For those of you who think things are going to improve at Express...think again. Fred has already made it clear that he thinks we are overpaid. Upper management has firmly embraced the Ground-inspired ideal that anyone can deliver packages efficiently if given the proper tools (read DRA). They see it working at Ground, and figure it will also work at Express. To them, we are just units of production, and the units at Express make more than the units at Ground. To them, this is a logical disconnect because we "do the same thing". Without a union or ANY means of fighting-back short of resistance tactics like WAD and calling-in sick, there is little to nothing that can be done. Whatever idiotic dictate and/or policy they issue from MEM, we have to comply...or else. And that's just the way they like it in the Ivory Tower at Plantation HQ. I had a very senior Ops Manager confide in me the other day that "they are intentionally making the courier job as miserable as possible so they can get people to quit". BINGO!! In stations where volumes are up, it might not be as obvious, but in stations with low volumes where people are getting minimums? They want you gone. As R1a has said, they don't want anyone from the previous version of Express around to let the new people know how badly they are getting screwed. For example, they certainly don't want me telling the new hire that there is virtually zero chance of full-time, OT, that they will never reach top wage, or informing them about our superb "retirement plan". And because that's exactly what I DO tell them, they want me gone. That, and the fact that I'm topped-out. In another thread, I mentioned the heavy investment Fred has made in new vehicles and aircraft. This is in addition to DRA and all of it's associated problems. I don't care how efficient the vehicle and aircraft fleets are...Fred isn't going to be able to make it up AND also fulfill his Wall St. promises of profits and savings. Where will he get his money back? From you...that's where. Watch for lowered minimum pay, even more discipline and ridiculous demands for productivity, and further cuts to benefit programs and/or higher costs to the employee for same. This will happen...count on it. In the meantime, WAD and do whatever else you can to throw a wrench into the machinery. Fred's "success" will come at your expense, just as it always has. You need to realize this and take concrete action to stop him. That means a union, and even if you're still on full-strength Kool-Aid, even you will eventually figure this out.