Have to transfer

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Swing4Life, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Swing4Life

    Swing4Life New Member

    My current location in Indiana is going to get blasted this peak. Hasnt really been the same since the only good Manager we had took a promotion. Anyone know anything about locations in Detroit area? Will they let me go this close to peak? Cant handle another mismanaged peak!
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Grow a pair, get through this Peak and then look in to a transfer.
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Some locations allow you to leave as long as you sign the offer letter before November 1st. All depends on the SM at your station. Good luck!
     
  4. Swing4Life

    Swing4Life New Member

    After 17 years, its not the pair it used to be.
     
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    You can still transfer as long as there are openings we aren't in the freeze period yet.. as for Detroit, can't imagine the situation up there is good, lots of unemployed folks... cheap houses though!
     
  6. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Detroit? Really? I would attempt to go someplace nice with an economy that hasn't been sent back a century.
     
  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    People get blasted in Detroit. And I'm not talking about high volume
     
  8. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    In all seriousness though, we had a guy who tried to transfer up there after last peak season. He would have most likely been granted the transfer if he gave it a little more time, but he quit two weeks into the transfer process and moved up to Detroit and found another job. This was because he found out he had a 3 year old son up there.

    He had to apply for school and register for at least one class. He found a community college that takes anybody and registered for some class that he planned to drop anyway.
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's a lot easier for us. We just apply for an open job in the system and whoever has most seniority points gets the job. You have to be ready to move within 30 days of returning the offer letter from the new station.
     
  10. Swing4Life

    Swing4Life New Member

    Wouldnt it be great if you could somehow see sfa scores at locations that have open jobs? Such a crap shoot, get the wrong loc with the wrong Senior and lights out!
     
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Ya mean there are people who actually want to move to Detroit???

    :why:
     
  12. I heard Detroit is gone. It's been over run and abandoned.
     
  13. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Like walking dead kinda deal?
     
  14. No it was kinda a joke. That place is not very nice anymore.
     
  15. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I have friends their they say it's making a somewhat comeback.
     
  16. That's good to here. I hope the best for its inhabitatence.
     
  17. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind any FT route in a station that's posted in JCATS is almost always a route that the local couriers won't touch. Your best bet is to look for a 4X10 cover. You'll have to know 4 rts but they're usually 4 reasonable rts manned by senior couriers. You don't get any extra compensation like a swing but you know most of the time exactly what rt you'll be doing that day. Plus 4X10 covers usually just take stops from other couriers during Peak, as opposed to being blown out on a regular route. You must be a hardcore urbanite to want to live in Detroit, or maybe you have family there.
     
  18. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Maybe he's just hardcore Detroit?
     
  19. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    ....or into Hardcore Pawn
     
  20. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Whatever the position, try and get it in writing. Mgmt does a lot of "bait and switch" with these transfers.