Four day work week

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by cantcallit, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. cantcallit

    cantcallit New Member

    Found out today that my express route would become a four day route working ten hours a day with Monday being my off day. My offer letter I signed last year stated that my route was a Monday thru Friday route. I prefer a Five day work week which enables me to get some overtime. Do I have any recourse on this decision a or am I just have to deal with it
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    You have to deal with it until you can bid off of it.
  3. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    None, operational needs. They did that to all the ten hour routes here that were getting any OT.
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

    Sounds like a good business decision
  5. optikz

    optikz Member

    They are doing this at our station as well. Drivers who routinely get over 8 hours and closer to 10, are becoming 4x10s to eliminate OT
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Yeah, until the wheel driver calls in sick on Monday and the managers are placing a frantic phone call to the 4X10 driver to come in and work on his (or her) day off for solid overtime.
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  7. optikz

    optikz Member

    This is what the swing driver is for. They have hired extra swings for this here
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    We'll see how many of them last. Most of them won't receive training for the 4X10 routes and will be overwhelmed then quit to go elsewhere.
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    You can stay on that route or "bump" someone off of a 5 X 8 route.
  10. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Yeah same thing here lately. All depends on the management team in place. Some more flexible then others. But more often than not it's "operational needs, deal with it"
  11. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I'd love to have a 4x10 route. I'd take a 3 day weekend any time!
  12. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    I should have been more clear earlier. If it's a Mon - Fri 5 X 8 route and it's changed to a 4 X 10 with any of those 5 days off, the courier may be out of luck. If it's a Mon - Fri 5 X 8 route and it's changed to either a 4 X 10 that includes a Saturday or a 5 X 8 that includes a Saturday, then the courier has the option of bumping.
  13. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    I currently am a 4x10 and am hoping to never lose it. I was 5x8 before and I much prefer my 3-day weekends.
  14. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    don't answer my ph on thurs. simple solution
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  15. outtatime

    outtatime Active Member

    Especially if you're off on the cluster F that is Mondays. Cut routes, T-SA people off, belts jammed full before the sort even starts, re-attempt all business that were closed that morning because you left the building at 715 and no one is open at that early hour....
  16. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    They tried the 4x10 thing here, it just didn't work I can't remember the specifics, but it was switched back after several months.

    Also if you are 4x10, when peak comes around they will try and make you switch back to 5x8 so they can save on OT. Either stay home on Mondays, or work for pure OT.
  17. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    We've had this happen at my station quite a few times. With the exception of 1, they all went back to 5x8. 4x10 isn't bad if you work the sort, do FO or get put on docs. 4x10 IS bad if they add a PM or if you're a later start. As for recourse, you can try saying something about the offer letter. But, it's unlikely you'll get anywhere. If it's a straight 4x10, pure delivery route, give it a shot. You just might start liking the Mondays off. Then, as soon as you start getting used to it, it'll go back to
    While I didn't have the seniority to get Monday off, I was off on Wednesdays, when I had my 4x10. I loved it. It was a welcome break. Also, there were MANY times my phone rang early in the morning. If I felt like having some OT, I answered it. If I not, let it go to voicemail.
  18. cantcallit

    cantcallit New Member

    Thanks for all your help. Went home last night and figured up what I would draw monthly retirement wise. Found out I could make enough with with both my fedex and military retirement that I could go ahead and retire from express now. Insurance will be covered with my military time. Social security will also kick in two years. Maybe if I get bored you may see me as a greeter at my local walmart
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  19. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Congrats if you can retire and make it work!

    And sorry if you end up working at Walmart :D
  20. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Isnt overtime computed over eight not over 40