I am paid fairly for the work I do...

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Code43, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Code43

    Code43 Member

    This SFA question always makes me laugh.

    Hello all. New to this site. 10 years of service as a driver at Express. Couldn't be more miserable or feel less appreciated as an employeee.

    I've given 10 years of my life to this company. In return I'm one whole dollar away from what a new hire makes and ten dollars away from top of range.
    I was less then ten dollars away from top of range when I started.

    They're gonna keep taking from us. No one cares about the frontline employees of this company. Managers make their money and bonus's from the sweat off our backs. What do we get? Gap reports and hot dogs. this place is hell on earth.
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Welcome Code43.
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes, it is. If you're young enough to do so...get out. And I mean that in the nicest, most sincere manner possible. There is ZERO future at this craphole.

    Welcome aboard.
  4. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    Pay sucks and most likely will never change, get out if you can.....
  5. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    Let them keep spending money to hire new people because they can't hold on to anyone here
  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Get out while you still can. Is is no future here for front line employees.
  7. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Sad but true, our ramp is a revolving door, and I have given up trying to remember any of the handlers names, as in less than 3 months they will be gone, and replaced by another sucker.

    Sad because the senior is always dinging on..."we have to run the airline on time" yep, standing on the WASP looking at my watch tonight and the flight for INDH left 15min late again...
  8. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    The look I got from a manager after he heard me talking to a new hire we have was demonic. The new hire asked about UPS. He said he is making more an hour as a courier for Express. I told him yes, per hour. But in two years the UPS driver will go from 17.50 to 32$ an hour. And will have 10-15 hours of overtime in his check. You will work 25-35 hours a week at this station. Rarely more in the peak, and sometimes less in the summer. Your benefits will erode, and your pension is enough to sustain you in a third world country.
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Where are you getting your "facts"?

    We do not go from $17.50 to $32/hr in just two years. The progression for new hires is now 4 years. Of course, top rate by then will be $36/hr, if not a bit more.

    "10-15 hours of overtime in his check" would mean he is working 2-3 hours of OT per day----that just doesn't happen. 5-10 is more likely, although most of us get 5 or less per week. Some of us even get guarantee pay in our checks. :)
  10. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    My UPS guys easily get 2 or 3 hours of OT a day. I guess NY is the retirement state for UPS drivers.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ask your UPS guys about the 9.5 rule.
  12. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I'm going to agree to your 4 year progression reply and disagree to your reply on the 2-3 hours overtime in a day. I personally know of drivers getting these numbers regularly. These are the exception and not the rule though, as its more like 7-10 hours overtime per week. They also bonus on top of these long hours.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My experience is limited to my center and what I read here but in my center there is no way anyone gets 2-3 hours of OT per day. Our center manager is adamant that no one go over 9.5 without permission, which is rarely given.
  14. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Agree. Some of these UPS drivers are doing 6 figures, granted they're delivering in the pitch dark everyday.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is more to life than money.

    Our center average is in the low $80's.
  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    On a smaller scale(your center) it may be easier to control the hours. It would be nice if all centers limited the hours to 9.5.
  17. Motown

    Motown New Member

    last week I had just over 13 hours of OT so it happens.We have one guy who works right up to the 60 hour limit.You don't have to work till its pitch black to do it.It's quite easy

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Do you work Saturdays?
  19. Motown

    Motown New Member

    No I don't.Did that once and learned my lesson.Uncle Sam took most of it in taxes.Orion really is awful so I unfortunately work in the pitch black.The guy who gets 60 hours does EAM's in the morning
  20. theslinger

    theslinger Member

    Couple of guys in my center work on avg of 55-60 hrs per work. A few of them do EAMs but the rest have their regular route.