Ground working Saturday

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Ground Schmuck, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Ground Schmuck

    Ground Schmuck New Member

    Anyone else hear this? We aren't behind, either.
  2. Crozz

    Crozz Member

    Yes, east and west coast hard a rough start at the beginning with the overload of packages. But everything was cleaned up for the most part Saturday
  3. robdabanks

    robdabanks Member

    We were caught up, only ran 10 trailers Monday, today isn't too bad. But either way, I'm not going out Saturday.
  4. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    You will do as you are told to do by your sole contract/employer.
    If FedEx says work Saturday you better work Saturday or your contract may not be renewed.
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Not true.
  6. FedExer267

    FedExer267 Member

    We worked enough.. I will not be working does it really matter if you get your package Sat or Mon its still late.. Not my problem.. I will be enjoying family time..
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  7. 13zipcodes

    13zipcodes Member

    Not here
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    WSJ: Some retailers warn of delivery delays, blame FedEx
    Dec 23 2015, 17:41 ET | About: FedEx Corporation (FDX) | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor [​IMG]
    A few retailers are warning customers that their holiday packages are being delayed and blaming what they say are broader problems at FedEx (NYSE:FDX), according to a WSJ report.

    Officials at Eddie Bauer and Pacific Sunwear (NASDAQ:PSUN) have said this week that FDX is experiencing a backlog that is "delaying standard shipments by several days or even weeks, [and] all online merchants are affected."

    Other retailers, including Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), say their orders are shipping normally.

    FDX says it is running operations around the clock to "accommodate additional unforeseen volume from some customers," but that its delivery network is “performing as designed for the forecasted volumes from our major retail and e-tail customers."
  9. Fedwhatnow

    Fedwhatnow New Member

    Right now their taking "volunteers" too work this Saturday at my terminal.
  10. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Although im at hd, im going to give my work out to 3 of those temp drivers this Saturday . If the volume didnt change.

    they did that for me on Xmas eve, so i finally had a lighter load and clocked out at 1800 instead of close to midnight
  11. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    We are running an "All hands on deck" Saturday at my station. One of two flights has either been really late or no show every day this past week.
  12. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I know certain markets are hurting pretty bad after not getting flights because of the storms in the mid west.

    And on top of volume that apparently no one saw coming it's a mess (luckily not for my station, I'll be strolling in tomorrow for some last day christmas ot)
  13. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    Here at Express we're running our normal Saturday operation. Sucks to be Tuesday-Saturday courier, glad I'm not!
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  14. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    It won't be abnormally busy tomorrow, it actually sucks worse to be working this coming Monday, but I'll be working both lol
  15. TeamLift

    TeamLift Active Member

    Not only is Ground not working Sat at my hub, they barely worked at all this peak. In the past they always took all our incompatibles, this year they didn't take any on Monday or Saturday, and only took them the rest of the week until 5.00 am, what a joke. So they leave with a 1000 or more cubic ft of space half full and we had 100 more packages than normal plus this over size garbage we had to cram in. Yet the monitor in the office says thanks for helping ground deliver Christmas this year, screw you
  16. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    HD Easiest Saturday ever!

    Contractor called me early... 50 stops, so i napped for a bit longer. Since im salary. Until 90 stops, i agree to come in.

    Strolled in at 0800
    Traffic is busy, but i got my deliveries done by 1300... no brown package cars on the road, just fedex and USPS and maybe unmarked lasership vehicles

    Many others were operating similar to my route, in the red (for those contractors) as well, while a select few were in over 100-plus stops.

    Back to Tuesday- Saturday schedule...

    Thanks, el Nino, for the shorts weather! I was burnt out on Xmas eve.
  17. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Are the contractors not getting along or something? Did anyone even ask Ground for help?
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They probably understand its not worth it.
  19. TeamLift

    TeamLift Active Member

    That was the law laid down to us at HD, could have been plant manager or ground supervisors said that's all we're taking and that's it. Had to rent an elephant to back that ass up to cram in really big packages, then when I delivered them had to run like hell before customer saw what condition they were in. Ground got 3 days off in a row, we worked Sat, then off Sun and Mon.
  20. TeamLift

    TeamLift Active Member

    Does ground contractors get triple pay after so many deliveries like HD ? After we reach a certain threshold, stop pay is tripled for remaining stops.