what type of tips are you getting this peak?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by HomeDelivery, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    I'm feeling the full swing of peak season starting monday... yeap, mainly walmart parcels and flatscreens as well as apple ipad minis in my daily runs so far...

    with the bad economy, some customers are giving me some weird tips:


    Tues: this is the actual full size can from a customer! haha, it did stave off my starvation after working 11-12 hour days non-stop...

    Wed: another customer owns a domino's pizza store when i delivered her 3 razor electric powered bikes for her sons:

    a medium cheese pizza... cold, but tasty for my "Linner" (lunch-dinner)

    a $2 tip, which i quickly went to a local mini-mart on the way back to the terminal to buy a powerball ticket... let's see if i'm lucky...:fingerscrossed:


    so what wacky tips are you guys gettin'?:imok:
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS drivers are not allowed to accept tips.:wink2:
  3. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Last year I raked in about $250 in cash.
    Those customers always get their packages on time and or, early.


    Tips are nowhere near what they used to be. But, as a matter of fact, Fedex policy prohibits couriers accepting gifts (cash and/or tangibles) valued over $25.00. At least that's what it used to be. Not that anyone pays attention to this dumb policy...:)
  5. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Weird. Wonder how the execs keep those golf outings paid for by vendors under 25 bucks. Miniature golf maybe?
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The monetary limit of $25 was set to avoid any favoritism.
  7. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I never get cash. But I get a LOT of baked goods. Cookies, breads, brownies, cinnamon rolls... Since hunting season is over now I also get a lot of deer jerky. Gotta be careful with that stuff... Had a few rough rides home from eating too much.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    But if you do accept them, just be sure to report them at tax time like I always do.
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    How about this tip from a manager at my Ramp last night?.......Wear your best uniform on Monday because there will be a film crew from Nightline here.
  10. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Tips, never expected any so I'm never dissappointed that I've never received one. In my previous career as a shipping manager, my boss always made sure to give me two crisp hundred dollar bills at Chritsmas time, one for the UPS driver and one for the Fedex Express driver. He gave me fifties for the LTL drivers.
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    UPS drivers don't need them...
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We may not "need" them but we appreciate them just the same.
  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    What kind of tips do feeder drivers get?? Cups of coffee ho ho's donuts ect....
  14. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    whew, good thing i'm not a FedEx employee; i only act like one:peaceful: but, i'll state your quote as i place the $ in my shirt pocket...:money:

    too bad only Upstate & a few others chimed in; i wanted to see what the browners get... they probably trump us in this dept as well (o wait, they're all too busy to reply... it is peak after all)

    have a safe peak; i'll probably be out there the full 13 hours today...
  15. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    no monetary tips yet, but a very attractive divorcee caught me by surprise under the office mistletoe .........

    i had to adjust soon thereafter
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's still a bit too early to be receiving tips.

    How many drivers tip their preloaders and helpers? My preloader will get $100 and my helper will get $50 plus lunch on the 24th.
  17. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    preloader, yes

    praying i don't get a helper
  18. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Never about money,tips or gifts, It's all about job satisfaction.......lol
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    While the money, tips or gifts are nice, a sincere "thank you" and heartfelt handshake are enough for me.
  20. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Agreed, some of my tips, go to the local food bank,
    I try to give back.....