MT111 on working Christmas

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fedupforsure, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    Did you all catch frontline and MT111s reference to working on Christmas?? Am so glad that I am retiring on Dec 1st after 30+ years of this crap. I think we all work to live, not live to work. Good luck to you all..
     
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  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Yes. We were also told that we're working Sunday, Dec 21st. I wish I was you! Lucky. Good luck in your retirement.
     
  3. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    Did you all catch his reference to working on Christmas day? am glad I retire on Dec 1st. best of luck to you all.
     
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Won't happen. If they think I'm coming in on Christmas, they're kidding themselves.
     
  5. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Won't happen. Other than non Catholics or Christians, who don't celebrate Christmas, I can't see anyone actually standing for this. If they tell me I'm working on Christmas, I'll be telling them they can expect to not see me.
     
  6. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I'm not coming in Christmas Day, but don't mind working the Sunday before.
     
  7. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Surprisingly every year we have volunteers for Christmas Day. My family would kill me if I even thought of working that day.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We had an ammendment to our agreements for increased pay. What they tucked in and didn't mention was the working Sunday bit. Station management insisted it won't happen because we'll be out of hours. FedEx never hands out money without a way of getting it back in productivity. I declined the ammendment. Don't really trust them on this.
     
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  9. soc151

    soc151 Member

    Right? They would just say (sorry, SUGGEST) you would need to find a part-time driver to fulfill your agreement. Good call on passing.

    I heard recently that fedex wants to do away with hiring Temps. Said that it costs them about $50 million a year, and they would "rather give the money to the contractors." Really? Figure there are what, 10,000 or so contractors? Something tells me 5k a year isn't going to cut it.
     
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  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well, you're learning.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    At least I have a say in Sundays.
     
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    So do I. I'll make sure I'm out of hours.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I won't be.
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Should I act surprised?
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    No. You insist on working long hard hours. I insist on not.
     
  17. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    I will not be working on Sun the 21st. or any Sunday for that matter. Christmas Day what a joke, but we always get volunteers.... Have started taking mental health days w/ sick time.
     
  18. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    No driver would have hours on Sunday. You need a 36 hr reset every 7 days. Even if you're not driving, you'll be on duty 6 days before Sunday. You could only drive Sunday if you took a different day off earlier in the week.
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well you've become pretty lazy.
     
  20. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing this is is a big reason to convert drivers to non dot status.