Big announcement coming in Jan

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by snowcat66, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. snowcat66

    snowcat66 Member

    Have heard this here and there but no confirmation. With Express struggling and always in the business news with a negative spin have heard express may be giving more volume to ground which is more profitable. already have too many people from the Amazon hiring spree then after letting Amazon go theres not much work for some. this would make things worse.
  2. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    How can Express give "more" volume to Ground when it hasn't given them any?
  3. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't sit up at night worrying about. Furthermore Ground is going to have it's hands full with Smart Post. And with all the struggles they're having this peak season trying to keep up handing them even more volume would not be a wise thing to do.
  4. snowcat66

    snowcat66 Member

    Express has always been the first child of Mr Smith but when ground came along more of the express saver, P2 volume went to ground. As the ground network grew and continues to grow its cheaper to send these lower yield packages thru the ground system. I can see the eventual end of priority overnight to just next day. Ground networks are already shipping packages much faster than 10 years ago due to infrastructure build. Express will be a boutique
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Notice how "big announcements" that usually will adversely affect employees come after Peak? Just a coincidence, I'm sure.
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  6. whatwhat

    whatwhat New Member

    Where are people hearing about an announcement? Only place I've heard about it is on Facebook. I asked my manager and sr and they have no idea what people are referring to at all.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If they do, they aren't saying, and that would be a directive.
  8. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Fat Freddy will step down and retire from the board. There could be a restructuring of some type. Perhaps Ground is spun off into a separate company. There was even some talk awhile back of a move to buy XPO logistics.
    In the end I doubt much of anything happens because very few months there's a new hot rumor popping up some place that dies after a couple of weeks.
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Some of their big announcements turn out to be huge nothings. I recall all of the hype prior to the logo/name change back in the 1990's. You'd have thought Jesus had just done the Second Coming.

    That said, with all of the financial losses and Amazon getting way bigger, it could be something substantial. Glad I'm no longer there to be a "beneficiary" of their wisdom.
  10. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Check with @MrFedEx , he is the resident expert on insider information regarding freight reassignments. His track record is impeccable.
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  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No longer employed at The Plantation.

    But you are.
  12. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Oh wow! An Express is going to give up volume to ground, sky is falling thread. Well, I suppose we were due....
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  13. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Yeah I already heard we are diverting all our volume to ground, express closing up by Friday actually
  14. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Think they'll let me use the rest of my vacation before then? Oh :censored2:, we're in blackout.
  15. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    You are all wrong, we are going to change our colors, from Purple and Orange -> to Orange and Purple, due to this new change it will be very expensive, and we won't be able to do raises for 4 years.
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  16. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Thank you for providing us with another excuse we hadn't thought of!
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    The announcement will lay to rest the rumor that we have all heard for most of our careers:

    FedEx and UPS will be merging-----the new company will be called Fed UPS.
  18. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    UPSEx, you dummy!
  19. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    I for one am totally fine with only 1st, priority, & standard overnight. With some international & DG mixed in.
  20. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Express used to drive a lot more stepvans and carry a lot more bulk. Mysteriously many routes started driving Sprinters and the bulk freight mostly disappeared. Where did it go, where did it go.....