The Diversity Appeal= Reverse Racism?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The Diversity Appeal is a new employee magazine targeted at the minority workers of FedEx Express. It's brand-new, and not yet widely circulated, but if you look at your station's bulletin board, you'll probably find a copy. It's a major "coincidence" that a minority-targeted publication just happens to appear after all of the discrimination suits filed against FedEx. To me, it's a tawdry attempt to show how PC FedEx Express has become, and that they are "on board" when it comes to diversity. It looks like they beat the bushes to find every type of minority possible to feature in this publication, be it religious, lifestyle, race, etc. I can just see managers running through the halls trying to find someone who is Muslim, Hindu, Gay, Chinese or whatever else, just so they can be used as fodder for this rag. FedEx also invented a series of diversity awards that have been presented to various minority leaders such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, again specifically created to serve the need for FedEx to appear to be diverse and politically correct.

    A more disturbing trend has been the blatant and obvious push to promote people of color into management positions, even if they aren't qualified. I've seen plenty of superbly qualified Caucasian applicants passed-over in favor of minority candidates who were completely sub-par, just so FedEx looks good.

    Sorry, but this is just plain wrong. The best qualified person should get the job, and we don't need a phony-baloney magazine that trumpets how great FedEx is at recognizing diversity. Even the name is a joke, a direct rip-off of the Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. What a pathetic response by an equally pathetic upper management team.
     
  2. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Oh don't even get me started on "Affirmative Action." It's a cancer of the U.S. workforce. That's all that needs to be said.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'm getting scared..... Is this some sort of virus code???
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    Speak sense or forever hold your peace, piece, peas.
     
  5. SuperSup

    SuperSup New Member

    Uhoh, Mr FedEx got passed over for a job by a black person, and can't figure out how hat happened. By reading your posts, I am not surprised. Maybe you should look at your deficincies, which are numerous, before making petty excuses.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Affirmative Action is not limited to the workplace--just ask any white kid who has tried to apply to graduate school only to be turned down because that school had a quota that they had to fill.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Sorry, not true, so I have no axe to grind from that angle. I do, however, observe lesser qualified minorities getting promoted over much more highly qualified Caucasians on a regular basis. The roll-out of the Diversity Appeal at this time is no accident due to a huge out-of-court settlement 2 years ago that alleged prejudice against Black and Latino management candidates. The fact that FedEx settled pre-trial for $51 million tells me they knew they would lose in court. If you worked for FedEx, you'd see the trend, but you don't, so your post is mis-informed. Management is pedaling as fast as they can to show that FedEx is "diverse" and "equal opportunity". It's all a big show, as is Affirmative Action in general in the wider world outside FedEx.
     
  8. SuperSup

    SuperSup New Member

    I was gonna work for Fedex, but then I learned to read and write, so I was overqualified.
     
  9. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    With these qualifications your perfect for ups management, you don't have to think for your self or even comprehend. Just let the puppet master pull your strings and maybe one day you can retire and move on to something meaningful.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Don't you have to be at least 18 to post here?
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Judging from your posts, you're qualified to be either a Wall Street CEO or a Republican strategist (you'll probably need to look that last word up). The dictionary is that big, heavy book that you use to level the kitchen table in your single-wide.
     
  12. SuperSup

    SuperSup New Member

    Single wide? Didn't you hear me say that I don't work for FedEx? I have something that you wouldn't comprehend; a real paycheck.
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    You're right. FedEx pays me enough to live in a cardboard box down by the railroad tracks. Luckily, I invested when I was young and own my home outright. Judging by your posts, I figured you spent most of your check on meth and beer.
     
  14. SuperSup

    SuperSup New Member

    Beer, of course; but my wife made me get rid of my meth lab (something about fumes and our small children, I wasn't really paying attention).
     
  15. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Are you ever going to post something positive, or is it your goal to be the "board :censored2:"?
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If it's not his goal it most certainly should be based upon all of his posts thus far.
     
  17. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Please tell me your kidding about having kids? People like you should not pro-create!
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, that was quite funny!