Happy Labor Day: Love Fred

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by thedownhillEXPRESS, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member


    Screw all you lazy Express workers and that whole union movement thingy wanting fair wages and benefits.

    What do you think this is America?....Oh wait, it is still America but not for long!!!!

    Happy oppressed Labor Day FedEx employees!!!!!!

  2. GoodGrief

    GoodGrief New Member

    Thanks, I am having a pretty good one.......
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No holiday pay for you. While I'm at it, what other company requires that you work both the day before a holiday and the day after in order to receive pay for the holiday? I fully realize their intent, but what if you are legitimately sick? You eat a day of pay, and it goes in Fred's pocket. So fair.
  4. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    You know, thats the way its always been.....Not saying its right but you always a those few that f### it up for the rest of us by calling in sick....
  5. GoodGrief

    GoodGrief New Member

    Easy, if you are legitimately sick, bring a doctors note and there is not a damn thing they can do about it but pay you.
  6. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Doesn't work that way, note or not you don't get paid.....
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think that is fairly standard.
  8. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Been the standard for every company I've worked for. Not saying it's right, but pretty standard from my experiences.
  9. GoodGrief

    GoodGrief New Member

    Even though I don't work for Express, we have the same policy. I have been sick several times after a holiday over the years and always got paid. Maybe it's a salaried thing, but it's up to the manager where I work.
  10. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Strange, I've never heard of that happening before. I do have a co-worker that happens to miraculously get sick a day or two before and/or after a holiday or scheduled vacation. HR got involved with that and now she only gets sick before/after every *other* holiday/vacation. Wow! A visit from HR and you get sick half as often!
    The same employee needs to go home sick whenever they get disciplined by a manager, or takes a sick day when their adult children get the sniffles...

    If you don't get paid for holidays because you were sick, you can thank clowns like this.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS does. If you call in sick they won't pay you without a doctor's note.
  12. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    sometimes they have that "montly visitor"... I volunteered to cover for that one person who's meds didn't help that month & management reduced the load ~20% because of the late dispatch. Win-win for everyone:grouphug:
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    OK. What if you call in sick the work day prior to a paid hoilday OR the work day after. Will they still pay you...provided you get a note?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you provide a note they will pay you.
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    OK, there's the difference. FedEx won't pay you even if you have a doctor's note.
  16. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    At last station about 6 weeks ago they started requiring a doctor's note ANYTIME you called in sick.
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Hmmm. I don't think they can do that per policy, but that won't stop them from trying.
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I think it falls under the all encompassing "station needs".
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Oh, that explains it..LOL.


    Remember, Uncle Fredward gets to make the rules as he goes along, and then not follow those rules because of "operational needs". Van, was your MD's initials TR?