# Interview with Fedex National LTL

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by goose1uponu, Aug 16, 2009.

1. ### goose1uponuNew Member

Tomorrow I have an Interview with Fedex National LTL, for the position of Dock Worker. The phone interviewer said they will be giving me a test with a pallet with boxes on it, said it will also be shrink wrapped. I am suppose to use a calculator to figure out how many boxes are on the pallet. Is there a trick to this? Is there anything else I should know about the interview? Thanks, Goose!

2. ### UpstateNYUPSerVery proud grandfather.

Number of boxes per row times the number of rows equals number of boxes on pallet (provided there are an equal number of boxes on every row). You should not need a calculator for this.

3. ### bbsamModeratorStaff Member

L x W x H = volume?

4. ### UpstateNYUPSerVery proud grandfather.

I hope you have a CPA who does your books for you.

5. ### bbsamModeratorStaff Member

Of course. Am I wrong?

6. ### UpstateNYUPSerVery proud grandfather.

If there was a single box on each row--you were right.

7. ### bbsamModeratorStaff Member

Oh, Upstate, you are about to feel silly. "volume of a rectangular prism" try typing it into your search engine...I'll wait. Come back soon and tell me again what I already know.

8. ### UpstateNYUPSerVery proud grandfather.

Rectangular prism is:

A solid (3-dimensional) object which has six faces that are rectangles.

It is a prism because it has the same cross-section along a length.

Volume of a rectangular prism:

V = L * W * H

L
et's suppose you have a rectangle which is 6' x 3' x 3'

The volume would be 54 cubic feet.

OK, how does this relate to the number of boxes on a pallet?

9. ### bbsamModeratorStaff Member

Applied math. Let's say pallet has 6 boxes in a row, 3 boxes wide and are stacked 3 high. You have essentially a rectangular prism that would hold 54 boxes.

10. ### UpstateNYUPSerVery proud grandfather.

That's what I said in post #2 (basically).

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12. ### bbsamModeratorStaff Member

Oh, yes, I guess you did. Guess who feels silly now?!
lol

13. ### goose1uponuNew Member

Thanks for the help guys. It was much easier that I imagined. Now, does anyone have any tricks on actually getting the job. The HR person said she had to do interveiws for the reast of last week and that she would let me know. Sounds like a typical interview answer.

14. ### chuckNew Member

How ***** dumb are you. Good thing you are going to Fedex cause UPS sure wouldn't want you

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15. ### tworavensJuniorMember for 24 Years

Nice job for a first post - establish yourself as a tool right from the get-go. Now you've go nowhere to go but up!

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16. ### UpstateNYUPSerVery proud grandfather.

Actually that was the best that he's got so it is all downhill from here.