Should I leave fedex express for dhl?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Supaleader06, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Supaleader06

    Supaleader06 New Member

    Hello all, new member. Lurked on here for a while and finally signed up. Just looking for some advice from people who works in the same field I do.

    Been a part time express courier for three years. I work at a big station, so i can pretty much get full time hours as much as i want. One thing about express that troubles me is the crappy raises... There are couriers there who been there 10+ years and only got a dollar raise, and no where near to topping out.

    My local dhl was hiring part time for an "on call swing driver" and I applied just to try my luck. I got a call back for an interview next week. The recruiter said the pay was about 20 cents more than what fedex was already paying me, and they get raises every year after probation period, and top out takes about 4 years. I heard dhl was union, and i already know fedex is not, so would it be worth it switching over to yellow and red? Anyone had any exp. with dhl? Would appreciate the advice. Thanx
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Sure.
     
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Whaddaya have to lose?....not like you'd be walking away from the job of a lifetime, right? I mean if this is the sort of stuff you like to do.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    You sure you want to be on-call?

    Nonetheless go to the interview. See if there's a guaranteed minimum hours, see if the top out really is 4 years etc.

    Good luck and let us know what pans out.
     
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I don't think DHL is ever gonna make a come back in the States. Just sayin'.
     
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    yup - and neither is Federal Express (just sayin')
     
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  7. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Where do I sign up?
     
  8. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Didn't DHL switch to the scam model in most of the US?
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I haven't seen a DHL truck around here for years
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    They are around but only do international. I would imagine most of their business is concentrated in metro areas.
     
  11. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I've talked to a few and they say they are business owners.:wink2:
    I know the domestic is done with.
     
  12. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Dhl is a dead end. I would be surprised if they didn't contract out all their delivery service
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    I would say both are a dead end. DHL basically bagged their domestic operations and is a purely International concern. I rarely even see their drivers any more, and I don't know if they still have a union. Before the meltdown, they were union.
     
  14. Supaleader06

    Supaleader06 New Member

    to my knowledge dhl is only being used in major cities now.. and yes the one that called me is with the union.

    I'll keep you guys updated.
     
  15. l22

    l22 Active Member

    I'd try to get a government job instead. usajobs.gov
     
  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Yep. Pretty much.

    DHL sucks.jpg
     
  17. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    They do have clean vehicles though
     
  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    On a side note. The drivers that are employees have teamster representation and benefits.
     
  19. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Yeah,
    But, you have to walk around all day in a Strawberry and Banana colored costume.
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Those have to be the worst uniforms since ICEE. Ours are pretty bad, but whoever thought up the DHL outfits was on acid.