What Will Fred Do If Obama Wins?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Obama is looking pretty good for the job of President and that won't sit well with Fred, who wanted his pocket poodle McCain for the job. I'm guessing that Smith will make unionization a performance issue for management, meaning that they will (unfairly) be held responsible if their particular station/terminal goes union.Remember, Obama is pro-Teamster and pro Employee Free Choice Act, so he's the anti-Christ as far as Smith is concerned. That said, after November 4th we can expect a flood of anti-union rhetoric, thinly veiled threats, and a renewed emphasis on courier performance issues. After all, he's going to want to recoup the millions he wasted on McCain, and, as usual, he'll get the money out of the hourly workforce.
     
  2. david cassin

    david cassin dublinbrown

    as an outsider i hope obama wins i think mccain is in the same mould as bush.and and as for that clown he has as his running mate a diff outfit worth thousands each day,what kind of a msg does that send out.
    and the issue with her brother in law coming back to haunt her.
    look at mccain when dhl came first to the usa and now they are down sizing he's against ups.he hasn't a clue.give him his pipe and slippers and his running mate can make his coco for him at night and tuck him in.:happy2:
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That was pretty tame for someone from the Old World.
    I assume you are a right-wing conservative over in Europe where Obama seems like a right-wing nutcase to you cradle-to-grave Socialists with your machine gun toting gendarmery running around the plazas. :surprised:
    Like Guinness though. :wink2:
     
  4. FedEx All the Way!

    FedEx All the Way! New Member

    Let's have OBAMA tax everyone making over $250,000. so the big guys can say - GO AHEAD TAX ME and I'll employ people in INDIA where it is cheaper. OK! smart one for USA!!!!!
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    I didn't know Sarah Palin had a twin who posts on the Brown Cafe....
     
  6. FedEx All the Way!

    FedEx All the Way! New Member

    WOW! You figured that one out - I guess now she does - that's 1 for me and 0 for you. GOOD-LUCK!!!!!!:rofl: And by your title to this post - you'll be the first to go!!!
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No, I've got major seniority. And comparing you to Sarah is not a compliment.....she's worthless. Can you find an Emoticon with it's head up it's butt? You can use it to represent yourself.
     
  8. hdkappler

    hdkappler Member

    o hell fred the plumber.had who come to my house one day.80.00 an hour.40 hour a week.3200.dollars.i would retire in 10 years.
     
  9. david cassin

    david cassin dublinbrown

    hoaxster i think your mixing us irish up with the french,our garda (police)don't are not armed with any guns....we ask first then shoot.......only joking.
    no i am not right wing i just think you will have the same old same old with mccain as you had with bush,we have a muppet government here in ireland,we had a great boom of 10 plus years,where did our money go to.
    they lined their own pockets,our pensioners took to the streets and the govt backed down on taking their medical card off for the overs 70s..
    from what i have read on obama he is a safer bet to get usa out of recession.:wink2:we
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yep but it was on purpose. I realize the Irish are not as Socialist as the French. It was a an association thing like Obama and Ayers.

    I was pretending I was TOS, passerby or D and figured I would post something really over the top and out of proportion to your post.

    Hope you realized it was an attempt at farce.

    Still like the Guinness.
     
  11. FedEx All the Way!

    FedEx All the Way! New Member

    You actually thought I took that as a compliment - GOOD GOD!
    Just to let you know the inside scoop - FedEx will be cutting hours, but it's for sure they will not be laying off employees (thank god for that, at least everyone gets to keep their jobs in this terrible economy). Things will be tight - so they recommend you save, save, save. They will weather out the storm.
    Now is there anything else (negative) you can say about the company?

    :thumbup:
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes. The only reason that FedEx will cut hours instead of laying-off is to avoid paying unemployment benefits. I suspect that they will cut to the point where it's barely worth it for people to even come in, and some folks will just quit...mission accomplished. Let's say that they cut the PT people back to 10 hrs from the current 17.5 hr minimum. It simply won't be worth it for a lot of them. It will probably still be profitable for FT employees, unless they severely cut the minimum hrs from the current 35. Fred has a strategy to get rid of as many people as he can...I'm just not sure which way he'll go. Either way, they can still crow about following P-S-P, because they technically have not pink-slipped anyone.
    One of these days, your husband is going to find out the hard way how this company really works. FedEx is famous for getting rid of managers on minor falsification issues or,more commonly, for failing to meet ridiculous and unattainable performance standards. He could be an excellent manager, and still "fail" because of the way the system works. Ask him if he has seen this happen to anyone else during his career, or if he's ever seen upper management intentionally set someone up to fail. You can also ask him why FedEx always gives employees the option to resign over simple termination. Even in cases of blatant theft or other major infraction, FedEx will forgo prosecution in trade for a resignation....no unemployment payment required. I know plenty of managers who know there is no such thing as job security at FedEx. Most have a back-up plan because they know they could be gone in a flash over nothing.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  13. david cassin

    david cassin dublinbrown

    no i knew you were fooling around,
    come to the emerald isle and sample a pint of guinness or 2..
    :wink2: