4-day work week

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by barnyard, May 17, 2010.

  1. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Today, the Express guy that delivers in my area had a guy riding along with him. Asked him about it and he says, "I am training him, I will only be working 4 day weeks from now on."

    Is this a company wide thing???

    He says that, starting next week, he will have Mondays off and the guy he was training will be doing the route.

    I would not mind the 10-11 hour days if I only had a 4 day week.
  2. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    We have one guy that runs 4 x 10 Its just cause on Mondays there isn't enough Volume for his route so its absorbed.
    Doesn't hurt that he's topped out either.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It is an extended route and he is at top rate.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    4x10's are a common way for FedEx to cut costs, but in my area they've been cut way-back because they don't have enough people to provide loop floats who cover for the 4/10 courier on his/her day off.
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Its an interesting idea that would be hard to implement at ups.We are guaranteed 8 hours,with time and a half after 8 hrs.
    Some folks are good with 8 hr days,others,like myself,appreciate an additional 12 hrs pay,with 8 hrs ot each week,
    which works out to be an extra $150+ clear every week.This is the only reason having a contract with your boss is good.
  7. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    4x10 seems good except for the lack of OT, its a great deal for topped out drivers, who can always sign up for an OT day if they want...
    Currently I work 5x10 so I get plenty of OT with the occasional 6th day OT if I sign up. But of course I have to work lots of OT to make a livable wage.
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The problem I found with 4X10's the managers are always trying to con you in to working your day off, sometimes even scheduling you without saying anything. If you did work on your day off they'd want you all 10 hours (no thanks!). Other than that the idea of 4X10's is fine.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought the whole idea behind the 4 10's was to save the company money. How would scheduling you for a 5th 10 accomplish that?
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Staffing problems.

    Turnover isn't exactly zero these days.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If staffing is an issue they should stick with a 5 day work week.
  12. jkcthird

    jkcthird New Member

    4 10s at UPS is 8 hrs overtime