Rumor has it

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ManUtd32780, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. ManUtd32780

    ManUtd32780 New Member

    that Fedex is working on Christmas Day in my area to catch up with the delayed packages in transit due to the storms. Anyone else hear this? Can they force us to work on Christmas Day as well?
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    FedEx has done this in the past and, yes, if the situation warrants we could be working as well. You have to consider just how expensive that would be for the company. Holiday pay plus either 1.5 or 2 x our hourly wage. Things will be cleaned up and this will not be an issue IMO.
     
  4. 10damon

    10damon New Member

    lets just get it done
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Holy Mackerel. What a despicable company to force that many people to work on Christmas Day.

    I will REFUSE any package that any shipping company tries to deliver to me on Christmas Day.
     
  6. Dookiebrowns

    Dookiebrowns Member

    Wow. sux for those employees and their family's. Gotta love being a Teamster on holidays.:wink2:
     
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    are you sure your name isn't 407 Stewart?
     
  8. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Gee, I worked one Christmas morning. Way back in 88'or 89. Our center had about 15 packages come in late on Christmas Eve, and the center manager asked for volenteers to work Xmas day. As my family is all grown up, and we wern't opening gifts and eating till late in the day, I took the easy money. Delivered 5 stops, drove about 200 miles, got a free breakfast, and made a young man xmas.
     
  9. reydluap

    reydluap Active Member

    I too have work a Christmas and a few Saturdays before Christmas. Weather related troubles caused the Saturday delivery. But like Old Int', we had a few missed air packages that needed delivered in the late 80's. I would have done it without pay, the reward for seeing the happy faces was priceless. I wore a Santa hat and at one home I delivered a little girl a Barbie House. Great memories...................
     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    FedEx usually keeps a volunteer list in case people are needed to work Christmas Day. If the weather is bad or if they've got freight backed-up in the hub(s) they will "ask" really hard and try to guilt-trip couriers to come and deliver. The other alternative is to not deliver, but keep the stations open so people can come down and retrieve their pkgs from the 5,000 or so stacked-up and rotting out on the warehouse floor, which means you get to go out and look for it while the unhappy customer fumes at the counter.This is not fun, but some people actually understand the situation and realize FedEx can't control the weather (yet).
     
  11. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Did ya hear this from rumos?
     
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    FEDEX did the same thing last year in my area.
     
  13. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    ill work... who cares!! I wouldent Mind helping out Santa!!
    seriously.... if peoples chrismas gifts are Delayed. i have no problem.. Sign me up..!!!
     
  14. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    I believe the contract forbids forced work on a scheduled holiday, or any other scheduled day off (such as saturdays) particularly without a one-week notice.