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

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

  1. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Thats Ok Ms. Howe !!!!!
  2. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I've had a "Woody" ever since menotyou came back.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    :winks: ​hehehehehehehe
  4. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis


    I was hoping for Lilith.
  5. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Amazing how these threads take a left turn and end up nowhere near where they started.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    No kidding. I got a survey in the mail today from the IBT. One of the questions was "Do you think that it is important for the Teamsters to devote resources to organizing employees at UPS's non-union competition, such as Fedex and the regional delivery services?". I answered "Extremely Important". They should have done it several decades ago.
  7. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    UPS, Benefits, pay, pension. need I say more
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    They evolve. You must admit, you have been reading every post.
  9. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Actually been to Cheers , looks nothing like it does on TV
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    No No No your way to HAWT to be lillith !!
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I bet you that when Lilith let her hair down she was quite the wild woman.
  12. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    All in favor of AJ posting a picture every time she reads Cove's posts to prove that she has is in compliance with her new rule say "AYE"!
    All in favor of Cove posting more often say "AYE"!
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Aye Aye Big Bab will post every day for the Team !!
  14. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    just think sports or Ice water helps too !!
  15. JDoe123

    JDoe123 ad astra per aspera

    I'd like to go out for a day with a Fed-Ex driver and see what their day is really like compared with ours.  It seems like they're under a lot a pressure just like we are but the Express trucks always look so empty when they've had the back door open.  The person I see frequently on my route always looks so harried.  I'd rather work for UPS though.
  16. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Family website.

    Two nudie frontal posts now due.

    Forgot - THREE due.
  17. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member


    Now I have two !:peaceful:
  18. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Why do we continue to compare UPS to FedEx Express? Ground is the beast that is growing, and will look a lot like the UPS we are used to. In that comparison, don't think there is anyone who wouldn't rather work for UPS, save the former-UPSer who was fired or quit from UPS and is now at Ground. However, FedEx Ground is China/India/Kenya (where Riverside Uniforms come from; check the label!), and I worry whether it will matter soon where we prefer to work; our jobs will be "outsourced".
  19. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I choose UPS.

    Money talks.
    FedEx(unless you were hired 17 years ago) pay keeps you at the poverty level.
    UPS you get paid what you are worth to the company.

    well I suppose it depends on where you are located, but my UPS managers were OK, only had to deal with them in the AM.
    FedEx well I guess they can be bad, but mine are fine..
    both UPS(on car) and FedEx(station level) managers are just puppets for
    whatever the conference call in the AM says... otherwise they are just paper pushers.

    As for the Job, they both have issues. UPS man I miss the workout and a bricked out P1000..
    Express, the work isn't too hard(had to use the hand truck twice today... ;) )
    the biggest challenge at UPS is getting done,
    the biggest challenge at Express is multiple time commits depending on area you could have 4 commits...
    it's an interesting juggling game we have to play sometimes.
    So FedEx is like Chess, and UPS is like Jenga.... I'm really bad at Analogies..

    Either way at the end of the week I'd take UPS for the pay, I enjoyed the work too bad I moved and couldn't transfer.
    Now if FedEx had topped me out, I'd probably be singing another tune(thus the split in employee moral)
    a 6 year employee at FedEx makes ~10/hr less than a topped out employee..
  20. Michigander88

    Michigander88 New Member

    I'm 24 years old. I had worked for FedEx Ground as a package handler for about 3 years and then drove for about 2. As of April I got in at UPS as a full time permanent driver. FedEx DOES NOT even compare to UPS. Working for a contractor is terrible, they screw you in every way. I made more as a trainee at UPS then I ever did at FX. You go in anywhere between 7:00 and 7:30 am, spend 30 min sorting your truck because you have no manifest like we do. Dispatch around 8:00 and work till at least 6:00 usually. Home delivery drivers have to load their own trucks, and they put in at least 12 hours. Oh and getting no vacation, paid holidays, no hourly pay so no overtime, and zero benefits .

    UPS is such a more professional company in every way. Yes management makes no sense sometimes, but after being a FedEx Ground driver, you realize how fortunate you really are.