This is the new mantra of FedEx. You hear it from management, you hear it from the contractors on this forum, and it's "inescapable" that Ground is the future of FedEx. Maybe, but that doesn't mean you need to buy into it, support it, or take it. I've been begging you people since 2007 to wake-up and see this "future". As R1a says, you'd better act now, because you are being sold down the river while simultaneously getting a Ground enema. That means forming a union, and instead of sitting on your ass watching your job and future disappear, you need to sign a card, get your neighboring couriers to sign cards, and start preaching the gospel of "Ground is killing your job", because that is the real truth. Your only "salvation" is the Church of Unionization.