I want to work at Fedex

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DaveA, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. DaveA

    DaveA New Member

    I have worked at UPS over 10 years, several of which were driving, including now. I applied online for a pt FedEx express courier job. They would be nuts not to nab me, right? I'm close to Boston and there seems to be a good number of jobs. How long does a callback take usually? Should I call to express my interest? My intent is to leave UPS. Thanks.
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You would be nuts to leave UPS. Take my word for it, but I'm sure others will say essentially the same thing. FedEx is a hellhole.
     
  3. I Left UPS for Express. Worst decision I ever made. Still regret it. You'll be putting up with the same crap here from Managers that are far less qualified and a pay check to that's half as much. Same crap.. Far less money. Also you'll have absolutely NO representation. None.
     
  4. DaveA

    DaveA New Member

    Hate the union and just need a part time job. Can't go full to part time at ups.

    I'm really just looking for part time. My wife makes tons more than me so I'm going to become a stayat home dad.
     
  5. Maybe as long as you go into it knowing that the pay will suck, the hours are terrible, and the benefits are crap.
     
  6. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Please tell me this is a joke. I understand you wanting to go part time. Do something you enjoy rather than come to express. Your starting pay will be what it is and no standard wage progression like majority of companies have. Good luck. And I'd say the opposite about express wanting you. They know how much you make and would be just a disgruntled employee. Just my 2 cents
     
  7. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    You have to be crazy to make that switch. If your wife makes good money thats great! Do yourself a favor and get a different part time position
     
  8. DaveA

    DaveA New Member

    Any thoughts on what? I can be a shift supervisor at Starbucks for $11 an hour. Benefits, at least.
     
  9. Depending on what market you're in you're gonna start around 15 at Express. You'll stay at that rate until you leave. Benefits will eat up any raise you get. You'll be expected to be available to work at any time. It's truly not worth it. It's a terrible place to work. You get all the intimidation tricks that UPS tries to pull minus 15 dollars an hour.
     
  10. If I needed to go back to being part time I'd probably try to get on with UPS being a package handler. Put me in the back of a feeder unloading and leave me alone for 4 hours. That'd be real nice.
     
  11. Onlinebully832

    Onlinebully832 New Member

    ...At least with making the switch u can now have facial hair? (LOL)
     
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Why do you hate the union?....because they take twice your hourly pay per month? I think most of the people on this board would accept that trade-off in a New York minute.
     
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    They might see him as a gullible rube who doesn't do due research. Sounds like the kind of people they are looking for. IE; people they can take advantage of.
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    When you come to FedEx, you'll wish you had a union. They love Horatio Alger-types that want to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. The problem is there are no straps, just a boot in your ass...all the time.
     
  15. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    No offense but are you retarded?
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No. Last time I checked, I made it through college.
     
  17. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    he was referring to the OP...

    i've seen a few ex-ups drivers in Home Delivery & thought of the same thing! W Teeeeeeeee Effffffffffff!

    or are you going to try to follow in bbsam's footsteps and be a contractor?
     
  18. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Not you, DaveA.
     
  19. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    DaveA
    dont move to fedex. Seriously think you need your head examined....
     
  20. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Ah if your wife is big ballin like you say she is go work at lowes or something like that. Why go from 1 stressful job to another stressful job that pays half of what your making in the same field. Sounds kinda retarded if you ask me but that's just my opinion.