2% raises (2019) for 1-3 step progression folks... bend over, and simply take this

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by slavingforfx, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. slavingforfx

    slavingforfx New Member

    What a blow.
    Today we were told about 2019 raises. Being in step 3, and looking for that extra $1 was motivating. Now, all I got is $0.37 raise, and no guarantee this won’t be repeated in 2020. Suddenly that 10 step progression pay became 12,13,14,15.... years progression pay for the bottom of us.
    As manager said, you should be happy there even is a raise.

    Step 4 up to 9 without changes, and I think top folks will get 2% as well.

    Dealing with the abuse from management, and their imaginary expectations is pushing me further away from sticking with this company. Sorry, just venting. That’s all.
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Fredex. Get out while you can. No joking, I'm :censored2:ing serious.
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  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I thought it was 2% across the board, if they screwed the middle folks again, it's gonna get ugly.

    Time to slow down 2%, have 2% more P1 Lates, take 2% longer to fuel up, take a 2% larger dump in the back of the truck, submit 2% less sales leads(whats 2% of Zero?)
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Yes 2% for everyone including starting pay and topped out.
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Slapped Upside-da-Head Member

    Happy to have a raise, happy to have a job - for all the things I have to be happy about I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to wipe this goofy grin off my happy face. (and I have pharrell playing on a constant loop in my truck all day).
    Happy me!! :thumbup:
  6. slavingforfx

    slavingforfx New Member

    What I meant about the steps 4 and above was that those groups will get raises as planned in the 10 years step progression. Just the 1-3 and top pay will only get 2%, instead of planned step progression $ number.
  7. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    Defnitely time to hang it up.
  8. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    Nobody gets a step up this yr afaik..
  9. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I think Mr. Fedex was so right all those years ago. Express is great for one thing: Get them to pay and train you for your Class A License. Get experience driving. Then go apply for an outfit that pays 7-10$ more per hour.
  10. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Until they slap you upside your head with the increase in your health insurance premiums.:fishbashsmile:
  11. slavingforfx

    slavingforfx New Member

    Yup, you are right. Confirmed this morning with memos laying all around couriers room. 2% across the board.
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Slapped Upside-da-Head Member

    Yuuup, we definitely know that’s coming..........happy! happy! happy! happy! :clap:
  13. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Active Member

    Sorry to say, Fedex Express is just a job and no longer a career.
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  14. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Took me 19 years to top out, I started when I was 38. My suggestion is that unless you are happy just scraping by, you need to jump ship NOW...

    This is normal FedEx behavior, they are good with saying one thing and doing something less. I remember when we used to get a March and October pay raise, an average of 3 to 3.5% each time, they took that away and slowly lowered the percentage, kinda like dropping a frog into a pot of water and slowly the temperature.

    You simply cannot trust the company to do what they say when it comes to pay and benefits. That is just one of the major reasons we really need a union. Look at how much more UPS drivers take home, and they have a real pension YOU DON'T
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  15. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    The only time a union will come seriously knocking is as soon as we get the government to classify us as a trucking company, not an airline. That will drop us from the RLA and Freddys "government protection" will be gone, leaving the union to pounce.

    So, until the RLA goes away.. we won't have a union.
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    fedx Extra Large Package

  17. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Fred and his good ‘ol boys are good at making promises and avoiding responsibilities to both employees and customers. He’s got a library full of excuses every time the front line employees get screwed. He’ll be happy to pull another one straight out of his ass anytime.
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Probably will never happen as shipping is a major cost of most corporations. If pay significantly increases so does their shipping costs.
  19. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Someone better tell UPS then. Gotta be living on borrowed time.
  20. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    You think that when the government was considering letting Express unionize in 2010 that CEO's of other corporations weren't weighing in against it with their congressmen?