After reading "From The Chairman" I am motivated...to do the exact opposite of what Fred is asking for. While he turns the screws once again, we need to do our best to force him to back-off if possible. That means not turning in Sales Leads, not fulfilling the Purple Promise, and not being a stellar employee. Even if we continued to play Fred's game, he'd keep right on with the takeaways. Do not help fellow couriers make service. Most of you already know that this will go against you on SPH anyway because leaving your area to help someone will show a gap, and create a window of "unproductive" time. Being a hero isn't appreciated anyway. The same goes for pickups. If you are having a light day, stretch it out so you are unavailable to help rescue other drivers. Don't perform reattempts or indirects, and make the customer come get their package if at all possible. In other words, do the bare minimum possible. Be safe. That means driving the speed limit. You'll find your stress level goes way down when you simply no longer care and just perform your job with the mindset that you are just driving around delivering boxes, much like the Ground guy does. When you return to the building...just leave. Don't volunteer to work the cans or help code at a "coding party". Most of the time management is somewhere else anyway. If you have specialized training in HAZMAT or International, consider leaving the position and let management find somone else to take your place. If you scan documents, slow it down as much as you can. We have no means of fighting back except slowing down and performing a lower quality of work that results in less revenue for FedEx. Before everyone jumps on me, please consider what other options you have to express your displeasure at having your insurance premiums and deductibles raised, and your coverage reduced. Every day, Fred is lowering your net income by making you pay instead of the company. While lowering your overall compensation, he is simultaneously raising expectations. Be smart, and don't play his game. Mr. Smith could care less if you live or die, and if you slam into a tree and kill yourself, your route will be retired, and your family will get a cheap card and flowers saying how much you meant to FedEx. That's it. You'll be replaced, and life will go on. Evereything I've said about Ground getting XS and E2 is true, and this was confirmed to me by someone high enough in the company to know. XS will be first, with E2 coming later. No specific changeover date has been announced. Don't do anything you don't have to do, because there is no payoff for you at this company except increased stress and aggravation if you are a "performer". Like I've said, Fred woud love to get rid of you anyway. Don't play this bastard's game any more.