Satuday work.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DRAisawesome, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    We are getting blown up on Saturdays. We don't have enough people to work. Used to be 6 hrs or less. Wondering how other stations are managing the people for Saturdays? I see in the near future that new full time routes will have a random day off during week and will work Saturdays. Their weekday off will be filled by a swing. Any thoughts?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our supplement already has provisions for an alternate work week.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its a FedEx thread.
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Do you think he cares?
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


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  6. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    We r still volunteering on Saturdays at my station. Yeah it's picking up a lot lately. Great fully I only work about 5 hrs still. I can imagine it's only time before it's mandatory and 8 hrs

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  7. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Thanks to Amazon and whatever FDX promised them, couriers are staying out later than ever. So many Amazon business packages on Saturday (closed) but they need to be attempted. What a waste of time. Most times its a part timer or new crr out there so they don't know any better than to pull up to a closed business.
  8. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    welcome to HomeDelivery... guess they have to hire more PTers to work Tues-Sat

    hey, but at least you still get paid for making the attempt at going to the closed business.

    here, we lose if i can't get rid of the parcel (for those that gets paid by-the-stop). Wish they can just either hold it off for the next business day instead of me wasting my time & the contractor's fuel for going there & slapping a doortag on a Saturday
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If so many employees weren't quitting, Fred would have Mon-Fri full timers and Tues-Sat full timers, but he can't keep people from hitting the door. This is what you get when you jack people under-staffed, poorly-managed, crap company with under-performing, "B" Team players who can't make the majors. Sorry, Fred, but being a cheap bastard sometimes doesn't work out so well in the real world.
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    All our Sat. rtes are full day sched now. Swing drivers also work 1 Sat every other month. always asking for extra volunteers as well.
  11. 5yearsleft

    5yearsleft Member

    we have gone to mandatory overtime on Saturdays, starting at the bottom of the seniority list & working up. 10 - 15 extra people needed every Saturday. ( EXPRESS!! If you mark your businesses as "closed Saturdays' in your powerpad, it will help cut down on some of the amazon deliveries)
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Helpful tip: Don't mark your businesses "closed Saturdays". If you deliver there for no good reason, you're costing Fred money and fattening your wallet simultaneously. WAD, and don't do anything that benefits them. You will eventually understand why this is important.
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  13. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I was thinking.
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Where have you been? Living the Purple Promise?
  15. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Don't bother marking any bus. closed on Sat. because the one time some super important document is destined to be delivered on a Sat., there will probably be an employee who came in just to get that del.
  16. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Well as long as you have a contact name you are in the clear... ;) make sure the midweek driver enters it with a name.
  17. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    I think the biggest problem is that they made Saturdays deliveries especially amazon a 12 commit time. If they moved it to let's say 3 pm time then u wouldn't need everyone in on Saturday to do all of it. Heck most of time I go out with like 30 or stops but I'm in 3 or so cities trying to make it.

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  18. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, plenty of Overtime to be had. Just what they were trying to avoid.
  19. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    Hey for what it's worth, I just had two new couriers (under 18 months) tell me about joining the Military. And ask for advice. Both work Tuesday-Saturday and have no problem mopping up hours on splits. They are proficient. They said this place sucks! I work my butt off for no money, won't hit top pay for another 20 years, and I can't get a decent vacation for at least 15 years. And mind you they are actually getting hours and OT. I told them I probably would have felt the same way at 22 years old. Good luck, when do you leave?
  20. White Line

    White Line Member

    Oh well cool, they should be delighted by what the military offers then, three squares a day, paid housing , medical and dental, 30 days of leave after 1 year, with 120 days leave altogether during a 4 year contract, oh but there is that overtime thing, uh you did tell them about the militaries overtime policy didn't you lol?