job given away while on vacation

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Hatch76, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Hatch76

    Hatch76 New Member

    hi all,

    so, i go on vacation and my "job" gets posted with different days off. no call from mgmt about this. i havent ca'led mgmt to inquire since im on vacation, glad i got a heads up from a co worker. several ppl bid on it, so im sure someone will take it. thoughts?
  2. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Well a couple questions I assume your express and not ground?

    But basically they can't do this, new policy states that only after 45 days out can they post your route for bid. I'd get on the phone with HR asap
  3. Hatch76

    Hatch76 New Member

    thats the plan, but my offer letter is for a route that i ran 6 years ago, i have been moved to 3 different routes since then without them being bid
  4. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Your offer letter should be for your position not a specific route at least that's how it is for us
  5. Hatch76

    Hatch76 New Member

    so they just move everyone around as they see fit?
  6. Hatch76

    Hatch76 New Member

    the real problem is that i was not notified about these changes while on vacation, so i was not able to bid on it
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You should really get your shop steward involved.
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  8. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    Man, I've heard of lots of cheesy crap getting pulled at this outfit, but this one really rises to the top - or should I say - sinks to the bottom....

    I would be raising hell.
  9. Hatch76

    Hatch76 New Member

    yeah, i don't really know what to think
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I do. If you're young enough to get out...leave now.
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Sounds like some spineless chickensh1t move by some manager who doesn't like you. Bad managers like that think everybody is a swing driver and they want people to do the job without the extra pay.

    I'd get on the phone with HR soon as possible and send an email to the district manager if HR starts a song and dance about it.
  12. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member


    I've never even heard of something like this.
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    That's whit I was thinking. "Default swing driver".
  14. Hatch76

    Hatch76 New Member

    yeah thats how ive been treated there for the longest. i've always felt like i was a oncall swing
  15. Abbadabba

    Abbadabba New Member

    Take it to the next step, arbitration.
  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    There is a driver in my center I have never met. Been out over 3 and half years on disability. His route is waiting for him when he returns

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That almost never happens at Express. The company policy is now 45 days out and you lose your route. 90 days out and you are displaced.
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I covered a route for 3 years while the route holder was on comp. He eventually received a permanent restriction and his route was put up for bid. Sad day for me.
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Your story is ironic, because Express is supposed to be consistent in terms of policy. You are seeing first-hand how one station does it one way, and the station 20 miles away does it differently. Technically, P&P is the "Bible" on this, but since HR will almost always back management, they might be able to pull the "operational necessity" card and say that trumps notification policies.

    You never know what they will do next. Best to find another job.
  20. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Depends on who you are. I've known people who have been out for over a year, one guy close to two years, who had their routes waiting for them when they came back. Others have to come back early, or before they're ready in order to not lose their route and end up being displaced.

    There is rampant favouritism at this place.