As this company slowly sinks into a sea of lunacy, I had to take a break and visit my uncle fredo in Las Vegas. He works as a bookie at a major hotel and is willing to give odds on just about everything. Over dinner one evening he asked me how things were going at fedex. I told him it feels like being on Social Security-cut in hours, index inflation pay increases and the "be glad you still have a job attitude" from the F troop management team in Memphis( I give them all a grade of F-but I digress.) He smiled. I asked him what the odds are of getting a real pay raise in October. He said and I quote "you got a better chance of getting into heaven". He also made another sage observation about fortune 500 corporations-"They would sell their own mothers if they could turn a profit." I had to agree.