Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Purplepackage, Nov 15, 2015.
Somebody needed to do it
They're in the process of hiring jumpers at my station... $17 an hour.
Our district manager said our station could have 10 jumpers this year LOL they can keep their jumpers
I had one last Christmas Eve. Poor girl ran her butt off even though I told her it wasn't necessary. It made for a great day for me. Usually by the time I get off work on CE I'm exhausted. Not last year. It was awesome!
We had so many jumpers last year that even some swings had jumpers on the over flow routes. I don't remember when we got them though, all I know is that volume has been crushing already on certain days
These are contract labor, not employees of FedEx. Soon, they will be coming for YOUR job!
They can have it, they wouldn't last 2 days
Are jumpers the same thing as a helper?
Think Suicide Prevention when I hear "jumpers"!
Yes. Fedex term.
FedEx term for overpaid temps with neck tattoos that have to wear bright yellow vests lol
Ours don't have to wear vests.
I like that my manager is talking about our "peak plan" and how they plan to start it the day after thanksgiving, I guess no one is noticing how long the sorts are starting to last because of all these online deals that have started on November 1st
In 21 years never had one... my deliveries doubled and I had less time to do it in...
Last year was the first time express ever got jumpers. Peak used to come and we would just have get it done, the only people you could depend on for help were swings that ran overflow routes but even then most of the time you still had way to much work
Had one, one day last peak. He was actually a ramp pt'er. will not take another on road. waste of space and time.
Yeah I agree Id rather just do it myself, had one last year that I told to just sit there and not move lol came back to the station and told my manager you better send him with someone else tomorrow or I'll just drop him right out front of the building
If you drive a Sprinter they actually just get in the way and slow you down. Plus I don't feel like making small talk all day with some idiot, unless it's a cute female.
Perhaps they feel the same about you.
We are mandated to put a minimum number of stops in to our helper DIADs.
It's easier to just have them do nothing in a sprinter since you can go out the side, now having one in a w700 is a pain in the ass they are literally in your way
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