32 Years Of Service And All He Got Was ....

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by NonyaBiznes, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    "0" ... nada, nil, nothing. Shut The Front Door!

    Yes, Michael found out how much the operation gave a rats, that he retired yesterday. No hotdogs, no cake, no certificate ... nothing.
    We received an email weeks ago about the "big celebration". But as everyone prepared to say goodbye, alas ...

    No one could figure out where the fiesta was being held; a few phones calls, profanities and WTF's later ...


    Sorry Michael ... if we would have known that your manager was such a total "failure", we would have sent you off with a bang!

    * sigh *
  2. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    A 10 dollar sheet cake is not in the budget for a 32 year hourly. Oh and Michael won't be replaced. The rest of you will have to absorb his route.
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I think this scenario says a lot about the utter disdain FedEx has for it's employees. 32 effing years, and a big fat zero. All you have to do is look at the JCATS postings to see that his position will either be absorbed or split into PT routes. Even if he had received his Costco "BZ" cake and had the little crap party, it would still be a pathetic sendoff.
  4. Guapo

    Guapo New Member

    Wow, not even 1 of those Styrofoam fdx planes for him to hang on his ceiling???


    We had one of the office workers retire yesterday because he took the buyout...lucky sum bugger. They planned a big to do for him with the managers but the late start screwed it all up....lol He's an awesome give you the shirt off his back kind of guy too.
  6. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    Just had late 20 year employee retire. Had a nice breakfast ($150 range) and plaque.
  7. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    We had a couple of very high seniority people retire in the past month, managers did nothing but mention it at belt meeting. A couple of employees got together and threw together a nice party for them at a local eatery, and everyone chipped in to help.
  8. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    So sad......
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center generally spends $200-300 for each retirement party.
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    As much as we do for this ungrateful company, when someone gives 20+ years of their life they should be given a hell of a lot better than what we've seen here.
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Our latest 30 yr guy to retire got the Costco cake and a card. He was so happy to be getting away from this sinking ship, he could of cared less.
  12. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Are you sure he wasn't given a small plaque with the words, "You should be happy to of had a job for 20+ years in this economy".? I could've swore they were giving those out..:whistling
  13. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    The only thing I expect these days is a days pay....."jump in the back of the truck.."
  14. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    We had a couple guys these past 10 years retire and then inquired about coming back, (their retirement plan did not work as both spouses got laid off before they could retire themselves). I hate hearing about these situations because all you have to do is look around and see elderly people not enjoying their golden years instead they're working menial jobs to supplement their lost income.
  15. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    20 years from now, the average middle class person will need to work until he's dead. Unless he works for the city, his company will have stolen his, and his peers, pensions. And this is ok for the people who cry socialists are hurting America's Job creators. That is, until they're 79 years old working night time security at Cracker Barrel or living out their final days in Puebla or Senegal.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Well isn't that special?
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    That's pretty sad. It also speaks poorly of the FedEx "retirement" plan, even the old one. I've known several people who had to come back when a spouse died or there was a divorce. I cannot imagine having to return to this place...ever.
  18. Fedexoffice_driver

    Fedexoffice_driver New Member

    You know what really gets me why why why FedEx Corp a company with million dollars planes expensive race cars and crews massive fleet etc ....cannot put up a simple web page dedicated to all the drivers out there that have been killed doing there jobs a simple google will give you a list of drivers from all the opcos who been tragically killed.Not even a simple honor so sad :(
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Actually it is. The retiree receives a plaque, his/her spouse/life partner and children are recognized, there is a cake, flowers, and sometimes a catered breakfast. The DM, center manager and on-car will all say a few words. The driver will (usually) be given a light day so as to have time to say good-bye to their customers. They may get a long of things right but they do give retirees a proper send-off. The ceremony for our Circle of Honor drivers is even more elaborate, although it has been watered down significantly from years past when they used to have a big dinner at a fancy hotel with the driver and his spouse spending the night free of charge.

    Personally a handshake and sincere "thank you" would suffice for me.
  20. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Maybe you've forgotten, but you're talking to people here that would not be happy even if Fedex gave them the moon when they retired.