Major east coast snow storm

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Purplepackage, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Get ready to bend over its gonna be a long week
  2. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    Dude I know I'm getting the lube as I type this
  3. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Delaware is getting slammed so there goes newark freight times
  4. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    It's days like these I'm like torn as to what to do I mean I'll go in tomorrow morning in Newburgh ny and it's supposed to start early here but not get bad until the afternoon, but even then it might get bad earlier, and I know dispatch will want me to go out but I feel it's a HUGE risk to my own license if I say hey I think it's dangerous and I'm gonna run into problems they'll brake my chops BUT if I "people please" and attempt to make a run and God forbid I get in an accident or get stuck which they consider same thing they'll blame me because it's always the drivers call for safety it's like a lose lose best case scenario I get put up in a hotel for the night....funny thing is all this "safety stuff" I feel a lot of time is just to cover company's rear end....I'm ups freight though not sure how it's works for u FedEx and ups package guys, I'm sure it's equally crappy, drive safely!
  5. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    We usually get a service disruption depending on how bad the weather is, but of course they always want you to go out..that might be mean 2 hours after you get dispatched they call everyone back but no matter what you go
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    It is but only 100% of the time.
  7. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I feel like when it's snowing its the only time they actually care about safety. We get service disruptions and get told to take our time and just try to get everything off
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is



    Snow is NO EXCUSE FOR A LATE!!!!!
  9. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Whenever it snows ANYWHERE, it means late freight for us.
  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Even if it's not snowing, if it's winter the freight is late.

    Though tomorrow I'm guessing will be a you better get out there and get everything off. 4 hours later..."everyone come back conditions are no longer safe"
  11. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    Lmfao! Ahh Its days like this Im glad I made the decision NOT to go to college and work with my body
  12. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    Enjoy, 70 degrees here. I think I will lay out! Lol
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  13. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    We never get that at Ground. We ask "are we weather exempt today?" And they don't know until 15:00. Could be dumping snow and they won't tell you it's ok to use the weather code. I've stopped asking and just tell my guys to come in when it starts getting too sketchy. Management does not care about safety. I've been there for a long time and have never had management tell me to come in because of snow.
  14. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    We get service disruptions pretty easily at my station. One time last year my station refused to to leave the building and we shut down. Good day
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Same thing happened at my station one day last winter.
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  16. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    It was one storm last year where we got 12inches in about a 6 hour period and they thought they could get us to leave, they were lucky anyone showed up
  17. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Here in the Boston area the weather service warns against all unnecessary travel past Monday afternoon. I don't imagine being able to get to my station on Tuesday.
  18. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    You guys up in Boston are getting slammed
  19. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    they might fire you if you don't come in. You need to come in. You did say this is a great company and you are treated well no?
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member