Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Paswingcourier, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Didn't you work the same dead end job for decades? You were doing the same type of work as this individual then what makes his job a dead end but not yours?
  2. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    The pay.

    And benefits.

    And the intelligence to prepare for retirement.
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  3. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    I seen it every peak season... circus time.

    I'll see seasonal drivers just quit on the spot after loading up the rental vehicle.

    Others will bring back 50-70% of their load because it got dark.

    I warn them to bring stand alone GPS units because some areas have no cellphone service. The windshield mounted GPS are always linked to satellites 24/7

    My area has no street lights when it's dark, but I don't sweat it because I have 4 years of area knowledge on my side.

    The subcontractor management makes or breaks this job. If I tell you that I can't cover my whole route because it's tripled in volume, u better balance the load! I don't want to load up cargo that I can't deliver by midnight.

    Neighboring drivers bring almost half back to roll to the next day. What a waste of just taking cargo for a ride...

    I'm basically one of the few on my lineup that is clean, maybe that is why they gave me the Sunday off
  4. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    You seem to be a likable, dedicated fella, but I have to question your intelligence if you’re consistently working until midnight.

    Death wish, much?
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  5. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Customer service driven... the customers in my area know how these managers feminine hygiene washers of the subcontractor group fails to balance the load every.friggin.peak.season.

    Plus, they rented too many Ford transit cargo vans instead of box trucks... we're hauling big furniture and Xmas trees and snow tires this time of year on top of Xmas presents.

    How many are in the Tower of Tires ???

    Subcontractor group, next peak, gmc single rear wheel box trucks. The budget rental is under the 10k weight limit, while the Ford counterparts are 50 lbs over... sure, rent some transit cargo vans for training purposes.

    Then, step them up to box trucks as they gain experience... that's Wut I would've done as a BC

    Heck, we're a 7 day operation now... exchange some of those transit vans for box trucks after peak
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  6. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Those reasons alone are not enough to remove the employment from the "dead end job" category.
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    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

  8. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Probably the one part of the post that I quoted.
  9. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    You don’t know the driver’s pay or his benefits or what they’ve done to prepare for retirement, but keep pretending your career choice is superior. I guess ya gotta have something.
  10. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Hell, I'm Express and I most likely have a better overall compensation package than most Ground drivers (and a better retirement plan), but I still consider my job dead-end. It is what it is. I'm doing the same thing as the G guy, just less work and typically better pay.
  11. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    It's all according to what your end goal is.

    Accomplishing that goal by not taking a lower paygrade job makes mine a superior career choice.
  12. Bingo

    Bingo Member

    Every job is a dead end job, some just pay more
  13. scooby0048

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    Even the $40 an hour isn't enough to keep people from doing this. We had a guy that would dump stuff in a culvert on Fridays to get off early then go back on Mondays and deliver it.

    The same guy would also do that when He had to meet another driver to give or take misloads. He would tell the other driver the directions to the ditch and keep on going. "The stops are in a ditch two miles from the intersection of Country Rd and Makebelieve Rd on the right side"
  14. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    WtF, @scooby0048 , is that doosh bag still working on team brownie??? That's just more than stealing time...
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  15. scooby0048

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    He was terminated a while ago for driving drunk on duty. He works at Target now.
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  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Seems like every terminal has a story about someone fired for driving drunk while on the clock. We've had a few people come to work smelling like a brewery.
  17. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl Member

    Is it not considered a federal crime to dump someone's mail? Wouldn't packages count? I mean you can hate your job, but if prison/fines and permanent records are your backup plan well.....
  18. He delivered them all, just to the wrong place
  19. Meat

    Meat Active Member

    Yeah, that’s kind of my take on coal miners, and most of the whiny posters in the FedEx section of the BC (the latter includes yourself).
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  20. Meat

    Meat Active Member

    Our station had a driver that parked a Sprinter in the middle of nowhere before he walked off the job. Turns out, several of the packages contained life saving cancer meds - what a disgrace.