FedEx Express has spent many years skillfully crafting an image that is now being threatened by social media. Not unlike a politician, who acts one way in public, and another in private, FedEx projects an image of precision in motion, where your package is carefully and expeditiously routed and delivered to it's final destination by an army of dedicated, loyal workers. In general, the public has a very positive image of FedEx, and they think we still love good old Fred. Few know what really goes on behind the scenes in the sausage factory.
But all of that is being threatened, and the inner workings and machinations of FedEx and it's leaders are being brought out into the open, via the social media. FedEx is already trying to stop it, but that is like shoveling sand against the tide, because dictating that employees stop being honest about the way FedEx really works is a solution from the past. Sorry Fred, but you're not going to stop Facebook, Twitter, or any of the social media from exposing you. That's something you might have gotten away with 30 years ago when your lame policy memo would have been typed-out on an IBM Selectric.
I predict that there will actually be an increase in revelations about this company and the way it does business. Fred and his upper management clones can no longer keep the genie in the bottle. The market level scam, inequitably-applied discipline, and the rest of the games are rapidly being exposed to he light of day, and many employees are finally becoming aware that Mr. Smith most certainly does not have their best interests at heart.
FedEx can make all the claims it want...and we can expose them for the lies that they are. When they say they are "green", there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of examples of why FedEx is one of the least green companies out there. The same thing goes for the rest of the hype, and we owe it to the public to let them see the way this corporation really operates. It's all one big, fat LIE.
Expose them, and their illegal actions, and let the free market decide where the shipping dollars go. After all, Fred believes in capitalism, right? Never mind that he has rigged the "market" in his favor through political malfeasance. Let's let everyone know what this company is up to and the way they "respect" employees.