Swing Pay VS Reg CRR Pay

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by throwaway10, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. throwaway10

    throwaway10 New Member

    Can someone answer this question:

    If I'm a swing driver on my paycheck it says something like:
    BASE pay $XX.XX
    Swing pay $XX.XX

    If I move to a regular CRR position, will the BASE pay be my CRR pay?
     
  2. snowcat66

    snowcat66 New Member

    depends on how long you have been a swing. the longer in that position the bigger the pay decrease. it's like punishment for wanting a normal life. I'm at top pay for swing. if I took a reg route I would drop over 2 bucks an hour!
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    There is a maximum percentage they can take away from you, per policy. Can't remember whether it's 3% or 6%.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    If you move from swing to regular driver, they'll deduct the difference quicker than lightning even though management will sometimes keep you working in the swing position for weeks afterwards.
     
  5. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    I'm pretty sure your base pay will decrease. Not sure why they do it that way. They increase your base pay when you become a swing and also add in a small swing pay amount. Makes no sense. Typical FedEx trying to make :censored2: confusing.
     
  6. Myort

    Myort Member

    about 7.5 years ago, they added the extra $.30/hr for swings. At the time, they said it was to keep the incentive for people to become swing drivers. Base pay for swings has always been higher.
     
  7. 5yearsleft

    5yearsleft Member

    I was paid $1 an hour more for swing pay. It took me 6 years to get a regular route, and I couldn't have cared less when I lost that $40 a week! I got my life back & had a lot less stress. It was worth it for me.
     
  8. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    No. There is a rate that swings get, and it's higher than regular courier pay.
     
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    They use the online job change calculator (keyword: COMPENSATION) that takes info about what you do now and where you do it and what you'll be doing in the new position and where you'll do it and it computes your new pay.

    If you aren't changing market levels, what it amounts to is it takes your position in range in the one position and places you in that same position in range in the new position.
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily true. There is a maximum they can take away, unless the policy has changed in the last two year. I'll go look it up.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I checked with a manager. The maximum that can be taken in a downbid is 6%, even if that puts you over top of range. For example, in my district a top pay cover makes $29.59. If he stepped down, he would lose $1.78 (6%), bringing him down to $27.81. Top pay for courier is $27.33.
     
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  12. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    That is accounted for in the job change calculator.
     
  13. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    Thanks for that. Also, that $.30 Swing Pay thing. Basically with that factored in as well, would knock that swing down $2.08.
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    What is swing pay? Are you talking the extra hourly after a two hour break?
     
  15. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    It's an additional line item on a swing's check that's paid on top of the regular pay. It's 30 cents/hour.
     
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    When did that begin? I've never seen that.
     
  17. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    It's been a while. Probably around 2009 or before.
     
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I was a cover driver and don't remember seeing that on my check.
     
  19. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I think they originally said it was extra to make more people think about swing driving and more incentive to stay swings. Dano's timeline seems correct, it's been quite a while.
     
  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    It's listed as *SwingST and is listed above the Base entry.