The "Making It Right" Rumor

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, May 2, 2015.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about FedEx trying to stem the bleeding from turnover by "making it right" through lowering the top-out time, making sure new hires aren't coming in at a rate practically the same as 2-5 year couriers etc. Don't believe a word of it. All BS designed to keep more people around for a bit longer, raise morale, and inflate SFA acores, which are meaningless anyway.

    It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside as I watch the turnover rate accelerate, and Fred loses money as a result. No organization can afford fast-food chain turnover except fast-food, and even they are up against it with the new $15 per hour movements in many cities.

    The FedEx "solution" is just to keep hiring more people, and then watch them walk out the door. Hugely expensive, and very inefficient. More and more companies have figured out that it's actually cheaper long-term (we're only short-term here at Express) to pay people better so they stay, learn the job, and actually become proficient at it.

    Not us. Our upper management knows with certainty that anyone can get behind the wheel after 3 days of training and kick butt out there on the road. A new Sprinter, DRA, and top-notch management calling the shots. What could possibly go wrong?

    Our ops right now are like those aboard a nuclear attack submarine...precise, accurate, and always well-reasoned and executed. God, walking into a station today inspires you to greatness. Just like the crew on the sub, our crack team gets it right...every time.

    We are the A-Team baby!! Watch out, UPS, because we're going to wipe the floor with you. Just wait, that huge raise for mid-term employees is right around the corner, as are 10 year top-outs!! Wow!! What company tops out it's employees in only 10 years?

    We are the BEST!! Right? Making It Right should start with firing every single member of upper management, and then heading down the pyramid from there. This company sucks beyond belief. The best thing that could happen is to have a planeload of our top executives get flown into the side of a mountain.
     
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  2. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Even if they did do this stuff, it won't stem the tide because the trust is gone from lots of long time employees. Once you lose it you cannot get it back.
     
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  3. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I want to agree with you MFE but the flying into the mountain business is a bit extreme. They certainly have broken our trust to the point that anything they say has to be viewed with skepticism and ridicule. I convinced myself back in 2011 that they would come up with some kind of adjustment to make things right but never again until I actually see it.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    After what they've done to us van, I'm fine with any of them getting what they deserve.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Too late for the company to fix much of the wrong-doings that have piled up over the years unless there's a complete overhaul of upper management and Fred retires.
     
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  6. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    The only thing stopping them from topping out anyone with 10 plus years of service with the company is the company. They simply don't want to.
     
  7. Code43

    Code43 Member

    So, does anyone know if these rumors have any truth or weight to them? We've been told they are "working on a solution" blah blah blah.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you are asking if you should go car shopping....you may want to wait.
     
  9. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That's what they say every year. That should tell you something.
     
  10. Code43

    Code43 Member

    At this point we are just trying to hold on to the one car we have. It's tough to make ends meet working 35 hours a week.
     
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Times are tough here as well.

    I have had to switch to domestic caviar.
     
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  12. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    My advice would be to look at getting another job. If you are waiting for FedEx to actually care about its employees and increase pay, you'll be waiting a very, very, very,very longggggg time.
     
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  13. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Ground contractor in my area is hiring at 900 dollars a week you could work 55-60 hours for that
     
  14. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    But if you run at every stop, work through lunch, falsify , leave truck running with the bulkhead open like the other ground drivers you could cut that down to 50 hours.;)
     
  15. Code43

    Code43 Member

    Will be gone by the end of the summer unless FedEx shows things are going to change. If they topped us out I would stay. I'm not holding my breath for it Nor will it break my heart if it doesn't happen. We deliver packages. There's nothing special or amazing about it. I'm here to earn a paycheck. If they won't pay me for it I'll leave and do something else. I'm not even angry about it anymore. It's not even personal at this point.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What would it take (per hour) to make you stay?
     
  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    It doesn't really matter. What this means is they have come to the conclusion they know they have to do something to stop the turnover. As soon as there's an excuse to take they will. Just my 2 cents. Wouldn't trust these people at all.
     
  18. Code43

    Code43 Member

    >20
     
  19. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Yep...turnover is high, and employees with 17 years and less are :censored2: about not topping out at our location, and management still wonders why containers are overlooked and left at the stations and not making it to the ramp for the flights.

    Lots of RTD's are just doing enough to stay out of trouble, most guys I know refuse to do anything extra, and management has to call in the "on call" guys when we have a late plane as no one wants to stay late.
     
  20. hardball88

    hardball88 get'r done

    And Max Factor?