Hey all, not sure if this topic has been covered here or not in detail, but I wanted to give former employees a chance to say specifically why they left (or would leave) FedEx. I was an Express courier for three years. Here's my top reasons: 1. Pay - Time to progress to top pay (seems like at least 10 years for most). Starting pay was $14.11 in my market and top out was $21.54 when I left. Assuming you got a perfect score on your review to get the top raise of 6%, this would take you about 7.5 years (14.11x1.06x1.06 etc.). But I don't know anyone that ever got a perfect review. Furthermore, when you consider inflation over the years, those increases really don't amount to much. 2. 4/10 work week - Limited overtime opportunities. At 45 hours per week, even at top pay this only amounts to $53,203.80. Not bad money until you consider that's the max you will ever make in your career and that the Brown guys make at least 50% more once at top pay. And what a shaft if you're a veteran employee who was there before the 4/10s. 3. Micromanagement - Start work code. Stretch and flex code. Sort code. Fine sort code. Vehicle inspection code. Leave building code. Begin break code (no scans on your break!). End break code. Return to building code. Vehicle re-inspection code. Sort code. Checkout code. End work code. Don't forget the 5 extra codes if you have to go to the ramp. Make sure your v31s, v41s, and PODs are 100%. Turn in your mandatory FK leads. Your monthly ride-along is tomorrow. Oh, and don't forget to watch Frontline!! 4. Image - Low wages lead to high turnover. This coupled with wheel swings keeps drivers from establishing the same rapport with customers as UPS drivers. Your Ground packages? Oh yeah, they're on another truck. 5. Big brother - All Couriers at our station were required to get fingerprinted because of some FAA regulation (so they told us). Didn't I get a background check when I was hired? 6. Performance incentives - Purple Promise Payout? What a joke. FK leads? C'mon!! Back to station early? P1 belt needs help loading cans. 7. Limited growth opportunities - Management or.......sales? No thanks. Bottom line, there are definitely worse jobs, but if you want to make package delivery your career, FedEx (Ground or Express) is not the place.