Hiring Events

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Our station recently had one, and it was a total flop. Despite advertising, managers clad in dorky t-shirts, free bottled water(!!!), and on-site drug testing, only a handful of people showed-up. I don't know if anyone actually got hired, but I hope not for their sake. My guess is that our station is at least 30 people down, although management won't confirm a definitive figure.

    Word is definitely out that FedEx is to be avoided at all costs. The few employees we've hired in recent months are either retirees or the absolutely desperate. Performance is about what you'd expect. Ah, Karma...
     
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    I find it awfully difficult to believe that the enticement of free bottled water and drug-screening didn't draw more of a crowd.....sometimes there just ain't no figgerin' folks.
     
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  3. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Myself and most of my fellow drivers warn everyone even remotely considering a job here to run for the hills.
     
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  4. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Wow, on-site drug testing. I'll race you there!
     
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    I would've also left them a stool sample as an added touch of gratitude.
     
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  6. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    The current hiring pool is so shallow it's sad. We are short at our location, and the one driver that we did hire for an RTD position, would have never made it inside the door back in 1997 as a handler, much less a driver.
     
  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

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    Gonna be an ugly Peak at my bldg if they can't get people to come in on a regular Friday.
     
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No attendance discipline?
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Wut? Discipline you say? That's old school. They're just happy for people to show up.

    People get away with murder, but let their stops per hour be off.... Write up.
     
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  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I work next to a girl who has been late about twice a week since I started my route earlier this year. I just laugh, set up my truck and leave.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Lol i gotta say this for my center at least....my center manager bust balls for attendance and lateness.
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wow...I have been 10 or 15 min late twice in almost 9 years...and both times I called before my start time to let them know.
     
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I also have a friend, another driver, who makes up her own start time every morning. Her schedule says 0730, she shows up when she feels like it. Lol.
     
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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I lied...I forgot about last peak....i overslept, work up five minutes before start time and was an hour late. However, I'd gotten hurt at work the day before and was on light duty in small sort. So, management was just so happy that I showed up so it wasn't a time lost injury...they said nothing about my lateness....lol
     
  15. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Used to be they'd force people to work but now looks like if they don't ask politely people will quit.
     
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    They only get away with that kind of stuff at smaller stations. It would never fly at my station. Where I live is a very transient area and wasn't as hard hit, jobs wise, as the rest of the country. Too many other job options. Plus, I'm sure they wouldn't want a repeat of the "sick out" months ago.
     
  17. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    Same sad story at our station. At least we have extra power pad batteries this year!
     
  18. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    F' em!
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The decline of discipline is about the only silver lining from current events. You're right...they're just happy if people bother to show-up. Increasingly, more and more employees will call-in sick and leave them up Shat Creek. Like Mr.7 says..."F' em.".
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Translation: We are effed and don't know what to do.