Third party background check ~ u suck! Ground/ HD

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    So the previous driver of my current route got perma~ DQed un June...

    I got transferred to a further hub to cover it

    Commute to that hub wasn't bad duing the summer and daylight is plentiful for me to drive 140~200 miles a day

    But now that school is back in session, there's an accident on the main highway that turns my 30 min commute to an hour and a half almost daily

    come on ground management! Get on their case as to move those background checks faster... these applicants aren't going to sit around twiddling their thumbs.

    Maybe it's a good thing they found something better. The Azon drivers in my area are now getting $15~hour driving dodge promasters or ford transit cargo vans

    Im already asking customers in my area to start applying now so i can cut my route in half by thanksgiving
     
  2. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    Hey, we're a company so :censored2:ty we have to beg customers to come work for us.
     
  3. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    I'm just telling them that the friggin background checks are taking a while... hence asking them if they know anyone with clean driving records to apply now!

    Funny thing is some say they rather stay home to collect welfare instead of earning some of what a subcontractor pays these drivers.
     
  4. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Right there is the problem with parts of America currently.
     
  5. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    Do you blame them? Why destroy your body and work for peanuts when the company doesn't care about you?

    If companies actually took care of their employees (pensions, actual fair pay/rewards, healthcare), I would bet you that this current welfare-queen-millennial thought process :censored2: would quickly shrink.
     
  6. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Im not blaming them, big companies have become so disconnected from reality that they actually advertise 10 dollar an hour jobs on billboards (because somehow 10 dollars an hour is supposed to be enough to live)
     
  7. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    To sum it all up.......Why work for nothing when you can do nothing for nothing? Recently a group of powdered and pressed metal manufacturers in this region had a big pow wow to gripe and moan about the fact that they are having a very hard time finding people willing to go to work in their blistering hot, noisy and dangerous mills for $9 starting wage with very slow upward progression.People just laughed at them for having stuck those mills out in remote areas for the specific reason that they would be in the midst of what they believed to be an inexhaustable supply of cheap labor.
     
  8. Bounty

    Bounty Active Member

    Still like to no why X has to approve the contractors employees?
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    DOT # = their fmcsa score
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They also have to approve the vendors (onsite mechanics, etc.) who com to stations.
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Do you have to get written approval from X anytime you wish to use the restrooms?
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    No, but I do just because I like to use the paper to flood the urinals.
     
  13. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Update : it is now November n no incoming drivers ... this is a huge problem ! not just at my hub, but at others as well in my state

    They're failing on the background checks & ~ or drug tests

    Sigh, i may get my wish and be driving a bigger piece o shi.. this peak, yay !

    Maybe, while waiting for the background to clear, they wised up and found better seasonal work elsewhere . youse iEsspeas better offer up macadamia nuts instead of peanuts !
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Because they are actually FedEx employees.
     
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  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    A Republican corporate wet dream...cheap labor and RTW. Then Trump says he will be saving the middle class, by catering to the powdered and pressed class.
     
  16. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    I'm not in a RTW state, so i have no idea how that works

    but i am predicking another scab plan by Fredex Ground in the near future, where the company will hire "cartage agents" again any pay them better than what an iasspea can provide for their "employees".

    if i get wind of that in my state, im hopping to a rental cagovan and become one of them at triple the pay ! i am well versed in the powerpad process n knows how to use doortags, so im all set to go.

    plus, theyll turn a blind eye on adhering to DOT HOS rulez for them since they're truely independent service providers
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Joint employees.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Reporting to whom?
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Depends on the day. I've had one DQ'd by the company in the last 2 months. Instead of issuing an opportunity to cure to the contractor for employee transgressions, they can simply DQ them. They get to keep the structure of the contract but treat the drivers like their own employees .
     
  20. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    BB, i recalled there was a list of stuff that gets a driver DairyQueened for a set time or permanently ... can u provide the list of no - nose on this site.
    so potential homeless people and immigrants know before they set foot in the door for the Application ?

    for example, refusing to take a random drug test (duh, u hiding something, bro ?) assumes that u smoking maryjane n don't wanna admit it.... would that go on his record n gets insta - banned for life ?