Shootings in Kennesaw GA

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by scratch, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sitting here watching the news and it was announced that six people were carried to a local hospital after a shooting in Metro Atlanta. I think the Kennesaw location is a large sorting Fedex Ground building. No other details yet.
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking Fred Smith just upped his security detail.
  4. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Many of us have been warning of this possibility given the current working conditions and continued downward pressure on our wages and benefits.
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  5. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Geez. Here's hoping everyone makes it out of this ok. You should never have to worry about getting hurt at work, let alone shot. Be careful out there guys. :dissapointed:
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    It was an active scene as I was driving to work, they are looking for the shooter. On the radio, an employee said a guard was shot and a manager pointed a shotgun at him. I hope the victims recover.
  7. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Didn't Governor Deal, pass the law that guns could be carried everywhere in GA?

    Surprised the guard wasn't armed. The manager had a shotgun? Really?
  8. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

  9. Be careful what you say.

    fed ex is all about safety, but when you speak of things that may happen to you, a lowly worker, fed ex calls you a terrorist and a threat.

    you can bet your ass that smith has people all around him with guns protecting his sorry ass, but if you want the same for you, you are threatening and intimidating and must leave the company.

    I spoke of this 14 years ago and nobody wanted to believe me.

    it's ok for smith to protect himself, but keith basinski?, oh well, he's not important like fred smith is.
  10. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I spoke of this in a thread from a couple months back about how we're supposed to challenge anyone we don't recognize or doesn't have ID. It's cases like this that shows just how dumb a policy that is. We don't know what someone's intentions are when we approach them and we're doing so unarmed. Why should we, the front line workers be putting our lives on the line to protect FedEx property?

    I go to work to deliver and pick up packages, not to play security guard.
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  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  12. FedExcrement

    FedExcrement New Member

  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    KENNESAW, Ga. -- Police say the suspect in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He has not yet been named, but witnesses said he worked as a baggage handler for the company.

    The suspect's body was found in a loading bay. Police say he was armed with pistols and a shotgun.
  14. Fedex Guy

    Fedex Guy Active Member

    Only a matter of time until this happens at UPS.
  15. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

  16. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    The suspect killed himself with his shotgun.
  17. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Fred's way too cheap to hire real security. Instead he relies on couriers and ramp agents. You suck Smith!

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  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Hopefully your wrong, but its possible somebody goes nuttz and goes COLUMBINE somewhere.
  19. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Funny how fedex calls them employees in press releases. Unless they do mean just the employees not their contractors. Not making a joke but had to point that out.
  20. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Sounds like dock workers...

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