As the controversy over the RLA Exemption heats-up, it's maddening to see the number of FedEx employees who still "believe" in FedEx. Whether it's PSP, the Purple Promise, GFT, they still buy whatever garbage management is spewing at the moment. Unbelievable...but true. Given the overwhelming evidence that FedEx has done everything possible to gut our wages and benefits, how is it even possible that people remain so gullible and stupid? What don't you get about Fred Smith doing everything in his power to keep you down? He wants to keep you non-union precisely so he can continue on the present course, which is to squeeze you for higher production and compensate you with the same meager wage and benefit package. As it stands, we have allowed him near absolute control, and it seems some of you sheep out there actually LIKE it? Consider our pilots. After Fred started to jack them around they formed an in-house union to protect their interests. When that union failed to prevent Smith from playing games, they took the step of joining ALPA and look what happened. They enjoy the highest wage scale in the industry, have an excellent retirement program, and even got bonuses to sign their contract. Did FedEx fail to deliver any packages as a result? NO. Did Fedex lose business to the competition? NO. Did the pilots secure a bright future for themselves by sending Smith a message that they weren't willing to be screwed-with? YES. And how did Fred pay for all of this? By short-changing the remainder of his employees and boosting the compensation of the upper management personnel who pulled it off. Anyone who has worked for FedEx long enough realizes that whenever they give you something (e.g. a paltry raise) it is taken away via increased co-pays, reduced hours, or extended top-out times etc. When are you Kool-Aid drinkers ever going to figure this out? How do you think you will retire with the PPP? Do you like your crappy benefits? Do you like mandatory split-shifts, calling-in for your start times (illegal), and generally being treated like a used diaper? WAKE UP!! None of this happy crap is going to stop until we collectively grow a set and put the tyrant Smith in his place (a retirement home for the rich). Refuse to drink the Kool-Aid and actually use your brain for a change.