Working 12-27

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    My hunch is that it will be required because there will be hundreds of thousands of undelivered Christmas packages. Bet on it.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Not for me! I'll be on vacation. Wahoo!
     
  3. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    They can get the newbies to do it. I'll be at home with my kids.
     
  4. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    I don't celebrate Christmas, so sign me up.
     
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    What's the latest on hiring 10's of thousands of temp couriers? We should be ok with all the extra folks, right?
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I've seen no movement yet other than a sheet outside a manager's door asking for referrals.
     
  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    UPS in my city has already hired 14 extra drivers and 32 walkers. FedEx? Still waiting to see if our station is approved for 1 temp.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. Very little in the way of preparation. In other words, they learned nothing from last year.
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    MT3 probably wants to cut routes anyway during December. He's not sure yet when Christmas is this year.
     
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  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I can't think of anyone I hate that much.
     
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  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Obviously, that's how most people in my station think also. The list has been up almost two weeks, and in a bldg with over 150 people, there are only three names on it. Lol
     
  12. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    The only thing we've been told in regards to peak is we will have extra power pad batteries and 5 more rentals than last year, and we will be working the weekend before. Considering we had about 15k undelivered pieces in building until about Dec.29 last year, this year will be total chaos again. It's like a psuenomie you know that's coming and make no plans.
     
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  13. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    WTF is a psuenomie!!!????
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Tsunami...I think.
     
  15. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    A big ass wave.....sometimes spell check isn't my friend!
     
  16. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    I expect late night deliveries this year. With the tragedy involving the shooting death of the young postman, considerations should be taken. Too many people living in this country seem to be looking for any reason/excuse to kill someone. Pure hate or for whatever reason, they want to kill. Sure hope we never hear a story of someone getting killed walking back to their truck after dropping off a package. That goes for competitors too.
     
  17. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Your phone autocorrected tsunami to psuenomie? What are you using, an IPhone 0.5?
     
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  18. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I call BS. ;)
     
  20. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    At my station the entire ops manager team will grab a truck and Ppad and go onroad when we are short-handed. Wait...did I mention we only have one a.m. and one p.m. manager? Shrug. It's the thought that counts.