Fedex vs UPS,who's better to work for?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    A driver in my center used to drive for FedEx, according to him UPS pays better but FedEx is a lot nicer place to work. The FedEx drivers in my area all seem pretty content with their jobs.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    There's a difference?
  3. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Apparently Office Max recently switched it's outgoing to Fedex. It's still in my board, so I obviously have to stop regardless of whether or not I have a delivery. (Plus it seems some of their vendor returns go UPS). Been told several times they have no pickups for me, but a stack of Fedex stuff just waiting because the guy just doesn't show up. Really?
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    The volume is down, I would submit a sales lead and get someone over there to try to win back that business
  5. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Kicked it around the center. Was basically told with it being a national chain, it is what it is.
  6. david426

    david426 Member

    UPS has flat out higher wages, and benefits, as well as a Pension plan and a 401k plan.. Plus Union backing.. I started in 1985 and UPS had high standards back then.. A part time employee had to be enrolled in College or a Tech School.. I went from part time to full a time Package Car Driver after 5 years and completing my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.. I've been in the Feeder Dept. for the last 6 years..
  7. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    We work for UPS.
    BC is a website like a corner tavern in Boston.
    FedEx people come here to complain and bitch.

    UPS people come here for a release and a cold beer.
    This is OUR tavern.
    This is OUR family.

    It is along these lines of family...
    I can complain about my brother with my other brother or sister.
    If you, an outsider, say anything bad about that very same brother...I am gonna kick your :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:.

    This is our house.
    We will complain.
    We still call this home.
    You, FedEx, are a guest.

    And as a guest, please don't over stay your welcome.

    UPS is a better place to work.
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Odd. UPS doesn't recognize you as
    part of their family.
    No, Aj, you are wrong. BC is it's own family
    and you are free to bitch and complain about
    some of it's members.
    Of course, even a princess of a family can
    wear out her welcome.
    You are now free to kick my ass, but mom is watching.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately bbsam is right--most union hourlies do not consider SCS or UPS Cartage to be part of UPS, let alone know what they do.
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Having only worked for UPS and not FedEx, I don't have a proper frame of reference to evaluate which is the better place to work.
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    We all deliver packages, no matter whose label is on it. As far as Cartage and SCS, they are under the UPS Corporate umbrella. She is my sister, as far as I am concerned.
    As someone wiser than me nicely phrased it, you are like an Uncle, Upstate. We are family here.
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Miss AJ: I meant every word. :bigsmile2:

    (your inbox is full)
  13. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    <-------This princess wore out her welcome.

    I have no reason to kick you.
    You didn't 'dis' any of my UPS family.
    You just saved it all to sucker punch me.
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry Aj. Felt like you were dissing my BC family.
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia


  16. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Best response.
  17. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    UPS makes a profit besides themselves. Just look at the total disfunction that is part of an average operating day. Most of it is caused by poor and inaccurate planning by I.E. and clueless decisions made by upper-management.
    UPS makes a good profit because they have no real competition and because they still have enough good employees on both sides who are able to put out the fires and clean up the mess.
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Lol. First 20 years of my life I listened to people tell me where I belong, who my family was. I belong where I am and I am family here.
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Don't take this the wrong way, but I love you BBSAM!!! My brother from another mother!!!!
  20. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    I like working at UPS. I like being a part of the ever dwindling middle class. However, I also dont have a proper reference having only worked at UPS, but I will add to omega mans comment.

    The reason there are messes to be cleaned up is due to the total lack of knowledge of day to day operations at the VERY top. Our CEO, unlike the majority of his predesesors, has NEVER worked a preload shift, NEVER set foot in a package car to deliver. That SOB took away my years of service awards, safety awards, and christmas turkey because the company needed to scale back to stay "profitable". That's all fine and dandy until you realize he received a 7.8 million dollar bonus that very same year. His entire attitude is cut cut cut. Not grow grow grow. A business that fails to grow FAILS.

    We no longer have a sales force in my area. We went from a four member sales team to one sales person. Unnishippers handles all our sales now. Unnishippers doesn't go after ground accounts because there is no money in it. What sense does that make? Would you like to know the names of the last two shipping companies that partnered with Unnishippers? Airborne Express and DHL. What happened to them?