What Is The Biggest Upper Management Lie You've Ever Heard?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is upper management only. Mine nomination is the reasoning behind killing-off the pension. It's tied with P-S-P for the most outrageous whopper.
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Anytime they open their mouth and address us, you can pretty much assume it's all lip service.
  3. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    During the 90's as many here know we went about 4.5 years without raises for topped out employees. I remember Fred Smith telling us one year during that period in the World Wide Update that if he gave a 2% raise to topped out employees it would cost the company an extra $30 million a YEAR, and they just couldn't afford it. That same month FedEx announced that they had achieved their first $250 million dollar profit in one QUARTER.
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    "Our freight forcast for peak season indicates lighter than usual volume."
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    That just about sums it up.
    We can't give you a raise but, we can buy new, more fuel efficient, aircraft.
  6. Guapo

    Guapo New Member

    What cactus said, then we get blown out.
  7. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Sounds real typical of Memphis.

    P.S. You suck Smith!!!
  9. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    "A union will never do anything for you"


    The old stand by's "why do you want to top out anyway? You'd have nothing to shoot for.." or "let me check into it and I will get back to you..."
  11. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    I remember this, going without a pay increase for 5 years. We should have seen the writing on the wall.....
  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    True, they finally did come through with pretty good raises for topped out employees. Then they crapped on mid-range employees to pay for those raises, and they made sure through lobbying that they'd never have to worry about a union again. We like to say that the older employees have a better work ethic, etc but truth is that older employees have something to work for, while younger ones don't give a damn because they're getting a raw deal. What a joke this has all become.
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They finally came through with a raise only when we were threatening to go union in 1996-97. Think that maybe we should have voted it in? Of course, we never got the chance to vote because of the fast one Fred's buddies in Congress pulled with the FAA Reauthorization Act. Oh, yeah, and the Teamsters fled like their panties were on fire.
  14. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    You're right, meant to say they came up with pretty good raises due to the union scare. It's my firm belief that they've always been this way, and only were generous early on to build the brand with quality people.