Fedex Dissolving Routes

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Frontline MM/08, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    In my station Fedex is dissolving routes and forcing senior employees off of their routes and making them choose to either take worse routes that are open, or go on an unpaid leave of absence and retire. I thought seniority counted for something, but Fedex says it doesn't in this case. Anyone seen anything similar since the Amazon drop?
     
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Nope we've been hiring pretty much non stop since peak, have a fleet of rentals, still struggling to make service everyday. FedEx picked up a bunch of smaller accounts when they dropped AMZ, there has been pretty much no difference in volume.
     
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  3. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    LWOP galore around here. newbs and swings fighting for hours.
     
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  4. zeev

    zeev Member

    No contract no rights, tell employees they love them till there no longer needed.
     
  5. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    Whats LWOP?
     
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Grieve it .....
     
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  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Biting the hand that feeds them, plain and simple.

    The corporate brass has no soul.
     
  8. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    Ya got that right! I read the policy on route reasignments and it states seniority is the primary deciding factor. They seem to just do what they want.
     
  9. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Leave without pay. FXG uses that term all the time.

    Ah FXE, I thought it was the calm before the back to school sales ramp up...

    A fellow FXG driver is hesitant to switch because he needs the FT hours for his family. He already applied, but they're not giving him a guarantee that he'll be FT
     
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 I’m Gonna Puma Pants Member

    Limp Wangs On Parade
     
  11. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    Hell, I wouldn't fight for hours.

    Want me to go home? That's fine with me! I'll take my mins!

    This is the crap we need public or at least internal public around SFA time. There's no amount of food in the world that will shake the couriers doubts of the company when they are staring at other couriers staring at the cameras going "Well, the company killed my route and told me to unpaid until I retire... PSP my ass"

    Yeah, I know SFA is a worthless internal survey but what other tools do we have as couriers (well, other than quitting and letting the ship sink?) to voice our concerns. I mean, unless we get the teamsters or IAM to start getting serious with us again, nothing is going to shake management.
     
  12. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Starting to sound like FXG which goes to great lengths to make certain that you understand that there's not a single term or condition in the transportation supply contract it considers binding upon itself due to the fact that there's no governing legal authority in existence with the power to make it binding,
    At FXE you might find a certain set of company policies and protocols in your employee handbook but who in the hell's going to make them abide by them.

    Same old thing guys.....nothing's binding. And that fact is really going to come into play now that the entire industry is in a race to the bottom of the cheap labor zero benefit "final mile" sector of the business. And unfortunately a lot innocent people who have served their employer's well could come away with little or nothing to show for all those years of blind devotion.
     
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  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Want my copy of the FedEx contract book? I believe under Article 18 they can't do that.
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  14. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    Thanks! I haven't heard that one before.
     
  15. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    I wish there was a contract book! But it is in the Policies and Procedures manual page 49.
     
  16. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    FXG driver is wise. These people are not to be trusted.
     
  17. Frontline MM/08

    Frontline MM/08 New Member

    Great response Bacha and so true. An employees decades of service mean nothing now. And we were the ones working to make it possible for the people who manage us now to even get the job. Love the irony.
     
  18. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    That's fine until you are told that your are over staffed and need to re-locate to another station
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    That could change in a whiff with the rate people are leaving once they find out that the ol' "people company" is long gone.
     
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  20. No slowdowns on stops here in North TX. Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Nike, and Adidas are keeping up very busy without Amazon in the "slowest" time of the year. On my 70resi/30bus route in a I average 120 dels and 15 pickups, so I drop all next day packages that are not due today to not bust the 12 hour limit