"A New Direction"

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by vantexan, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    At our morning meeting today both Ops mgrs used the phrase "the company is going in a new direction". One said if we can't make service we might not have a job much longer. Not a threat, he said, just the new reality. The other said that Express is going to become a smaller division. Current PTers who work mornings will be expected to take on open PUP rts and become FT. Interesting that both used the same phrase. Sounded like something told to them on a conference call. Anyone hearing anything along these lines?
  2. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Guess I'll see when I get back in August.
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That was the phrase used when they rolled out the ISP model at Ground. Look for significant changes.
  4. probellringer

    probellringer Member

    maybe i am missing something...but we deliver packages...they have us doing everything backwards except driving..gimme a break
  5. jmeti000

    jmeti000 Member

    Hmmm, I havent heard anything...but Im at a ramp and dont see much in the way of drivers. I will poke around and see what I can find out though. If there is a change coming, Im sure it will affect more than just the drivers, at least in some way...and I like to keep up on whether or not Im gonna get the "shaft" while corporate tries to convince me (or us) that the change is another "good thing".
  6. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    I know that in our district they're really tightening up on our on-road performance metrics.
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Making service is only gonna be as good as what Fred wants to pay for and these days it isn't very much my friends.

    The upper management is setting us up to fail plain and simple.

    If they can couriers for not making service (incompetence in their eyes) they'll all be eligeble for unemployment benefits and a large number of potential lawsuits.
  8. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    It's been that way since I started. Nothings changed.
  9. FedEx2000

    FedEx2000 New Member

    And has anyone EVER been fired for having lates? No. Not hitting your SPH based on demonstrated performance? That's a performance issue and a whole other can of worms.
  10. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    I've never known anyone to be fired for having lates. But, isn't that also a performance issue?
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Nobody I know has ever been fired for having lates. They'd have to fire everyone if that was the case. Now SPH based on demonstrated performance, if someone isn't hitting the precious numbers the engineers pull out of a hat, don't they first have to go through the courier improvement process?

    Van, are you sure this mananger isn't just blowing smoke just so his employees will make good numbers?

    Chances are he may be lying (big surprise, I know) just to make himself look good on paper.
  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Somehow my answer got into the middle of yours, sorry.
  13. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I think looking at UPS should give us a clue. How many dedicated overnight delivery drivers are at a typical UPS station? If they're trying to emulate UPS then Ground drivers are going to handle more and more overnight deliveries and Express will be handling much less. If they are ever able to shift all the cellphones over to Ground Express will be in trouble.
  14. FedEx2000

    FedEx2000 New Member

    Yes, they do.
  15. Bailey4

    Bailey4 New Member

    VanTexan, so if AM PT's will be forced to go FT and take open pup rotes then what happens to PT's currently on PM pup routes? Do they get forced full time as well?
  16. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    That might just be unique to our station's circumstances. We seem to have a hard time keeping enough PM pickup couriers. I run an extended rt so don't know exactly what they're doing beyond what they said in that meeting.
  17. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    PT might be given the option to go FT. But, they certainly can't be forced to.
  18. WhatCrass

    WhatCrass New Member

    Yeah, there's a union drive of over 500 FedEx Freight workers in California and 70 FedEx Ground package handlers in Massachusetts are holding a union certification election on the 12th.

    Freddy Smith's is on full alert right now.
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Being the huge weasel that Smith is will probably try to get his legal department to delay things.

    Wasn't this already delayed once?
  20. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Funny our sta just hired three new(transfer/retiree) AM PTrs and transferred in a FTr, meanwhile I'm stuck PM(wanting to go back to FT(long story))
    meanwhile they are forcing some routes to go 4x10, most drivers aren't making minimum hours(so they get the guarantee pay) and of course rumor has floated for years that they will split our sta 4 ways to the surrounding stations... a New Direction would be getting rid of the overhead(excess management)