Stay or go

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by adhawk, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. adhawk

    adhawk Member

    Quick question for my fellow couriers. I was offered a job for the tsa full time, and I'm debating on whether to take it or not. It is less money but it's inside so I can deal. Just want some insight to what some of you might think. Thanks

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    If you aren't topped out there's absolutely no reason to stay. TSA is a government job, will most likely have better benefits, an actual wage progression, and opportunities to move up. If it's a job that interests you, I'd say go for it.
  3. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    A have a friend who works for TSA. He started right after he got out of the Army. It is permanent part time status, with benefits. But he always works at least 40 hours, due to weather, schedule conflicts, people calling out sick, etc. Similar to FDX. I believe starting pay was just under 16 an hour, with an option for Thrift saving plan, offered by the Government. You may even be able to do both, Deliver FO's and TSA?!
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Take it.

    Tell Express gooodbye. You won't regret it.
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Everything stopsperhour said is correct, PLUS you will have more holidays and you will be home with family at a decent time in December. No stressful Peaks.

    Then there's the issue of not being out in the weather. Also, not having your body broken down by the time you're 50 from wear and tear. Money ain't everything, especially if you can get it back eventually.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015
  6. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I'd take it in a heartbeat.
  7. l22

    l22 Active Member

    for the love of god, take the TSA job lol. The government is one of the best places you can work - the best benefits, pay progression and promotion over time based on your years of service if you are looking to eventually get promoted. is a site I check daily lol. I really wouldn't stay at Express unless you want to try and be an AM/PM handler who can just leave after the sort - but there's really not much reason to stay lol.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I agree. The OP should leave. Don't even give notice. Run away, and don't look back.
  9. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Make sure TSA in your area isn't farmed out. It is in a lot of states. Contractors.
  10. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    Take it and RUN!
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I never realized that they were not all TSA employees.
  12. soc151

    soc151 Member

    I'm not even a hardcore FedEx hater, and I'm saying you should run to the TSA. FedEx has set itself up to be a job, not a career, for their drivers. TSA could be a decent career.
  13. G3_

    G3_ New Member

    Take the new job. As soon as my workers comp case is done...that's what I'm doing. Fedex is a dead-end.