New Guy Intro

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by straycatkid, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. straycatkid

    straycatkid New Member

    Hi everybody,
    I'm a brand new FedEx Express courier, and very happy to say so. I'll be working out of the station in Melville, NY, Suffolk County, on Long Island. Friday and Saturday were spent watching all the introductory videos and some of the IT computer stuff. Early tomorrow morning I'll be learning about sorting and then some more computer work. I'm really looking forward to courier school and defensive driving.

    I've been out of work for a few months, had a few offers from other employers but I held out for one that really excited me. This was it. It's my first job that's not retail and I am seriously thrilled about that. It still hasn't quite sunken in that I am beginning a job that has can give me a real future -It really is the "big break" I was hoping for.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see a forum for this line of work existed, even though I won't be wearing brown, so I just wanted to say Hi, and I'm glad to be part of the team now.

    -Steve
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Howdy. When they offer you the Kool-Aid...don't drink it.
     
  3. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Welcome rookie.......
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Hi Steve welcome aboard.

    I hope you're happy with your new position but if I were you I'd still be looking.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    So...are you still looking?
     
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Yep.

    Always looking for greener pastures. Not an easy task.

    And when I say green that does not include FedEx ground. :happy-very:
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That's ok. We have enought fertilizer over here without you.:surprised::happy-very:
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Fred's fertilizer at Express is purple with flecks of an unknown orange substance. Is the fertilizer over at Ground lime green, or couldn't Fred match colors?
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We prefer to think of it as "money" green.
     
  10. nbgirl

    nbgirl New Member

    I heard today there were close to 900 layoffs in the U.S. Des Moines being one of them. anyone else hear this? They are outsourcing to India from what I have gathered. Also the accounting ops in Canada are being outsourced to Guatemaula. UPS is doing major transformations and jumping the border to save $$. Anyone else hear anything about layoffs???
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    So it's UPS then that's laying off or FedEx?
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Hallooo, my name is "John". How is the weather in Cheecago right now? How about those Yankees? Help you please may I to screw-up your packages as much as possible, please, thank you. I am pleased to be helping you fine American just like me here in Mumbai....I mean New York.
     
  13. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Steve, welcome to the fold. Now let us know what you think after a month or so of the low wages and stress. But really, welcome!
     
  14. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Yeah, welcome Steve.
    It's a fun job but, the pay and bennies suck.
    I give you 2 yrs. to figure that out. Wait until your first 2 reviews and they tell you you can't get a perfect score for safe driving just because you've only been there less than 3 yrs.
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I think Steve has left the building.

    Not a single new post but hopefully he stumbled on to a better job.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    I think we scared him away. I guess he "couldn't handle the truth" (apologies to Jack Nicholson).
     
  17. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    You're both wrong.
    He's at 2 weeks of CRR school at a hotel that doesn't have internet.
    I just hope he saves his food stipend for dinner. Oh yeah baby, it was big Sapporo and Benny Hannah's every night for me.:wink2:
     
  18. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Wow, we had to go to corporate and it's only 29 miles away. I want some more mileage pay since it's up to .50 cents a mile now! Had to log 6 miles driving to a customer location in my own vehicle and that was an easy $3...lol Too bad it cost me $3.50 in gas!
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Do you think Fred would miss the chance to get some of your big raise back?
     
  20. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    I got a raise? OOHHH...that's the used cushion mat that we stand on when scanning the belt...at least you stand on it for the minute or so that the things actually work.