Ground Stepping-Up Hiring Through Temp Agencies

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, May 17, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    One has to wonder why they would only be seeking temporary drivers. Maybe it's "try before you buy". And they are paying BIG bucks too.
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    They've always hired temps through a temp agency. No benefits. Can let them go without issues.
     
  3. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    What region?
    I might have to apply if they're paying "Big Bucks"
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The temp service will get the big bucks and the driver will get screwed as usual.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What positions?
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Drivers.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They don't have benefits anyway, hence my inquiry as to why they would add temps.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting. I thought previously that it was because of a potential UPS strike. Must be something else. They always do it around Christmas to ensure service. Not sure what's coming, but it can't be small.
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    That's what I was thinking too. It has to be something else, perhaps the long-awaited switchover.
     
  10. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I just heard on another thread that the switchover is a done deal. Too many hypothetical things have come into alignment.
     
  11. dHatch

    dHatch New Member

    What switchover?
     
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    you know....THE switchover.......that one
     
  13. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Both missionary and rear entry.
     
  14. Nick9075

    Nick9075 Member

    That may work when the unemployment rate is 7.xx% but it won't when the rate falls to 5.xx% likely by end of next year. besides who hires these temps? the terminal or the individual contractor. I am in the NYC region and never heard of it.
     
  15. northbound

    northbound Member

    Terminal hires to ensure service
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    OK, but why resort to temp agencies? Aren't potential drivers beating-down the doors for a chance to work for Ground? Also, why is FedEx doing the advertising for people who aren't supposed to be employees anyway? Shouldn't the contractor being paying for this and placing the ads? Just another example of the FedEx Corporation pulling the strings and running the show.
     
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Like I said before. No benefits and the ability to get rid of them. They work for fedex not the contractors. They cover additional volume when needed. They don't have them at my building but I've seen the ads and talked to the recruiter in my area. It doesn't really make sense to me the need for them since we are supposed to be responsible for our areas. In ISP states where the ISP can refuse additional volume it does make sense.
     
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They work for FedEx? Wow, now that is very interesting. This explains the "temp" aspect because if they were actually hired, they would be bona fide employees. What an interesting way to work the scam. Isn't the volume they deliver also volume (and revenue) taken away from you? It would appear that you are also being scammed. Welcome to FedEx.
     
  19. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    We have to approve them taking the volume away from our routes. It's basically for when a route is blown up and a contractor either can't fit everything on the truck or doesn't have an extra driver. They offer to handle the volume using their temp driver. So you can either give it to them or fail service.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Who gets to choose which part(s) of the route goes to the temp driver? If it is the contractor, wouldn't it make sense to dump the low revenue residential chaser stops in lieu of retaining the high density/revenue commercial bulk stops?