Member

    Not saying you're allowed to record and not saying it will help you in the company's process as I am unfamiliar with it, but it never hurts to record meetings like the one you describe, regardless of the company.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
  7. l22

    l22 Active Member

    If you go through the process, it is best to come with a pre-written statement (ideally, one that has been looked over by an attorney). All you should do is just read the statement out loud. If you are asked any questions, you can choose whether you want to answer them or not. It's most likely not in your best interest to answer any additional questions.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Agreed. Don't play the FedEx game.
     
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Long story short...

    A case of measure twice, cut once. They didn't (or maybe they did, who knows?) and came back with a vague policy to justify what they ended up doing and some incredible nonsense as to why it happened in the first place. They didn't make me bear the full brunt of their bungling, which was all the proof I needed that I'd gotten reamed. Had they been in the right, they wouldn't have cut me any slack. At the end they asked me if I had anything else to say, and all I could say was it was amazing how all of them (except the EVP) had their hands over something that went so wrong, yet it was the fault of no one. Though it didn't stop them from acting like I should feel guilty about it.

    As I said, they knew it was a load of crap, I knew it, and they knew I knew it. On the brighter side, I can talk about them like dogs by stating exactly what happened and they can't do much of anything about it.
     
  10. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Oh good grief. Doing that will ensure that you aren't taken seriously and that you won't have a snowball's chance.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Victory against "the machine" is a glorious thing. Lol.
     
  12. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Really, the only "victory" is that I have something to rub several peoples' faces into every now and then. I'd much rather still have the respect that I had for all involved.
     
  13. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    They probably tried to make you feel like they were doing you a favor by going easy on you didn't they?
     
  14. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Couldn't really "go easy" on me as it wasn't a disciplinary issue, but the EVP said that legal was contacted to confirm that they could do a couple of favors for me. That translates to legal saying they'd better do something for me because I have a decent lawsuit against them.
     
  15. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I record everything spoken to me from anyone higher than me... mostly so I can remember what they've told me... I'm old and have a very bad memory.