"Why you wanna top out"

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Broke, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Broke

    Broke Member

    Anyone else hear this from their senior manager? Anytime there is a meeting with our senior, the top out question always comes up. His response usually is "why you wanna top out, you'd have nothing to look forward to" Lately though his answer has been "I'm not even topped out". Anyone care to add the dumbest thing theyve ever been told reguarding pay by their senior?
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    "Nothing to look forward to" is the official response, but I've heard some other good ones. One popular alternative is that "FedEx is going through a downturn". "We need to invest in new planes, so there is no money for raises" is another I've heard multiple times.
  3. 55+

    55+ Member

    Thats when you say Why do I Want to hit 100%?..I wont have anything to shoot for!
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Good idea.

    I want to see the look on their faces when we feed them the same bull:censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: they try feeding us.
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    instant response to Management "I'm looking forward to some semblance of retirement" "BTW how's your boat payment"
  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I like it!
  7. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Didn't seem to effect the CIO's 80% pay raise this year.
  8. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    That is so dumb, it doesn't even make sense. First off, why would anyone want to look forward(Wait) to become top of pay? Is He trying to say that once you're topped, you'll no longer receive raises? We all know that not to be true. In fact, I've made more than one comment to different managers that if the company continues to give the Topped raises every time the mid range gets theirs, we'll never catch up to the top. Do they know that? I get the line," the company values the employees that were here in the beginning and they will always be taken care of." Nothing to look forward to? What a bunch of skittles. I look forward to my vacations not whether or not if I'm getting apprenticeship removed. Because if you really thing about it, anyone not a top is being paid as a apprentice.
  9. IsItME

    IsItME New Member

    Very funny. I've seen some stupid managers and heard stupid remarks before but ain't nothing more stupider than that. Hey your wife is going into labor!! We are going to pull the baby 75% the way out and you'll see a good part of him. Why do you want to see the rest of him? You'll have nothing to look forward to later on.
  10. WickedTexan

    WickedTexan Member

    This is their goto line, and I've heard it from 4 different seniors for the last 10+ years. My retort is always, "Why would you want to live in a mansion, you could never dream about living in a better house?"
  11. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    How about just a house? LOL
  12. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Your response should be simple..."Top me out and I'll take the risk" or "You mean once you're topped out, you won't ever get a raise again?"
    He should talk to his/her boss the way you're talking to yours.