Sleeping in late tomorrow. Thank you ice storms.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Mr. 7, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I think in the past 2-3 weeks we've started at our regular start time maybe 3-4 times. :dance:
     
  2. WickedTexan

    WickedTexan Member

    Buddy of mine back up north texted me about the snow in Memphis. This peak is gonna blow.
     
  3. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    I'll just keep hoping then...lol
     
  4. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    We left the bldgn. around 1030. Bah ha ha.
     
  5. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    I got back early from FO's, at 9 and they were still sorting...lol I ran to my customer location as fast as I could!
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No lates.
     
  7. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    It's the most wonderful time of the year..packages flying, late freight soon to be here!!!! It's the most wonderful time of the YEAR!!!.
     
  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Started 2 hrs late.
     
  9. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I had 1 late that was within my control. But, I sacrificed the one to save the many.
     
  10. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I'm PM, I drove by at 9am they hadn't started yet, after my meeting drove by at 10:15... they were still there..
    I came in later, and when I ran into some folks, they were :censored2: that I wasn't called in to help.. LOL
    even if they called I probably wouldn't have come in, too many other things going on. I'm not an on-call employee(unless you want to pay me to be)
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Fred wants you to always be available. He just doesn't want to pay you for it.
     
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I once got 2 hrs call in pay to go check the Alarm at the building..(I live 5 minutes away)
    If I wasn't already on my way to get milk, I would have not gone.
     
  13. P1 Lates

    P1 Lates New Member

    We WCO' sters say: When the road is dry, confidence is high! Keep the ice and snow far far away..we don't get much but when we do its always a doozy.
     
  14. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Same here in my part of Texas....we usually get a few days of bad weather, this past winter was one of the worst that I remember ever seeing.
     
  15. JonDowd

    JonDowd New Member

    So you really have to call in when the weather gets bad up North? Like everyday or what?
     
  16. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I got a call this AM. 45 min. later start.
    As I'm sure we're all aware, it's a national service disruption day, again.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    There's only one real reason for it, and that's so Fred doesn't have to live up to any service promises. In short, if you're a customer, you don't get your money back.
     
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Lucky you, we started 2 hrs late, will start 1 hr late tomorrow. And not a sign of ice anywhere.
     
  19. newgirl

    newgirl Member

    Fedex lost big time when they were sued by the gov't about security delays because of 9/11. The whistleblower got 1.4 mil herself. How is this BS any different? (google Mary Garofolo fedex whistleblower if you don't know what i am talking about.)
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I do know what you're talking about, and FedEx got dinged big time for faking "delays". They still do this with some large businesses, which will go unmentioned for legal reasons. The National Service Disruptions get abused because FedEx knows that they can probably get away with it by claiming weather problems, whether or not there really are any. Certainly, this time of year, bad weather is frequent, but the NSD takes FedExoff the hook for any payout for late deliveries.

    The one upside is that you get to straightline your route.