Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Nov 1, 2012.
Mucho very interesting...
If all that is true then I'm extremely glad I'm at Express, such as it is.
You know van, I thought the same thing after I read it. The pasture is not always greener at the other side of the fence..
Wow. If I thought any of that were true, I'd hate working here.
A law firm thought there was enough truth to go forward with a lawsuit.
You know better than that. There have been alot of law firms who have seen the same thing, went forward and lost.
Its all true was a cont for 8yrs. Glad I am out of that fuped co. I was always told its your buisness yea , What a joke
But your point was that none of it is true. Apparently professionals thought it had merit so must be true to a point. I've told you all kinds of things that have happened to me as a courier. Some of it I went to lawyers about. They just shrugged. FedEx gets away with a lot because they know they can. But there are things that can put them in legal jeopardy such as managers sleeping with employees. If caught the managers are shown the door. Screwing the employees gets swept under the rug unless there's actual screwing going on. In the case of Mr. Rocha though there appeared to be screwing of the financial kind, with signed contracts involved. He's got a lot more going for him than the average Express courier who's manager lied to him about this or that.
None of the above has been my experience. And remember, the threshold is not lack of control but degree.
So none of it is true if you haven't experienced it? I've heard a lot about "the Chicago way" in the last 4 years. Think it's possible some bad eggs overstepped their bounds?
Of course it's possible. In eight to ten years we should hear what the court says. But the suit seems to suggest systematic, widespread abuse. That would need even more plaintiffs.
Probably not. Lets assume for the sake of argument what he claims is true. He is deep in the hole financially and dragging his family down with him. FedEx lawyers know this and most likely will make it clear they plan to drag it out as long as they can unless he signs a nondisclosure agreement. It's a common corporate tactic.
"We will vigorously defend our position in a court of law....FedEx Legal
Exactly. And if he has the resources to ride it out, Fedex can afford to settle out of court without admitting fault and make him go away.
And they win more than they lose.
Why did FedEx go to the ISP model? Because they knew what they were doing wouldn't hold up in court. The ISP is the culmination of trial and error(no pun intended). But you have to figure some got chewed up in the process, and if some Ground mgrs acted inappropriately then some contractors may have a basis for a suit. Charging the company with racketeering under the RICO act sounds like grandstanding but some of it sounds very possible.
Funny thing is 15 or 20 years ago I would have called BS on a story like this. With today's management I see it as plausible.
Show us the stats.
I don't doubt that some contractors viewed their position like this. I don't doubt that some management did as well. Proving systematic colusion and outright breach of contract in court is going to be expensive and time consuming.
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