Leave Building Lunacy/ Stupidity in Action

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The big push is on to improve Leave Building Times, so the Einstein's in management have devised a countdown system. At 10 minutes to the appointed time, a manager begins walking up and down the belt shouting that the "countdown" has begun. Every minute thereafter, they do the same thing. "9 minutes!!!", "8 minutes!!!", etc. Besides being infuriating, this is childish BS of the highest order. Assuming that everyone can leave the building by a specific target time is moronic because the loads vary so widely. The courier with the paper route can easily get out the door on-time, but what about the guy in the W-900 stuffed to the roof with 100 lb pkgs? Can he get out the door at the same time? No, and holding everyone to the same standard is idiotic.

    Guess what happens...every single morning. About half the station pulls around the corner, parks their vehicle on the shoulder of a busy highway, and finishes sorting their truck. Retarded and unsafe at the same time.....a major accomplishment. Stupid management tricks never cease to amaze, do they? When someone plows into the back of a truck, the courier will get the blame for unsafe parking, but that precious "leave building" time will look good on some effing report. How stupid can it get?
  2. starglacier

    starglacier Member

    Wow I thought my station was bad. Elemenatry school tactics. I am glad I am at the end of my career.
    This company has went down in a flame of miscues and errors!!!
  3. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    And what happens if a courier doesn't leave when they hit 'One'?
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    What a bunch of B*ll***** and childish even for first graders.

    The engineers will just push back the start times to make things even worse.
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Well they gotta do something to get Express to pull their weight. Try the childish things now and when they want to hand it over to the adults, I'll be waiting.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Ha ha. You think you know, but you don't.
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    If you ask me most Ground operators are out there just pulling their meat.

    Sam you're more clueless about Express operations than I thought. Nuttin' like hittin' a new low. Brazo Zulu!
  9. Mr Fedex

    Mr Fedex Banned

    Ground drivers look so bummy and so unprofessional.Not that the Express drivers look any better.
  10. FedExer267

    FedExer267 Member

    Thats because we have to pay for our uniforms and with what they pay we cant afford it. If they want us to look good something needs to change.
  11. Mr Fedex

    Mr Fedex Banned

    and you guys look kind of dorky to
  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    If I made what you make I'd have my uniforms dry cleaned and get a haircut somewhere a little better than Supercuts.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Please note that Steward speaks for himself (I sure as hell wouldn't want him speaking for me).
  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I agree with UpState (that hurt to say). :peaceful: Although I saw a ground guy with a mohawk the other day. *Jealous*
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    You sure seem to spend a lot of time checking out guys.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We had a bunch of sick calls today and all of our managers were on the road. I hear none of them made it out the door by the designated time. Perhaps the MF's should OLCC themselves.
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I've admitted it before and I'll say it again. No, I don't know. Simply a guess. Well, an educated guess considering where the company is willing to put a whole lot of money.
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't ask, but that's OK. It's not about Express operations. It's about Ground operations and the corporation as a whole and the direction it is going.
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Your hypothesis is probably correct.