Out more than 45 but keeps route....

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fatboy33, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    Been lurking here for a long time but I must post this. For all you who have had friends working for purple only to see them lose their route because of being out past the 45 or 90 day limit, they may have a law suit they may want to file soon. Understanding policy, being out past 45 days meant a couriers route must be forfeited and placed for bids period no questions asked. We have a situation where a senior courier, with connections high up, was out past 45 days. The route went up for bids and now the new courier will start next week. Problem is, senior courier is possibly being coached by a higher up and will probably get back onto the route. Now when this happens, every courier in the history of the purple, will have a case from losing their original position. Those couriers should have been informed as to what they needed to do to keep their routes. It's discriminatory to have one courier because of connections keep their route but not give equal treatment to others. We will know by 2 weeks time how this plays out. We had two guys at our station leave because they didn't want to become floaters, after losing their routes. And will to be called by a co-worker pending the out come of this matter. Will let you guys know what happens.
     
  2. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    45 day bullsh.t is AT MANAGEMENT DISCRETION! Just another tool to weed the garden with.
     
  3. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

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    Just kidding, welcome to BC!
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I have heard this is either 45 or 90 depending whether you are on the Buttkisser list or not.

    Lawsuit time.
     
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  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I've always heard you get displaced after 90 days but seriously, are routes really guaranteed? Doesn't "operational needs" supersede everything? And that's defined as management sees fit?
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is going to be a legal issue because FedEx claims to have uniform corporate policies. Obviously, it doesn't, and when you apply different rules unequally and/or capriciously, there will be problems.

    Lawyers must love FedEx.
     
  7. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Well hey, when I was rehired I was told I couldn't get my pay back. But it's clearly spelled out in policy that in areas where they are having trouble recruiting they can rehire former employees at their previous percentage of range. I asked about it, was told can't happen, then told about the special circumstance by HR after I signed offer letter. Their lie has cost me thousands of dollars. Lawsuit?
     
  8. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    Welcome back Jim glad you kicked cancers ass. By the way your part time nights at the other station.

    Stupid rule
     
  9. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Pft, I know a guy who was out almost 2 years before they threatened to take his route. Miraculously, he recovered really quickly when they notified him he had to be back by x date or lose his route.
     
  10. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    With no union or formal collective bargaining agreement then just who is the governing legal authority with the power to making X labor policies binding?
     
  11. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    For whatever reason your out it should definitely be proven and followed
     
  12. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    The only difference between, "Operational needs" and "Fearing for my safety..", is one doesn't leave an unarmed person lying flat on is face.
    We believe in this case help from higher ranking personnel is unfair to the rest of the employees who don't have a special relationship with that person. Why don't they post the rules on a wall in the break room for EVERYONE to see and know? Why should 2 employees lose their rounds if the 45/90 rule isn't a rule at all? Selective enforcement of a rule is no rule at all.
    The new courier will start on the route Monday and a floater is scheduled to run the open route. Someone said the senior courier will show up Monday to block new courier but I don't know if that is going to be possible if there's no doctor's release. I was reminded of another courier who lost his PT route for medical issues. That makes 3 at our station. $$
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Maybe. Perhaps you should see an attorney. FedEx would never tell you that you could have been hired back at your former rate when they can give you a screwing.
     
  14. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Company discretion, if you complain a lot or bitch too much don't get hurt.
     
  15. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    I think that is a great Ideal. Why should your pay rate be decreased for leaving purple on good terms? A case may be just what you need. Appears you are due back pay along with punitive damages so purple does right by the next employees going forward.
     
  16. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    I would tell you to consult your station lawyer when he gets back in from his route, but you already have.
     
  17. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    That same attitude towards Meal-breaks and pressuring employees to work off the clock was prevalent wasn't it? What happen in that case? What Happen? Huh???
    Glad you're in this topic. It will surly now make its way up the chain. :-)
     
  18. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    ????
     
  19. fatboy33

    fatboy33 Member

    Exactly. Clueless.
     
  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Your legal expertise and broken English are far too advanced for me.