One Thing We can Agree Upon

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, any religion, race, creed, or color, I think we can all agree on just one thing: Frederick W. Smith is an (edited.)
     
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  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    and a greedy bum
     
  3. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    The last thing on my mind when I'm on my route is anyone from management. And the last thing on my mind when I get home is work.
     
  4. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but he's a rich :censored2: and that's why we're working for him.
     
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    MFE,
    It never ceases to amaze me what you have to put on the internet at 10 PM, on super bowl Sunday.
     
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    bleh,... who cares about a silly basketball game anyway?
     
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  7. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    As he should be...he owns the company. If I owned the company, I'd be damned if my workers are going to tell me how to run my company. If you don't like it...leave. Others have left, so can you.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Blowout that was over at halftime. No need to watch.
     
  9. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    It's a publicly traded corporation owned by the stockholders. He's the single biggest stockholder, but is beholden to the rest, especially those funds on Wall Street. They determine how much he and the other exec's cash in with stock options.
     
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  10. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    A Veteran, businessman, and provider of hundreds of thousands of jobs.
     
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  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

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  12. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Beholden up to a point.
    He also sits on the board of directors. The very one that decides on that compensation. The stockholders can change that membership with enough votes, (shares), but Fred and friends are still majority shareholders.
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    A rich man born with a silver spoon in his mouth, a cheat, a liar, and a killer. Being a veteran doesn't let him off the hook, and there are plenty of vets who went in to the service as scumbags and came out unchanged. Glad you think he's one swell fellow.
     
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  14. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    and yet he is the head of the multi-billion dollar corporation for which we render services to in exchange for a paycheck.
     
  15. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    The thing is, that paycheck of mine seems to hold less and less of its value every year. I bet Smith can't say the same about his.
    Naturally I don't expect us worker bees to make a fraction of what Fred does. Yes, it's his company and he's the head cheese. But for him to continue to get more and more ridiculously richer at the expense of his employees getting more and more ridiculously poorer.....well
     
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  16. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    You would do the same if you were in his position.
    Like Congress.
    If you think he's 'ridiculously rich', what would you say if Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Larry Ellison were your boss? I'm pretty sure the people in their mail room, loading dock, etc don't make $30/hour.

    I'm not saying that the decisions made from the top are right or wrong. I'm only saying it's his company to run they way he sees fit. You don't have to like nor do you have to stay.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Hey, maybe they do (make $30 per hour). None of the 3 people you mention are Right Wingers like Smith, nor are they known for being abusive employers. The trouble with Smith is that he started out in the right direction and then reversed himself and began raping his employees. Maybe you don't go back far enough to know that this happened...but it did.
     
  18. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Exactly, and this is where the young new-hires have it all over the seniors who supposedly "got theirs". When we hired on, Fred was painting us a pretty rosy future if we'd just gave him our all. And so that's what we did, and in the end he bailed on us.
    It's real easy to make flippant statements such as "you can leave"...not quite so easy to do when you're 50-something. What are we supposed to do?...start a new career at this stage in life? No, I have a retirement date set and that's it.

    The young newhires today aren't being seduced with any such bogus pretences, so they have no excuse for sticking around and letting Fred's Funhouse drain them of the most productive years of their lives. Yes, THEY can leave...and damn well they should. sooner the better.
     
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  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think Fred will find enough workforce that believes $17/hr is still better than $10.10/hr.
     
  20. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    You won't many outside the company that think this way. Investors only want to know one thing.....Are you making me money? They could care less how it's done.
    I wouldn't be considered a new hire and I'm close to 50 myself and been there over 14 years. And before you ask why I don't leave...I'm fine just where I am TYVM.