Is it THAT bad?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fuqboi, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. fuqboi

    fuqboi New Member

    Express is hiring DOT couriers in my area and I'm thinking of applying since I'm pretty desperate for a job at the moment. I know UPS is the much better option, but they aren't hiring now for anything other than driver helper, and I'm not planning on making driving my career anyway. I just need to do something while I look for a job related to my degree. Is working here really that terrible?
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    As long as you know its just a job and not a career, and you have no plans to stay then sure it's just fine. FYI don't let on that you plan on leaving...otherwise they won't waste the investment in hiring/training you.
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  3. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    In today's world, you take what the economy will give you. A job related to your degree? Today it' s a job related to your need to survive including paying back your student loans the quickest way possible. and you must be prepared for a very tough go of it. About any place you go today you will find a very hostitle environment. The human aspect is long gone and be prepared to do the kind of tasks you may have otherwise considered beneath you.
  4. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    If you have a pulse FedEx will hire you...that should tell you something about the quality of the company
  5. BigWork13

    BigWork13 Member

    I started earlier this year. I actually enjoy this job and like it very much.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Come January, you might be singing a different tune.;)
  7. BigWork13

    BigWork13 Member

    What happens in January?
  8. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    And by today's world we mean yesterdays, today's and tomorrow. If you need a job get one, look for another from there if not satisfied. That is as sound advice as any person can perhaps give you.
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  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    You must be part-time with a half way decent manager. Pray that he or she doesn't leave.

    Oh yeah, and don't go full time unless you really like being jacked around.
  10. BigWork13

    BigWork13 Member

    I'm a full time swing actually.
  11. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Volume drops, nobody on vacation......get ready to be scheduled for PM's ONLY. I've even seen swings scheduled for FO and overflow. No overflow work, have a nice day. Yes, it's nice working 2-3 hours and getting guaranteed 7, but that gets old.
  12. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Remember Big Work. Change is the only constant and nothing's binding If you think you are set for life working at any one of the Fedex unit's you are in for the shock of your life. In today's economy, you're not layed off, you're disposed of.
  13. outtatime

    outtatime Active Member

    Being a swing I've actually done FO and come back to the station by 8am, then told to stick around until 10:30 in case someone needed P1 help. If they want to pay me to sit in the break room for 2 hours...fine by me.
  14. McFeely

    McFeely Huge Member

    Hell, I'm annoyed at only working 6 hour days this week as a full-timer while regular route runners in my station are working 9-10 daily. We even have part-timers working longer days than me, and I'm one of the dudes who can handle the 150+ stop routes. Go figure...

    Today I managed to do 21 stops and do it at 5.5 hours due to all the shuttle time to/from missorts that I had to deliver.
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Give it some time. You'll be hating soon enough. Unless, you're a major Kool-Aid drinker.
  16. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Listen if you need a job then take it, there aren't many places that will start you at 18 bucks an hour with full benefits which if you are single are only 15 bucks a month.

    It's a good way to save up money while findinf something else
  17. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Careful here, 18$/hr is in very limited markets, where the majority of the company lies within the 15/hr starting wage. And the areas that start at 18$/HR are incredibly expensive areas to live.
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I think starting pay on the lowest payscale is $15.48. Goes up to more than $16.50 on the next payscale. "B" payscale, the lowest, is so far behind everyone else it's ridiculous. Someone said recently that their mgr said FedEx is looking at reducing the number of payscales. Hope that means the "B" is dropped and all those couriers get the bump up. Can only hope, FedEx doesn't care.
  19. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Van tex. Sounds to me like you are in reality an Express employee and not a Ground contractor. If's that's thecase I apologize for any misunderstandings. But remember there are similarities between X and G . They are seperate operating units with different styles, policies and protocols.
  20. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what we start at but I know a new hire who on this last round of raises now makes 18.00 dollars and where I live 18 an hour is good money