Why so quiet about raises?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DontThrowPackages, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Usually, sometime during January, the heads talk up our raises that come in march. Boasting about how "We're the only company,in these financial times to...." This year, I have heard nothing. I assume we are getting them but why are they so quiet this year. I've given up on ever making top of pay but after going Yahoo Finance, typing in the Company name to see the amount of profits, I see no reason why we can't have whats "due" us.
  2. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Because we didn't due enough!
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    That's because this year FedEx actually intends to cut our base pay by 3%. And even such a creatively-thinking outfit such as ours hasn't quite figured out a good way to boast about it yet....although I'm certain they're working diligently on it as we speak
  4. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    The best I can assume is the same ~3% we got last year. Best case scenario.
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I'm working my finances on the assumption we won't be getting any raises.
  6. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    You should always do this
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If we get a raise, and that's a big IF, it will only be because Fred took that amount (or more) from you somewhere else. Your "raise" will be more than offset by takeways.
  8. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I always do this!
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Any raise we get won't make back most of the take aways, only a small portion.
  10. xfedx

    xfedx New Member

    Raises? You want to talk about the need for a raise let's share what the average FedEx Ground and Home Delivery driver makes. As advertised by contractors and Kelly Temp services trying to lure in more suckers the pay ranges from $550 - $700 weekly. So lets say the average driver makes $650 weekly and works on average 12 hours daily. That works out to a whooping $10.83 an hour to work your ass off with no lunch hour, few if any breaks and NO BENEFITS!!!!! Talk about slave labor. This company is run like a sweat shop! I hate FedEx!
  11. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    No raise this year
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You have a bad attitude.
  13. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Ten bucks an 10? You can drive a forklift and make that...work in a warehouse.
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Hate FedEx all you want, remember you don't work for FedEx... take it up with your boss.
  15. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    $50 on this.
  16. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Two weeks to go before "raises" kick in. But we all know There will be no raises this year and possibly next year as well. You don't like it? Then leave so your route can be split into a AM and PM route and given to two kids we took from ground LOLOL.
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You are probably right. Whenever they "give" us something, it's usually a huge dog and pony show about how "we're giving raises despite the bad economy", blah, blah, blah. In other words, congratulating themselves for being so good to us.

    I no longer care, because anything we get will more than be compensated for by what they will take away. It's interesting to watch the contract negotiations over at UPS, where they are fighting over medical costs. At FedEx, Smith just says, "your medical premiums are ___% higher and your policy no longer covers___." Just a dictate, with absolutely nothing to do in retaliation but leave or work slower.

    It was the same with the Traditional Retirement Plan. "It's gone".
  18. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    IMHO, by 2020 retirement plans of any kind will no longer be offered to front line employees.
  19. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    You can be sure I won't cover the cost of living increases over the past year. It hasn't in a long time.
  20. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    That's for damm sure