Pointless Walgreens stops.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by hypo hanna, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Has anyone actually picked up a package at these new regular stops?
     
  2. Are you talking about the photo lab pickups? When I was a swing I got a package from them the couple times I was on those particular routes. This was when they very first started though.
     
  3. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    if you mean the photo dept pup then its one reg that i dont mind. every route that ive covered that has a walgreens has it. at least it has an early ready time, the ones ive had have been ready and i can buy something to drink at the same time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Haven't heard anything from the Walgreens on my route. Just as well, I don't need another pickup.
     
  5. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    These are late stops set up at the cutoff time for the zip.
     
  6. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Why complain about hours being cut if you're going to complain about being given work? Sounds like an easy stop with a restroom/snacks/drinks.
     
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Along with customers who don't have their packages ready, or forgot, or just have no idea. Don't need crap stops like that.
     
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Because we are constantly told by every level of management that our opco doesn't make enough money to pay us a living wage. Maybe if our sales force wasn't setting up pickups that generate zero revenue, we wouldn't be in this mess.
     
  9. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    I had a Walgreens on my route for about a year a few years back. I picked up several pharmacy returns and 1 photo lab package over that year. I noticed the lil bin had a fedex sign were the UPS sign once was recently.
     
  10. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    How about the new Wal-Mart photo lab pick-ups. Some have the packages at the receiving dept., which is good, but a lot keep the package in the photo dept., which isn't so much.
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    At least you can get to the photo department at WalMart. Your lucky if anyone answers the receiving door.
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Pointless stops and wasted time and effort are the trademarks of the "new and improved" Express. It will only get worse until we have new, effective leadership. For now, you've got all of the short bus folks doing the driving. How's that working out?
     
  13. All of our Wal-Marts have them at receiving. It's all good when they decide to answer the receiving door. They have some of the most ridiculous receiving hours I've ever seen.
     
  14. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Walmart is like Fedex. See a loophole exploit it. If they know it has to be delivered that day they make receiving hours to suit their needs. They get P1 service everyday regardless if they pay for it or not in lots of locations because of their receiving hours.
     
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    DEX 08.
     
  16. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Actually, they answer at receiving very quickly, finding someone who knows where the package is at the photo department is a lost cause.