WAD may get you a suspension...

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Nolimitz, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Co-worker in my loop got a 1/2 day suspension essentially for WAD. He had a late bulk P1 stop (13 pcs). He explained to mgt. that he was only following DRA. They took it as insubordination. Since they have "mentioned" in the past the need to break route to make bulk P1's on time. Sounds like they want their cake and to eat it too. Needless to say our senior is a major D_ck.
  2. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Just like the messages that come through about 10. Please deliver the apple and anda medicine before 1030. Even if we leave the building late. Promises made to customers yet no communication or promises to employees. Laugh every time I see that. But still the best are the messages followed by #fedexpride
  3. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    He should head straight to HR while shopping for an employment attorney.
  4. #FedEx pride has turned into a running joke at my station.
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Loved the one last week about dazzling the customer with our professionalism. Seriously!?!? They pay someone to write this stuff?
  6. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    So they want you guys to follow this DRA thing but only when it suits them? Sounds like FedEx to me!
  7. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    I would GFT that just to make a point.

    We've reached the point where we have so many conflicting "hoops" to jump through you can't possibly make it through them all without getting tripped up. When I've mentioned this to our Sr and asked, "How are we supposed to know which is the most important?" the answer has been, "They're all important."
  8. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I had a co worker say during a meeting that management is actually getting in the way of us doing our jobs. It is getting to a ridiculous point.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    For a half-day suspension which he earned by not using common sense?
  10. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We're not allowed to use common sense. That's why we have engineers who have never run a route, telling us how to do our jobs.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have the same but are also told to use our best judgment.
  12. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    You can't have it both ways. We don't have that DRA thing here but from everything I've read, our guys have been told to follow it to a T no matter how much it doesn't make sense. Then when it doesn't make sense and they follow what they've been told, they get suspended. It's a no win situation.
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Exactly! It was just as likely that he would have been suspended for using his best judgement and disregarding DRA. He should fight it.
  14. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    FedEx; a LOSE LOSE proposition - DAMNED if ya do, DAMNED if ya don't. It's sort of like being in boot camp where you can't possibly do the right thing - it's simply not permitted.
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Oh. They can't give you OLCC's for that! They can't do that!
  16. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he had a choice between a dozen+ late packages and less than a dozen late packages, and he chose poorly.

    The needs of the many and all that jazz.
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You cannot be disciplined for WAD if you are simply doing what you are told. They want everything on their terms, even when they make the bad decisions. Sorry, but that doesn't fly. FedEx has become a lunatic asylum.
  18. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    If the CRR had made no dels. except P1, there's no way around the late del.
  19. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I haven't followed DRA since it started.
  20. DraCircles

    DraCircles New Member

    It takes practice to WAD correctly. The courier should have covered himself by sending dispatch a message stating he would be having p1 lates and needed help or by contacting his manager (via customer phone) and putting it back on them.