Safety Concerns

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The tragedy in Orland will have the government focused on FedEx for the near future. Now is the time to inform your local DOT/Highway Patrol (or whatever agency in your state) enforces vehicle safety. Instead of ignoring you, they might actually pay attention.

    Anyone who works for Express knows the way they push for productivity and disregard safety. Our turn is coming, and accidents are way up and climbing. I suspect it's similar at the other opcos, and we already know Ground's safety record sucks.

    There is no way you can be "safe" when you are overtasked, and then threatened with discipline if you cannot keep up the pace (SPH). As usual, they want their cake and be able to eat it too. Slogans, posters, and all of the rest of the hype mean nothing when you are placed directly in a position to fail.

    If and when you have an accident, FedEx is going to throw you beneath the bus because they told you to "Be Safe" and had you watch the video(s). I guess that passes for a safety culture these days.

    The next time someone I fired for lack of productivity, perhaps the judge will listen when the courier says they were just trying to be safe.
     
  2. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Bravo MFE!
    I agree with all you said and would like to point out the negligence in upper management and it's decision to just try and make all couriers a rotating and dispensable item.Sure on paper it might look good to your Wall Street buddies but the reality is one of all the death and destruction it's causing....If there is an afterlife I expect it to be very hot for the "big shot" fedex cost cutters who have whored out the working man.
     
  3. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they'll cancel the next raise to pay for all the lawsuits that will come out of the accident. Could amount to hundreds of millions.
     
  4. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Possible but the lawsuits will drag out for the better part of a decade.
    The moral compass at the top of fedex I'm sure will have no problem using that as an occasional excuse over the years though.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You've become a very bitter soul.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    There is no moral compass at the top. And you have become a realistic soul, not a bitter soul. If you, or anyone else had come to me 10 years ago and said FedEx was corrupt, clueless, and evil, I would have argued against it. Not now.
     
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  7. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    I respectfully disagree...
    I don't think I'm bitter.My wife and I do well for ourselves,much better than the average Fedex employee.I'm just screaming at the dishonesty and hypocrisy as I see it.I agree with your position that all of corporate America is treating wage earners this way.
    That does not make it right,but it also shouldn't preclude people who are in a better position in life,or one of many of us old holdovers with actual educations and standing in our community to call out shady practices and out right BS from the "all American"corporations some of us work for.
    Silence does society little good.I believe its a Churchill quote that says all that it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.So yes BB,I believe I am one of the good men trying to point out one of the many evils overtaking our society.
     
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  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Franklin D. Roosevelt actually.
     
  9. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    I just googled it,it attributes Edmund Burke.I have to google him next lol....
     
  10. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Huge amounts of info about this guy,too much to get into here.nevertheless I like it and agree with the thought 200 and some odd years from the original quotation.
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    And you're missing the whole point altogether. I guess Fred's convinced you to look the other way.


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  12. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    I think BB gets it.He just likes to instigate some and is in a slightly different position than us Express folks.His morals align with ours (in my opinion,)he just like to push buttons.
     
  13. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    LOL "200 and some odd years.." How about, "I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live"... Socrates 400 B.C.
    Seems many things never change.
     
  14. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    And yes, they would happily use something like this as justification for pay cuts. This corporation is making money hand over fist yet continually whines to the hourly employees the exact opposite.
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    This company would gladly rid itself of couriers (and customers too) if there was a way.



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  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They are doing a great job at shedding both groups.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    So MFE, did you contact your local law enforcement to suggest they turn up the heat on FDX?
     
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  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You are the leader the movement has been searching for! Save us Obi-Wan!
     
  20. Mr Fedex, gives me a quarter,everytime I post that!