Lately, I've seen a lot of managers get the axe, including a few rare good ones. Unfortunately, their replacements are of very low quality. These are people who couldn't cut it as couriers, and whined or blew their way into the good graces of local management. Now, with all the departures, it's the Big Moment for these losers, and they are getting hired. Right now, all Express wants is lackeys who will do the bidding of upper management. It doesn't matter if they are abusive, cannot write or spell, and are unable to do the job. All that really matters is that they enforce policy. These are the new breed of "leaders", even more worthless than the outgoing crop of morons. Really, it's hard to go downhill from what we've got...but they're doing it. BZ!!! One, whom I have known for many years, is one of the laziest slackers I have ever seen. His attendance is poor, he begs-off anything that is a bulk or heavy, and he's generally an A-hole. Yet he just got an ops manager job, probably because they "owe" him for all of those under-the-table actions I alluded to earlier. Our management has always been poor, but now it's abysmal. Perhaps it's just another way to make people leave. Hire ignorant, uneducated bullies who can't even produce a memo without getting help from someone. FedEx has become truly pathetic, from the top right down to the local stations. When I think of our current management "team", I think of a freshly-laid pile of dog crap. At the top (with the flies), are MT3 and Fred, and at the bottom holding up all the rest of the crap, are the locals. They are the last layer of the swirl, and the smell of their incompetence is overpowering.