Interesting indeed. It's amazing how Fedex has gotten away with everything that it has.
A friend of mine who worked for Ground over the last few years got fired about 6 months ago. He released a package that required a signature. He was a real hard working guy. He busted his butt for years, working countless 12 hour days, no benefits, fueling his own truck, etc. One poor decision on his part and it's bye bye and thanks for nothing sucker.