Hey guys. I've been reading this forum for a couple weeks now, since I applied as a package handler at FedEx. I just moved to where I live and am desperately looking for a job. I've applied for any relevant positions to my experience or anything else I can think I'd have a chance at doing and no dice, so far. From what I've read, FedEx will "hire anyone" for a package handling position. So anyway, I applied about two weeks ago maybe, for a FedEx Express, who's hiring two different shifts for package handlers. One of the shifts' hours are perfect for me, my school schedule, etc. The pay is better than anything I've ever been paid. I've never worked anywhere that offers any benefits at all. I know a lot of you guys say the pay is low and the benefits suck, but at this point I need something and this job just seems like a good fit for me. After I applied, I called the 800 number to get some more information. I asked if there was an HR department and who I'd be able to talk to just to follow up on an application, maybe a manager to where I applied, just to let them know how interested I am. I was told by the woman I spoke to that the applications are mailed out to the locations themselves and FedEx "doesn't really have an HR department". Ok. So I google and find the local phone number of the location where I applied and tried for three days to get a manager on the phone. Finally I did, this was last week. I gave him my name, told him how willing to work a physical job I am, that the job seems perfect for me, I think I'd be a great fit, etc etc. He took my name down and said thank you etc. So today, I call the location again to see if I could talk to the manager and see if he had looked at my app. The girl that answered basically wouldn't let me talk to the manager and told me that applications are NOT sent to the locations where you apply, they are sent to HR in Memphis. Okay... She also told me applications can take three to six weeks to "process" before anyone hears back for an interview. So, anyone know what the right answer is? Do they just not like my application and are pursuing other people? How can I tell the right people that I really think I would be a great fit for this job, that I really want it, etc? Also, there's an observation for FedEx Ground package handlers in a few days. Should I go to that and try to get a job there instead? I've read on here and elsewhere that Express is superior to Ground in a few ways, but I really need a job. Sorry this is so lengthy but I didn't know where else to ask this stuff. Thanks guys!