Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by 1fedexFAILURE, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. 1fedexFAILURE

    1fedexFAILURE Member

    Anyone else have a long drive in to work? Heard of a guy that drives an hour to get to work when there is a station 20 minutes from his house..
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Some folks will go to great lengths to get screwed.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    That'd be me.
  4. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    I live a 6 minute drive to work. About 10 minutes to get home. There was a guy years ago that drove over an hour to get to our station when he lived about 10 minutes from another. He eventually transferred to the other one.
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    One of our retired drivers used to drive an hour coming to work (on a good day) then get in a tractor and drive 638 miles on his job, get out and drive over an hour to get home.
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    My commute is 1-2 hours to drive 29 miles. It once took me 8 hours because of a snow storm. I live in a very expensive area and I live where I can afford to have a roof over my head. There is a closer station, but I would have to take a cut in pay if I worked there.
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Wow. You must have to sit thru 200 hundred traffic lights if it takes that long to drive 29 miles. How come you'd have to take a cut in pay to work at a closer station?
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Tons of lights but mostly traffic. Closer station is a different market level.
  9. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    I used to live 45 minutes away, drove up to 250 miles on my route. It lasted one, whole month. Rented out that home and moved into the one, closer to the station.
  10. 1fedexFAILURE

    1fedexFAILURE Member

    But if you took a cut in pay.. You would still make more per hour because you wouldn't have the time invested in your drive..
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I need the money more than the time right now.
  12. 1fedexFAILURE

    1fedexFAILURE Member

    Gotcha..at least it's not many miles you drive...
  13. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    i live between 2 hubs... one is 20 miles and the other 30 miles
    only 30-40 commute based on highway traffic.

    since i'm allowed to take the stepvan home when i'm done servicing the area, i had only one preference ~ overall treatment by the subcontractor & better pay per stop.

    it's really stress-free at HD, so i'm sticking with it for a while.
  14. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it is stress free, if all I had to do was 150 resi stops a day with no pick ups or time comitts that's smooth sailing for anyone
  15. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We have guys were I work that drive in from the next county. It's not like we're in an expensive area. I can never figure out why you'd live a county away from where you work.
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    In my case, it's cheaper. My rent would probably be $500-600 more a month in the county where my station is.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2015
  17. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    In that case, it makes sense. In our case, there is little to no difference in prices between the two counties. Guess these guys like driving over an hour to work and an hour back, Monday-Friday?
  18. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    :) yup sure is! only about 10% are businesses

    maybe that's why HD is the least paid opco among the 3 (Express/ Ground/ HD)

    i chose the longer hub because the closer hub are run by some incompetent managers who can't plot those "zeroes" correctly into the system & the subcontractors break some DOT rules that i've seen 1st-hand... like a driver using the subcontractor's ID to do another run in the PM after finishing their own route with their regular ID
  19. RuralRoute

    RuralRoute Guest

    I drive 45 mins to work although I live 20 mins from another station. There's a logical explanation for me however- the station closer to my house is much larger and is close to a hub, and my seniority isn't high enough to ever get a winning bid there since there are many more applicants. I drive to the further station that is smaller because the competition for the job was a lot lower. I plan to work where I am until I can work up the CEV points to actually get a job at the closer station. Sound reasonable?
  20. 1fedexFAILURE

    1fedexFAILURE Member

    Absolutely..you have a motive..!!