Buyouts

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Oldfart, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    To bad they won't make it to hourly employees.
     
  2. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You're already retired. Why do you care?
     
  3. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I think it's called empathizing with others and the ability to realize and emote in an analogous manner.
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Didn't know you had the capability to empathize.:happy2:
     
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  5. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    so fedex made money just not enough
     
  6. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Still an active employee, just VERY part time. Don't worry, one day if you work hard maybe you can work 3 days a week and still have full benefits. Highly doubtful your management would do that for you though. Bummer
     
  7. Preventable

    Preventable Member

    So you do admit this was a sweetheart deal for you (aka favoritism), not "I just bid on a job they posted thats it".
     
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  8. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Yep. Never denied it. I had began the retirement process. Was offered a Tue-Thur FO rt and JUMPED on it.
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I wouldn’t get too used to it.

    Bummer!
     
  10. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Settled in and kicking back for the next 18 months or until I decide I have done enough. Dont let it bother you so much. I am sure your job is ALMOST as sweet. Well. Probably not. Bummer
     
  11. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    What emotions are we supposed to experience following this revelation? If envy is your expectation then sorry Bud It's going to take a far more impressive list of life accomplishments than what you've demonstrated thus far in order to get that. In fact I feel very confident that the only real reason for your still being there period is because management was unable to find a way to get rid of you that wasn't in conflict with age discrimination laws or company policy. Bummer!
     
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  12. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    I was just answering Cactus. Like I said, I already started the retirement process when my manager set this route up, so once again you are WRONG. Emotions? I didnt expect anything from you , tex, cactus and operational but bitterness , fear and paranoia. Most unhappy people display those everyday.
     
  13. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    True, but the last time FedEx offered buyouts was back around the time of the last recession. The orange ass has been in office for 2 years now, and he owns the the fallout from poor leadership on the economy.

    Hope you enjoy working part time trying to preserve your 401k
     
  14. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Fear? Of what? The only thing we might have to fear is no longer having you around to amuse and entertain us. Seriously John, look keep going for as long as you can because when you're out of the workforce there is no going back. While no one company will go on record and state it publicly, privately they want the older worker out of the workforce because they are viewed by younger workers as an obstruction in their pathway to better employment. In my case, I was so busted up physically that I had to step aside and go get surgically overhauled. Later on after being discharged and rehabbed I would go for interviews , the interviewer and I would sit there looking across the table at each other both knowing that my only reason for being there was to show that the employer was labor law compliant. I stopped applying because I was done burning up my gas for the sake becoming nothing more than a means to an end that didn't benefit me in any way.
     
  15. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    you will be
     
  16. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    What bitterness? I'm retired. Heading to Colombia. Life is good!
     
  17. 5yearsleft

    5yearsleft Member

    Any news as to who will get offered the buyout? I heard 30 year employees, but I'm betting that is management.
     
  18. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Oldfart may claim to be enjoying “the good life” but more than likely his wife is having to pick up the slack to put food on the table working all sorts of overtime so he can hook and slice his way thru the golf course while he brings home peanuts.
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Probably just white collar, non-customer contact personnel. Fred doesn’t like the hourly help.
     
  20. Preventable

    Preventable Member

    Yeah this is what I heard, mostly staff positions in places like Memphis, Miami, Indy, Oakland etc. I don't think even very many operations managers will be offered it. And you guys saying that its because Fred doesn't care about hourlies: He loves you guys and doesn't want you to go (same with ops managers)! =)