Our new start time is 10:00

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by dvalleyjim, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. dvalleyjim

    dvalleyjim Member

    WTF? I have an 1 1/2 to my first stop, a 240 mile route with 80 stops and 4:00 pickups at the end of the route. Time to look elsewhere.
     
  2. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    WAD. Pure and simple. Failure at FedEx is the only foundation for change. However, based on what I'm seeing, just about everything here HAS that foundation. Thank the Lord I'm in my last year.
     
  3. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Might be a new tactic to begin the transition to an all P.T. workforce
     
  4. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I don't see how, if he has 80 stops and pups no matter what that's more than an 8 hour day if he's doing 240 miles, doesn't matter what time he starts
     
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  5. robdabanks

    robdabanks Member

    I can't see that happening. They will loose a big national account in bed bath and beyond which is a time committed stop
     
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  6. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    Because Bed Bath and Beyond is committed to the ideal that none of its shippers start that late??? Your comment is ludicrous.
     
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Less hours to do the same workload and the risk of late and/or missed pickups?

    Sounds like a Fred move.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    They think if they start you later, that you will move faster to get off at the same time.
     
  9. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    I can just see you guys now pulling out at 10: AM in the middle of a driving snow storm and still be expected to get everything done. To that I would say,"in your dreams pal".
     
  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    This is actually a thing that happens in the snow lol
     
  11. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    well, ours goes "screw the plan, just get rid of the packages"
     
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  12. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Our freight was 150 minutes late last Friday. I still managed to bang out about 115 stops once I left, but all we are hearing about is how we didn't make service on that Friday and how it really set us back this month on service.

    How do you make ANY service (PO or SO biz) when you don't even get on road until 11am?
     
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I don't stress myself out when we have late freight. I move at the same pace. I don't get paid to worry. If we don't make service, that's management's problem, not mine. It's funny how they think we really care about their reports. The only numbers I care about are the ones on my paycheck.
     
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  14. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Ditto here. I just find it amazing that anybody in the company is trying to hold our station's couriers, managers, etc. accountable for service when freight was 2:30 late. They should be thrilled that the :censored2: got delivered anyway and our outbound got out on time.
     
  15. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    Sounds like your senior needs a backbone. I know, senior manager and backbones are mutually incompatible....

    I'm thankful that my senior and the local management team, as long as their not dealing with forced-flavor-of-the-memphis-month metrics, leave us alone and only hold us accountable for our own failures, not failures of the rest of the network.
     
  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    My god, do they think we really give rat's ass? These days freight is more late than than on time and Memphis does NOTHING about it except teach mangers how to whine to the couriers.

    Sounds like Matt Thornton turning the screws there. He just can't grasp the concept of late flight arrivals.
     
  17. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    If you actually listen to them tell you it's your fault when freight is over 2 hours late you just need to tune it out.

    Every choice this company makes is just more overtime in your pocket. (At least at my station).
     
  18. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Right on. Don't forget to remind them that it's a management created problem that requires a management created solution.
     
  19. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    I have to tell you I don't envy being a CSA due to the angry calls they must be getting due to our many service failures. I just tell my manager I can only go as fast as I can safely do it. The leave building times are on the managers, and as soon as you hear "late freight" again our goal is to finish deliveries even if it takes an extra hour to do so. The repercussions of overtime is not our problem and I expect to see the fruits of my labor n my paycheck with no hassles.

    I laugh when they say not to use the shuttles. No one in our area is willing to go all the way back to the station only to be told they need to go back out and finish the dels that are due. I wonder how Fedex handles all those guarantee refunds due to service failures? I have a feeling they'll come up with an "Act of God" than admit defeat.
     
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    From what I hear the agents are told to lie to customers to avoid refunds whatsoever.