mandated to work out of job class?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by musicfrk2002, May 1, 2014.

  1. musicfrk2002

    musicfrk2002 New Member

    So, I am currently a DG Agent/DOT...used to be a courier, but took this position because it is a full time position. My manager basically told me I would be mandated to work Mother's Day since not enough employees are volunteering. Can I be mandated to work? Since I am technically NOT a courier anymore?
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    They have this little "operational needs" clause that they always like to invoke.
  3. no one or anything can FORCE you too do ANYTHING you wish not to due.
    If you don't want to work on Mothers Day,DONT!
    However,with that said - you must be ready and fully prepared for whatever the "fallout" may be.
  4. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Tell them you want courier pay.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wouldn't this be a given?
  6. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Nothing at FedEx is a given, and this is surely one of them....
  7. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Have they started a new classification for DG Agent? I worked in a lot of stations and the DG Agents were always couriers who got the extra training to be a DG Agent which meant when they came off their routes they stayed for the reload to check DG. Just a layer of added responsibility that gave them extra time on the clock. Do you run a route at all? If you do you are still a courier.
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member


    Remember, no union protections at fedex.
  9. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We've had handlers doing courier work out of my station for as long as I've been there. All they need to do is say two little words; Operational needs.
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You are their biotch. Work classifications only matter at union companies.
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Handlers are only supposed to do bulk stops. This is never abused.
  12. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Sounds like your still expected to operate a vehicle from that "DOT" in your job discription.

    If they want you to run a route, then ask them to provide you in writing that they will pay you courier pay.
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    It may not do a whole lot of good but check with HR and tell them the managers want you to work outside your classification.

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  14. bla bla bla FDX

    bla bla bla FDX New Member

    from what I understand as a DG specialist also . You got pay the same as Handler/DOT + $1.84 (for DG agent) at market level 2A . I do pickup bulk stop form DG stop everyday (only DG packages) . Manager cant force you to do any delivery on mother's day , all they can do was ask you to do handler job on that day ( which is operational need) .:peaceful::peaceful::peaceful::peaceful:
  15. musicfrk2002

    musicfrk2002 New Member

    DG Agent is a 7I pay class...vs courier which is 8K

    My daily "job" is a bulk stop where I am loading a pup trailer with a mix of DG and non-DG packages, approx 120-150 DG and ice per day...the route used to be a courier position, but when they upgraded it to full time, they changed the pay class

    my question is a DG agent considered in-class with Courier? Anyone have access to that info? It is in prism in the INCLASS screen but I don't have access to that...
  16. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

  17. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I don't see why not, as long as you have the training for whatever role you're being asked to fill.

    In my station if the preload has a catastrophe(belt system failure, surprise extra freight, 4/21 absenteeism, etc), the office staff might get drafted as package handlers. Sure; I'll grab my gym bag out of the car and go be a grossly overpaid package handler for a few hours.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Can you possibly be anymore narcissistic?
  19. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Tell that to the manager that is so desperate for bodies on the sort that they'll buy one for the price of two.
  20. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Short staffed is the excuse? They just want you in yoga pants.

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