Nice Fluff Piece

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by STFXG, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    ..As CEO of FedEx, Smith holds his employees in similar high esteem and attributes FedEx's success and the fact that FedEx was recently named No. 8 on Fortune magazine's list of the most admired companies to his people: "The reason that happened had nothing to do with me...It had to do with those 350,000 folks."

    ahhh yeah, okay Fred. Thanks so much for the undying gratitude, pal. It really shows...oh BTW, haven't heard anything about this year's raise. It's about that time, isn't it?.....oh wait, what am I thinking?...we just got that whopping 2 percenter back in October, which almost covered the recent increased hit in our corporate medical plan..greedy me, I'm not a very appreciative grunt I guess.

    I'm very honored that you hold me in such high esteem. I guess that's also why you took the liberty of gutting my pension and eliminating my shift pay...oopsie!, there I go again. You should have me court martialed for my insubordination, sir.

    Semper Fi!

    think I gotta go vom now...I mean seriously, I cannot remember the last time I read anything so disgustingly nauseating. And to think - people actually eat this crap up.
    Makes one wonder how many of his fellow Marines he.......never mind.
     
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  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I won't even read it then. Anything that comes out of Fred's mouth is a lie anyways.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Fred must have wrote them another big check.
     
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    No doubt!
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This sounds correct. If you can't earn respect and admiration, just buy it.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In what world do you think Fred cares whether you respect and admire him? Do you really think Scott gives two shakes whether we respect and admire him? Both have businesses to run which requires tough choices be made.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Could just be that the things that the folks at Fortune admire are the things you despise. So as always, Fred didn't write the check, you did.
     
  9. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    "It was important that the package arrive by a certain time, thus I selected Fed-Ex's "overnight express" as the method of shipment and was promised a certain time of delivery. Well, the package was delivered a couple of hours late and this created some inconveniences. I contacted FedEx. They looked into the matter and promptly refunded me the shipping charges. No questions, no hassle, lots of well-meant apologies and acceptable explanations."
    *Excerpt from the first paragraph*. Even in our failure and incompetence we are graceful and as such deserve the admiration of the people.
     
  10. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Except Fortune doesn't gauge the "admiration of the people." They survey CEO's and Wall Street to see which companies the average corporate leader would like to emulate.
     
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  11. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    Touche'. Well on paper Fred Smith is the man. And I mean that by all the good and bad he's done. I haven't seen the full list. I must go check it out now to see who is more corporate cutthroat then us.
     
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    TIME magazine's 'Man of the Year' for 1938 was none other than Adolph Hitler.

    just sayin'
     
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  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The customer here mostly likely was one of Fred's buddies. Of course they'll get a refund with no questions asked. Now if it was just some ordinary ol' slob, a refund would've required much hoop jumping if not out of the question altogether.


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  14. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    He doesn't give a rat's ass if WE respect him. Fourtune magazine? Well that's a different story.

    :hesaidsmiley:
    Show me the check with my signature.
     
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Correct. Forbes and Fortune are publications for CEOs, investors, and upper management. My bet is that most CEOs are envious of what Fred gets away with, so they admire his nefarious brilliance.
     
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  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Well, every time Fred took away from your compensation package and you still shoed up the next day, id say you signed in the only way that really matters.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Whatever you say, Dano Jr. Maybe you can get a job in the PR Dept too.
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not look looking for a job. What is your problem anyway? I didn't say anything not true.
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well bbscam's always more than anxious to rub our noses in the dog crap. Just wait until Fred starts picking the pockets of Ground contractors.

    Oh, and it will happen too.


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  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I only rub your noses in it because you seem content to sit in it.