Express am Pickup driver Questions

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by smmxm, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. smmxm

    smmxm New Member

    What consists of doing pick ups in the am? what would my hours be like? how many stops would I have? I was supposed to FO, but apparently im not going to be doing that anymore
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    That's a new one on me. Usually whoever delivers in an area does the pickups or they bump them to the PM pu routes. Are you sure you won't be a part-time am route? That's usually delivering til 1030.
  3. smmxm

    smmxm New Member

    sry yes I will be part time in the am
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Start time can be anywhere from around 0600 to 0800, at my station they push part timers to be off clock by about 11:00 unless it's to their benefit. And scheduled start time can change from day to day.

    No idea on stops. That all depends on whether you have a regular route or float around helping.

    The only thing that stays the same at FedEx is "change".
  5. smmxm

    smmxm New Member

    thank you for the help
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Anytime. If you have any other questions, shoot me a message.
  7. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    And being PT, they ASK if you can stay and for how long. They can't force you to work past 6 hours. And a little FYI.....volunteering for everything and sucking up to managers play NO part in getting a FT position, should you choose to stay.
  8. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Can I ask what expectations you have of FedEx? Why did you look at FedEx for a job? Jobless or looking to upgrade?
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Well said. When it's slow, they'll happily ask you to go home after 2 hours or maybe even waive your minimums for the week. When it's busy, they will expect you to work as long as they need you to. There is no payoff for being a "hero", other than the expectation that you will always be willing and able to bend over for them. Establish from the get-go exactly when you are available and when you aren't. FedEx cant force you to cancel child care/elder care/other jobs etc., but that's what they flexibility from you with zero loyalty in return.

    Learn to WAD, and don't be their tool or their fool. Talk with some senior employees and have them advise you.
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  10. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Hawaii is the only zone I know of doing PUPS in the AM. Things do change so Maybe its everywhere now.
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Also some extended areas mostly west coast. All of those are FT as far as I know.