How long before they just give up and layoff couriers?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Bankrupt, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    There is no freight coming into our sta anymore. I have an extended area and was back in less than 8 yest and today. At least 30% were back and gone before me will a few more rolling in before I clocked out. We have no open pup routes and easily 2 more swings than necessary (lots of guarantee pay I presume) I just don't see how they can continue to pay people for not working much longer. Similar anywhere else out there in express land?
     
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Not at our station.....yet.
     
  3. Not at my location! We're hiring people left and right! One full timer quitting = 4 new part timers with no freight to deliver. Makes good business sense !
     
  4. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Where I'm at it is exactly the opposite, massive amount of freight not enough bodies.
     
  5. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    Maybe they could hire another mechanic since he hasn't got my ac fixed yet, oh that's right it's one guy and like 60 vehicles in our fleet
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Some stations are still heavy, and others are not. My station has heavy inbound every day. I know of locations where they are still getting plenty of OT....but not much longer. Look at last weeks JCATS and see how many of the open positions are PT. They have bled-off as much volume to Ground as they can through Sales, and eventually, at least IMO, you will see most of the non-overnight services be shifted to Ground.

    FedEx hates paying minimums, and they will try to get you to waive minimums if they can. Others will disagree, but I think Express is losing a lot of volume through general incompetence. Shippers are getting tired of having their outbound miss the plane, having their pickup missed altogether, or not getting their vital P1 package until the afternoon.
     
  7. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Where I'm at they would never fix the A\C not an operational necessity. Don't get your hopes high man.
     
  8. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    And your express? I wonder if some of the decision makers do this crap on purpose. Busy sta no hiring dead sta job fair next mon tell your friends( if I got anyone a job at FedEx they probably wouldn't be my friend much longer)
     
  9. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Our station varies from day to day. We aren't handing out guarantee pay but some guys are going home early 1 or 2 times in the week. Helps we've had retirements, quits and a hand full of injuries. There's your attrition.
     
  10. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    I think it just needs a recharge I've been running it nonstop since the hr break mandate
     
  11. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    I agree every day I come back from a day off I have several customer complaints. We have a lot of new swings all the good ones finally got routes. My favorite customer quote is "what is going on at fed ex these days"
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. Customers know it's screwed-up.
     
  13. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    I think that should be the replacement for "The World On Time" on the sides of our vehicles.
     
  14. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Volume and stops are up here.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Volume, stops and sales leads are up here.:wink2:
     
  16. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    FedEx would only have layoffs as a last resort. Not because they are the "people company" as they like to claim, but because they would have to pay out unemployment insurance. They would much rather make your lives miserable so you quit or screw up enough where they can legitimately fire you.
     
  17. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Sad but very true !!!