Looking for Current Fedex Contractors to School Us

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Cflfdx, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Pal, the simple fact of the matter is that no contractor, past,present or future can do what you want them to do and that is to mitigate the level of risk you would be assuming if you bought out a contract.

    There is however one indelible fact we can tell you. Do not buy out a contract using money that you flat out cannot afford to lose.
     
  2. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    There are a handful of current successful contractors here, not many. The ones crying about how terrible it is haven’t had a contract or ran a business contracting with FedEx in at least 5 years. Many of the negative people are express drivers with even less knowledge of Ground operations.
     
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Think it might be because nearly all Express couriers have heard countless complaints from Ground customers regarding missed pick-ups, mis-deliveries, unprofessional conduct, bad hygiene etc. We’ve heard more than an earful out there, so yeah, we have knowledge on how Ground operates alright.
     
  4. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    For those so called "successful" contractors, their success is due in no small part to being lucky enough to be operating in the one the more lucrative parts of the country. Areas that are much more in tune with the overall business model. Fast growing, modern infrastructure, population dense, high per capita incomes high per capita consumption and a large pool of cheap labor to draw from . The simple fact is that it doesn't exist everywhere. And FXG is a consumption driven business.

    The individual who is interested in making a sizable investment in a contract especially if he's putting his own personal assets on the line had better have all the aforementioned advantages working for him.
     
  5. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    How can anyone possibly believe that experience has any bearing on what the OP is asking for?
     
  6. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    There are countless successful rural contractors across the nation. To claim otherwise is obviously nonsense.
     
  7. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    That's a very broad statement . I would love to see the numbers you're basing your assertion on .
     
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Him and his buddy can witness all that for themselves when they spend a week working pro-bono. With the kind of wages that Ground offers, that's the kind of help you get.
     
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    No thanks. Just because the job was a struggle for you doesn't mean it is for normal people.
     
  10. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    You doubt that there are lots of successful contractors across the nation?
     
  11. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    I said that What I'm saying is that the XG business model doesn't work well in those parts of the country whose demographics do not match up well with the business model . if that isn't true then why is Bezos only taking the easy in town stuff while leaving the money losing boonie boxes for the other carriers? Fat Freddy was right when he told Bezos to go pound salt when he saw what he was up to.
     
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I’m sure your definition of “successful” is “barely making it.”
     
  13. Route 66

    Route 66 Slapped Upside-da-Head Member

    In other words, you’re willing to be compensated at the standard FXG rate.
     
  14. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    What would you know about being normal? Most bets are on not much.
     
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    If you want to see how it’s done you can wait until the spring and shadow BBSAM while he mows the soccer fields and collects fat checks from Fred.
     
  16. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Sam isn't near the OPs area, so his demographic is different...