Potential FedEx Courier,I was offered a position today.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Jgd131, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Jgd131

    Jgd131 New Member

    I was told to come here for advice. Hello, I was offered a courier position with FedEx Express today. I was offered a starting rate of $16.00 per hour and 4, 10 hour shifts. I will not have my own route. A little background information: I have been a state employee for a year now who makes $14.00 per hour with free insurance besides eye and dental. I have a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety as well as a minor in Business Admin. Should I accept the position? How is the insurance? I hear raises are few and far between. Thanks.


    Justin
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Stay where you are. Your chances of moving up are much better being a state employee. I am a 20+ year Express employee. Our insurance sucks, you will never reach top pay and there is no pension, despite what FedEx might tell you.

    You may get paid $16 an hour at FedEx, but by the time you pay weekly for insurance and pay the 20% for any medical, I'm sure it will eat up the difference. Plus, you will never have a normal Christmas again.
     
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  3. Come work for brown They pay more and screw you harder!:happy-very:
     
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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    For free insurance....they can screw me as hard as they want...lol
     
  5. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Be careful what you wish for.;)
     
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    We're used to it...we get a free tube of lube and bagels every Friday.
     
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  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Go ahead and take the job. Just use it as experience and a resume builder. About the only less certain future than an Express courier is a job 8n the public sector.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I wish we got bagels.
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Ehh...they can keep their weekly bagels and give us our turkeys back instead.
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    They could keep the turkeys at Christmas time I'd rather have the $10 that they spend on the turkey and by six pack of beer and a couple lottery tickets.
     
  11. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    You came to the wrong place to ask.
     
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  12. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Would you quit a government job for FedEx?
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    If it's a state run by republicans slashing government, hell yeah!
     
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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My Xmas tips is my extra beer money. Every year i got a turkey, I donated it to a food pantry anyway...but it was something. And free ups tshirts...I'd take those over bagels too. I hate buying clothes to destroy at work.
     
  15. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    He didn't say his job was being cut. He's still better off where he is.
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    He's better off building his resume. With both public and private experience and a degree, he's well on his way.
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    My customers are very generous at Christmas time and it makes for a very nice bonus. What do I get from FedEx? A rock hard burrito and a frozen turkey.:cool:
     
  18. So th's where,our xmas turkeys went? Freddy stole them off of us!
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yeah really...Give us back our turkeys! I'll give stopsperhour my Friday bagel...lol
     
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Don't get all excited. That's not company-wide. It's been many years since I've gotten a turkey.
     
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