Here, you get seniority when you get a "run/job". In the meantime you go back and forth to pkg car or wherever you came from....In your case(here), the hub(loading trucks or many things actually). Or even laid off. IDK.Well part of the frustration with Fedex is 15 years and $27/hr. I’m still $5 from top out with the company having complete freedom with how fast I get that $5. The appeal of Fedex (express) is home time… nothing else. I work just under 40 hours a week and see my kids a lot. But in this current economy and state of the country is it wise to sit stagnant at a company just to see my kids? Or chase the most money I can. Also Fedex is seperated into multiple branches that essentially compete against each other. Ground & Freight are a threat to Express. We’re an expensive premium option that also costs a fortune to run. The cheaper trucking options seem to be heavily favored by our CEO… When you say it took you 3 years to get seniority with part timers now getting seniority immediately what do you mean? I’m under the impression seniority is just your start date. What is considered getting seniority? Going full time?
With our extraordinary feeder growth....part-timers(now) get immediate seniority......it just depends. It took me 3 years. See? It's a different time at UPS than 14 years ago.....
Now about the future of Fed-Ex. UPS is an expensive option too. I will say this......just about every pkg I get to my home is Fed-Ex or Amazon delivered. 10-1. What does that mean? My Mgr. stated Amazon will deliver more pkgs than UPS this year. I'll take that at face value. Not hard to believe. Is there room for all 3 companies? IDK.
We chose for me to work and the wife take care of the kid. Basically. I rarely saw a game, concert during the week.....just the weekends.....but we were comfortable and things got done. This was a great sacrifice. Still is. It hasn't changed in 40+ years.
Think hard about that.