I Got a Raise!!

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by vantexan, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Yep, set my 401k contribution to 0%. Did you know they raise your contribution automatically 1% every year?
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Do you know you actually just gave the government a raise?
     
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  3. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I got the raise but it was only half of what I was putting in the 401k? Can anyone help me find out how I can find out where the other half went?
     
  4. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    idk what "by the book" is saying.. missing the "match"?

    I have my 401k set to 30+%.. the less our income is, the less tax we pay.
     
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Uh, yup, I do, I do. I need to get bills paid off. Don't have the luxury of UPS pay.
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    maybe you shouldn't have so many bills.
     
  7. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Funny how that works out when you run out of money and live on credit cards for awhile.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Then again you don't have the UPS workload so I guess it is a wash.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Be nice to Van-----he had/has a lot of serious medical issues.
     
  10. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    The situation is a reflection of growing disparity between the value X offers and the value it demands in return. Some day soon there were be a tipping point where nobody is willing to try to bridge the gap between the two. It will serve them right. X management is determined to move ahead of UPS and USPS to become number one in the industry but right now it doesn't recognize or concern itself with the future repercussions.
     
  11. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    You basically explained what my post meant but in Vans case he's not able to do that right now.
     
  12. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Sounds like now may be a good time to consider organizing. You may not win the battle but you may win the war! Gotta stand up to the bully at some point.
     
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    What's that? Six city blocks?
     
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  14. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    It was getting home around 7 hours later on Christmas Eve this year in my area. They probably would've only had like 3 or 4 more hours worth of work than us if we weren't missing so much freight that was due the 24th this year. Oh well...
     
  15. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    I used to see this UPS'er at one of my regular pickups at the end of the day, usually my last stop. During peak on a day where I had done about 150 stops, he and I were there at the same time again. I was waiting on the customer to finish labeling some packages and offered to help the UPS guy load his outbound while I waited. He had done the same number of stops as I did, but had to go back out to finish up 70 more deliveries that night.

    F that noise. Somedays I feel pretty damn busy but by that time of day I'm pretty wiped.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    When I was courier, I had 6 UPS drivers in my territory. Most of them had a couple of blocks, and basically drove from driveway to driveway or dock to dock. No on-calls, nothing but the same route day after day. Yes, they have more packages, but they aren't bouncing all over town chasing on-calls, close times, and multiple service levels.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We also have on-calls, multiple service levels and closing times to deal with.
     
  18. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Regardless your routes are tight, we might only have 90 stops on the truck but we are running.

    Besides that in major cities and highly populated buisness areas each companies routes are pretty similar
     
  19. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I would say you guys hustle just like we do. I think the express guys on average drive more miles than we do, and drive...a little faster than we do. I would say express doesn't have near the piece count or stop count on average as a UPS driver. The Fedx ground guys have the piece count on the delivery side, but not as much to p/up as the UPS driver. UPS does have all those time commitments that Fedx has. UPS doesn't have a/c, I do know that. I also see some express guys who have like 2-3 hours of down time around noon before they do pickups. I'm sure that's not everyone but I think it's that way because express covers so much area?
     
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Ahhh, if only it were that simple. Google Railway Labor Act and FedEx.
     
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