New Hires Done at 4:00

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fedex_mafia, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. fedex_mafia

    fedex_mafia New Member

    I work at Express and we just had a group of new hires start recently. These people have in their contracts that they are not obligated to remain working after 4:00 p.m. I'm pretty sure this is the first group at our hub that has this in their contract and I was wondering if FedEx is doing this for everybody.

    It's a real pain for the group I work in because there are many days when we're not done working until 4:15-4:45. I'm worried a year from now when a third of our group isn't obligated to stay after 4:00 and the rest of us are picking up their slack.
     
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    What contracts?
     
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  3. no lates today

    no lates today New Member

    Who the hell doesn't have to work past 4? If any route is back at my station before 4, they have had a cake walk of a day. Must be nice!
     
  4. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I'm always back by 4:30-5

    One guy in ever loop works a 4/10 week and does the pups for the loop.

    Unless it's Christmas I'm back by 5 at the latest. But not having to stay past 4 is strange and will change quickly during peak
     
  5. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Maybe being able to hire and hold onto people has gotten so hard, FedEx is starting to allow people to dictate their working terms?
     
  6. fedex_mafia

    fedex_mafia New Member

    That's what I heard the reason was. When I got hired on a few years ago they told us we'd be working in the 9:00am-4:00pm range. I guess they're guaranteeing people that now.
     
  7. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    What do you and your group do at Express? Handlers at a hub? Couriers? Agents?
     
  8. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    People are leaving weekly at my locale. I really wouldn't be surprised if they are doing this. Sounds more like a cost cutting measure to make sure people don't milk to me though. They will just change the language and say you read it wrong.
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there is a sentence in their offer letters about the possibility of it changing due to "operational needs". That's always their way out.
     
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  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    This is basically like someone getting hired part time to work say a 7-11am shift and that is what the offer letter states.

    But when freight is late or there is bad weather operational needs to take over they are working 7- whenever they are done helping people
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Of course management will lie straight-faced all about this. Anything they type up is subject to change once the ink dries.
     
  12. fedex_mafia

    fedex_mafia New Member

    We're handlers at the Indy Hub
     
  13. no lates today

    no lates today New Member

    Well that explains it. I thought he meant couriers. I was gonna transfer to that station.